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Marquees in the snow

This one should be relatively short and sweet; just like snowfall in the UK!

The first think you need to know is that no marquee however big or strong is designed for snow-loading. The weight of all that frozen water is just too much!

The second thing you need to know is that there are two main ways to prevent any damage to you structure.

  1. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and dismantle the marquee before an excessive amount of snow gets the chance to form on the roof
  2. Use a heater to warm the marquee while the snow is falling to prevent any from forming on the roof. If it's warm enough the snow will melt right off.

Types of marquee heaters to use:

  • Indirect diesel/oil fired heaters (the best ones)
  • LPG Blower/Space Heaters
  • Ducted Heaters

Note: Don't use electric or patio heaters; they're not man enough!

Read more about heaters here: How to heat your marquee

Thanks for reading!