How to Prepare Your Metal Building for Monsoon Season

How to Prepare Your Metal Building for Monsoon Season

How to Prepare Your Metal Building for Monsoon Season
Jun, 2020

In the monsoon, you encounter various weather conditions like heavy rains, lightning, electrical storms, dust storms, and hail.

So, monsoon season is about to begin, but are you prepared to protect your valuables?

A metal building plays a vital role in protecting your belongings and shelters your vehicles. Preparing your storage buildings is the most crucial task that every homeowner must execute to make sure the storage buildings, carports, or metal garage buildings are capable enough to confront heavy rain or storm.

Every aspect must be attended and repaired (whatever required) to make your metal building ready for the monsoon. Check out the below-listed tips to help you stay prepared and keep your valuable assets safe from weather elements.

Start Your Inspection: Before heavy rain attacks your building, hire a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roofing installation. The metal building’s horizontal roof style or regular roof style is more prone to maintenance than the vertical roof style. The vertical roof provides natural water runoff, but water is still a problem with the other two roof styles.

Clean The Gutters And Downspouts: It’s essential to remove debris and clutter from gutters and downspouts. It will help to bring your drainage system in working condition and allow natural water runoff during heavy rainfall. Blockage in the drainage system is dangerous for your metal structure as it causes leakage. Also, clogging degrades the metal quality; hence the gutter needs to be cleaned regularly.

Trim Surroundings Trees: Heavy rain sometimes incites landslides as well as high winds. It will ultimately damage your nearby trees. So, before you experience heavy rainfall, cut down the trees within your surrounding and keep your metal structure protected. Lose branches and trees with loose roots are more prone to fall due to heavy rainfall. Soil erosion is another big problem that can cause trees to fall unexpectedly and damage your metal structure. So, make sure the trees aren’t in the range of your steel building.

Attend Open Wires: If you find any open-wire, it might transfer electricity through water, causing disaster for the people living in or around the metal structure. So, before the monsoon arrives, attend all building wiring and cover open wires.

Replace Loose Anchors: With time, anchors used to lighten your metal building with ground, get loose. Such anchors must be replaced with time to ensure your metal structures aren’t affected by rainfall or high winds. The bolts, screws must be inspected and replaced accordingly. No homeowner ever wishes to lose their metal structure under the influence of high winds.

Get it certified: If you are living in monsoon prone area where you face heavy rain, high winds, and other weather troubles, it’s essential to install a certified building. You can get certification and make your building capable of resisting winds, rainfall, etc. You can even order a custom metal building with certification and store your valuables under the certified building roof.

What if you don’t have anything to store your valuables in monsoon season?

It’s time to think about it and get a metal building to safeguard your valuables. Viking Steel Structures is the one-stop platform that gives you the most comprehensive metal buildings at an affordable price.

We provide you certified metal buildings at your doorstep with shortest delivery period. Remember to call our metal building specialists at 877-801-3263 and ask for your building SKU.