One of the benefits of choosing a metal building structure is the simple and effortless maintenance, but it is still important to schedule yearly maintenace to ensure all warranties will stay intact. Additionally, yearly maintenance will make sure your building is visually pleasing, maintains its value, is working properly, and withstands all types of weather for years to come. It is recommended to check your metal building in the fall and spring to prepare for the extreme conditions that may occur during the hot summer and cold winter months. During ice and snow events, a metal building requires additional care. Metal Buildings are designed for specific loadings. With an above average snowfall, it is important to avoid an overload condition that could cause serious damage to your building. The addition of Snow Guards to your metal roof can prevent the dangerous movement of snow and ice by allowing the snow or ice to melt completely or drop off in small amounts preventing damage from avalanching snow while remaining practically invisible. Check out the informational sheets on How To Maintain A Metal Building and Ice and Snow Removal on Metal Buildings.
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How To Maintain a Metal Building
Develop a maintenance plan for your building. This plan includes the timing, frequency, and type of maintenance your metal building will need. If your building is located in a coastal area more frequent maintenance routines should be implemented. In the event of severe weather, make sure you walk your building looking for any possible damage.
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Ice and Snow Removal on Metal Buildings
It is important to maintain your metal building during an ice and snow event. It is not recommended to remove snow with personnel getting on the roof. Snow should be removed in a balanced manner and care should be taken to prevent damage to the roof. The use of metal tools or snow blowers is not recommended. Extreme care should be exercised when working in the area of skylights.
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A snow guard system whether it be snow guards, snow rails, snow bars, or high rib ice dams, prevents the dangerous movement of snow and ice by allowing the snow or ice to melt completely or drop off in small amounts preventing damage from avalanching snow while remaining practically invisible. They are a practical cost effective addition to any sloped metal roof in winter climates.
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