snow loads

Where two roofs meet

-By Oliver Witte – Proper engineering is needed to prevent potential collapse from snow load. Consulting engineer William Lotz, P.E., Acton, Maine, tells the story of the unsuspecting contractor who put up a building 12 feet high. Everything was fine until the owner’s plans changed and a second contractor was called...

Aztec develops flashing for steep angled metal roofing

Extreme Angle Master Flash® was engineered to seal pipes in steep angled metal roofing applications found in architectural structures and mountain areas with heavy snow load challenges. Aztec, known for its ability in developing solutions, was hit by this problem from its customer base in late 2010. Our customer service department...