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Snow Load Kit for 8 ft shed

Model: 60045


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Snow Load Kit for 8 ft shed

Snow Load Kit for 8 ft shed


Protect your storage shed investment. If you live in an area that receives an excessive amount of snowfall in the winter, you'll appreciate the option of installing a Snow Load Kit in your 8 ft Lifetime storage shed. THIS SNOWLOAD KIT REINFORCES ONE TRUSS with large truss gussets which attach to the front and back of the main truss, as well as a short brace to go above the main truss. This increases the snow load capacity of your shed from 23 psf to 30 psf above that truss. (That's 2400 lbs total roof load capacity for an 8 x 10 ft shed).

Note: The following are the amount of trusses in each of our 8 ft shed models so that you will know how many snow load kits you need for your shed: 8 x 5 ft -- 1 truss, 8 x 7.5 -- 2 trusses, 8 x 10 -- 3 trusses, 8 x 12.5 -- 4 trusses, 8 x 15--5 trusses Not compatible with our 8 ft Garden Style sheds (with door in the long side of the shed, it will not fit the middle truss inthe shed)

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.

Kit Includes

  • 4 truss gussets
  • 1 short brace to go above the main truss
  • Installation hardware

Call Outs

  • Reinforces one roof truss (refer to product description to see how many kits are required for each shed model)
  • Increases snow load capacity above the truss from 23 psf to 30 psf



Model 60045

Assembly & Manuals


8ft Shed Snow Load Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will attest to the value of this kit! I have a lifetime shed and last winter the roof collapsed. There was maybe two or three feet of snow load on it. We live in Idaho so snow load can be a problem. I repaired the roof and installed a snow load kit. Record snow fall this year and the roof held! This is a must have item for anybody in northern states!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great accessory! I own a lakefront second home in Maine and although the 8x5' shed I bought is extremely well built without this extra Snow Load Kit, I feel more secure knowing the roof will be able to withstand a tough Maine winter!
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to install We'll see if it withstands a Colorado winter storm next winter. It was bought as a precaution this spring as we put up our shed.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Increasing the load bearing capacity This bracing increasing the load bearing capacity for the trusses, recommended for heavy snow areas
Date published: 2014-06-23
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Ask a Question

Can these be installed after the shed is built without taking the shed apart?

Asked by: Mike
Yes, our snow load kits are designed to be installed after the shed is completely assembled.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-17

I just purchased the 8x15 model 6446 will this fit?

Asked by: Magnatron
You would not be able to add a snow load kit to the very center truss assembly as it is designed differently on our garden style sheds but the other 4 outer truss assemblies are compatible and a snow load kit can be added to them.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-12

Will this work on model 60095 ?

Asked by: Jolaser
Unfortunately this snow load kit would not be compatible with shed model 60095. We do have a kit that will be compatible though which is model 60125.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-24

Does it fit on a 8X10 outdoor storage shed model number 60141?

Asked by: Marie
Yes this snow load kit is compatible with our 8'x10' models and will work with model 60141.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2016-10-17

I would love to get a 60127 8'x20' with the doors on each side, but I need 25psf snow load. Will you have a kit available for the gable and center truss, or document its overall new load rating with the maximum number of these installed??

Asked by: wstocker
Unfortunately we do not currently have a snow load kit that is compatible with the center truss on a side entry style shed.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-20

Will this work with the 8x10 that you're currently selling through BJ's Wholesale Club? Model number is 60015. If so, how many would I need to buy? Thank you.

Asked by: filemaniac
Yes this kit would be compatible with that model of shed. That model has two total trusses so you would need to purchase two Snow Load Kits.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-06-13
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