Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Nevada
Nevada is located in the western United States and is also the driest state. The southern portion of the state consists of dry, flat deserts, while the rest of the state has many different mountain ranges. Summers are very hot and dry, especially in the south, while winters vary depending on the location. The southern part of the state has very short and mild winters, with little precipitation. The northern and central parts of the state have much longer and colder winters, with increased precipitation in the form of snow. The highest mountains have even seen over 300 inches of snow in a single winter! Depending on your exact location, your weather hazards will be different, varying between thunderstorms, droughts, earthquakes and even blizzards.
No matter where you are located in Nevada, you will want to be sure of a few things when building a steel building. Insulation, wind load, and seismic load will be important throughout the entire state. The northern and central parts of the state will need the proper snow load, as well as some recommended eave extensions.
At Great Western Buildings, all of our steel buildings are customizable. We provide different options to all of our customers to satisfy their needs while guaranteeing that their building will be the best in the industry. It is required that you follow all local building codes for your building’s location. This includes insulation, wind load, seismic load, and snow load. Insulation will be very important, no matter your location, to deal with the extreme heat and cold, while keeping your building as energy efficient as possible. At Great Western, our insulation packages range from R10 to R49. Wind load and seismic load will also be very important throughout the state. This will ensure that your building can withstand the strongest winds and any earthquakes that may occur. Snow loads will mostly be important in the northern and central portions of the state that receive much more snowfall. Your local building codes for all of these requirements are only minimum requirements, and you can always go above those if wanted. We also recommend adding on eave extensions to your building, above any walkways or entrances. This will help shield those walkways from the elements, including the massive amounts of snow the mountains receive. This will not only extend the lifespan of your foundation and walkways, but it will make the outside of your building much safer for you.