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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in North Dakota

Found in the Upper Midwest of the United States is North Dakota. Prairies, rolling hills, buttes, and flatlands all make up the geography of this state. The eastern side of the state is more humid and receives more rainfall than the western side. Summers are warm to hot, with the higher temperatures in the southern part of the state. Winters are long and cold, averaging about 50 inches of snow per year. Wind is prevalent throughout the entire year and can dramatically change weather conditions. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and blizzards are the most common weather hazards that North Dakota sees. 

When planning to erect a steel building in North Dakota, you must keep the severe weather risks in mind. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and blizzards all bring wicked winds with them, so it will be necessary to have the correct wind load for your building. They can also bring large amounts of precipitation, so adding on gutters and downspouts, as well as eave extensions to your building will be a great idea. To endure those bitterly cold winters, having the proper insulation will be essential in keeping your building at the preferred temperature. 

At Great Western Buildings, all of these options are available for each customer. We provide completely customizable steel buildings in order to meet everyone’s needs and requirements. We do require that all local building codes are followed, whether that is for wind load, snow load, or insulation. These are simply minimum requirements for your exact location, and you are always welcome to go above those requirements if preferred. We do recommend adding on gutters and downspouts to your building. This will allow all precipitation to be properly drained and directed towards a designated location to reduce any buildup or flooding that may occur on your building or foundation. Eave extensions are also highly recommended above any walkways or entrances. With the risk of blizzards and long, cold winters, you will want as much protection over your walkways as possible. This will reduce the amount of snow and ice that will stay built up around your building for months, and also make for a safer outside environment for you. Great Western provides customizable options for our customers while remaining the highest quality possible, guaranteed to last a lifetime.