Ultimate Solution to Deal with Mold Using Metal Barn Buildings

Metal Barn Building

A steel barn can help you to keep your livestock or your equipment safe and secure for a long time. Barns made from steel are highly durable, flexible, and won’t quickly become damaged or need frequent maintenance. Steel is an excellent metal to use for constructing metal buildings for many reasons like:

  • Weldability
  • Hot and Cold Formable
  • Wear Resistant
  • Hard and Tough
  • Resistant to Corrosion
  • Fire Resistant
  • Adaptable

But, a few years back, wooden barns were used for agriculture or livestock housing purposes. So, visionary farmers and ranchers were among the first to see the potential of prefab metal buildings that can solve various problems of their agribusiness operations. As we all know, wooden buildings are affected by several factors, and one of them is mold.

Let’s discuss mold and why metal horse barns have superiority to deal with molds.

Mold & Its Causes

Fungal or microbial growth in the high moisture area is termed as Mold. The cause of mold formation is moisture. If you are living in the coastal regions, then you must have seen that dark stains on your house or barn’s walls & corners. Mold can occur due to poor ventilation, damp surfaces, leakages, humid environment, etc. Mold spreads quickly by decomposing organic matter like wood, hay, etc.

Improper maintenance of the horse barn may also lead to a large fungus infected area. Another reason for mold invasion is condensation due to temperature difference near the building surface condensate nearby air and form water droplets, which encourage mildew. Molds have numerous adverse effects.

Effects of Mold

Degrade Your Building& Assets

Traditional wooden buildings are easy prey to mold because wood is organic, and mold survives on organic components. Wooden buildings hold the moisture for a long time hence entices microbial growth. Fungi can rot your structure and other organic stuff stored in the building and reduces the life span. Your horse barn may also suffer from this problem if your building is in continuous contact with water or moisture and having improper air circulation. Mold can result in the crevice to your wooden structure and degradation of assets.

Health Issues

Molds not only affect your building, but it can also make you and your horses suffer through several health issues. In past days many horses died because of black mold; therefore, it’s mandatory to get rid of mold to protect your horses. Molds can also invade hay or food, and that infected hay can cause severe nervous system disorder or respiratory system issues to your horses.

It can affect your health, as well. Molds spread many diseases like Allergic reactions, Asthma, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Irritant effects, Lung infections, etc. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the third most reason for kids being hospitalized is asthma. Around 8% population of the U.S. has asthma. One with a weak immune system or respiratory disease can suffer from extreme allergic reactions by touching or inhaling mold spores.

Hence, molds have adverse health effects and must be eradicated.

Why Choose Steel Building to Deal with Molds?

Metal barns are affordable and are capable of facing many hazards by American livestock and agricultural farmers, including fire, high winds, and storm damage, pests, and vandals. Metal is unaffected by molds because it is inorganic and inhabitable for any mold growth. It doesn’t hold moisture like wood; hence, no mold accumulation on building surfaces. Metal horse barns are designed by experts and avail proper ventilation preventing the cause of mold.

A custom metal building comes with adequate insulation and ventilation to deter condensation and consequently, mold occurrence. It’s easy to clean any fungal growth on metal, unlike wood structure. Metal barns don’t rot or rupture as wood and provide you best and long-lasting services. Metal buildings eliminate the origin of mold, so your assets are safe.

Metal horse barns have many other advantages over traditional wooden buildings. You should employ a metal horse stable for preventing mold and health issues. Steel barns, farming equipment storage shed, hay storage, livestock shelters, mechanics workshops, offices, grain storage buildings, stables, and covered riding arenas are all possible with a high-quality steel-framed metal building.

Viking Steel Structures provides the best quality metal horse barns with amazing metal building offers.  You can discuss your requirements with us or choose from a diversity of our custom metal building designs. With our 3D building estimator tool, you can design, customize, and order your metal building in minutes. If you have any questions about what type of barn building is suitable for your requirements, our metal building specialists are always available to assist you. Call us today at (877) 801-3263 for a quick quote, and we can even help you place your order.

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