Building and Safety
How to find out your liveload/snowload and wind exposure. Do a internet search for you local building and safety department. You can also call your city hall or county offices for this information.
Ask to speak with the local building and safety department. Let them know what city you live in or your address should work to.
Liveload/Snowload helps determine how thick/strong the materials that will be needed to build your patio cover for you local conditions. The wind speed and exposure is also a factory in what materials that will be needed to meet specifications in your area.
10lb live/snow load- 95 mph wind- exposure B
20lb live/snowload-110 mph wind- exposure C
40lb live/snowload-100 mph wind- exposure D