Can Metal Buildings Actually Be Affected by Heat Damage?

Excessive heat can mess almost everything up, and you’ll find that some building materials are a lot more prone to heat damage than others. Fortunately, the metal used in the construction of metal buildings can withstand temperatures of well over 1,000 degrees without being damaged.


Now, it’s important to know what is meant by heat damage. Usually, if the building catches fire, we’re already speaking about fire damage, so that’s when the temperatures are highest. Heat damage, on the other hand, typically happens if there’s a powerful source of heat nearby or if the heat comes from the sun itself.


In the latter case, most buildings have to suffer as a result of discoloration and the fading of their paint – which can happen in the case of metal buildings. However, the heat and UV radiation of the sun, as well as any temperatures below 1,000 degrees, will hardly be able to land a single scratch on your new metal building. The most that can happen is that the metal can change its shape slightly and become somewhat larger when subjected to enough heat. This process of expansion, however, is quite common, and is accounted for by manufacturers.


Metals like steel, iron, aluminum and copper are extremely resilient, and apart from aluminum, which has its melting point around 660 C, all the other metals involved in metal building construction can withstand really high temperatures without any problems whatsoever.

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