Snow Loads

Permanent aluminum awning and roof structures need to be designed to withstand potential heavy snow loads.  Prevailing winds, the pitch or slope of the awning and the projection of the awning are all factors that affect the ability of an awning or roof to carrying the loads. Our awnings and roofs are designed to take into account the local snow loads as published in the Ontario Snow Loads :  As tabulated in Appendix C of NBC-1995,

(See  http://www.foretruss.com/fre/includes/1995GSL.pdf)


Awnings and Flat Roofs are not designed to take impact loads from snow or other materials falling from above.
  
 
 Our "Snow Guard" attaches to the top, front 
 of the awning and deters snow from sliding off
 the awning onto a walkway were people might
 be passing under.