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Half trusses and how to attach them to my house?

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I plan on adding an addition to my house. I hope the following explanation of what I'm trying to accomplish is adequate. I want to add a room to the South side of my house. Obviously, I will need to construct three 2 * 6 walls and the 4th wall is the South side of my house (two story house).

Now my question:
I plan to use half trusses which will run North (house wall) to South (new wall I build). The roof will slope down from North to South. The south end will be the eave end. How do I properly connect the half trusses to my house (larger end of the truss)? Do I install a ledger board on the house and rest the one end of the trusses on top of it and use simpon connectors somehow? Long story short it's kind of like adding a lean-to to the house but it will be enclosed and not archaic. I'm trying the match the asthetics of the garage roof. Image of a half truss below:

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I thought trusses would be stronger (snow load) and allow for more space when insulating. I thought it would be a bit eaiser to run wiring. I also want the ceiling to be flat when inside the addition (9' ceilings like the rest of the house). It just seamed a bit easier. Besides resting the half trusses on the ledger board, what else do I need to do to attach the trusses properly?
That was a no-brainer. Ask the company that's designing them!!!!:thumbsup: Some times I just feel dumb. Think before I ask!

Thanks for the help.
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