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Steel Building Works Well in Resisting Mold
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Steel Buildings Do an Excellent Job in Resisting Mold

Mold is one of the most hazardous things that buildings can be affected with. It attacks in a covert way that you will never notice its presence until it makes itself known by its musty smell. If allowed to settle down and start growing, mold can irritate an existing respiratory problem like asthma and allergy, and in worst cases they can cause more serious health issues like skin rashes and liver damage.

Of course, if you are planning to have a structure built, you would want to ensure that it is protected against mold. One of the best ways to achieve that is to use a steel building for your project.

Steel buildings have long been acknowledged for their durability, design, versatility and cost efficiency. Due to such characteristics, many builders and building owners choose them over traditional building materials like wood and masonry. Aside from these things, though, steel buildings have design properties that are actually good at resisting mold. They are briefly discussed below.

Steel buildings do not hold moisture and are inorganic

Molds need two things to thrive: moisture and nutrient-rich food supply. These two things are sufficiently provided by wood, which is a common material used for creating buildings. Since wood is organic (which is a good source of nutrients) and tends to hold moisture, it serves as a perfect breeding ground for mold spores to develop. Thus, a building that has a wood framing is high susceptible to mold attack.

A steel building is the exact opposite of wood. It is inorganic so it is impossible for molds to feed on its component considering that they provide no food sources. And because it is designed to be dimensionally straight and mechanically connected, it does not hold moisture. As opposed to wood framing that shifts, sags and warps and develops gaps and cracks where leaks can penetrate, a steel structure is water tight so there is no way for the materials around the doors and windows to expand and contract, thereby preventing moisture from seeping through the building.

Steel buildings can accommodate different ventilation systems

Proper ventilation is also vital to reducing the possibility of mold growth. By increasing air movement within the building, moisture will not accumulate on surfaces and there will be no breeding ground for mold spore to develop.

Sufficient ventilation is readily incorporated into a steel building’s design as all its components are properly spaced, allowing proper exchange of air between indoors and outdoors. Nonetheless, a number of ventilation systems can be readily integrated into the structure itself, including louvers and windows as well as electrical ventilation systems like fans and air conditioning. When properly added, these ventilation systems help remove moisture buildup inside the structure and re-introduce filtered air into the building.

As you can see, opting for a steel building for your project is your best bet to prevent mold growth. By using this building system, you can be assured that you do not have to deal with those pesky molds and suffer from the illnesses they are likely to bring.

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