Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Mississippi
Located right off the Gulf of Mexico is Mississippi. The terrain of this southern state consists of hills, plains, forests, bayous, and lowlands. Summers are extremely hot, humid, and can be uncomfortable. Winters are relatively mild and generally only the northern part of the state sees any type of snowfall. Each year, Mississippi falls into the top 3 states that receive the most rainfall. In addition, Mississippi is also very susceptible to severe thunderstorms, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. The damaging winds and torrential rainfall results in extensive damages across the state.
It may seem like a challenge to put up a steel building in a location such as Mississippi, with the threat of hurricanes. Although they are not “hurricane-proof,” steel buildings are one of the highest recommended types of buildings to build in hurricane territory, due to their durability. In addition to making sure your building is as rust-proof as possible, you will also want to ensure that you have the correct wind load, to deal with those hurricane-force winds. Adding on gutters and downspouts will also be a great idea to handle the heavy amounts of rainfall you will receive.
At Great Western Buildings, we provide customizable options for all customers. We use G90 galvanized steel, which has a thicker zinc coating than the standard, G30. This helps reduce rust and is very important in humid locations that receive ample amounts of rain. We do follow all local building codes for wind load, which will be specific to your location. Mississippi will have a much higher wind load requirement due to the threat of hurricanes, but this will guarantee that your building can withstand the strongest winds. We also highly recommend adding on gutters and downspouts to your building. This will allow the rainfall to be directed towards a designated area, rather than building up on top of your foundation or building. We provide many more different options that allow our customers to design their building exactly how they want, while ensuring that they have the longest lasting and sturdiest steel building in Mississippi.