Survey: More Builders Plan to Use Trusses, Panels

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineAugust 6, 2018
by Sean Shields


A recent survey asked builders which labor-saving technologies they are most likely to use in the near future. The results shouldn’t surprise any component manufacturer:

According to respondent, roof trusses (17%) were the most likely to be used more heavily in the coming year. Following at a distant second was pre-cut framing packages (8%). More and more builders are recognizing that trusses are the most cost-effective and efficient way to reduce the need for jobsite labor. The fact that builders second most sought after choice was pre-cut framing packages sends a clear signal that builders are looking for any opportunity to reduce the number and required skill level of framers.

If you want more information and hard data on how trusses save builders and contractors jobsite labor, check out SBCA’s Framing the American Dream project and SBCA’s Component Marketing Toolbox.