There always seems to be so much pressure and panic at this time to get a building before winter. The only thing that is important to get done sooner then later is the foundation work. There will be lots of decent weather days between now and Christmas to get the job done. ….READ MORE
These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions….
Snow removal, when occasionally required, is a simple task. Uneven snow loading is deceiving, since the total weight is not a problem but the lateral force can cause the hoops to distort.It is rare to have any significant snow build up on the roofs; however,
A wet snowfall followed by dropping temperatures
A building 90° to another building that has a higher roof, could cause a surge in snow weight when the snow on the upper roof slides off.
Preventative measures for excessive snow build up (where possible):
Install a heat source to melt the snow
Economical additions to increase your structure’s snow resistance:
Use closer hoop spacing for the first 12’ section away from another bigger building
Pointers for removing snow:
Use a padded piece of 1×4 wood on a pole (create a “T” shape) as the best tool for gently bumping the inside of the cover
Freezing rain, followed by dropping temperatures, Lots of snow followed by rainfall. It is easy to triple the weight of the snow load in 30 minutes.
If you were one of the many people who, last fall, were faced with putting the cover on in less than ideal weather, you will be looking at significant wrinkles once the weather starts to warm up.
You will need to tighten the cover to prevent premature wear due to flapping in the wind.
Tightening does not have to be done all at once. You can do half one day and half on another.
It is important to remember that you are always pulling at 90 degrees to the wrinkles. Most of the tightening will need to be done lengthwise first. ….READ MORE