Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Maryland
Located right along the East Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region is Maryland. The eastern side of the state consists of marshlands and sandy beaches, while the western side is mountainous and heavily forested. Summers are very hot and humid, while winters can be bitterly cold and bring immense amounts of snow. Snowfall amounts increase and temperatures decrease the farther west you go. Although Maryland does see thunderstorms and effects from nearby tropical cyclones and hurricanes, the biggest issue is the winter blizzards and snowstorms. The small town of Oakland receives 106 inches of snow per year!
When planning to build a metal building in Maryland, you will want to take a few different things into consideration, in order to get the highest quality building. Due to the humidity in Maryland, you will want to take all rust preventative measures possible. With the hot summers and freezing winters, making sure you have proper insulation will be very important. Tropical cyclones and blizzards both bring wind, as well as some type of precipitation, so making sure that you have the required wind and snow loads for your building is also necessary. With the rainfall and snowstorms, it is recommended that you take all waterproofing measures as well.
At Great Western Buildings, all of our steel is G90 galvanized, which means that it has a thicker zinc coating than the standard, and is great in reducing rust. This is very important for humid areas such as Maryland, that also receive ample amounts of precipitation. Based on your exact location, your local building codes will provide minimum requirements for insulation, as well as snow and wind loads. Proper insulation will help keep your building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, as well as keeping it as energy efficient as possible. Our insulation packages range from R10 to R49. The correct wind and snow loads will help protect your building from the gustiest winds and heaviest snowstorms. We also use double sided mastic tape between all of our wall panels, that will help ensure that your building is as waterproof as possible. At Great Western, we provide all customizable options in order to meet every customer’s standards.