What is a Roof Load Capacity Calculator?
A “Roof Load Capacity Calculator” is a tool that helps estimate the maximum load that a roof can support, taking into account factors such as snow load, wind load, and the type of roof structure (e.g., gable, hip, flat).
Why use a Roof Load Capacity Calculator?
Using this calculator is important for several reasons:
- Safety: Ensures that the roof can withstand environmental loads without structural failure.
- Design considerations: Helps architects and engineers design roofs that meet or exceed building code requirements.
- Planning: Guides decisions on material selection and construction methods based on anticipated loads.