According to a certain, well-known TV show, “Winter is coming.” While you probably don’t have to face ice giants, dragons and medieval political intrigue in your daily life (if you do, I want your job), the statement rings true; the winter is upon us. Temperatures are dropping so you know as cold as it is, it’s probably going to get even colder; and soon. So before you head to the ski slopes or pull that sled out, you might want to check and see if your metal building components are as ready (or not ready) for the cold as you are.
Checking your metal building components
Winter can be among the harshest seasons for your structure and its’ metal building components, so before it gets really, unbearable cold out there, you’re going to want to spot check everything for wear, weakness and damage. And we mean EVERTHING. For metal building components made to mobilize your employees, like stairs, ladders and our flagship METALWALK® system, you will need to check the components themselves for wear or damage, as well as the pieces that anchor said components to your structure. Components not designed to mobilize people must be checked as well; roof flashing, windows, doors and skylights are all susceptible to the same wear and damage that could be exacerbated by the cold weather.
What about snow?
More than ever these days, it seems like there is no part of the country that is exempt from a little snow during the winter months. If you haven’t thought about it or aren’t concerned, you probably aren’t prepared. That’s where DCI and our metal building components come in.
The absolute top of the line snow retention clamps are the S-5!® snow retention clamps. This revolutionary snow retention clamp system fits about 85% of the metal roofs manufactured in the US today, so you can be sure the S-5!® snow retention clamps will be a great fit for any metal building. The S-5!® snow retention clamps’ simple design, generous dimensioning and multiple hole orientations are what make the S-5!® clamp so versatile for use with the S-5!® snow retention products.
Don’t get caught unaware; call DCI today!
Ned Stark knew it, and so should you; winter is coming. To make sure your metal building components are in tip-top shape, you’ll need to do inspect each and every one of them. If you find a potential problem, DCI should be your first call. You can reach us by phone at (800) 868-9910 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Design Components Inc. looks forward to helping you get the most out of your metal structure this winter.