Steel Building Systems, Inc
Look around town and you will see most home improvement centers and lumberyards choose steel buildings to house their operations. That seems odd, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t you expect a lumber business to be housed in a lumber-framed structure?
There are three main reasons wood sellers use steel buildings:
Maneuvering and storing piles of wood studs, plywood sheets, and other building products demands lots of space. Only steel allows the huge clear spans and towering ceiling heights necessary for an efficient retail lumber operation. Wood-framed structures cannot match the wider spans and high overhead room provided by a pre-engineered steel building.
Lumberyards face three enemies: fire, termites, and mold.
FIRE: Nothing fuels a fire better than wood and sawdust. Lumberyards not only carry scores of wood products, but also volatile chemical products that make lumberyard fires especially dangerous. That’s why firefighters dread the call to a lumberyard fire.
Fire departments pre-plan for how they will attack “fire breeder” businesses like lumberyards. In fact, lumberyard fires are so devastating, firefighters often refer to other major conflagrations by saying they “burned like a lumberyard.”
While no building material is fireproof in a lumberyard fire, steel’s fire resistant qualities make it the safer choice for wood businesses. Steel is never the point of ignition in a fire. Nor will it add fuel to an existing fire.
Keeping termites at bay requires great vigilance on the part of wood sellers. At least they do not have to worry about termites inflicting structural damage with their steel buildings. Even voracious Formosan termites cannot make a meal of a steel building.
MOLD: Have you ever seen black, fuzzy-looking streaks and patches on new lumber? That’s “lumberyard mold.” Anywhere there is wood and moisture, there is a potential for mold and fungi growth.
Fortunately, lumberyard owners need not worry about mold growth spreading to their steel structures. As an inorganic substance, steel is impervious to mold.
Steel’s superior strength allows wider, higher, longer structures with far fewer pieces. Consequently, steel buildings lop 33% off construction time over similar wood buildings. And steel buildings avoid the constant painting and upkeep so familiar with lumber-framed structures.
We have given three of the practical reasons lumberyards choose metal buildings for their operations. Here are five reasons those structures should be RHINO steel buildings:
Find out why so many commercial construction project managers not only choose steel buildings, they choose RHINO-tough steel buildings. Test our metal today! Call RHINO Steel Building Systems now toll free at 1-888-320-7466.