Deck House Snow Load Information
Deck Houses are designed and built to withstand the test of time and weather. The average Deck House roof system was generally designed for an approximate snow load of at least 40 lbs. per sq. ft. if 8′ O.C. bays; however, we recommend calling an experienced Deck House builder or structural engineer if you are unsure of your roof’s ability to hold the weight of standing/predicted snow.
Please see this document from several years ago for estimated snow weight per sq. ft. to see if there may be a reason to remove snow from your roof by a professional or if you need to add additional support to rafters or ridge. This information applies to posts, beams and roof decking in good condition. This information does not apply to compromised posts, beams or roof decking. Please use this information at your own discretion.
If you are, even slightly, concerned about your roof, we recommend calling an experienced Deck House builder or a structural engineer. For a list of builders in your area, please call our office at 800.727.3325.