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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Iowa

Located in the central United States is Iowa, one of the leading agricultural states. The state mostly consists of rolling hills and farmland. Summers are hot, humid, and typically rainy, while winters are bitterly cold and only bring, on average, 30 inches of snow. Due to the lack of mountains that can provide a natural barrier, the state receives very harsh and freezing winds from the Canadian north. In addition to the severe cold, the state is also very vulnerable to thunderstorms that bring heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and destructive hail that can lead to flooding. 

Iowa is a great place to put up a steel building and can be used for many purposes throughout the state, typically agricultural. You will want to be aware of the weather and natural hazards that the state sees, in order to build the strongest and longest lasting building. Steel buildings in Iowa will need to be built specifically for the humidity, bitter cold, wind, and rainfall. Galvanized steel will help with the high humidity, in preventing rust for as long as possible. Your local building codes will be able to provide the information for wind loads as well as insulation. You will also want to make sure that you add gutters and downspouts to your building to protect your building and foundation from the torrential rainfalls. 

At Great Western Buildings, all of our buildings are 100% customizable. This helps ensure that your building is built completely to your standards. We provide G90 galvanized steel that has ⅔ more zinc coating than the standard G30, which means it will do a much better job at protecting your building against rust. Your local building codes will have minimum requirements for insulation as well as wind load (and snow load). Our insulation packages range from R10 to R49, and you can always get more insulation than your local building code requires, to keep your building sheltered from the coldest and strongest storms. Although they are optional, we do recommend adding gutters and downspouts to buildings that are located in areas that receive substantial rainfall. This will help prevent any rain or snowfall from collecting on your building and foundation for extended periods of time, possibly lowering the lifespan of your building. We also offer a 40-year paint warranty on all wall panels and colored roofs. This guarantees that your building will remain looking brand new, even after years of rain, snow, wind, and hail.