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Do Metal Buildings Get Too Hot?

March 26, 2020

One of the most common concerns that people have about metal buildings is that they will get too hot during the summer to be used for anything other than storage. Although metal does conduct heat and it is true that most regular metal structures will get warmer than most other types of buildings during hot weather, there are methods of construction that allow metal buildings to sluff off heat as well as any other type of building. At Ferro Building Systems, we construct pre-engineered metal buildings that are equipped to handle many harsh weather scenarios, including high heat.

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings and Heat

If you are looking into constructing a pre-engineered metal building and are concerned about how hot it might get during the summer months, make sure that you bring this concern to your builder so they can ensure you are informed about exactly how your building will combat this issue. There are many different methods employed that can help to keep a building cool, including:

High-Quality Insulation

When constructing a metal building, make sure that you plan ahead for the insulation method. Steel buildings frequently use deep wall cavities that allow them to have extra insulation to keep heat out during summer and in during winter.

Heat-Resistant Roofing Solutions

One of the best ways to keep your metal building cool in the summer is to pick a light colour for the roof. This might seem too simple to work, but a dark-coloured roof can get over twice as hot as a light-coloured one. Along with better colour choices, it is possible to use a highly reflective roof coating system to reflect a large portion of the sun’s light and heat.

Better Ventilation Systems

Strategically placed windows, doors, and vents can help to allow for cross ventilation within a building to keep cool air circulating during the summer. Setting up a ventilation system that considers the flow of air during all months of the year is important.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not metal buildings get too hot or any other common concerns about pre-engineered metal buildings, or to find out more about some of the pre-engineered building options that we offer, please contact Ferro Building Systems at 604-530-3224 or fill out a contact form on our website.


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