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IronSite is the home of all things related to metal buildings. Whether you’re a seasoned metal building owner or a newcomer, one question often arises: “How do metal buildings stand up against hail?” In this blog post, we discuss hailstorms and the resilience of metal buildings against such elements. We will also let you know how IronSite can help.

The Strength of Metal Buildings

IronSite metal buildings are made with high-quality, durable steel capable of withstanding the impact of hailstones of various sizes. Compared to traditional structures made of wood or brick, metal buildings generally fare much better due to their solid and cohesive structure. 

The damage from hail usually comes in the form of dents, but the structural integrity of the building typically remains unaffected. However, while metal buildings are inherently durable, the degree of hail resistance can vary based on the thickness and type of metal used.

Size of Hail Matters

While it’s true that metal buildings have a good track record of standing up to hail, the size of the hailstones does play a part in the potential for damage. Smaller hail, usually less than an inch in diameter, is unlikely to cause significant harm. However, larger hailstones can cause more visible dents or scratches. Despite this, it’s important to note that the overall structural integrity of metal buildings remains sound even when subjected to large hail.

Metal Roofs and Hail

The roof is the most vulnerable part of a metal building to hail. IronSite’s metal roofs, just like the rest of our structures, are built to last. They are made from top-grade steel and designed to sustain minimal damage during hailstorms. 

If large hailstones do leave a mark, the damage is usually superficial and cosmetic in nature and doesn’t impact the durability or lifespan of the roof. Additionally, metal roofs do not crack or break like asphalt shingles or tiles, making them an excellent choice in hail-prone regions.

Protective Measures

Even though metal buildings can withstand hail, it doesn’t hurt to take a few precautionary measures, especially if you live in an area frequently hit by hailstorms. These include adding a protective coating to your metal roof to make it more resistant to scratches and dents. Also, investing in proper insulation can protect the inside of your building from potential hail damage.

Insurance Considerations

It’s always a good idea to check with your insurance provider to understand what your policy covers. Most insurance policies for metal buildings will cover hail damage, but it’s essential to be clear on the details of your coverage.

Post-Hailstorm Checks

After a hailstorm, checking your metal building for potential damage is recommended. This would include looking for visible dents or scratches and checking the interior for any signs of leaks. If any damage is found, it’s essential to address it promptly to maintain the longevity of your building.

Next Step: Call IronSite to Schedule a Consult! 

At IronSite, we understand that durability and resilience against all types of weather conditions are key for any building. That’s why we’re proud to offer metal buildings that can stand up against harsh weather, including hailstorms.

Whether it’s the resilience of our materials, the robustness of our designs, or our commitment to our customers, we ensure that every IronSite metal building is built to last. Contact us today to learn more about our durable, weather-resistant metal buildings.

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