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Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in New York

Located in the Northeastern region of the United States is New York. The state consists of forested mountains, lakes, meadows, farms, and beaches. The northern part of the state has a higher elevation, cooler temperatures, and increased amounts of precipitation. Summers are warm and winters are long and cold, with snowfall amounts up to 200 inches. The southern part of the state is more humid, with higher temperatures and less precipitation. The entire state sees rainfall throughout the year and is also prone to thunderstorms, hurricanes, snowstorms, and blizzards. 

No matter the purpose of your steel building, you will need to keep a few things in mind when building in New York. With the humidity and precipitation, you will want to make sure that you are taking all rust preventative measures possible. You will also need to follow all local building codes for your location, which will include minimum requirements for insulation, wind load, and snow load. It is also recommended that gutters and downspouts are added on to your building to deal with the precipitation. 

At Great Western Buildings, we provide completely customizable buildings for all of our customers. As a standard, we use G90 galvanized steel on all of our buildings. This has a thicker zinc coating that helps reduce rust, which is essential in humid locations such as New York. We do require that you follow all local building codes, which will vary depending on your location. Insulation is important to keep your building cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter, while remaining as energy efficient as possible. Wind load will be necessary for your building to endure the fierce winds that come with thunderstorms, hurricanes, and blizzards, while the snow load will obviously be important in those northern areas that see extremely heavy amounts of snow. At Great Western, we also recommend adding on gutters and downspouts to your building. This will allow for all precipitation to be drained properly off your building and directed towards a designated area, rather than sitting on top of your building or foundation and leading to any potential damaging issues. We provide these options and more to meet all customers standards while providing the sturdiest building possible.