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The construction world is fast being taken over by the ‘systems’ approach and steel is by far the major component. This website offers you tips, tricks and insider info based on many years in the construction industry. This experience includes residential metal building panelization and pre-eng steel building dealers/constructors.
Prefab Metal Building Kits have become a very popular construction method for a host of economic and environmental reasons.
Steel and metal buildings do not twist, crack warp or rot like wood buildings can. These structures have been shown to withstand nature’s worst conditions. They are virtually maintenance-free and keep their good looks over an extended period of time. And to top it off, they are almost completely recyclable and many components are manufactured using recycled materials.
Whether you are looking at a garden shed, a home workshop, a great new commercial building, industrial building, office building, arena or agricultural building, you can be sure that steel is the right product. These buildings are manufactured in a controlled environment to ensure high quality and control. The components are then put together in a “kit” form right down to the assembly fasteners.
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Are all steel buildings the same? To the average consumer, a steel building may appear to be a cookie-cutter product and there's really no difference in quality or design from company to company.
You can't go wrong, as long as the building provides you with enough space and it's made of "steel" it's going to last.
Right? Well let's take a look at some things you may have overlooked.
The primary framing is sort of like the backbone of your steel building.
This is where economy buildings show their true colors down the road.
But we'll get back to that later.
The secondary framing includes things like girts, purlins and eave struts.
These may seem like minor details but they reinforce the backbone of the building.
These commonly overlooked secondary details are an easy place for inferior materials to hide and an easy area for companies to cut costs.
Finally, you may have a quote that says the wall panels are 29 gauge steel.
Sounds stronger than 26 and it's just a wall panel, right? It's actually just the opposite, 26 is stronger than 29and if you happen to lose a wall panel during a storm your “steel building” will turn into a really expensive tumbleweed.
Speaking of storms, will your lower cost economy building’s primary framing holds up if you live in tornado alley, a hurricane zone or even an area with heavy snow? The fact is even an average thunderstorm can cause damage.
Ask these building owners if they're happy their building supplier took a few shortcuts.
Not to mention seismically active regions in recent storms like Hurricane Katrina, Sandy and the tornadoes that have been ripping through the Midwest lately.
Build with peace of mind, because after the contractor is done and gone, your building is protecting your valuables, your business or maybe families and children of your community.
Don't cut corners on the building that could be your legacy.