Have you ever wondered how metal buildings in Port Lavaca 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 Port Lavaca 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.
Considering Steel Structures - Are All Steel Buildings The Same?
With outsourcing becoming too expensive, more and more consumers are taking on do-it-yourself projects in hopes to save some money. This includes everything from painting your house to getting metal building kits garage sets. These garage kits provide the parts and the instructions for taking on the project. There are advantages and disadvantages to these types of projects. There are many factors to consider.
Cost: Will doing it yourself really save you money? Building your own garage with a kit can save you lots of money. So many companies make prefab materials that arrive to your door ready to assemble. You do take on a certain amount of risk. But these kits have been designed to make it easy for the layman. When you get your kit, take inventory. You'll need to report any missing parts before you start construction.
Designs available: Metal building kits are available in many different shapes and sizes. You aren't limited to one kit. Many American steel building companies make many different options and plans for consumers. This is definitely a pro for people that like individuality. (Many unique options)
Ease of Assembly: The kits are made to install yourself and are usually very easy to do. But you have to keep in mind that you won't have a professional there on hand and therefore things may take a bit longer than if you did. Some consider this a con but this con can save you a lot of money which in turn makes it a pro!
Time to Assemble: You can take your sweet time assembling your garage. If you had someone on the clock, you would be racing to get it done. This way you work around your own schedule and not the schedule of a contractor. You can work on the project morning, noon or night: basically, when it is convenient for you.
It's completely up to you on whether or not building your own garage is worth it. But if you're up for a fun project and are willing to put some hard work into the project, this project can really save you money and give you the ability to be in charge.