Great Ways to Safeguard Your Steel Structures from Snow and Ice Accumulation
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Great Ways to Safeguard Your Steel Structures from Snow and Ice Accumulation

Great Ways to Safeguard Your Steel Structures from Snow and Ice Accumulation
Nov, 2021

Snow and ice are two weather hazards that can easily damage your valuables and degrade their life. Winter is reaching your doorstep, and before it starts accumulating your valuables, it’s essential to protect them and provide utmost safety from snow and ice.

You should always make a smart investment in prefab steel structures for utmost protection from heavy snowfall and ice accumulation. Steel buildings are a one-time investment that can pay you for decades without high upkeep costs.

Different states in the USA witness different levels of snowfall, yet your vehicles, haystack, livestock, and other essentials can easily get damaged by the snow. Many of you would wonder why metal buildings are the ideal investment for the winter season? Below are the prime reasons.

  • Use of 100% Galvanized Steel
  • Minimal Maintenance Cost
  • Budget-friendly
  • High Durability
  • Less Installation Time Required
  • Resistant to Pests
  • Certified Metal Barn Buildings
  • Resistant to Fire
  • Longevity
  • Quick and Easy To Install
  • Easy to Expand
  • Energy Savings with Insulation
  • Design Flexibility
  • Environment-Friendly
  • Shortest Delivery Time

With these traits, it’s clear that investing in prefab steel structures is a wise decision. Now comes the important question, i.e., how can you protect your valuables from snowfall and ice accumulation? Below are some tips that you should consider to prepare your lot for winter and provide the best safety to your essentials.

Ensure Drainage System is Working Properly: Proper drainage is essential for your storage building as well as your home. Before winter arrives, make sure the drainage system is working perfectly, without any damages. If required, get it repaired and ensure water is properly draining through the gutters and downspouts. Check the pipe connections and ensure water-free flow.

In some cases, snow or ice sticks in the pipe, causing blockage to water drainage. The still water entering your steel building can cause condensation problems.

Check Your Building for Defects: With time, it’s common to have some dents in your steel building that need your attention before it becomes a critical issue. As soon as you inspect any issue/defect in the building, get it repaired and make it winter-ready. Check your purlins, joists, and frames for any dents, damage, or rust. If you find any such error that brings the building strength and risk, get it rectified before it’s too late.

Timely building maintenance is essential to ensure your valuable assets are fully protected from weather hazards. Snow has a substantial impact on big buildings as they stand still with zero internal columns. Hence, you should check the structure for any maintenance.

Clear Snow from Eave and Ridge: When winter is at its peak, your eave and ridge get covered in snow. This puts a load on your structure, and hence its strength is at risk. That’s the reason you are highly recommended to remove water and snow regularly. With a vertical roof steel building, you can stay safe from these issues by encouraging easy water and snow runoff. It also minimizes your cleaning efforts, offering you enough time to enjoy the snowfall without loved ones.

Don’t Forget Insulation: Insulation is a must when planning to use steel building for the coming decades. Viking Steel Structures provides three insulation options, including Single Bubble, Double Bubble, and Woven R-17. You can choose the one that fits your budget. Insulation helps you cut the power bills by 30%. Moreover, it also keeps the building temperature comfortable for parking your vehicles, storing your haystack, and housing livestock.

Add Proper Ventilation: Ventilation is highly recommended to ensure proper air circulation in your steel building. You should install a proper ventilation system in your structure that allows toxic air to move out and allow fresh air to move in. You can consult with our metal building experts at 877-801-3263 to discuss the type of ventilation available and how to alter your steel building with the right ventilation system.

At last, before winter starts putting the layer of snow across your assets, building, and home, make sure you bring the winter essentials. The essentials required during the winter season are:

  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Boots
  • Masks

So, what are you waiting for? Viking Steel Structures is available to help you with the right and affordable steel buildings that are unmatched and provide you maximum safety from harsh weather conditions. As a final word, with a one-time investment in custom metal buildings, your valuables are safe from snow and ice accumulation.