thank you for all the help. maybe I should add a brace or two on the trusses right now I have the king post and a couple of long screws in each joint along with the pl adhesive and the mending plates. they seem very strong. the will be attached with hurricane braces. I have a couple of them up already. What is the specific issue with sun tuf for the roof? My wife wants a translucent roof and altho expensive the sun tuf fits the bill. I just paid for the suntuf stuff so if someone has had specific issues it would be helpful to know what the issue were.