FastenMaster Introduces TrussBrace Roof Truss Support System

AGAWAM, Mass., Aug. 2022 – Fas­ten­Mas­ter, a divi­sion of OMG, Inc., has intro­duced Truss­BRACE™, a faster and safer alter­na­tive to tem­po­rary wood-based sup­ports used to install roof trusses. 

The Fas­ten­Mas­ter Truss­BRACE is an inno­v­a­tive steel roof truss sup­port that pro­vides both lat­er­al and diag­o­nal restraint in one brace. This sys­tem allows framers to set, space and brace roof truss­es in one easy step.

It’s impor­tant to under­stand that lat­er­al restraints alone are not ade­quate to resist buck­ling in a roof truss sys­tem,” said Charles Emma, new con­struc­tion prod­uct man­ag­er. The patent-pend­ing diag­o­nal restraint is where the Truss­BRACE sys­tem dif­fers from oth­er met­al braces on the mar­ket and allows for a safer, faster installation.” 

Truss­BRACE was engi­neered by Steve Szy­man­s­ki, a for­mer truss plant own­er with over 30 years of expe­ri­ence in the indus­try, to keep framers safe and sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce instal­la­tion time. The prod­uct increas­es job­site safe­ty since it is eas­i­ly installed from the bot­tom chord. Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty is enhanced and waste is min­i­mized by elim­i­nat­ing tem­po­rary top chord brac­ing that must be removed pri­or to sheath­ing the roof.

We believe that Truss­BRACE is a sig­nif­i­cant safe­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty devel­op­ment for fram­ing. Fas­ten­Mas­ter is both proud and excit­ed to be bring the Truss­BRACE to mar­ket,” said Nik­ki Long, struc­tur­al busi­ness unit director.

STB installation in field from bottom chord