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JLC ??MAY 1991 Shopping for Custom Trusses If you bought trusses 25 years ago, you were a pioneer. And you were probably a spec builder putting up simple houses with straight gables. If you're buying trusses today, you are just as likely to be a small custom builder. And you're probably using truss types even we couldn't imagine back then: valley and hip systems, girder trusses, energy trusses that can be stuffed with insulation, and trusses that create vaulted ceilings, shed roofs, flat roofs, roofs with load-carrying attic space built in, and more. Costs Dropping Between standard truss design software and in-house designers, fullservice truss companies can now create a system for almost any roof drawn. And they can do it with increasing