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 standing seam metal roofing.
Did you know S-5! provides a web-based snow guard calculator to make it quick and easy to tailor a snow guard system to your metal roof profile and project snow loads? This course offers a live tutorial to teach you step-by-step how to use the S-5! calculator to run a job-specific calculation for standing seam metal roofs with certifiable engineering.
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 why and where S-5! provides load test results for standing seam metal roofing on its website. You will learn the math and science behind running a calculation and understand how to calculate a bill of materials.