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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in South Dakota

Found in the Great Plains region of the American Midwest is the state of South Dakota. The different landscapes of this state consist of mountains, prairies, canyons, buttes, and badlands. Summers in South Dakota range from warm to hot, with the western side of the state seeing hotter temperatures and less rainfall. Winters are freezing and snowy, with up to 100 inches of snow in the mountains. Weather threats to this state include thunderstorms, tornadoes, and blizzards. 

To manage the different weather hazards, you will need to take some precautions when planning to build a steel building in South Dakota. Local building codes will need to be followed, including insulation, wind load, and snow load. It is also recommended to add gutters and downspouts to your building, as well as eave extensions. 

At Great Western Buildings, we provide 100% American made steel on our completely customizable buildings. This allows our customers to design them exactly how they like, while providing a long-lasting, sturdy steel building. We do require that all local building codes are followed. Proper insulation will keep your building at the desired temperature, while remaining as energy efficient as possible. Our insulation packages range from R10 to R49. Wind load will be essential to endure those severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes, and blizzards. Although no building is “tornado proof,” with the correct wind load, steel buildings have a much greater chance of surviving a severe storm like that. Depending on your location, the snow load will also vary. The mountains will have a much higher snow load requirement than areas located out on the plains. Great Western also recommends adding on gutters and downspouts to your building, in addition to eave extensions. Gutters and downspouts will allow for proper drainage and reduce buildup and flooding during any torrential rainfall. Eave extensions added onto your building over any walkways or entrances will be a great addition to reduce snowy and icy areas outside your building. These will help protect those areas from the elements and make for a safer outdoor environment for you. Great Western also provides a 40-year paint warranty on all wall panels and colored roof systems. This will keep your building looking brand new, even after decades of rain, hail, and snow. We provide all of these options to allow our customers to build the building of their dreams, while guaranteeing they have the most durable building on the market.