Occasionally we run across a
builder who refuses to use
roof trusses. His reasons,
other than something about
tradition and quality, usually include,
"They sent the wrong size trusses," "We
nearly got killed putting them up," or
"The roof was crooked and flimsy."
These common complaints point
toward lack of experience rather than
any type of truss system failure. As with
any new or different building product,
there is always a learning curve.
Fortunately, costly errors can be avoided
if the builder takes the time to learn how
to order roof trusses properly, develops
good site handling and erection practices,
and follows simple installation,
straightening, and bracing methods.
Usually we can set the trusses and
sheathe a 2,500- to 3,500-square-foot