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Scissor truss
A truss with both the top chords and the bottom chords sloping upwards. To give a greater ceiling or clearance height.
Sawtooth truss
A truss made with one top chord steeper than the other, usually to add windows.
Northlight truss, Clerestory truss.
A standard W truss or similar but with a small extension to one top chord to provide for a window.
Bell truss, Polynesian Truss
A truss with a central steeper section, usually to provide large gable air vents.

cast iron trusses

It's all about style. An ornamental roof to an outside bar at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The blending of structural needs and decoration in these cast iron scissor pattern roof trusses.

a gang nail truss

A photo of a hip roof to an elevated external deck using gang nail scissor-trusses to achieve a higher than normal ceiling.

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