I experienced a house fire in May 2015. The house is undergoing a full gut job. The roof has to be completely replaced.

Unfortunately, I hired the wrong contractor and they have been taking their sweet time getting anything done. In October the demolition was done. The house is now just a shell of concrete block; no drywall, no roof. The roof trusses were delivered in early December and have been sitting outside un-covered since then.

I live in Florida. It doesn't get very cold, but we have had some serious rain recently. Will the trusses warp? Will there be mold to deal with?

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I believe this article should give you some answers:


In short, it all depends on how the trusses look after the time. The article says that they may be left out for a week max and then should be covered, but any time after that just comes down to what the current weather conditions have done to them.

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    That article is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
    – Ed Manet
    Jan 12, 2016 at 16:19

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