When metal and water combine, it usually results in rust, which is what many people might worry about when they think about their steel structure in the rain. At JAG Metals we are here to ease your stress. An engineered metal building from JAG is made of high-quality materials, so you don’t have to worry about little things like rust. In this article, we will discuss little things you can do to help your metal building survive the ever-changing weather.
Rain and an Engineered Metal Building
Much like your home, the best way to protect your engineered metal building from rain is to add gutters to your steel building. By adding gutters, you divert the water away from the building and you don’t have to worry about unnecessary leaks or rust!
Lightning and Other Storm Related Weather
Everyone is familiar with the dangers of being outside during a lightning storm; the biggest warning being that lighting is attracted to metal. So why would anyone want a metal building during a storm then, right? Actually, when struck by lightning, an engineered metal building is designed to disperse the heat and electricity from the strike into the ground. This means that you, your family, and anything else inside the steel building will be safe from harm!
With recent events, you may also be wondering if your steel building could survive a hurricane.
The simple answer is, yes, your building will survive a hurricane. Engineered metal buildings that have been built correctly can withstand great forces of wind and don’t bend under pressure.
If you live in a climate that gets a lot of snow, there are a few things you should consider when it comes to your engineered metal building. Luckily for you, snow damage is easy to prevent. When you are designing your steel structure or reviewing the options to buy, you want to keep in mind that simple roof structure will be beneficial during the winter months.
A complex roof design might collect snow in unwanted areas until the sun can do its job to melt it. This could lead to rust, which is something you definitely don’t want!
Another suggestion is to plant a few evergreen trees on the windy side of your building. Evergreens blossom all year round and by planting them on the windy side of your steel building, you are creating a natural barrier against those harsh winter winds. Plus, planting trees is good for the environment so it’s a win-win!
Hopefully, your mind feels more at ease now that you don’t have to worry about Mother Nature causing problems with your engineered metal building. JAG Metals makes it their mission to make quality steel buildings for their customers. We strive for customer satisfaction all across the board which means you shouldn’t have to worry about your steel building in any sort of weather.
If you have any questions about our metal buildings, or you think you’re ready to commit to a new structure, please give us a call or contact us today!