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Resilient by Design
A metal building structural system can last for six decades or more -- longer than most buildings constructed with concrete, masonry, wood or some other typical building materials. Metal buildings and metal roofs do not support mold growth, rust and decay, or distort under normal temperature fluctuations. Extensive research confirms that metal buildings withstand significant earthquake and wind events. Watch a test building outlast earthquakes simulated at UC San Diego.
Metal buildings also stand strong against wind events. MBMA testing shows metal buildings can withstand winds up to 170 mph. Industry studies confirm that metal roofing can withstand winds of 140 mph and are rarely damaged by hail. Read research on wind loads.