Barn, Milkhouse, snow load

Barn roof and Milkhouse roof

Not a big concern, but part of my rounds is keeping an eye on the snow load on the Milkhouse roof. It’s that shallow angle. This pic makes the potential problem clear: big, steep upper roof, unloading onto not-so-sloped lower roof. Luckily, with the wind and angle, there is seldom upper roof build-up. Although the weather’s been relatively warm recently (it did drop drastically last night), and there’s melt-off, it’s also been snowing in regular spurts, dumping an inch or so at a time. So, I keep an eye out… (If not for apparent global warming—shorter, less snowy winters in general, for whatever reason—we might have gone steeper when building last year. It seems we’re already casually adapting to visions of a freakish weather future, which IS human nature but still…weird!)

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1 thought on “Barn, Milkhouse, snow load”

  1. I’m looking at all your snow with envy, though I expect you feel differently about it. We have very little each winter now. It was forecast for yesterday, but not one flake appeared.

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