How to Prepare a Metal Building Site

To ensure the success of your metal building project, there’s one important thing to consider before the erection process begins: site preparation. A properly prepared installation site is crucial to create a strong foundation and ensure that your building is compliant with local building codes. Building Permits Before beginning construction on your building, it’s important […]

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Steel Building Snow Loads – Part 2: Design and Removal Considerations

Snow and ice are typical during winter in many areas of the country. While common, it’s unwise to overlook the devastating effects they can have on building structures. In Part One of this blog series, we reviewed steel building snow loads, how to calculate them and external factors affecting them. In this post, we review […]

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Steel Building Snow Loads – Part 1: Understanding Load Limits

Winter is upon us and many have already seen snowfall this season. This weather doesn’t just impact road conditions and thermostat temperatures. Buildings and their roofs are also affected by snow and ice accumulation. For those living in snow-prone areas, understanding how snow loads and ice dams impact your structure is essential. This knowledge can […]

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Galvalume: Protecting and Preserving Steel

Paint systems certainly play a role in protecting steel building panels from damaging elements. However, the coating between those paint systems and the steel substrate of the panels is arguably more important. In this post, we’ll review Galvalume—the industry-leading steel coating—and offer evidence of its vital role in preserving the aesthetics and structural integrity of […]

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Advantages of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Offering unique benefits, pre-engineered metal buildings are a cost-efficient alternative to conventional metal building applications. They can help ensure all local code and load requirements are met, streamline vendor management and optimize construction schedules to save time, money and hassle throughout the project. Read on for more on pre-engineered metal buildings and their distinct advantages. […]

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The Cost of Steel Buildings

When you consider purchasing a steel building, the first question that may come to mind is, “How much does a steel building cost?” Many people then think, “I don’t want to get ripped off!” or “I want to do this as cheaply as possible.” But the word “cheap” has a negative connotation for a reason, and […]

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Building for Extreme Weather Part 2: Maintenance Considerations

In part one of this blog series, we reviewed how preventing extreme weather damage starts before construction even begins. While designing for extreme weather certainly helps prevent damage, proper maintenance is just as important. Read on for practical maintenance tips that can help you prepare your steel building for impending weather. EXTREME WEATHER MAINTENANCE INSPECT […]

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Building for Extreme Weather Part 1: Engineering and Construction

The damage extreme weather events can do is well documented. From torrential downpours to the high, gusting winds of tropical storms and hurricanes, extreme weather poses a significant threat to building structures—regardless of the material they’re built with. While the building industry and structural engineers are continually working to improve building performance during extreme weather, […]

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Metal Building Bolt Tightening

Bolts are used on all metal buildings. So whether you are a general contractor or a DIY-er, bolts are important to your metal building makeup. Bolts make connections in both primary and secondary framing members. These bolts might differ in the type used. It’s important to understand the difference in bolt tightness as the installer […]

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Metal Building Trends

The metal building industry is ever changing. Across the industry, we are currently seeing some common trends from business to business. If you are in the process of planning your metal building, these identified trends may help you better make decisions for your own project. Let’s discuss some of these trends. Metal Building Color Trends […]

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