Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Missouri
Located in the American Midwest is the state of Missouri. The different landscapes consist of rolling hills, forests, rivers, and plateaus. Due to the lack of mountain ranges and large bodies of water, the state frequently sees temperature extremes, both hot and cold. Summers are very hot and humid, with abundant amounts of rainfall during the spring and summer. Winters can be extremely cold, but the southeastern part of the state remains relatively mild. Snowfall is frequent, but the state is more prone to ice storms. The biggest weather-related threats to Missouri are ice storms, thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, and tornadoes. The southeastern part of the state also sees the occasional earthquake.
When wanting to build a steel building in Missouri, you will want to take a few things into consideration. With all of the precipitation and humidity that the state sees, you will want your building to be as “rust-proof” as possible. Since Missouri sees extreme hot and cold temperatures, making sure you have the proper insulation will keep your building at the desired temperature, while making sure it is as energy efficient as possible. The threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes will make it necessary to have the correct wind loads, and the possibility of earthquakes will require correct seismic loads.
At Great Western Buildings, we provide customizable buildings for all customers. As a standard, we use G90 galvanized steel, which has a thicker coating of zinc and helps reduce rust. This is essential in locations such as Missouri that have high humidity and see all types of precipitation. We always follow all local building codes, whether that is for insulation, snow, wind, or seismic loads. Due to the extreme heat and bitter cold that Missouri sees, your insulation will be very important to keep your building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Although Missouri doesn’t receive a ton of snow, the northern areas will see increased amounts and need a different snow load. Wind load will be important for enduring the strongest thunderstorms, and seismic load may be necessary in the southeastern portion of the state. Depending on your exact location, those requirements may differ, but will be designed to adapt to your local weather threats. You are always welcome to go above those minimum requirements, to feel even more confident in your building’s durability. Great Western helps provide different options for our customers, to guarantee that their needs are taken care of, while providing a durable and long lasting steel building.