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“Snow Loads”

Snow loads can be influenced by where you live, general weather patterns, the wind, air moisture, roof configurations, and slope. Typically, snow accumulates more on flat or low slope roofs.

Even though polycarbonate panels offer outstanding snow load capabilities, wet snow can be very heavy. It’s important not to let snow pile up. Without being removed, that snow weight may cause damage to your structure.

A wide, soft bristle push broom may be used to gently pull off the top snow without damaging the polycarbonate panels.

If you live in a snowy climate, always check with your local building code authority for snow load requirements in your area before starting your next project.


 

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