Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I get an estimate?
A: Provide Island Truss with a full set of plans and we can have an estimate back to you within 2-3 business days.

Q: Can I create a vaulted ceiling with trusses?
A: Yes, Island Truss will work with you and your architect to create your desired ceiling appearance.

Q: Does Island Truss provide engineering plans for my trusses?
A: All of Island Truss's enclosed truss plans are accompanied by certified engineering. Our exposed timber and specialty products are manufactured to client supplied architectural plans. All of our products are manufactured to exceed state construction standards.

Q: Will Island Truss deliver to my job site?
A: Yes, since we are centrally located in Hanamaulu we deliver island wide and are also capable of shipping smaller specialty products to all neighboring islands of Kauai.

Q: What is the most common lumber size used in truss manufacturing?
A: Typically, 2” x 4” and 2” x 6” lumber is used in standard truss fabrication, although much thicker and heartier lumber, like 4x6 and 6x8 timbers, are used for open ceiling applications where the truss structure is exposed.

Q: Is it possible to view my timber designs and decorative overhangs from home?
A: Absolutely — simply download Lexoview software from our .ftp server to your computer, then contact Island Truss and we will email your plans to you.
- Click HERE to download a free copy of Lexoview software.

Q: What specifications should be indicated on my plans ?
A: Your plans should include the following information when ordering roof trusses:
1. Slope
2. Size of rafters
3. Spacing of rafters
4. Length of overhang
5. Specify if using vaulted or raised ceilings
6. Load Weight
— Island Truss can also work directly with your architect for the above specifications.

Q: What kind of lumber treatment is used in your products?
A: We typically use Hi-bore treatment for both residential and commercial lumber products. With 100% penetration on 2X material, Hi-bore provides excellent protection against termite damage.

Q: What material is used in the fabrication of your connector plates?
A: All metal gussets and plates are typically galvanized with G60, which greatly reduces corrosion and extends the life of your trusses.

If you have further questions or would like to meet with us about your on island truss needs, please call us at 808-245-3990.