Metal Garages vs. Weather Extremes

The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

Had to start this article with a nod to Jimmy Buffett, may he rest in peace! No matter whether you reside on the East Coast, West Coast, or any of the parts in between, the weather is here. Hopefully, the weather you’re experiencing right now is beautiful. But if there’s one thing you can count on about weather in the United States, it’s always bound to change, and at times, the weather can get downright extreme.

Summer is officially winding down, fall is arriving, and winter is on the horizon. Are your vehicles and other outdoor items ready to withstand the change of seasons? Have you been giving some thought to purchasing a metal garage for sale that can effectively protect your possessions and property from any weather threats that may come your way? If so, it’s best to entrust your business to a metal building provider who knows your area and has experience installing there. You also want the peace of mind that comes from choosing metal garages specifically engineered to meet your local wind and snow load requirements. Metal Garage Central checks all those boxes for you!

Forces of Nature to Contend With

Most metal garage kits you come across can handle a sunny day, or a bit of rain here and there just fine. But it’s not the run-of-the-mill weather you have to worry the most about. Well-designed steel garages should be built to a higher standard that includes engineering for handling specific forces or loads relative to your installation location. The most common loads that apply to buildings include:

  • Wind Loads

Properly designed metal structures need to be able to withstand the force of wind blowing in from any direction. Most areas of the country have some type of minimum wind load rating included with their local building code. And regions like Florida that are more prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, and significant wind events will typically mandate a higher minimum wind load rating for structures.

  • Snow Loads

Snow load factors in a building’s ability to support the vertical load of accumulated snow on the roof, as well as the weight of any snow that could drift and exert force against the side of a structure. Particular minimum snow load requirements can vary widely by specific geographic region of the country.

  • Seismic Loads

Not all areas are prone to experience extreme seismic activity, but earthquakes can generally occur almost anywhere. Because this is true, many localities have established minimum seismic load requirements for new building construction.

Are Metal Garages Really Weatherproof?

That’s a good question. There’s really no such thing as weatherproof or nature-proof when it comes to construction of any kind, but a metal structure from Metal Garage Central is engineered to be built to last.

Let’s take a moment to consider the life expectancy of the metal building materials and structural components themselves:

  • Steel framing is rated to last for more than 100 years.
  • Metal roofing and metal paneling can last between 40 and 80 years.
  • And hot-dipped galvanized steel fasteners are known to last anywhere from 35 to 60 years.

Based on the lifespan of each building component in its own regard, it’s fair to say that you can expect a well-built metal garage to last you a long time, and even for a lifetime!

Some FAQs About Metal Garages

Here are questions we typically receive about metal structures at Metal Garage Central, along with some reliable answers:

1. Are metal garages flimsy?

No. Structures engineered with steel tube framing and steel paneling are some of the strongest buildings you’ll find anywhere. Cold-formed steel displays the best strength-to-weight ratio among all commercially available construction materials, rating up to 25 times higher than wood.

2. Are metal garages prone to rust?

While some types of metal can be prone to rust, that’s not an issue with galvanized steel. Pre-engineered steel buildings (or PEMBs) aren’t susceptible to moisture damage, and can often last last beyond your lifetime!

3. Can metal garages be customized?

Think a metal garage has to be boring, boxy, and uncreative? Think again. Thanks to the strength and flexibility of steel framing, a prefab metal building from Metal Garage Central can deliver clear-span interior space that doesn’t require any internal columns or support posts. And the metal building exterior is completely customizable, too. Choose whatever building design and colors you prefer, and our team can come alongside to deliver a perfect structure that meets all of your needs.

Metal Garage Central Delivers the Best Metal Garage Solutions!

The best metal garages and other metal building solutions are known to come from Metal Garage Central. Our steel structures are respected for their ability to withstand all sorts of weather extremes, and we provide everything from metal garages, to metal carports, to metal barns, storage sheds, RV covers, workshops, warehouses, agricultural buildings, commercial buildings, and even barndominium shells. If you can conceive it, we can build it for you! We’re also proud to provide unparalleled customer service, shorter lead times, and several preferred financing and RTO payment plans to help you afford the metal building you need.

There’s no need to wait! If it’s an affordable, economical, and fully customizable metal building you’re looking for, there’s no better provider than Metal Garage Central. You can reach out to us online, or you can connect even faster by simply giving us a call today at (980) 223-3072.

Come experience the Metal Garage Central difference for yourself!