Snow Load Overloading

Potential Roof Snow Overload Condition


Winter is almost here and in much of the Atlantic Divisions territory winter brings with it the potential for roof snow overloading conditions on many buildings and structures. For your reference, I have attached a copy of the recommended MBMA Snow Removal Guidelines as well as the ABC and AMS Guidelines. Please carefully review this information and share it with your customers and other metal building owners.

In the unfortunate event that a structure has experienced damage, please take immediate steps to insure the safety of those in and around the building. We recommend that a local consulting engineer be involved in the process to assist with safe and practical solutions to secure the structure and minimize further damage. Safeway Steel Buildings is a metal building manufacturer and does not act as the Engineer of Record for the original construction of a project or for the repairs of a damaged structure or as Consulting Engineers for distressed buildings.

If the need arises, Safeway Steel Buildings will support you in the sale and supply of replacement materials to assist the Owner with any repairs or reconstruction of the metal building. Please contact one of our Technical Service Centers to execute a contract to purchase materials with proper design specification and code compliance as determined by a licensed engineer involved in the investigation.

Thank you for your attention to this issue and please do not hesitate to contact Safeway Steel Buildings if you have any questions. You will be directed to one of our Engineering Supervisors who stand ready to assist you in any way that American Buildings Company is able.

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