Condensation in steel buildings is often mistaken for leakage from roofing failure. Although condensation can lead to premature deterioration of your steel buildings, it can be safely and easily solved by increasing circulation and ventilation. Windows, doors and roof vents are necessary to controlling condensation and should be considered when ready to purchase your new steel building. Fans and dehumidifiers as well as proper insulation and moisture barriers may also be considered.
Effectively controlling temperature in a steel building requires insulation to be present along exterior walls and roof. When a temperature differential is present in an enclosed steel building, heat will work from warmer areas to colder areas until the temperature in the building has stabilized. At the point of thermal stabilization, the cooler (and heavier) air will be present at lower elevations and warmer air will be present at the roofline. The function of insulation is to help stabilize air temperature at more desirable levels. When it is hot outside, preventing heat from transferring into the building is the goal, and of course in the winter we want heat to remain inside.
Heat transfer in steel structures occurs in two ways:
Convection : Occurs with the physical movement of air. There are two types of convectional heat movement. The first is natural, where hot air rises displacing the cold air and moving it down. The second type is forced or mechanical convection. This occurs when an object, like a fan, physically moves or “forces” the air to move. Convection can be solved by supplying efficient ventilation such as roof vents, windows and doors.
Radiation : Occurs when an object is warmer or hotter than the air around it. For example, the sun, which is hotter than everything around it, radiates heat waves that travel through the air and is either absorbed by or reflected by the surface it comes in contact with. Radiation is normally controlled with some form of insulation material.
The main reason is price. The cost of steel buildings are less per square foot than any other known form of construction, and can be erected quickly, offering its owners faster access to their new building. Since steel is 100% recyclable, steel buildings have become one of the greenest construction methods available on the market today. Steel buildings construction have also been able to reduce its environmental impact in a variety of ways: (1) Raw Materials; (2) Design; (3) Construction; (4) Maintenance; and, (5) Disposal. Other important factors are its strength, mobility, flexibility, functionality and portability.
Although there are several reasons why you should choose National Carports for your purchase, we feel that these are the top four.
- Quality – National Carports chooses to use only the best available products in the construction of our buildings. Each structure offer by National Carports are Certified, stating that each building has exceeded performance and quaility standards set by local and state codes, such as snow and wind loads. We construct each building using a full 29 gauge metal roofing and sidewall panel, covered by a true 40 year warranty. The frame of each building is constructed of 12 gauge Galvanized Steel Tubing, which is 33% stronger than conventional tubing.The tubing is covered with a full 20 year warranty.
- Price – National Carports includes all certifications and warranties in its’ pricing. No Hidden Costs. National Carports has established itself as a leader in the industry by offering the best product at the lowest price possible.
- Crew Experience – Since 1996 and over 30,000 buildings still standing, we feel that our experience is critical when choosing your next steel building. Each of our crew members have a minimum of ten years experience in the steel industry. This experience has given us the knowledge and expertise to help each of our customers choose and construct the perfect building to suit their needs.
- Reputation – We consider our reputation something to be proud of. We strive to treat every customer with respect and honesty. We stand behind every building we construct and will do everything to make our customers’ experience pleasant and enjoyable.