Timber
Trusses
Rocky Ridge Designs Timber Truss

Solar Wedge Near Net Zero Home Concept
Solar Wedge Near Net Zero Home Concept

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Our unique structural roof "Timber-Truss" kit is easily mated with SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) wall/roof modules that the homeowner purchases locally. The accurate pairing of these two sub-systems enable a solid basis for DIY homeowners intending for Green Home certification such as DOE Challenge Home and EnergyStar. The matching home plans employ energy-efficient, Passive-Solar, right-sizing, and low-maintenance strategies, particularly suited for comfortable Baby-Boomer "downsizing" living.

The Timber Trusses provide a warm wood atmosphere, yet a cost-effective ($7-$9 sq. ft.), very strong, more disaster-resistant, structural roof solution utilizing appearance grade GLU-LAM beams and laser-cut, powder-coated, steel plates.

The complete floor plan drawing package also includes the SIP "shop drawings". With these proper technical shop drawings, the customer then purchases the SIP wall and roof panels with confidence to match their chosen Timber Truss structural kit. (The full SIP wall & roof package typically costs about $15 per sq. ft. of house living space above the Timber Truss price.)

Some DIY & "Practical Green" Links:
Building Today's Green Home
(Art's first book)
Simple SIP Homes
Structural Insulated Panel Based Practical Houses
ART SMITH
With an introduction by Kent Lester and edited by Jim Stack
(Free download of chapter 1!)
Self Made Homes
(DIY technical construction tips)
Department of Energy Challenge Home Green Home Video
Energy Star Model Home Video
Energy Star Logo

For more information contact: ART SMITH, LEED AP
706-669-1286 - 278 Walnut Ridge, Unit 4243 --- Ellijay, GA 30536
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