Permissible snow load: USA. If you live in the US, our snow load calculator compares the total weight on your roof with the permissible load calculated according to the standards issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers regarding the Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE7-16).
Online Snow Load Calculator(for Buildings with Flat or Low Slope Roofs - for Balanced Snow, Drift, and Rain-on-Snow Surcharge Loadings) calculator (ASCE 7-05) for structural engineers, construction professionals and building planners.
To figure out the load on your roof, take the depth of snow in feet and multiply it by the weight of a cubic foot of snow. If the snow weighs 10 pounds per cubic foot and there are 1.5 feet on the roof, each square foot of the roof is getting 15 pounds of pressure. If your roof is 1,000 square feet, the total snow load is 15,000 pounds of snow.
Disclaimer: This calculator is not intended to be used for the design of actual structures, but only for schematic (preliminary) understanding of structural design principles. For the design of an actual structure, a competent professional should be consulted. Calculations are based on recommendations in ASCE/SEI 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
The intent of the snow load calculator is to give you the appropriate balanced and unbalanced snow load as per the ASCE 7-10. What is required is the ground snow load and some general information about your roof. It all pretty much follows a very simple algorithm set out in chapter 7 "Snow Loads".
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