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Roof trusses may offer speed, economy, and a lot of open interior space, but many residential contractors view them as mysteries rather than old friends. Everyone has heard stories of truss disasters – I have one of my own – but following some simple guidelines for ordering and installation will eliminate most of the risk and give you a roof in no time at all. Ordering This is one of the most important phases and one of the most neglected. The big problem is procrastination. Many fabricators look for a minimum of four weeks lead time. This means ordering your trusses about the same time you pour the foundation, not when the walls are going up. As with any