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Steel Buildings Promise Lower Maintenance- Part 2

More Ways Metal Buildings Reduce Maintenance Headaches Part one of this series revealed some of the ways steel buildings deliver lower maintenance. Here are a few more ways a metal building reduces the upkeep hassles and expenses associated with wood structures. Steel is Impervious to Termites and Wood Ants Wood is the favorite food of destructive termites and wood ants. Lumber-framed buildings require periodic termite and ant inspections— and costly chemical treatments or repairs if infestation is detected. So how… Read More

In General Information, Steel Building Maintenance

Steel Buildings Promise Lower Maintenance- Part 1

Metal Buildings are Practically Maintenance-Free When choosing your low-rise construction system, keep in mind that steel buildings promise lower maintenance. The only maintenance peculiar to metal buildings is occasionally power washing the structure to remove grit and oxidation. All the other maintenance projects we’ve discussed in earlier blogs— cleaning the gutters, keeping door operating well, keeping debris and snow from piling up on the roof, and so forth— are maintenance chores needed on any structure, wood or steel. However, there… Read More

In General Information, Steel Building Maintenance

17 Metal Building Maintenance Tips

Steel Building Maintenance- Part 4 In earlier blogs, we covered metal building maintenance through washing the structure, cleaning the gutters, and cleaning overhead doors. Now let’s look at a few more easy ways to keep your steel building at its best. Metal Building Maintenance Safety Tips TIP 1. Do not neglect simple maintenance. Do-it-yourselfers can easily do these simple steel building upkeep projects. However, if you are unable to do the structural building maintenance yourself, enlist the aid of reliable,… Read More

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How to Clean Metal Building Overhead Doors

Steel Building Maintenance- Part 3 Cleaning metal building overhead doors helps maintain their function and beauty through decades of use. Washing an overhead door takes only 20 or 30 minutes. Like washing your car, door cleaning makes a great weekend project on a bright, sunny day. The best time to wash metal building overhead doors is probably the same time you clean gutters, during scheduled building cleaning. These recommended procedures cover anything from a roll-up metal garage door to a… Read More

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How to Clean Metal Building Gutters

Steel Building Maintenance- Part 2 The best way to prevent potential gutter problems is to clean metal building gutters regularly. Keeping gutters and downspouts clear stops drainage and foundation complications before they start. How often gutters systems need cleaning depends on type of gutter, climate, location, and tree cover. Annual gutter cleaning suffices for open areas in milder climates. However, most gutter manufacturers advise semi-annual gutter cleanings. Structures surrounded by overhanging trees require even more frequent cleaning. Systems installed with… Read More

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How to Wash a Metal Building

Steel Building Maintenance- Part 1 Keeping a steel structure in tiptop condition begins with knowing how to wash a metal building. Ignoring the foreign matter building up on your structure and neglecting metal building maintenance is not an option. While cleaning a metal building is a very simple procedure, there are a few guidelines. Dirt, grime, greasy residue, leaves, bird stains, and mineral deposits naturally collect on all structures. The longer the grime builds up, the greater the chance for… Read More

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7 Steel Building Maintenance Tips for Winter

How to Prepare Your Metal Building for Frigid Weather Proper steel building maintenance is simple and quick— but very important. Whatever the function of your metal building, it is in your best interest to protect your investment now. Preventing problems before they happen costs far less than making repairs later. Before the Weather Outside Turns Frightful… Fortunately, steel buildings require very little maintenance. Perform these seven easy tasks now to prepare your metal building for a problem-free winter: 1. START… Read More

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