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For companies that carry out business in metal buildings, summertime’s hot — often muggy — conditions can lead to issues such as mold, mildew and uncomfortable work environments. With proper forethought and a willingness to make simple upgrades, however, operations can remain safe and comfortable all summer long. Metallic Products has pulled together a few tips that should help.
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At Metallic Products, we are proud to provide the accessories companies need to improve metal building airflow, enhance safety and protect against the elements. With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season’s arrival on June 1, we felt it important to let our friends and clients know that certain Metallic Products items — those with Florida product approval — are engineered specifically to meet stringent hurricane building codes.
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According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, “On March 8, 2018, President Trump exercised his authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, with exemptions for Canada and Mexico, in order to protect our national security. The President’s Section 232 decisions are the result of investigations led by the Commerce Department, after review and comment by other relevant Federal agencies. Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting the tariffs on March 23, 2018.”
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Metal buildings have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with engineers and architects alike embracing their durability, custom design features and sustainability. At Metallic Products, we work closely with a team of engineers to ensure compliance with local, state and national building codes and receive feedback from architects on how we can improve design features.
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On the surface, condensation may seem like a harmless and unavoidable result of indoor and outdoor temperature difference. However, factors like high humidity levels and irregular air pressure can also contribute to condensation—at the detriment of workplace safety within your metal building. According to the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), “condensation can occur on any surface within the building… that is at or below the dew point temperature of the ambient air within the structure” and often results in “stains, rust, mildew on walls or ceilings, delaminating surfaces, and damp insulation.” For this reason, temperature and humidity regulation as well as proper exhaust and ventilation within a metal building are crucial to structure sustainability.
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Continuous Ridge Vents

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Personnel Door Canopies

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Louvers

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Roof Access Hatches

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Die Formed Flashing

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Roof Curbs

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Wall Fans

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