Save Yourself the Hassle and Winterize Your Steel Building Now

Save Yourself the Hassle and Winterize Your Steel Building Now

For most kids, and even some adults, winter means enjoying snowball fights with friends, building snowmen, and enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate after a long day outside. But for many home and business owners, it means taking additional steps to protect your belongings from the threat of ice and snow. As the forecast brings winter weather your way, it’s important that you take all aspects of building maintenance into consideration.

Why Winterizing Your Metal Building is Important
Prefab steel buildings are designed to last for years on end and built to withstand the most extreme weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean they are invincible. Heavy rain, accumulating snow, and ice can add extreme stress to your unit, resulting in serious structural damages. But despite popular belief, preparing your structure for the winter months is quite simple and extremely important. It will cost you much less to prevent these problems now than to make extensive repairs later. Fortunately for you, these steel buildings already require very little maintenance.

Steps to Winterize Your Steel Building
By winterizing your metal structure, you’re minimizing the possibility of interior and exterior damages, wear and tear caused by stormy weather, and the harmful effects of freezing temperatures. We have provided a list of steps below to assist you during the winterizing process. By completing these tasks, you can look forward to a stress-free winter. If you have any questions or concerns about the following list, feel free to reach out to us today at Get Carports.

  • Do It Now, Not Later – One of the biggest issues people face when readying their prefab metal building for winter is procrastination. But despite most people putting it off, the longer you wait to winterize your structure, the higher the chance of snow arriving before you have finished.
  • Get to Pruning! – Prune back any and all trees and bushes that have grown too close for comfort beside your building. Heavy snow and ice will gather on trees, weighing their branches down. Be sure to trim away all branches that are too close to the surface of your prefab steel structure.
  • Remove Debris – Remove any leaves, twigs, fallen limbs, dirt, and other debris from the roof. Substances that can withhold water can cause serious problems down the road. And unfortunately for you, waterlogged debris tends to gather around screws, making it much easier for the metal to corrode.
  • Give It a Bath – You should wash the exterior of your building, including its roof, on a regular basis. You can use most any mild household cleaner mixed with water for this. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush or a low-pressure power washer to guarantee a gentle clean. Once done, rinse the structure thoroughly.
  • Clean Those Gutters – Maintaining your gutters is another important part of winter maintenance. You want to route all snow, water, and melting ice away from the base of the unit. So, be sure your gutters and downspouts are firmly attached to the building.
  • Insulate the Interior – Insulating your steel building should always be a consideration, especially if you’re planning to store temperature-sensitive items inside. But when choosing an insulation for the structure, be sure to select the ideal thickness for both your walls and roof.

Check Out Our Robust Metal Buildings!
Here at Get Carports, we understand how important it is that you keep all your belongings safe and secure year-round, especially during those tough winter months. And with one of our prefab steel buildings, you can have peace of mind knowing your vehicles and other valuables will be protected from winter weather. These structures are designed and built with the finest steel materials, ensuring their superior strength and durability. If you would like assistance winterizing your building, or if you’re looking to invest in one, reach out to us today at (800) 691-5221.

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