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08

U.S. Hurricanes Increase the Demand for Stronger Buildings

By Carport Central   |   Posted In: Prefab Metal Buildings

U.S. Hurricanes Increase the Demand for Stronger Buildings

Hurricane season always proves difficult for those who live on the coast, as well as those who live inland depending on the severity of the storm. And with climatic conditions worsening globally, hurricanes and other storms are becoming even more severe. With these storms causing even more issues, the demand for durable steel buildings is increasing greatly.

Three Different Types of Storms 

There are several types of storms that could cause damages to your steel structure construction project, but there are three common storms that are a step above the others. Whether a storm is classified as a hurricane, cyclone, or typhoon will depend on where the storm originates. Hurricanes form over the Northeastern Pacific Ocean or the North Atlantic Ocean, while cyclones will start in the Indian or South Pacific Ocean. Typhoons typically only form over the Northwest Pacific; however, if the storm crosses over into another’s territory, they’ll change categories as well.

So, What Really is a Hurricane?

The official hurricane season typically runs from June 1st to November 30th; however, sometimes these topical storms jump the gun and get an early start. But hurricanes don’t start out as hurricanes, they begin as Tropical Depressions. The Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale shows the classifications of these storms, starting with Tropical Depressions and going up to Category 5 hurricanes. These are classified based on their wind speeds, Category 3 hurricanes, and above being known as “major” storms.

Worst Hurricanes to Hit the United States

Each hurricane to hit the U.S. is given its own name and depending on the destruction it causes, there are some names that are retired afterward. So far, there have been 90 Atlantic storms to cause so much destruction that their names were retired. We’ve listed a few of them and their years below.

  • Florence (2018)
  • Harvey (2017)
  • Irene (2011)
  • Katrina (2005)
  • Iris (2001)

Today’s Hurricanes – The Predictions are Much Worse

With all this information about hurricanes and their destructive notions, you have to wonder if they are starting to get worse. Are they getting stronger as time passes? Is global warming to blame? The NOAA listed additional facts about hurricanes, their destruction, and their predictions for 2020 in a recent article. We’ve listed these facts and predictions below.

  • Rising sea levels will increase coast flooding during tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • Rainfall amounts produced by these storms will most likely increase by 10%-15%.
  • The intensity of tropical cyclones will increase by 1%-10%, producing higher winds and lower pressures.
  • In 2020, there will possibly be 13-20 storms categorized as tropical storms.
  • 6-10 of those storms could reach the strength of a hurricane.
  • 3-6 of those hurricanes could become “major”.

The Demand for Stronger Metal Building Construction Increasing Rapidly

Though it’s nearly impossible to find a structure that can withstand the powerful winds and rains produced by tropical storms and hurricanes, our prefab metal buildings are the closest you’ll get. These structures are specifically designed to withstand harsher weather elements for longer periods of time, standing tall and strong for years to come. Other benefits of investing in a steel structure from Carport Central include those we’ve listed below.

  • Prefab metal buildings are the most versatile style available today. Between your ever-changing needs and variable weather conditions, it’s crucial that you have a structure you can rely on.
  • Of all the building styles offered today, our prefab steel structures are the most affordable and cost-effective. Unlike their wooden counterparts, you don’t have to worry about spending additional money on labor fees, repairs, or extensive maintenance.
  • You can customize every aspect of these buildings with our online 3D Building Estimator. This tool allows you to create the layout of your building, add your preferred features, and see what it will look like once installed before spending any of your money.
  • Since they are designed and engineered with the finest galvanized steel components available in the market, you can rest assured knowing your structure will be standing tall for years. While we can’t guarantee they can withstand major hurricanes, they are built to withstand as much as possible.

Get Hurricane Ready with Carport Central

Though no one can really promise to supply you with a structure that can withstand a tornado or hurricane, our steel building products are the most durable today. In addition to a variety of metal structures to choose from, we also offer several customization options and financial services. You can learn more about our products and services online, or you can contact one of our building specialists today at +1 (980) 321-9898.

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