Every Steel Building requires proper ventilation. Infact irrespective of the material from which the building has been constructed, all steel buildings should have a proper ventilation system. Since Steel Buildings are much more prone to condensation as compared to conventional buildings, make sure you have all the accessories required to properly ventilate the steel building.
The basic criteria which guides the amount of ventilation required in any steel building is the dimensions of the building, the location of the building and the usage of the building. The steel buildings which are used for heavy applications with many people staying in it require certain calculations to correctly figure out the amount of ventilation required in the building. While ventilating a steel building you should have the right ridge vents with you. For example ten foot vents should be used that provide nine inch throats. The ridge vents should preferably be made of heavy duty 26 gauge steel. Every ridge vent should come with a rain cap, bird screen and an adjustable adaptor.
Always make sure that you get the correct ridge vent matching your building’s roof pitch. Also get the right connector bar and gutter splices required to install multiple units in a continuous run. You also require circular vents for ventilating a steel building. These vents mainly come in 20 inches diameter and include a bird screen and a butterfly damper. In case of small steel buildings louvers are used which help in cross ventilation of a steel building.
As a first step you should seek professional advice about ventilating your building from the manufacturer who is selling you the steel building. Be sure to know your exact requirements before purchasing a steel building to ensure a successful building project.