Before ordering roof trusses several options must be considered and decided upon before placing the order. These options include type, number, span, pitch, heel height (height above plate), load, bearing width, and ceiling type of roof trusses.
Allow plenty of lead time, it can take anywhere from two to eight weeks before the trusses will be delivered.
Don't deviate from the plan, if you change the dimensions on the building after the roof trusses are built you will be out of luck.
Trusses can be very heavy and awkward to handle, to minimize the danger to yourself and employees consider using an all terrain fork lift or small crane to set them.
Adequate temporary bracing should be available and correctly installed. If trusses fall over they usually go like dominos, not a pretty sight.