It’s that time of year again! The air is crisp, and those little white flakes are floating in the air. No matter how much everyone loves hot chocolate, ice sports, and fuzzy sweaters, it doesn’t mitigate the truth that snow can also bring trouble. From frozen pipes to slick roadways, the best way to handle winter weather problems is to be informed and prepared.
Metal buildings are a great answer to the heavy snow that falls during the winter in certain regions. They are reliable, durable, and safe.
Snow load is a way of determining how much pressure the weight of snow puts on a building’s frame and roof. If the snow load calculations are wrong or not taken into consideration, your building could fail. Snow load is calculated by considering all of the factors that influence the amount and weight of snow on a building’s roof.
Aside from correctly calculating and accounting for snow load, there are other things you can do to help your roof handle its snow accumulation. There are special tools for preventing and removing snow from your roof. There are also specific types of roofs and design features that handle snow much better than others.
Infographic by – Metal Buildings