Can small animals, debris, and light enter your metal building?



Short answer: Yes. Small animals, debris, and light can enter your metal building. A solution to this pesky issue is to invest in foam enclosures or spray foam insulation for your steel structure.


A detail that many customers are not aware of is how small animals, debris, and light can enter your building. This is due to your steel panels not completely sealing because of the panel ridges. Therefore, this happens in areas such as the corners, the ridge cap, and the eaves. However, there are solutions to this issue! Midwest Steel Carports, Inc. offers foam gap enclosures that fit the ridges of the panels and seal the gaps of the building.


Foam enclosures are found on any areas of the building where light can enter, such as the ridge cap, the roof eves, and the corners of the building. Foam enclosures are foam strips which to align with the ridges of the sheeting to seal any opening and stop light, debris, and small pests from entering the building.

For more details on our foam gap enclosures, click here.


Spray foam insulation is a form of insulation you apply after your building installation. Spray foam insulation goes directly onto the frame of the metal structure and completely seals your building. This option is not offered by Midwest Steel Carports, Inc. However, we highly recommend this option for its various benefits. Spray foam insulation insulates your building, eliminates condensation, and seals any openings. For steel buildings we highly recommend the closed-cell spray foam. 

Spray Foam Insulation for Small Animals Debris Light

Take a tour of one of our steel barns finished with spray foam insulation by viewing the video below! 

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A-Frame Horizontal Roof

A-Frame Horizontal roofs give your structure a residential look. The sheet panels run from side to side and does not have purlins or ridge cap. The increase in price to upgrade to A-Frame Horizontal is the additional welding needed on your trusses (bows). An excellent option to keep your residential look for residential areas for a minimum upgrade costs.


A-Frame Vertical Roof

Known as the best choice for areas that experience extreme weather conditions, the vertical roof style is hands down the best choice for Michigan weather. The roof panels run from the pitch to the eaves causing heavy snows, rain, and natural elements to slide off the roof easily. In order to tie down the panels to the structure, we must add purlins or hat channels lengthwise making the structure more rigid. The finished look with special trim all around the roof and ridge cap makes this roof style the best option.