It’s January in the Midwest, and we all know that Mother Nature will make her presence known, especially on the roofs of farm buildings in Missouri. Central Structures is a leader in custom pole barns in Missouri. We build numerous agricultural buildings in Missouri designed to handle the most adverse winter weather conditions.
Here are some critical components to making sure your pole building in Missouri is structurally sound and capable of handling heavy snow loads this winter.
Proper drainage is vital for all seasons, but especially during the winter. Whether it’s a barn, shed, or garage hobby shop in Missouri, make sure your gutters are clear of any leaves or debris to ensure proper water flow. Melting will eventually occur after snow accumulates, and clogged gutters will put your building at risk for ice dams or water pooling. These factors can all cause significant damage to your building’s roof.
Purlins are a vital to the structure of custom pole barns in Missouri. As a leader in building Amish pole barns in Missouri, Central Structures recommends keeping purlins close together. Minimal spacing between the purlins increases the maximum load capacity for your roof, which will give you peace of mind during a heavy snowstorm. Doing this will allow the weight of the accumulated snow to be evenly transferred to the trusses.
Another essential part of agricultural buildings in Missouri is the trusses. These are the triangular frames that support the roof. Our trusses at Central Structures are designed to handle twice the snow load as many other competitors’ designs. Trusses should be spaced out two to four feet apart to achieve optimal strength for your building.
Snow accumulation on a steeply sloped roof is typically less than a flatter roof. As snow accumulates, it gains more weight, and when this occurs, the snow will slide off the roof more frequently on steeply sloped roofs.
Contact Central Structures Today!
With over 30 years of experience, our team at Central Structures, Inc. has been a reliable company for all types of farm buildings in Missouri. Our structures will be able to handle the harshest winters that Missouri has to offer. We promise to deliver a high-quality building at a fair price while treating you with the respect you deserve.
Please give us a call at (417) 988-8836, or contact us online and let us know how we can assist you on your next project. We look forward to hearing from you soon!