Floor Trusses Are an Excellent Alternative to I-Joists
We were in construction for 50+ years and we have used both I-Joists and floor trusses… but the floor truss has some advantages.
- Putting a floor system together is a beautiful thing when it’s designed to work with the entire building project. It hides mechanicals and is fast to put together.
- Floor trusses provide longer spans compared to I-Joists. It reduces the need for extra visible supports (e.g. posts and beams).
- Floor trusses are more fire resistant than I-Joists because I-Joists include more flammable material (OSB).
You can choose the type of floor system you think is best. These are just some of the things we’ve learned over the years.
— Jay Hostetler