The robustness of steel structures in the face of temperature variations

Spring may mark a new beginning, but it also heralds highly variable conditions that can put your structures to the test. In the context of changing climatic conditions, steel-structured buildings prove to be real allies. Learn more about their robustness and the benefits it can bring you.

Resistant material

When compared with other materials, steel is a particularly robust choice for construction. As stated by the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute :

“Unlike other materials, steel is strong and cannot rot, splinter, crack or absorb moisture, as well as being resistant to animal and insect pests.”

This makes it a material of choice in the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors. Periods such as spring can be critical for other types of materials, in particular due to:

  • Alternating between freezing and thawing
  • Melting snow
  • The awakening of insect pests

What’s more, steel is renowned for its fire resistance. Although we wouldn’t wish it on anyone, the arrival of fine weather brings with it an increased risk of fire, as grass and brush dry out. Opting for a resistant material is a smart choice to prevent major damage.

Reduced maintenance

Greater resistance also means less maintenance and repairs. By opting for a sturdy structure like steel, you avoid the maintenance costs associated with certain materials like wood, for example.

What’s more, Permodome buildings can be designed from galvanized steel for maximum durability. Our soft fabric buildings also withstand loads such as snow and ice, making them ideal for all seasons.

For a safe, solid solution to changing conditions, call on the Permodome team in Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil near Longueuil, Chambly, Saint-Hyacinthe and just minutes from Montreal.