When deciding to purchase a steel building, one of the deciding factors may be the longevity of the structure. You don’t want to spend money on a steel building for storage, extra space, or your horses if it will only last a few years. This begs the question, how long does a steel building last?
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In today’s blog, we will talk about how long your steel structure should last and some efforts you can make to help it live longer.
How Long Will Your Steel Building Last?
The life of your steel building depends on what you plan to use it for. If you are rough on the building, it won’t last as long as those that are more gently cared for. Typically though, steel buildings tend to last longer than their less sturdy counterparts. Steel is a very durable metal and is made to withstand the test of time. You won’t have to worry about running into common problems such as a termite or other insect infestation or rotting wood.
How Do I Maintain My Steel Building?
If you plan to use your steel building for a long time, you may be wondering how to give it the best chance for a long life. Luckily for you, steel buildings are pretty sturdy on their own, but if you want to take care of it properly, there are a few things you can do.
Wash your building
This may sound a bit silly, but in order to properly maintain your steel building, it’s a good idea to give it a good washing at least once a year. Not only will this give your building a nice clean look, but you will also remove any substances that could potentially harm your building.
To protect the roof, you want to remove any leaves and muck that may collect over time just like you would with your rain gutters. When you decide to give the exterior a thorough cleaning, it’s best to do it in the spring so you can remove any winter residue.
Give your building a fresh coat of paint
Over the years, the color of your steel building may start to fade. If that is the case, it’s a perfect excuse to touch up the paint or even pick a completely new color. JAG Metals LLC has a color selector tool that gives you a preview of different color combinations. You can pick between 18 different colors and see which combinations look good for your roof, trim, and walls. Try out this awesome tool on our website!
Treat scuffs and scratches
When you wash your steel building in the spring, it’s also a great time to do a short inspection for any small damages to the sides or roof of your building. Small damages are destined to happen because your steel building is constantly exposed to the elements. You may have small dents from hail or even scratches and scrapes from rocks or twigs in a windstorm. You can easily buff out the small marks as long as the metal substrate underneath the panels is protected.
Invest in a Steel Building
If you are looking for a long-lasting steel building in the Weatherford, Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas, JAG Metals LLC is the place to go. With more than 40 years’ combined experience, we can help you customize a steel building to fit your needs that will last for many years to come. Check out our website to learn more about our steel buildings or contact us today to schedule a consultation.