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Snow Load

Dreams Carports & Buildings Inc., manufactures our buildings to Engineering Specifications. Our standard snow loads range from 30 Pounds per Square Foot (PSF) Ground Snow Load all the way up to 60 PSF Ground Snow Load. Do you live in an area that requires a higher snow load? Dreams Carports & Buildings Inc. will customize your building to ensure that it’s up to code and meets the requirements in your city or county.

Our Heavy Snow Load Metal Buildings are constructed with a Heavy Duty, 12-Gauge-Steel Frame, and the bows/legs are spaced closer on center. One brace on every leg is included when purchasing a certified building.

We also offer a variety of options with our Heavy Snow Load Standard Size Carports. Consider purchasing additional panels for the sides of your carport to keep the blowing snow and rain off of your vehicles or equipment.

We also offer Snow loads up to 90 PSF Ground Snow Load Certification for an additional cost.

The metal structures from Dreams Carports & Buildings Inc. make excellent garages, sheds, carports, canopies, carport covers, shelters, boat canopy covers, shed garage kits, RV covers, barn storage buildings, sheet metal buildings, metal shed kits, and much more. All of these types of buildings can meet any snow load required by your city or county.

When required, Dreams Carports & Buildings, Inc. can provide Engineered Drawings for an additional charge along with wind and snow load certification for any of our metal carports and steel garages. You can receive all the specifications on how your building will be built.

Refer to our chart to assist you in choosing what snow load could cover in your area. (If you’re going by city code, please contact your city or county Building Department.)

Snow Load is based on PSF (Pounds per Square Foot), below are some Standard Requirements:

10 Pounds PSF Live or Ground Snow Load Generally refers to rain fall.
20 Pounds PSF Live or Ground Snow Load Moderate Snow Fall or Minimum for Carports.
25 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load Moderate Snow Fall.
30 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load Moderate to Heavy Snow Fall.
40 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load Heavy Mountain Snow Fall.
50 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load High Mountain Snow Fall.
60 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load Extreme High Mountain Snow Fall.

Wind Load

In order for a Carport or Building to be secure, Dreams Carports & Buildings, Inc. highly recommends that the structure be strong and wind resistant. When purchasing a carport, it is important to consider the wind load certification to ensure that the structure can withstand high winds, especially if the building is located in an area known for inclement weather.

The main wind load resisting system of a building is a vital component. Wind load calculations can be difficult to measure because wind can be very unpredictable. Therefore, proper anchors are an essential part of the building process. If Wind Load Certification is NOT added at the time of installation, the resulting effects could result in a collapsed carport or building.

Dreams Carports & Buildings Inc. always gives the option to upgrade your building for Wind Load Certification. We at Dreams Carports & Buildings Inc. care about the carport or building you purchase, and we want you to have these buildings for a very long time.

Contact a Dreams Carports & Buildings, Inc. specialist for quotes on Wind Load Certifications for any of our Steel Buildings.

Note: Consult your local Building Department for your specific area requirement.