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Metal Hangars in Residential Airparks Takeoff

Why Detached Steel Hangars are Perfect for Airpark Pilots and Planes Having metal hangars at home creates a paradise for pilots and their planes at airparks across the U.S. and Canada. These residences-parked-on-a-runway create a haven for aviation enthusiasts and the real loves of their lives— their aircraft. Since November is National Aviation History Month, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at these fly-in communities that are making aviation history. Aviators and Airparks: Love at First Flight… Read More

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Incredible Adaptable Prefab Metal Buildings

Why Steel Buildings Rule in Low-Rise Construction Prefab metal buildings dominate low-rise construction— and with good reason.  Economical to build, simple to erect, and cost-effective to operate, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are adaptable and reliable.  Today PEMBs are the first choice for all commercial and industrial low-rise construction— and for residential accessory buildings, too. Incredibly Flexible Designs A fundamental rectangular box makes the most useful, economical, and material-efficient building design.  That’s the “sweet spot” for prefab steel buildings. With today’s… Read More

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5 Ways to Prevent Leaks in Steel Buildings

How to Avoid Moisture Problems in a Metal Building Leaks in steel buildings come from two sources: the outside and the inside.  Storms cause leaks when moisture penetrates the outside of the building—usually the roof.  Condensation forms on the inside of a steel building when humidity and heat inside the building hit the cooler outer skin of the structure during cold weather. Moisture is the Enemy of a Metal Building Do not underestimate the damage inflicted by leaks in steel… Read More

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How Much Does a Steel Building Cost?

The Three Ways to Request a Free RHINO Metal Building Quote The number one question we hear is, “How much does a steel building cost?”  That is understandable; we all want to know the bottom line of any major purchase we make. RHINO Steel Building Systems offers three ways to get a quote on your construction project. 1. The RHINO Quick Quote For a fast ballpark estimate on your project, fill out a RHINO Quick Quote online.  A Quick Quote… Read More

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Building Strong with Prefab Metal Buildings

Part 2: Safer Structures in Earthquakes and Snowstorms Our previous blog covered how prefab metal buildings provide extra protection against windstorms, floods, and fires. Now let’s look at some of the other types of natural disasters inflicting billion-dollar structural damage. Prefab Steel Buildings in Earthquakes The devastating earthquakes in Mexico last month killed hundreds of people, emphasizing the need for seismic-resistant building techniques. Generally, the buildings that perform best in earthquakes are those with a little “give,” which take the… Read More

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Building Strong with Prefab Steel Buildings

Part 1: Safer Structures in Hurricanes, Floods, and Fires In the wake of recent billion-dollar natural disasters, people are looking to prefab steel buildings for better protection from Nature’s savage furies. We’ve seen ample evidence in 2017 that Mother Nature’s outbursts inflict unbelievable damage.  Now let’s look at what pre-engineered metal buildings can do to counter such natural disasters. Prefab Steel Buildings in Howling Winds Hurricane-force wind damage often results from structural connection failure.  Winds create a lifting force against… Read More

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2017 Weather Disasters Keep Coming

Mother Nature Having One Hissy Fit After Another This Year We have just passed mid-October, and 2017 weather disasters continue to unfold.  Blizzards, droughts, floods, freezes, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires— there seems to be no end to the calamitous climate-driven catastrophes this year across the U.S. Billions of Losses from Weather Disasters National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) tracks weather-related events annually, both in the U.S. and globally.  By compiling the data year after year, the NCEI documents climate trends… Read More

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Wildfires Devour Over 8.5 Million Acres in U.S.

Fire Story Lost in the Media’s Heavy Hurricane Coverage The national media recently covered the paths of destruction of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate practically minute by minute, all but ignoring the rash of fierce wildfires flashing across the Northwest. Admittedly, the hurricanes were huge stories with incredible impact on the U.S.  However, the catastrophic story unfolding in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, barely made a blip on the national news radar— until this week, when deadly fires… Read More

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National Fire Prevention Week 2017

Planning Your Fire Escape Route in Advance President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) campaigns vigorously during this week to increase fire safety awareness and save lives.  Today this observance is the longest-running public health campaign in the U.S. National Fire Prevention Week starts every October on the week corresponding to the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This year’s drive focuses on urging people to plan… Read More

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Are Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Fireproof?

Understanding Fire-Related Building Terms If you’ve followed this blog very long, you have doubtless read about the fire-resistant qualities of pre-engineered metal buildings. But what exactly does “fire-resistant” mean? What Are Fire Resistance Ratings? The fire standard for most building codes comes from tests conducted by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The ratings are based on how long a particular building material or system resists the spread of the fire and sustains its structural integrity. In other… Read More

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