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Benefits of Coffer Trusses

May. 25, 2023 ⋅ Categories: Industry News
Benefits of Coffer Trusses

When it comes to constructing pole buildings, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right type of roof truss. While there are many different truss designs available, one that’s particularly well-suited to pole buildings is the coffer truss.

What are Coffer Trusses?

Coffer trusses are a type of roof truss that are designed with a series of rectangular or square indentations, or “coffers,” built into the bottom chord of the truss. These indentations serve several purposes: they add greater headroom in the building which allows for larger garage doors without increasing the height of the building; they provide additional space for ventilation; and they add visual interest to the building’s interior.

Benefits of Coffer Trusses in Pole Buildings

There are several reasons why coffer trusses are a popular choice for pole buildings:

  1. Greater headroom: Coffer trusses allow for greater headroom in the building without having to increase the height of the building, which can be especially important if you plan to use the building for activities like vehicle maintenance or storage.

  2. Improved ventilation: The space between the coffered sections of the truss allows for improved ventilation, which can help to prevent moisture buildup and improve air quality.

  3. Visual Interest: Coffer trusses add visual interest to a building’s interior by breaking up the monotony of a flat ceiling with a series of rectangular or square indentations. These indentations create a unique and eye-catching pattern that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of the building.

Design Considerations

When designing a pole building with coffer trusses, there are important factors to consider:

  1. Truss height: The height of the truss will also depend on several factors, including the required headroom, the desired pitch of the roof, and the spacing between trusses.

  2. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is critical in any building, and coffer trusses can help to improve air flow. Your building representative can help you design an appropriate ventilation system that takes advantage of the space created by the coffered trusses.

If you’re looking to see a permabilt pole building with coffer trusses in action, our 3-bay RV garage in Snohomish, Washington is an excellent example. This stunning structure showcases the durability and functionality of a PermaBilt pole building while incorporating the elegance of coffer trusses, providing both aesthetic appeal and structural support. The building features a spacious interior, making it ideal for storing and maintaining recreational vehicles, boats, and more. Check out 3-Bay RV Garage in Snohomish to learn more about the features and benefits of this impressive building.


Coffer trusses are an excellent choice for pole buildings, offering a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and visually appealing option for your roof. When designing your pole building with coffer trusses, be sure to work with our experienced building representatives to ensure that your project meets all relevant building codes and standards. With the right design and construction, a pole building with coffer trusses can provide a durable and attractive space for years to come.

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