WHY PROPER BRACING IS SO IMPORTANT
Wood trusses are designed to carry high loads when in place and properly braced. If you are installing trusses and do not have a good understanding of how to both temporarily and permanently brace the trusses you are putting your safety and the safety of the structure in jeopardy.
It is essential that all three planes of the trusses: the top chord, bottom chord, and webs of the trusses are properly braced during construction with adequate diagonal and gable bracing to restrain the lateral bracing.
UNDERSTANDING TRUSS BRACING RESPONSIBILITIES
The Truss Manufacturer will always follow the best practice of providing Jobsite Packages with every truss order that includes accurate information regarding handling, installing, restraining and bracing of components.