Regardless of how they’re built, there is no such thing as a wind-proof structure. And while it’s highly unlikely that any building could withstand an E5 tornado or 200 mph wind speeds, pre-engineered metal buildings are specifically designed to stand strong during extreme weather conditions. Unlike their traditional, wooden counterparts that are vulnerable to extreme wind damages, these steel units can keep your property safe and secure for years to come.
There are a large variety of windstorms that occur throughout the U.S. every year, each with characteristics of their own. When designing your ideal steel building, the engineers will need to take the storms in your area into consideration. You can read more about these windstorm types and their possible damages below.
Traditional construction projects that were completed using wooden materials aren’t as durable, reliable or sustainable as our pre-engineered metal buildings. Not only are they susceptible to wood rot and termites, but they aren’t made to stand strong against windstorms and driving rain. Our steel structures are made with the finest galvanized steel materials available today, allowing them to withstand extreme weather conditions. Though we cannot guarantee your building will remain standing during storms such as hurricanes or tornadoes, they can be designed to withstand higher than normal wind and snow loads.
The exposure ratings of a steel structure indicate the threat level of wind loads in certain regions of the country. This also includes the overall impact of urbanization. If you aren’t too sure what these exposure ratings are, we’ve listed more information below to help you better understand.
Having your structure designed to withstand certain wind and snow loads in your area is crucial if you often experience storms and high winds. While it may not be your complete responsibility to design a metal building suited to those wind loads, it is important that you understand every aspect of the process. If you continue to have questions or concerns after reading this article, feel free to contact one of our building representatives at +1 (800) 691-5221.
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