Current Maximum Load/ Weight Capacity is as follows:
1-Gallon of Water Weighs 8.3 Ibs.
5″ Gutters – .6234 gal. per ft. = 5.21Ibs. per foot of gutter
6″ Gutters – .92 gal. per ft. = 7.6 lbs. per running ft. of gutter.
Product Testing Inc. performed an independent test of the SnapLock Gutter System® and found that the load capacity when using the SnapLock Gutter System® was 11.3 times or 1130% greater than that of 5″ gutters at full capacity and 7.6 times or 760% greater than that of 6″ gutters at full capacity. These tests prove that the SnapLock system will not only handle the weight of a gutter full of water, but it can also take on heavy gutter loads caused by ice and snow.
Product Testing Inc. is certified with the Florida State Board of Professional Engineers under Certificate No. EB-0006775 and with the Building Code Compliance Office, Miami-Dade County, Administrative Order 10-3 under Laboratory Certification No. 06-1121.06.
To view Product Testing Inc.’s complete test results on the SnapLock Gutter System®, please download the report.