No matter how much planning you do, you can never rule out the risk of delays. The most common cause of delays in construction projects in the state is adverse weather.
How can adverse weather impact the construction timeline for a metal building?
Wind Damage and Safety Risks
Thanks to their exceptional durability, red iron steel buildings can handle the storms Texas frequently experiences. Assuming they’re built on a solid foundation, metal buildings can withstand winds of up to 170 mph. However, strong winds can easily damage a metal building still under construction. Not to mention they pose a safety risk to contractors in your job site.
Rain and Moisture Damage
Premium, high-quality steel is resistant to rust and other forms of damage, but if rainwater manages to infiltrate your metal building while it’s still under construction, there’s a chance trapped moisture will do permanent damage to the building’s structure later on.
Heat and Performance Issues
Inclement weather isn’t the only weather-related factor that can cause delays—high temperatures and humidity can also affect the performance of contractors. Performance issues are compounded by the fact steel absorbs heat faster when directly exposed to the sun, amplifying uncomfortably warm work conditions. That’s why it’s not uncommon for high temperatures to delay a project for days.
How to Minimize Disruptions Caused by Adverse Weather
Fortunately, there are several ways to minimize disruptions or delays caused by bad weather. One option would be to use pre-engineered steel buildings. Since a lot of the work is done off-site, construction timelines for pre-engineered buildings are shorter, minimizing the risk of weather-related delays.
To learn more about the advantages of pre-engineered steel buildings, consult a contractor.
Metal Warehouse, Inc., a leading steel company in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma, offers a wide range of premium steel buildings and products. To get a free quote, you can call one of our sales reps at (903) 465-6699 or leave us a message here.