Roof Trusses or Stick Built for open Kitchen/Great Room
Hello, we are in the final design phase with our architect on a home that we are building in a 120 MPH wind zone in Southern Rhode Island.
Here is the issue, our architect initially wanted to use roof trusses for the whole house but our framer wanted to stick build the roofs. After going over it with the architect she was OK with stick built roof over everything except the open ceilinged great room/kitchen. She wants to talk to our framer about it but he doesn't see the need and just said have her draw the plans as stick built.
I've attached a jpeg of the first draft of the first floor. The footprint of the house is 56'x26', we added 2' to the plans that I've attached to this post so they're not completely accurate.
This is our first build and we are somewhat ignorant on the matter. We would like to build in the most cost effective way but not sacrifice strength as we are in a high wind zone.
Since the great room/kitchen is open and there will be no second floor over it the trusses seem to make sense to us but again, we are not experienced.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.