Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in North Carolina
Located in the southeastern part of the United States is North Carolina. The landscape of this state consists of mountains, rolling hills, swamplands, and beaches. Being located right along the Atlantic Ocean brings high humidity to the state. Summers are hot and also bring the most rainfall during the year. Winters are cold and bring up to 50 inches of snow in the mountainous areas, while the southern and warmer parts of the state rarely see any snow and have milder and more enjoyable temperatures. The biggest weather threats to North Carolina include intense rainstorms, flooding, and hurricanes.
Building a steel building in North Carolina may seem like an issue with the threat of hurricanes. However, with the proper planning and designing, a steel building is one of the highest recommended types of buildings to endure such storms. You will definitely want to take all rust preventative measures possible, due to the humidity and amount of precipitation. In addition, you must follow all local building codes, whether it is for insulation, wind load, or even snow load in the mountainous areas. It is also recommended that you add on gutters and downspouts to your building to handle the high amounts of rainfall.
At Great Western Buildings, we are able to provide all of these options and more. We use G90 galvanized steel on all of our buildings, which will immensely help in reducing rust. We require that all local building codes are followed. Proper insulation will keep your building heated or cooled to your preferred temperature, while remaining as energy efficient as possible. Wind load is very important, to deal with those fierce hurricane-force winds that your building may see. Depending on your exact location, snow load may also be necessary for your building to endure any heavy snowstorms. All of these building codes are minimum requirements suited best for your location, but you are always welcome to go above those requirements if preferred. We also recommend adding on gutters and downspouts. This will allow all rainfall to be drained properly to a designated area, rather than building up on top of your building or foundation. Great Western has many more customizable options that will allow you to build the building of your dreams.