ROOF TRUSS BRACING METHODS (Lateral)

Small structures such as sheds and garages often get lateral bracing – end to end – with the addition of sheathing, usually oriented strand board (OSB). This ties the trusses together so that they do not move laterally. Larger structures need additional lateral bracing; the need increases with the span or width of the truss. Typically the required lateral bracing is shown on the engineered truss drawings furnished by the truss manufacturer (Inter-Mountain Truss Company, Inc.).