The Benefits of a Metal Building When Extreme Weather Strikes
The durability and strength of pre-engineered steel buildings is ready to stand up to extreme weather like snow, cold and heavy winds.
With extreme weather becoming more and more common, it’s important to know that your business is protected. Metal buildings are an easy option to consider when planning for all four seasons, and the unpredictable weather that has become the norm across Canada. By choosing a building material like steel, you’re investing in the safety and future of your business.
Here are just some of the benefits of going for a pre-engineered steel building is the best choice for a changing climate.
Light but strong
Pre-engineered steel buildings have an incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio—among the highest of any building materials. This is an asset when it comes to how the building can hold up in adverse conditions.
When we say ductility, we’re not referring to anything that quacks. A metal’s ductility is how malleable or deformed it can become without breaking. The high amount of ductility with steel makes it resilient in the face of all sorts of challenges, from high winds to earthquakes.
Cool under pressure
Heavy materials like snow can build up and cause damage to a building. Thankfully, a properly designed and constructed steel building is able to withstand the pressures that snow and ice can place on a structure.
Steel is non-combustible and fire-resistant, making it the obvious choice when it comes to fire prevention. Choosing a non-combustible material helps prevent the spread and control the size and severity of fires.
Regulate temperature and moisture
Pre-engineered steel buildings are usually well-insulated, helping to maintain the temperature of the building and protecting the contents from extreme heat or cold. By maintaining a stable temperature, insulation also helps prevent condensation and moisture build up.
Metal Structure Concepts has been designing and constructing steel buildings across Canada for over 20 years. From retail spaces to warehouses to wineries and more, we are the experts for your next project. Contact us today for a free quote.