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Why Tree Huggers Love Metal Buildings

Building with Steel Saves Trees— and Our Planet! Why would self-proclaimed “tree huggers” love metal buildings? Because every structure built with steel framing instead of wood framing saves trees. Breathe Easier with More Trees Deforestation diminishes the single greatest asset in combating air pollution— trees. So what is so great about trees? Here are just a few of the reasons we need to protect forests: Trees actually scrub our atmosphere. Trees inhale carbon dioxide from polluted air and exhale life-sustaining… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

Vetting a Metal Building Company

All Steel Buildings are NOT Created Equal Let the buyer beware if they do not thoroughly examine a metal building company before signing the contract. Not all metal building manufacturers are the same— and neither are their metal building packages. To make a wise buying decision, you must examine the reputation steel building construction companies. To compare prices accurately, you need to know precisely what each company includes in their quote— and the quality of the steel framing system. “Extreme… Read More

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Metal Building

Novice builders sometimes fail to do their homework before buying a metal building. Careful thought and research make the steel building purchasing process easier, more enjoyable— and can save money. MISTAKE # 1: Vague Building Needs Too many people get the idea they would like a steel building without first taking time to define exactly what they need. They immediately want to find a “ballpark” price on metal buildings. People call RHINO every day asking, “What’s the current cost-per-square-foot for… Read More

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#1 Reason to Buy Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Steel Buildings Cost Less What is the main motivation so many people choose to construct pre-engineered metal buildings? Well, it is the same basic motivation driving people choose any other product: the bottom line. Steel buildings cost less. We all spout platitudes about demanding quality— and we do want the most bang for our buck— but when push comes to shove, money talks. In fact, money SHOUTS! No matter how wonderful the features of a building system, if it is… Read More

In Blog, Commercial Buildings, more

How Steel Buildings Offer Unlimited Possibilities

Discover the Versatility of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings What do you picture in your mind when you hear “steel buildings”? A metal-clad barn? A gigantic warehouse? An aircraft hangar? A self-storage building? Well you are right… sort of. Hiding a Heart of Steel While colorful, sturdy, low-maintenance steel panels work for many applications, they represent only one choice. Steel buildings can look any other building system on the outside. Any exterior finishing material you use on other building systems you can… Read More

In Blog, General Information

How to Expand a Steel Building

Part Two: Metal Building Side Wall Expansions While it is usually more economical to expand a steel building at an endwall, adding floor space at a side wall is also feasible. Unlike other building systems, pre-engineered metal buildings are completely self-supporting. A clear span steel building does not require interior walls or columns to “prop up” the weight of the structure. To add floor space, engineers simply create another self-supporting metal building add-on to adjoin the original structure. Metal Building… Read More

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How to Expand a Metal Building

Part One: Steel Building Endwall Expansions As a business grows, it may become necessary to expand a metal building. The most economical way to enlarge a pre-engineered steel building is by adding frames at either endwall. The simplicity of increasing a metal building at the endwalls depends on the original builder’s preplanning for future expansion. Two things need consideration for metal building extensions: Is there sufficient room on the property for expansion without interfering with legal easements? Did the original… Read More

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Why Steel Buildings Claim 95% of the Industrial Market

Metal Buildings Reign Supreme in Industrial Construction No other product so thoroughly dominates its market as steel buildings do in the industrial construction market. Today steel framing grabs a shocking ninety-five percent of all new industrial construction. What gives steel buildings such a powerful edge in the industrial market? Ten Greatest Strengths of Industrial Steel Buildings There are numerous advantages of metal construction— especially with pre-engineered steel building systems— that attract industrial buyers. Here are the top ten reasons industry… Read More

In Blog, Buildings By Location, more

Steel Buildings in Hawaii Defeat Termites

Why Metal Buildings Dominate Construction in Hawaii Homeowners and business owners turn to steel buildings in Hawaii to counteract a giant challenge: the tiny termite. Everyone living and visiting the fiftieth state agrees it is a tropical paradise. Voracious termites also find paradise in the islands’ warm moist climate and abundant wood supply. Seven different species of termites call the Hawaiian Islands home— including the King Kong of all the wood-munchers, the Formosan termite. Formosan Termites Make Themselves at Home… Read More

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Expanding Your Business This Year

Part 2- 6 More Ways to Grow Your Business in 2017 In part one of this series, we provided seven ways for expanding your business in the coming year. Following are more business expansion strategies for increasing your scope and profits. Six More Ways to Increase Business 8. Create a strategic alliance: Are you a successful fitness trainer? Develop a strategic alliance with DVD producer and distributor to create fitness-training videos. Do you fashion cakes for special occasions that are… Read More

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