Buyers Guide to Metal Buildings in Hawaii
Located in the central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is a state made up of eight main islands. It is said that Hawaii has 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones. The landscape of the state ranges from the volcanic mountains to arid deserts, down to the tropical beaches along the coast. Hawaii receives the most rainfall out of all 50 states and has a humid climate, due to its location in the middle of the ocean. Hurricanes are rare, while tropical storms hit the island more frequently. Hawaii is also known for its volcanoes, and is home to Kilauea and Maunaloa- two of the world’s most active volcanoes.
When erecting a steel building in Hawaii, you will definitely want it to be as waterproof and rust-proof as possible. Making sure that you use high quality galvanized steel, gutters and downspouts, and sealed wall panels will help ensure that your building will be waterproof and protected against any possible rust. You will also want to check with your local building codes about wind load, as well as seismic load to have the strongest possible building for any tropical storms or earthquakes.
Installing a steel building in Hawaii may seem like a challenge with the rainfall and possible earthquakes, but not with Great Western Buildings. We always provide G90 galvanized steel for all of our buildings, which will greatly diminish the chances of rust on your building. We offer gutters and downspouts, and highly recommend them for customers located in tropical areas, such as Hawaii. Having these added onto your building will provide a designated area for the rainwater to go, rather than falling directly onto your foundation and decreasing the lifespan of your building. All wall panels are sealed with double sided mastic tape, in order to keep your building as waterproof as possible. We always follow all local building codes depending on your location, whether that is for wind load or seismic load, which will both be important for Hawaii. Our customizable buildings are designed to meet the customer’s needs, while being a weather-resistant and sturdy building for life.