METAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE TIPS

TRIM TREES AND BUSHES

Cut back any bushes that are close enough to touch the building, as they can cause damage to the exterior. Keep trees trimmed and keep an eye out for dead branches that are likely to fall and damage the roof. 

WASH THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR

A pressure washer will usually do the trick to remove dirt and grime from the exterior. Inspect your metal building periodically and look for any signs of dirt buildup and wash your building if you see any. Dirt can eventually turn into mold or cause your building to prematurely rust. Simply keeping it clean will prolong the life of your building. How you wash the inside of your building will depend on how you use the interior and whether or not you have insulation. Spray, scrub or wipe down interior walls and floors as you see fit Do not use chemical cleaners as the caustic properties can damage your paint and tube coatings…

KEEP THE ROOF CLEAR OF DEBRIS

It’s necessary to fight the build-up of debris on your roof to prevent mold growth and rusting. Clear off roofs, as necessary, more often if your building is under trees. 

INSPECT ALL DOORS

Check on your doors frequently, including both garage doors and entry doors. Oil hinges and apply lithium grease to the moving parts of your garage door, whether manual or automatic. Check weather stripping and make sure moisture isn’t leaking in.

CHECK STRUCTURAL CONNECTIONS

Check screw and bolt locations. Tighten and anchor or structural connection points that may have loosened up from building movement.

CHECK FOUNDATION

 Look for any erosion around the building foundation or anchors and replace them with the appropriate material.