Snow Issues and Roofs
Roof Online Staff
Useful Links for Information on Roofs and Snow Issues
3. General: The Building Failures Forum is a great source of information. See their page “Snow Load Code Development and Building Failures and Investigations“.
6. Technical: Design: “Considerations For Building Design In Cold Climates” from the Whole Building Design Guide is definitely worth a look. (This page seems to have disappeared as of 7/2/20. We’ll leave the link up in case it comes back.)
7. Technical: Design: “Minimizing the Adverse Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs” is a design-oriented article from 2001 available at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center website. It’s not overly technical and provides a good overview of snow and ice issues.
8. Technical:”Snow-Induced Roof Failures and Prevention Methods” by Alyssa Stangl is an easy-to-follow technical discussion of the subject. The paper is from from 2013 and is also available on the Building Failures Forum site.