A truss tail is a unique architectural decorative piece which extends beyond the walls of your home, under the eaves of your roof. They are typically painted to match the finish on your siding, since they are easily visible when approaching the house. In many cases, the roof truss ends abruptly and is covered up by under-eave treatments. Truss tails provide an elegant look, which adds visual interest along the roof line.

Styles of Truss Tails

Some truss tails are designed to prevent the ends of the truss from looking bulky or unfinished. These are angled to fill the space beneath the eave without prominently standing out. Some truss tails extend out past the end of the roof and feature curves and rounded edges which give them a beautiful finish. These types of design elements can add additional value to your home by boosting curb appeal and making your home stand out from the neighbors.

Buying Truss Tails

Once you’ve decided to purchase truss tails to dress up your home, you will need to measure the length of your roof line and determine how many truss points you will be covering. Decide how far you want your truss tails to extend past the end of your roof or if you want them to lay flush with the edge of your roof. Truss tails come in a variety of pre-cut sizes, so it’s assured that you can find the length and width you need, and easily order the correct quantity to go around your entire home. Volterra offers faux wood truss tails made of high density polyurethane foam, in Doug Fir texture with 5 stain options or primed and ready for you to paint or stain. If you’re looking for a way to give your home a new look, consider how truss tails can help. There are many different styles and sizes available that can drastically update the look of your home. Volterra Architectural Products has a full collection of pre-cut Doug Fir truss tails to choose from. Visit our online catalogue today or call and speak with one of our representatives about your design options.