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Old 02-23-2010, 05:52 PM
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I'm debating what to do right now.

edit: OK dug out the window so that snow is not against it. I'm still afraid that when the next storm loads the roof and it slides off I'm going to have snow hit the glass pretty hard.
I wonder if it wouldn't be worth it to protect that window somehow given who will be in there

Some sort of steel security rods and then in the winter prop up a large enough piece of board against those to ward off the weight of the snow - It will make the room dark, but safer
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This should do the trick Now
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I hope you have strong windows Corbet...That's got to be a lot of weight on some of that glass...

I wish we'd get a HUGE dumping of snow around here...Enough of this 1-2" crap
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Snow whats that all i have is grass in the yard!!
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OMG that's awesome.



edit: I think you just have to dig that window out for the rest of the spring. This summer, is there any way to do an awning over the window or something? Can you build out something above it? Or else consider adding some additional horizontal steel "stoppers" that keep the snow from sliding off on that side of the house. I realize folks get those steel roofs so snow slides off, but your roof trusts are likely so over-rated for load that you could park the 80 up there, and your insulation is likely fine too. The real reason to get the stuff off the roof is water.

If you keep snow on the roof and the insulation or venting is poor then you get all sorts of damming & water issues, so I can definitely see the appeal of sliding that stuff off of there as soon as possible... would be better if it could go somewhere else besides up against the kiddo's window though!
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Or..... You could give me your house, then you wouldn't have to deal with any of that nasty snow anymore and you would all be much safer.
Sure is purdy there, so I'd be willing to make the sacrifice
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Dig out the snow and purchase a piece of shatter proof plexiglass the size of the outer window frame. You can put it up in the winter and take it down in the summer, sort of like storm shutters but clear instead.

I do love the big snow drifts of the roof, is it heated at all? I don't think his roof has to worry about weight, the pitch is right for sliding clear and it is metal so the supports are there.

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Dig out the snow and purchase a piece of shatter proof plexiglass the size of the outer window frame. You can put it up in the winter and take it down in the summer, sort of like storm shutters but clear instead.

I do love the big snow drifts of the roof, is it heated at all? I don't think his roof has to worry about weight, the pitch is right for sliding clear and it is metal so the supports are there.

Nice shots!!
I like the plexiglass idea. I think that't the winner. No heat on the roof but some of my neighbors do. I have a leak right now at the chimney. I think this summer that area will get a little heat installed to prevent the ice daming issues. As you can see for the pics it does not shed well there.
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Plexiglass won't hold that weight IMHO. It would help. Maybe brace it with 2x6s screwed into the backside.
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