Here in Utah, we’re proud to be home to “The Best Snow on Earth.” While winter flurries and big storms are a source of joy for many Utahns, all that snow accumulation can be cause for concern when it comes to the structural integrity of your pole building.
Contrary to what some may believe about pole barns, these buildings are extremely durable and capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions, including heavy snow. In fact, a pole building is affected no differently by snow than any other traditional-framed building, making these structures well-suited for the seasonal snowfall in the Intermountain West.
Construction Considerations for Snow Load on Pole Barns
While pole barns are capable of enduring heavy snow loads, that doesn’t mean that special considerations shouldn’t be made to ensure they remain structurally sound. In particular, if you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall, your design team will need to carefully engineer the pole barn trusses to accommodate the increased load.
Your pole barn builders should already know how to design and build your structure to withstand snow loads in your area. If you’re building your own pole barn, be sure to ask your local building department about snow load in your area. It’s important to understand the difference between “roof” and “ground” snow loads, as this makes a huge difference when constructing the building.
At Beehive Buildings, our engineers calculate the snow load for your specific location and design your building accordingly. That means you never have to worry about snow loads with a Beehive Buildings pole barn.
If you don’t have the chance to build with us but want to find out the snow load in your area, you can use the University of Utah’s Snow Load tool (Utah locations only).
Beehive Buildings for Sturdy, Snow-Ready Pole Buildings
If you’re planning a pole barn build in a particularly snowy area, trust the expert builders at Beehive Buildings to create the design for your pole building. Our team understands how to carefully craft pole barns capable of withstanding even the snowiest winters in Utah, southern Idaho and southwest Wyoming. Request a custom quote for your pole barn building by contacting our team today!