Certified vs. Non-Certified Metal Buildings
Metal buildings can be certified or non-certified, but it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the two on the outside. Certification doesn’t really the change the exterior look of your building – the real differences are inside. In order to decide whether a certified or uncertified building is right for you, it’s important for you to understand the difference.
What does it mean to say that a metal building is certified? A certified building is professionally designed and engineered to withstand established ratings for wind speeds and/or snow loads. In certain locations where building permits are required, only a certified metal building is considered to be eligible for meeting the needed requirements. In other areas, all buildings are required to be certified, regardless of whether a building permit is needed or not.