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Southern or northern exposure for metal building

I'm looking at erecting a workshop/garage using a post frame building covered with metal siding and R-5 insulation board. It will be attached to an existing building which is 4 feet taller, attached on the gable end. I have a choice of putting it on either the north side (with garage door on the east side) or the south side (with the garage door on the south side) of my existing building. If I put it on the south side, when I open the door in the summer I will get prevailing southwest winds for ventilation. However, it has also been pointed out to me that the summer sun will also heat the building more on the south side, while that end would be shaded by the existing building if I put it on the north side.

So, I'm not sure which factor weighs more heavily, the extra breeze in the summer or the shade from the existing building. Any suggestions?

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I see you are in KC. I would go on the South. In the hottest months of summer, the sun will actually beat down more on the North side than the South side. The prevailing wind is from the South will tend to cool the building more at night and you will start the day with a cooler building. And the breeze (when it is not wind) will be more comforting. But the South sun in the winter, plus the sheltering building will block out those strong, cold North winds you get in the winter and that is a big plus.

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Trees has a good point and if you can get ventilation up high that will help in the summer..

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Thank you both for your helpful comments.
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I see you are in KC. I would go on the South. In the hottest months of summer, the sun will actually beat down more on the North side than the South side.


I'm sorry, when did the Earth's axis move? I must have missed it.

In the northern hemisphere, the sun will ALWAYS be stronger on the south side of the building. The bigger consideration should be the cold wind of a northern exposure in winter. Put it on the south side.
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