Hi, Mike, Victoria BC About 48 degrees north. I'll be putting on the roof pretty soon, (if the weather dries up for a day). I'm currently thinking of putting the steeper side facing south. I think snow will slide easily off the glass. And if not, I'll be out there with a broom.
Mike Haasl wrote:Where are you located in the world? Snow load, latitude and winter cloudiness all come into the equation...
Mike Haasl wrote:I like that idea as well. Shedding snow from the sunny side is a good idea. Plus if the snow sticks to the flatter North slope it gives you more insulation. I presume you might be cloudy a fair bit in the winter? If so all the glass will be helpful. In a cold and sunny area, limiting the glass on the north side (and E/W) helps to give more insulation and less heat loss.
Lisa Sampson wrote:Most treated lumber is either treated with something nasty like creosote or arsenic
or it has been treated with a copper solution that does not work as well and is a skin irritant, not really what you want in small area like a green house where you will be touching your planting beds a lot.