South Carolina Metal Buildings
Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in South Carolina
Located in the southeastern corner of the United States is South Carolina. The diverse geography of this state consists of coastal plains, marshes, forests, and mountains. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are relatively mild, with colder temperatures and increased amounts of snowfall towards the mountainous interior part of the state. The coast rarely sees snow in the winter, and instead has icy rain and sleet. Rainfall occurs throughout the year and can see amounts up to 80 inches. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes are among the most common weather hazards in South Carolina.
With the threat of all different types of severe weather, it may seem like a challenge to build a steel building in South Carolina. However, with the proper precautions taken, your building can endure some of the strongest storms. Making sure you take all rust preventative measures possible will be very important, due to the high humidity and precipitation this state sees. Your local building codes will provide the minimum requirements for insulation, snow load, wind load, and seismic load, specific for your location. It is also highly recommended to add gutters and downspouts to your building.
At Great Western Buildings, all of our buildings are completely customizable in order to accommodate every customer’s needs. We always provide G90 galvanized steel, which greatly helps in reducing rust in humid climates like South Carolina. We require that all local building codes are followed, which are specific for your location. Proper insulation will help manage the hot summers and cooler winters, while keeping your building as energy efficient as possible. Snow load will vary based on your location, with higher loads in the west. The correct wind load will be extremely important to handle the strong thunderstorms, any possible tornadoes, and hurricane-force winds. Although no building is tornado or hurricane proof, steel buildings are one of the highest recommended options to withstand those types of storms. Since earthquakes are another possible threat, the correct seismic load will also be needed. Great Western will also recommend adding on gutters and downspouts, in order to properly drain all precipitation and reduce the chance of flooding. We also provide a 40-year paint warranty on all wall panels and colored roof systems, which will help keep your building looking brand new even after decades of weathering. Great Western provides all of these options to satisfy every customer’s needs, while supplying them with the strongest and most durable building in the industry.