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.
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