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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Wisconsin

Located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States is Wisconsin. This state consists of forests, rolling hills, plains, highlands, and lowlands. The northern part of the state sees cooler summer temperatures, increased rainfall and snowfall amounts, and bitterly cold winter temperatures. In addition to the northern part of the state, the western part can also see up to 160 inches of snowfall per year. The eastern and southern parts of the state see warmer temperatures and less precipitation due to the proximity to the Great Lakes. The biggest weather threats to Wisconsin include severe thunderstorms, flooding, snowstorms, and blizzards. 

When planning to build a steel building in Wisconsin, you will need to keep in mind the different weather threats that may occur in your location. With the high humidity, you will want to take all rust preventative measures possible. You will also need to follow your local building codes for insulation, wind load, and snow load. It is also recommended to add gutters and downspouts, as well as eave extensions to your building. 

At Great Western Buildings, we can easily make all of this happen while providing you with the most durable steel building in the industry. As a standard, we use G90 galvanized steel, which greatly helps in reducing rust. We do require that all local building codes are followed, which are minimum requirements for your location that you are always welcome to go above. Proper insulation will be necessary for any hot summer days, but especially for those brutal winter months with extremely low temperatures. Wind load will be important to endure any strong wind gusts during thunderstorms or blizzards, and snow load will help with the heavy snowfall amounts during snowstorms and blizzards, especially up north and out west. Great Western will also recommend adding on gutters and downspouts to your building. This will help with drainage during any thunderstorms that can cause flooding in the area. These will also guide all precipitation to a specific location, reducing any flooding on or around your building. We also suggest adding on eave extensions over any walkways or entrances. This will help cover and protect those areas from the elements, reducing snow and ice buildup. With the frigid temperatures, snow melt is rare in the winter and you will want those areas as clear and safe as possible. Great Western Buildings can provide all of these options and more, to give you the sturdiest steel building of your dreams.