Year-after-year rooftop avalanches cause hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, personal injury and even death. The best way to mitigate avalanche danger and reduce liability caused by sliding snow and ice is by installing a scientifically tested and engineered snow retention system specific to the snow loads expected on your particular metal roof profile-the focus of this course is exposed-fastened metal roofing.
Did you know S-5! provides a web-based snow guard calculator to help you calculate your metal roof profile’s snow loads? This course offers a live tutorial to teach you step-by-step how to use the S-5! calculator in manual mode to run an exposed-fastened roof calculation for trapezoidal and corrugated roofs.
You will learn how to set up your own account and what information is needed to run a calculation, such as the roof’s snow load, building length, roof and panel dimensions, slope, etc. You’ll discover where to find this data and see where S-5! provides load test results for exposed-fastened roofing on its website. You will learn the math and science behind running a calculation and understand how to calculate a bill of materials. Furthermore, you will learn which S-5! snow retention products are best for exposed-fastened roofing and manually run it on the calculator.