Menu Close

How to Prepare a Steel Building for Winter

General Steel Structure Cold Weather Maintenance Readying your steel building for winter is simple— and extremely important.  Remember, it always costs less to prevent problems now than to make repairs later. Prepare Your Steel Building for Winter Now Fortunately, a steel structure requires very little maintenance.  Perform these simple tasks now to prepare your metal structure for a problem-free winter:…

How to Clean Metal Building Gutters

General Steel Building Maintenance Tips It is easy to prevent potential problems for metal building gutters and to learn how to clean them. How?  By simply cleaning your gutters regularly. How Often Do Metal Building Gutters Need Cleaning? Gutter cleaning depends on the type of gutter, climate, location, and tree cover.  For example, here are a few guidelines for general…

How to Prevent Rust on Metal Buildings

Eliminating the #1 Enemy of Steel Buildings: Corrosion Rust on metal buildings starts small.  However, if not squelched immediately, insidious rust spreads.  Corrosion compromises structural integrity, reduces lifespan, and devalues your metal building. Steel Buildings and the “Man of Steel” Steel is always associated with incredible strength.  That’s why Superman is also known as the “Man of Steel.”  However, even…

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…

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…

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…

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…