I wonder if there are other factors at play that effect some steel/steel sided structures and not others. Just for the heck of it I just measured the distance from the tower to my building, .53 miles, clear eye shot and a bit higher. We have no issues what so ever with signal loss or degradation with several users of different phones and providers.
I wonder about the issues Steve brings up with grounding. The steel siding on my building is in contact with the ground in several places but its also an older structure (old fire station) and has antenna masts, gas pipes, and so on protruding through the steel as well that would all provide grounding.
Probably a lot of variables, envelope density, tower type and output power, and so on.
Can you install alot of large windows? The sheet metal may give you significant attenuation.
My house is sided in seamless steel. No issues with Verizon cell phone, but a house has a lot of windows too.
There are 2 windows but one faces away from the tower and the other isn't very big. Not real feasible to add more for various interference reasons.
Not really interested in a different finish--I'll just deal with the consequences one way or another
And a roof not made of metal...
Originally Posted by Brian Elfert
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