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Protect Your Building from Corrosion

Protecting Your Steel Building From Corrosion

With any building, there’s always a level of maintenance to be done as well as preemptive measure you can take to ensure the structure lasts as long as possible. As durable as steel is, there are a few extra steps building owners can take once it’s constructed to extend the life of the structure. Corrosion is something that, after long periods of time, affects all metals eventually. Weaker alloys succumb to this type of deterioration after just a few years, while it takes steel several decades before any of its earliest signs even begin to appear. Still, it’s better to safeguard your structure to ensure the most use out of it without having to constantly be investing money into fixing it later on down the line like items made of other metals. Here are just a few things that can be done to get even more out of your steel structures.

Regular Inspection

Getting regular inspections for your structure will ensure you are always up to date on the state of your building. Things like nicks and scratches can often be entry/opening points for further deterioration like corrosion, and these can be caught early with regular inspections. Finding these sooner rather than later means it can be treated and fixed quickly so it doesn’t escalate into larger damage. As durable as steel is, there can still be minimal damage sustained from direct, blunt and forceful impact that can leave dents and other small problems behind. Regularly inspection your steel building, especially after bouts of extreme or violent weather, can prevent your steel building from suffering any further, much larger problems.

Regular Cleaning & Maintenance

Believe it or not, just regularly cleaning your steel building can do wonders for preventing corrosion. Steel can sometimes be compromised by certain substances, particularly ones high in chloride, so it’s important that the structures surface be cleaned from time to time so it doesn’t sit on its surface for years on end.

Protective Coating

One of the best tools of defense against corrosion for steel buildings is having a protective coating applied. These can come in a variety of formulations specific to your building’s useage. For other metal surfaces like tools and appliances, it’s easy to keep them away from moisture and other elements that can affect them, but for a structure built outdoors, taking this extra step can help increase the lifespan of your building, even going well beyond the 40 years rust-perforation warranty available with Olympia Buildings. There are a variety of metal protectants available for this exact purpose

Doing all 3 of these in conjunction will definitely help in extending the life of your steel structure. For more information on our steel buildings, call us at 1-888-449-7756



Creating a Home Gym

Why Steel Buildings Are Perfect For Your Home Gym

With keeping in shape, sometimes it’s hard to commit to a gym if there isn’t one close by. This leads many people to work out at home instead of travelling elsewhere. Depending on the size of your home, you may or may not have the extra space to accommodate for a home gym. For homes without extra room or a basement that’s already being used for something else, you can always create a home gym as an additional structure on your home’s property. With more traditional building methods, this can quickly become expensive and time-consuming which would lead many people to simply give up.

Because this addition is all about convenience, steel buildings offer a quick and easy solution without compromising durability or quality. Prefab steel buildings are a much more economical choice that will save you time as well as money on construction costs. It’s simple prefabrication design is engineered to easily come together without the requirement of special tools or specifically skilled labourers. This saves you money because you’re able to complete the construction yourself or hire general contractors to complete the job. Because of the ease of construction, the process will take much less time than other types of building, meaning you’ll require any hired labourers for less time also – again saving you money in the process.


Steel buildings are largely resistant to outside weather conditions thanks to their high durability. This cuts down on the possibility of leakage and other damages. As a space where physical activity takes place, water, ice or other types of debris getting into the structure and on the floor is a safety hazard. Steel buildings helps to alleviate much of that pressure. If you plan on allowing others to use your gym also, it will be imperative to have these safety issues under control.

Large Interior

With widths up to 200 feet and unlimited lengths, the possibilities are endless for the setup of your gym. You can accommodate various area for strength training, stretching, cardio and a large enough space for indoor running. This is especially important in times of bad weather for runners who want to still get their daily job or run accomplished without being restricted to a treadmill. With column-free interiors, there’s nothing obstructing the inside of the structure, giving you the freedom and flexibility to place equipment, mats, scales and whatever else you need in your home gym, as well as customizing the interior to include a shower, sauna and more with the help of contractors and plumbers.

Easier Cooling

In a room where vigorous physical activity will regularly take place, it will be important to have cooling ducts to not only regulate the temperature in the gym, but save money on the cost of cooling and use that energy in a more efficient manner.

With steel buildings, it’s possible to have the home gym you’ve always wanted at a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the building time. For more information on our steel buildings, call us at 1-888-449-7756