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Resilient by Design

A metal building 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. Metal buildings are designed to withstand earthquakes, wind events, and other environmental loads.

Earthquakes: Extensive research confirms that metal buildings withstand significant earthquakes. Watch a test building outlast earthquakes simulated at UC San Diego.

Wind and Hail Events: 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 large-diameter hail impacts with cosmetic damage. Read research on wind loads and an executive summary on hail research.

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