What is a Metal Building System?

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April 11, 2013

An Investment in Quality

Soaring high-rise structures like towering skyscrapers come to mind when most people hear the term “commercial buildings.”   However, 90% of all commercial buildings contain only one or two stories and less than 25,000 square feet.  More and more budget-minded, quality-conscious investors find a pre-engineered metal building system works best for low-rise commercial buildings.

Commercial steel building framers inside a pre-engineered metal building under constructionThe metal building industry sells over 40,000 metal building kits per year, according to Metal Construction News.  Only about 50% of sales are over 20,000 square feet.

So what is a Metal Building System?

With a metal building system, you get just that— a system.  A pre-engineered steel building system includes four different types of steel framing designed to work together.

Typically steel “red-iron” wall columns and ceiling pieces attach to form a single frame in the primary system.  The secondary framing connects across the bays with self-drilling screws for lateral support.  The third part of the metal building system is the endwall framing.

Steel wall and roof panels made of corrosion-resistant Galvalume® complete the metal building system, creating the exterior “skin” of the structure.  Commercial steel buildings constructed with a metal building system may be finished with any typical building material to achieve the “look” the customer requires.  Brick, stone, glass, block, tilt-up concrete, or even wood make attractive exteriors for commercial buildings.

The RHINO Metal Building System

Thousands of commercial RHINO prefabricated steel buildings now stand across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

Our customers honor us with their return business, as well as awarding RHINO with their enthusiastic referrals to other acquaintances.  Returning customers or those they referred to us generated over 39% of our sales in the last 12 months.

Call RHINO today for more information.  Our friendly metal building specialists will answer every question you may have, as well as provide free quotes on any commercial or industrial building projects.  Call 888.320.7466 today.

 

- by Bruce Brown,
CEO of RHINO
Steel Building Systems, Inc

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