When they are not designed and manufactured properly, greenhouses, sunrooms, and other glass structures tend to experience failure due to ice, snow, rain, and wind. With the impending snow storm that will be sweeping much of the east coast this weekend, Solar Innovations, Inc. would like to take the time to discuss how to properly remove ice and snow from a glass structure to prevent long-term damage.
|Don’t be deceived by the look and feel of snow. When soft and light, one foot contains as much water as one inch of rain, however, when it’s wet and heavy, it only requires about four inches to equal one inch of rain. Every inch of rainwater in snow equates to 5.2 pounds per square foot atop the glass structure. On a 25’ x 96’ greenhouse, this amounts to over 6 tons. If there is any loose hardware, this may cause the structure to collapse.|