Jambs, Headers and Framed Openings

We’ve discussed several key pieces of a metal building over several blog posts: basic components, features, accessories and bracing. Doors and windows go hand-in-hand when planning your metal building. With these important pieces in mind, it may be beneficial for you to learn a few technical words that are associated with doors and windows. If […]

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Metal Buildings Prime for Pet Daycare and Kennel Facilities

Have you been interested in starting a dog daycare or a pet boarding facility in your neighborhood? Haven’t figured out exactly where to begin? Metal buildings make for easy cleaning, sustainability, affordability and design flexibility which is important for animal facilities. Whether you’re looking for a large facility that has significant indoor space or a […]

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Horse Barn Design Considerations

Horse owners have their fair share of responsibilities and considerations when it comes to properly caring for a horse. Whether you are a new horse owner or have owned horses for many years, having the proper housing for your animal is important. Horses are most commonly housed in horse stables or barns however, there are […]

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Metal Hangars for Your Aircraft

Metal hangars are used in the storage of airplanes across the world. Have you ever noticed that they are often made of steel? Airports use metal hangars because of several advantages including sturdiness, ability to house massive airplanes in wide open spaces and low maintenance to name a few. There are many considerations that need […]

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Metal Building Considerations

There are many considerations when planning for your metal building. Save yourself time and curb potential issues by planning ahead. We will discuss a few of the most significant to keep in mind. Drainage It’s important to plan for the size and location of your metal building. Do you have the proper system set up […]

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Advantages of a Metal Storage Building

Whether you want a garage for vehicle storage, a plane hangar for your aircraft, an equipment storage facility for machinery or a roof-only structure for any number of items, metal storage buildings are preferred over other conventional methods by building owners across the nation. Let’s look at the advantages of metal storage buildings. Misconceptions about […]

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Erecting a Metal Building – Contractor vs DIY

It’s important to know that not all businesses go to market the same way. While Heritage does not install the building for our end customers, we provide all of the building materials and plans to properly erect your steel building. After you’ve received your materials, our customer service team is available to help you should […]

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Types of Bracing For Metal Buildings (Part 2): Temporary, Flange and Knock-in Bracing

In our previous blog posting, we defined what bracing is and discussed the differences of portal bracing, cable bracing and rods. As a refresher, bracing is used between structural members and there are several different types of bracing in metal buildings. Let’s finish explaining the other types of bracing. Temporary Bracing Used at the discretion […]

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Types of Bracing For Metal Buildings (Part 1)

We’ve discussed several key pieces of a metal building: basic components, features and accessories. In keeping with the structure of defining what makes up a metal building, let’s discuss the glue that holds the building together, bracing. There are many different types of bracing, so let’s define what bracing is and explore the different types. […]

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Purlins, Girts & Eave Struts – The Basic Components of Metal Buildings

Metal building terminology can be confusing if you are not accustomed to the language day in and day out. Truth be, you may just want to know what your contractor is talking about when he is installing your metal building. Let’s talk about the differences with purlins, girts and eave struts so you can help […]

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