Steel buildings make excellent, durable construction solutions for any climate area, for excessively hot, arid areas as well as for regions where the winters come with snow and freezing weather. If you own a steel building in a cold region and you are in need of tips related to preparing your building for the cold season, here is what you have been looking for:
- Clean the area surrounding the building – having a clean, obstacle-free area around the building is the best way to prevent winter damage. Prune any vegetation that has grown too large during the year and also cut the large limbs that overgrow your building to prevent any damage caused by the impact of falling branches;
- Wash, inspect and coat the building – use a brush and some warm water mixed with some mild detergent to clean the walls, then rinse the walls with clean water. Inspect the clean walls and correct any damage, then reapply the protective coating on the cleaned, repaired surface (if necessary);
- Pay attention to the roof and to the gutters as well – clean and inspect the roof as well as the gutters. The process is an essential part of the maintenance of your metal building, especially if you expect a harsh winter with snow and ice.