With the start of summer, metal building owners in the Desert Southwest cities of Tucson and Phoenix know that monsoon season is around the corner. An advantage to owning a metal building is that they’re quick builds, energy efficient and easy to maintain. Bunger Steel metal buildings are designed and engineered to meet individual city and/or county code requirements. However, a little TLC can go a long way in protecting your investment. To prepare yourself, and your building, we’ve compiled our best tips to get ahead of the monsoon season in Arizona.
Gutters & Downspouts
Make sure to inspect your gutters and downspouts at least once a year but preferably bi-annually. This will keep them clear and free to do their job. It’s best to do this in the late fall and spring seasons to avoid buildup of leaves and other debris that could create blockages.
Check Your Surroundings
Metal buildings are reliable, fire-resistant, and if struck by lighting are likely to suffer less damage than a wood-framed structure. This is because steel acts as a conductor allowing the lightning to pass through the building back to the earth safely. With that said, it is important to check your surrounding area for exposed wires. As an added precaution, inspect trees in the area around your building and trim them before monsoon season.
If you are still in the planning process and on the fence, we highly suggest a second look at insulating your metal building. There are many reasons to insulate your building even in sunny Arizona. Insulation performs a key part in keeping condensation from building in your structure. Your metal building will last longer when properly insulated. You can learn more about the advantages to insulating a metal building here.
Closures & Screws
Old, worn screws and bolts are often the common culprit to leaks on a metal building. Performing an inspection can help eliminate leaks this monsoon season. Closures should also be inspected for wear and tear and replaced accordingly. Need to replace them? Give us a call and our Components team can get you what you need. We carry most items available on the market and sell to the public but we encourage the use of a professional roofing contractor.
Bunger Steel buildings are manufactured using the highest quality metal and metal products. Metal buildings thrive in the Desert Southwest and for good reason. It is best practice to maintain them with bi-annual inspections to keep them performing year after year. And as always, safety first!
If you need a place to protect your valuables from the monsoon this season, fill out our Get a Quote form. A custom metal building is the best way to make sure your things are secure!