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WILL A CAPITAL STEEL SHED HOLD UP IN A FLORIDA HURRICANE?

Well-constructed CSI steel buildings stay intact when hurricanes strike

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For locations that stand in the path of tropical storms, hurricanes are quite normal. Sadly, however, climate change is rapidly increasing the rate of the occurrence of these hurricanes, and they are becoming progressively more disastrous.

That’s why, after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, Florida legislators acknowledged that there was a need for more construction regulation and stricter building codes. This led to the formation of more consistent state construction codes in 2002. Thankfully, hurricane Andrew helped us see the almost careless process by which contractors created buildings.

The National Hurricane Center also states that homes and other structures will suffer catastrophic damage if hit by a category 5 hurricane with up to 157 miles per hour winds or more.

SO, CAN CAPITAL STEEL SHEDS HOLD UP IN A HURRICANE?

Yes, Capital Steel sheds are appropriately specified and engineered to withstand force winds during a hurricane. Many of these buildings have undergone testing in very harsh climatic conditions and can stand up to winds that pack incredible force.

Buildings that are created with steel have lots of strength-based advantages. One such benefit is that they are built to last

At CSI, we ensure that we deliver only steel buildings that are designed to stay strong no matter how severe the weather conditions become. From hurricanes and snowstorms to earthquakes, we make use of only commercial-quality, high-grade premium steel that can withstand all forms of weather damage. 

It's important to avoid low quality steel buildings. Capital Steel buildings will stand up to extreme weather.

This is possible because we apply manufacturing strategies and techniques that increase durability and strength when compared to most conventional buildings. Capital Steel buildings can also withstand damage from salt corrosion or pests. Thanks to its resistance, our steel sheds will maintain their structural integrity for a lifetime (or longer!).

Keep in mind that only Florida steel buildings with the right engineering and construction will survive a hurricane. This is mostly determined by three factors that tell us whether or not a building can withstand the impact of the debris, elevated wind speeds, and accompanying water deluge.

This is possible because we apply manufacturing strategies and techniques that increase durability and strength when compared to most conventional buildings. Capital Steel buildings can also withstand damage from salt corrosion or pests. Thanks to its resistance, our steel sheds will maintain their structural integrity for a lifetime (or longer!).

Keep in mind that only Florida steel buildings with the right engineering and construction will survive a hurricane. This is mostly determined by three factors that tell us whether or not a building can withstand the impact of the debris, elevated wind speeds, and accompanying water deluge.

 

These 3 factors include:

  • The durability of materials
  • Engineering and design
  • Rust-resistance ability

If a building is deficient in any of the above-mentioned areas, it could result in weaknesses that put the building at risk of damage if a hurricane strikes. This is usually the case with traditionally made wood frame buildings.

Hurricane Katrina and similar storms caused devastating effects which led to the design of steel buildings that possess high levels of resistance to wind. It is common knowledge that wall junctures and roof edges have a high probability of failure when extreme wind conditions arise. That’s why the structural steel designs in recent times ensure that these critical areas are given even more reinforcement.

Many Capital Steel sheds are correctly engineered to withstand damage from hurricanes and can hold their ground even when very high force winds (as high as 170 mph) strike. Hurricane zones can benefit from our structures that are built to serve. These structures have the right formation to provide strong resistance against high-speed winds.

HELPIING TO PROTECT FLORIDA RESIDENTS DURING HURRICANES

If you reside or do business in Florida, you know that only well-constructed steel buildings stay intact when hurricanes strike. That’s why you want to make sure that you work with a manufacturer that ensures strict compliance with local building codes and regulations. This is the only way to guarantee that your structure becomes specified for conditions like snow and wind load among other local conditions. 

You’ve got nothing to worry about when you work with Capital Steel, as we guarantee that our local contractors will supply well-designed buildings in compliance with the codes for seismic, as well as wind and snow conditions wherever you are. We ensure that you get the safest possible sheds. 

CSI has highly qualified control project managers that ensure the quality of our craftsmanship. Our managers inspect all shed kits to make sure that they comply with the minimum wind requirement and even exceed it. CSI supplies sheds that are tailor-made for the weather in Florida. 

These sheds have undergone approval, inspection, and certification, and also have factory clearance. No safety features are compromised in the construction of our sheds. What you get is a combination of modern aesthetics and compliant construction to give you a shed that is not only functional but strong and attractive as well.

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