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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in New Jersey

Located along the East Coast of the United States and halfway between the North Pole and Equator is the state of New Jersey. The landscape of the state consists of highlands, valleys, forests, rolling hills, and marshes. The northern part of the state has lower temperatures throughout the year and also receives more snow and rainfall. Summers can be very hot and humid, especially in the southern part of the state, while the northern part can see bitterly cold winters with up to 50 inches of snow. Although New Jersey’s severe weather is relatively mild, the biggest threats to the state include thunderstorms, snowstorms, blizzards, and the occasional Nor’easter. 

When wanting to build a steel building in New Jersey, you will want to keep the weather conditions in mind. Taking all rust preventative measures possible will be important due to the humidity and precipitation that New Jersey sees. With the thunderstorms, snowstorms, blizzards, and Nor’easters, wind load, snow load, and insulation will all be extremely important to handle those different storms. It is also recommended to add eave extensions to your building, to protect the walkways and entrances from the conditions. 

At Great Western Buildings, as a standard, we provide G90 galvanized steel for all steel buildings. This means that the steel has ⅔ of a thicker zinc coating than the industry standard, which helps reduce rusting. Since New Jersey has a humid climate and receives ample amounts of precipitation, this is very beneficial. You will also need to follow all local building codes for your exact location, whether it is for wind load, snow load, or insulation. These codes are a minimum requirement and you are always welcome to go above that requirement if preferred. These different building code requirements will ensure that your building can endure the windiest storms, heaviest snowfalls, hottest summers, and coldest winters. We also highly recommend adding on eave extensions above any walkways or entrances. This will not only protect your walkways, entrances, and foundation from rain, snow, and ice, it will make for a safer outside environment for you. Great Western provides different customizable options for all of our customers to guarantee that all standards are met, while providing a sturdy, durable building that will last a lifetime.