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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Ohio

Found in the Great Lakes region of the United States is Ohio. Plains, rolling hills, forests, and valleys all make up the different landscapes of this state. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cloudy, long, and cold and see varying amounts of snow. The northeastern region sees up to 90 inches of snow, while the very southern part of the state only sees around 16 inches. The biggest weather threats to Ohio include severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, earthquakes, and snowstorms. 

When building a steel building in Ohio, you will need to take certain things into consideration. With the high humidity, you must make sure you are taking all rust preventative measures possible. You will also need to follow all local building codes for your location, which includes wind load, snow load, seismic load, and insulation. It is also recommended that you add eave extensions over any walkways or entrances, to keep them as clear as possible from any precipitation. 

At Great Western Buildings, we provide 100% American made steel. This steel is also G90 galvanized, which has a thicker zinc coating than the standard and helps reduce rust. This is essential in humid locations such as Ohio. We do require that you follow all local building codes for your location. Wind load will be essential for those severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The correct snow load and insulation will be much needed during the winter months to handle any amount of snow you receive and the bitterly cold temperatures you may see. Due to the threat of earthquakes, the proper seismic load will also be necessary. At Great Western, we also recommend adding on eave extensions to your building. This will help protect your walkways and entrances from the elements and keep those areas clear of snow and ice. With the long, cold winters you will want to keep the outside of your building as safe as possible with limited snow/ice buildup. Great Western is committed to bring you the building of your dreams, while providing the most sturdy and durable product in the industry.