Have you ever wondered how metal buildings in South Houston are put together or manufactured? The process is both complicated and precise. The manufacture of a metal building is an awesome combination of engineering, draftsmanship, ingenuity, teamwork, know-how and metal building manufacturing expertise. Each building receives the utmost care and attention throughout the manufacturing process, manufactured by experienced craftsmen and watched over by a dedicated staff of professionals from start to finish. Precision engineering, machinery and components plus exceptional quality control yield a precision high quality manufactured product.
Once a customer has purchased a pre-engineered metal building or metal building system, their sales person, who performs multiple functions of building consultant, building designer, technician and estimator, forwards the purchaser’s order to the steel building factory. In the top metal building factories, the factory itself fabricates all required building components in house. That way, all components are compatible and go together easily on the job site with no surprises and no waiting for components to arrive from different suppliers.
At the steel building factory, the order entry department oversees the order from start to finish, from the time the order is received until the steel building is shipped. Steel building factory staff verifies all design codes, snow and wind loads and seismic information to make sure that everything complies with the purchaser’s contract and enters the order into scheduling software to ensure that the buildings manufacture is efficiently managed.
How does one elect the best metal building to use in South Houston based on all the factors to consider?
The last thing that you need when you purchase a metal building is to find that the building is not high enough once it is erected. And if you do not understand the terminology you may have no recourse from the supplier.
If you ask a manufacturer, supplier or contractor for a building that is 16 feet high, what exactly do you mean? Are you looking for a building that has an outside side wall height of 16 feet? Do you need 16 feet of CLEAR height inside the building?
Metal building kits are traditionally sold with heights referring to the outside eave height. In the case above, the 16 feet would refer to the height on the outside from the foundation level to the top of the roof purlins (the framing members that stretch from frame to frame.
This means that the interior clear height will be quite a bit less. In a narrow building, the interior height could be only 14 feet. In a much wider metal building, the interior clear height might only be 11 feet! That's right. You could loose five feet or more in height depending on the width (we're talking perhaps 150 feet wide or more) of your building, the required design loading and the particular type of building.
The roof slope of your building can also have an impact on the clear height of your building. You may require only 14 feet in height at the side walls but need 16 feet five or six feet in from the side wall.
All of these factors should be considered when deciding on the height of your new building.
Now I must tell you that the only places that you would loose that much height is at the frame lines. In between the frames, you would have your eave height less the height of the actual roof purlins (usually eight to twelve inches). So, if you needed 15 feet clear for a specific piece of equipment that would be placed right at the sidewall, a 16-foot eave height would often suffice.
The main thing is to discuss all of your needs clearly with your supplier whether he is a manufacturer, contractor or dealer. You owe it to yourself to ensure that the building that you place an order for will suit your needs.
What Should You Expect From Prefab Building Kits
The benefits of metal building kits are many, and among the most important is that they are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions including tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and heavy snow. Some features to look for before you purchase and some great benefits of purchasing a metal building include:
- These building kits should be completely fireproof.
- You will not have to contend with rotting wood.
- Your building will never be at risk of infestation, which can seriously compromise other building materials.
- They should be maintenance free.
- They should have a simple bolt together construction.
- There should be a very good warranty - at least 30 years. This will ensure that the manufacturer stands behind their product and you will feel confident buying from them.
- Be certain the building kit complies with all applicable building codes.
- Does the kit come with an easy to follow assembly manual?
- Be certain that the manufacturer has direct factory assistance just in case you have any questions.
- The buildings should be corrosion resistant.
These are just a few examples of the features and benefits you will find. You can also choose a color for the exterior of your metal building and there are many different options. Be certain that the manufacturer includes a paint warranty. An approximate 30-year warranty should be against chipping, peeling, cracking and blistering. Some manufacturers use Energy Star approved paints as they have reflective qualities that will help you to save on energy bills. Paint will enhance your building's appearance and give it a finished look.
There are many great online sites that offer these kits so be sure to check them out and do a comparable to ascertain that the kit you choose will fit all your needs. Some manufacturers will help you to save on shipping costs by shipping as many building kits as possible on one truck.
Customer service is extremely important so talk to someone in that division about things like paint color and insulation to get a feel for how your questions will be handled. Metal building kits are an affordable way to meet just about any building need.