Painting Roof Trusses | RayAccess, Inc.

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RayAccess provides unique solutions for painting roof trusses, which require the ability to safely access high areas from inside a building. RayAccess employs rope access methods to paint high interiors which eliminates the need to use heavy machinery or scaffolding. Our licensed paint contractors are trained in fall protection and industrial rope access. We minimize disruptions and maximize safety to complete your roof truss painting job.

Whether you want to add some color to an exposed structure ceiling or you are dealing with corrosion, painting roof trusses offers additional protection and beauty to your property. Getting an estimate for roof truss painting is easy with RayAcccess. Send us your inquiry and you can expect a member of our customer service team to provide a quote over the phone or schedule a complimentary job walk.

  • apartments, homes & residential lofts
  • restaurants & retail spaces
  • warehouses & industrial shops
  • gyms, swimming pools & sports stadiums
  • hotels & casinos
  • cathedrals & historic buildings
  • hospitals
  • museums

Hire RayAccess High Painting (LIC #1052570) for painting roof trusses to improve durability & appeal!

Roof Truss Painting Service Area:

RayAccess is based in Marina del Rey but we service the entire Los Angeles market for roof truss painting. No job is too big or small as we have a uniquely trained team for each specific task. Whether you need roof truss painting at the top of a hotel atrium 100 feet high or in your 1-2 story home with cathedral ceilings. RayAccess is equipped for the job!

What is a Roof Truss?:

A roof truss is most often a prefabricated structure built to support a roof on a building. Since the roof is the first line of defense of a building, the roof truss needs to be structurally sound. The use of triangular units provides strength for the roof truss.

Roof Truss Materials We Paint:

A roof truss is made of steel, timber, or a combination of the two.

Steel Roof Trusses:

Common in commercial and industrial construction, steel roof trusses have a high strength-to-weight ratio. Their superior spanning capacities make them great for large construction projects like sports stadiums, warehouses, and airplane hangars.

Since steel is vulnerable to corrosion, constant exposure to moisture threatens the lifespan of steel roof trusses. Painting roof trusses with a fire-retardant coating is a proven solution to increasing their lifespan. Steel has the condition of high ductility, making it easy to see deformities, providing red flags to when painting is needed for protection. 

Timber Roof Trusses:

Since Ancient Rome, timber roof trusses have been used in construction. They are still used today and most frequently found in construction of residential homes. People love their natural beauty and open concept design ceilings. The major weakness of having timber roof trusses is they are susceptible to pests and prone to humidity. 

To preserve the natural beauty of pine, fir, or cedar wooden roof truss, a common solution is to coat with glazings or colorless varnishes. 

Common Types of Roof Trusses:

The components of a roof truss include an exterior frame or chords and interior beams or webs.  These components are also commonly called rafters, joists, and purlins. These interlocking components come together to form triangular units with varying designs. The most popular roof truss designs are as follows:

King Post Truss:

The most common truss design for short span applications. A vertical web beam at the center takes the greatest amount of pressure. A rod made of wrought iron is commonly used even if the King Post Truss is made of wood.

Queen Post Truss:

For greater spanning applications, two vertical web beams are used instead of the single beam for which the king-post gets its name.

Fink Truss:

The preferred design for long-span applications is the Fink Truss. Diagonal web beams come together to form a W shaped design. It was originally designed to support bridges.

Scissor Truss:

A structurally inefficient design that is quite popular with patrons due to its aesthetics. The web beams come together at a joint where the bottom chords meet resembling a scissor hinge. 

Hammer Beam Truss:

An arch-braced truss, allowing greater spaces to be spanned. Westminster Hall in England is a popular example of a hammer beam truss design. It doesn’t have a bottom chord.

Challenges of Painting Roof Trusses:

Painting roof trusses is easy but accessing them can be very challenging. Especially if man lifts are not permitted inside the property and ladders don’t reach. Most commercial painters are not equipped with the capabilities to work at height.  The only safe method to paint roof trusses is via rope access. 

Industrial Rope Access for Painting Roof Trusses:

Industrial Rope Access is a non-motorized work positioning system that is used across the world and perfected by the oil exploration industry. Strict protocols and equipment are regulated by governing bodies. Industrial rope access practitioners are certified by IRATA or SPRAT.

The RayAccess team uses industrial rope access techniques for painting roof trusses no matter the height. If you have a roof truss painting project, our crew is up for the task. We have level 3 certified industrial rope access technicians.

The Professional Way to Paint Roof Trusses:

Millions of dollars are wasted every year on painting systems that prematurely fail because amateur painters rush a painting job. The professional way to paint roof trusses requires a 3-step process: pre-paint inspection, surface preparation, and painting.

Pre-paint Inspection:

A complete inspection of the substrate is required before each roof truss painting job. An adhesion test is performed to select the appropriate paint system. Our team uses rope access and drone technology for access and visual inspections of roof trusses.

Surface Preparation:

Many amateur painting contractors fail to perform the important step of surface preparation. A thorough cleaning and removal of grease, dust, and loose contaminants should be completed before any paint is applied. In addition, it’s important to fill any holes in structural joints with a caulking  application. All cracks and dents should be repaired and patched up. Lastly, surfaces that won’t be painted should be protected and masked from accidental paint dripping or overspray.  


The last and final step of painting roof trusses is the most exciting! Paint is applied which may require several coats such as a primer, intermediate, and finishing coats. Based on the recommended painting system, you can look forward to many years of protection and beauty after painting roof trusses.

Benefits Of Hiring RayAccess:

Rope Access Expertise:

Unlike most roof truss painting contractors, we are experienced with using Industrial Rope Access. Rope Access is the only way to safely access high work areas, and it often saves at least 20-40% on cost compared to use of boom lifts or scaffolding.

Painting System Procurement:

We have the right experience to select the best painting system for long lasting results. RayAccess provides a 12-36 month labor warranty on our roof truss painting work, and the paint manufacturers provide a 5-10 year warranty.

Project Management:

Communication is a major part of any project with RayAccess. We hire experienced operations managers that have thousands of painting jobs under their belt. RayAccess project managers provide a high level of coordination with all owners and property managers.




What People Are Saying

  • On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.

    Susan L. 1033 Ocean Ave HOA Board
  • "Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."

    Luis P. DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles / Director of Engineering
  • "Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"

    Alex R. Fisch Properties / Property Manager
  • "Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"

    Sugar B. Playa Vista Community
  • Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!

    Ismael S SouthPark Group/ Property Manager
  • I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.

    Rex U. Loews Hotel/ Director of Engineering
  • RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!

    Emily W. Rooftop Cinema/ Head of Design & Production


RayAccess, Inc. provides roof truss painting services at the following areas: Los Angeles County (including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, San Fernando, Pasadena, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, City of Commerce), Orange County (including Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fullerton), Riverside County (including Ontario, Riverside, Cabazon, Palm Springs), San Bernardino County (including Fontana, San Bernardino), San Diego County.

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