Condensation can wreak havoc on your metal building. In fact, it’s one of the most common problems found in poorly ventilated metal structures. It’s more than simply annoying; it can cause corrosion between the paint and the metal itself, damaging the structural integrity of the building. Further, it can encourage mold and mildew growth, and makes for the perfect environment for insects to take up residence. Here are a few ways you can reduce your risk of condensation in your metal building.
Insulate Your Building
Don’t leave your metal building as nothing more than a metal shell. In the hot Texas summer, uninsulated metal buildings become overly heated, making it dangerous to work inside for any extended period of time. This heat encourages the collection of moisture inside your structure. Insulate your building properly to ensure that it maintains a more consistent temperature, reducing moisture build up.
Circulate the Air
Moving air keeps the humidity at a more tolerable level and reduces the amount of moisture that can collect on the walls. Use standing or table fans to keep the air moving, especially when you’re inside the building. This encourages the evaporation of moisture and will keep surfaces dry in your structure.
Install Proper Ventilation
Rather than relying solely on windows and open doors, install ventilation systems that allow hot and humid air to escape. This will keep the humidity levels down in your structure while also improving the indoor air quality of your building.
At JAG Metals, we believe that metal buildings are the superior choice for industrial and residential applications. Whether you’re looking to install a barn on your property, or want a customized warehouse for your machine shop, JAG Metals can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.