Snow on sloping roofs

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ConferenceCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Centennial Conference Proceedings : La Société Canadienne de génie civil conférence centenaire compte rendus: 19 May 1987, Montreal, Que., Canada
Pages145158; # of pages: 14
SubjectRoofing; snow loads; pitched roofs; sliding (process); icicles; asbestos cement shingles; steel roofings; glass roofings; Roofs; Snow and Ice loads; Couvertures; charge de neige; toîture inclinée; glissement; glacon; bardeau d'amiante ciment; couverture d'acier; couverture de verre
AbstractSnow loads have been measured on 11 sloping asphalt- shingled, steel and glass roofs over the last 3 to 12 years. The results indicate that snow loads and densities are lower on steeper slopes with the greatest reductions on slippery roofs. This is caused primarily by frequent sliding of the snow. Sliding snow can be dangerous. Measures to prevent sliding and the formation of icicles are discussed. Examples of problems in practice are also given.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number28878
NPARC number20386177
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