How Much Snow is Too Much for a Roof?
GTA & Beyond | November 2015
Philip Sarvinis, BASc, P.Eng. | Managing Principal
The short engineering answer is there’s too much snow when the design capacity of the roof has been exceeded. However, to the non-engineer who is tasked with maintaining the building, the answer depends on the geographic location of the building, its construction, exposure to its surroundings and whether the number of freeze-thaw cycles experienced during the season has caused ice to form on the building’s roof.