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New Trends in Self-Storage Buildings

Part 3— Why Steel Continues to Lead Self-Storage Construction Steel construction frames the vast majority of self-storage buildings— and with good reason. Since the emergence of self-storage operations in Texas in the mid-1960s, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) have provided the benefits mini-warehouse owners love.  PEMBs are: Affordable to buy Colorful and attractive Damage resistant Delivered quickly Easy to expand Economical to operate Low maintenance Quick to erect Simple and fast to erect Strong and durable Versatile Presently, the self-storage business… Read More

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New Technology Trends for Self-Storage

Part 2— Why Successful Mini-Warehouses are Going Digital To attract and keep new customers, perceptive owners employ new technology trends for self-storage operations. Technology is now the driving force in attracting new customers to any business.  Consequently, successful, high-return businesses like mini-warehouses take advantage of digital products and marketing options. Online Trends for Mini-Warehouse Marketing Let’s face it: self-storage does not sound “sexy.”  But glamorous or not, mini-warehouse operations rake in the bucks year after year.  In fact, storage businesses… Read More

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New Growth Trends in Self-Storage

Part 1— Why the Sky’s the Limit for the Mini-Warehouses Self-storage may be the best-kept secret in real estate investments. Exceedingly profitable, mini-warehouse operations rake in one of the highest returns on investment of any real estate venture.  In fact, the self-storage industry represents one of the fastest growing commercial real estate sectors for the last 40 years. Scope of the Self-Storage Market Currently, one in ten Americans rents mini-warehouse units. Industry experts place total number of these storage facilities… Read More

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What Is a Steel Building Bay?

How Does Bay Spacing Affect Metal Building Pricing? If you are new to pre-engineered metal building construction, it pays to understand a few basics, like the importance of the steel building bay spacing.  But what exactly is a metal building bay? Steel Building Bay Definition Prefabricated metal buildings start with primary steel framing.  The primary steel framing consists of commercial-grade, rigid-iron steel columns and rafter beams.  Rafter beams connect the two steel columns, forming one “frame.” Think of a frame… Read More

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Metal Church Buildings for Added Structures

Why Churches Choose Steel Buildings for Support Structures It is a given that cost-conscious religious congregations prefer metal church buildings for their houses of worship.  Only pre-engineered steel buildings supply the elevated ceilings and uninterrupted space so important in a church sanctuary design. As churches grow and find the need for additional supporting structures, building committees again find metal structures prove to be the most logical choice. Maximizing Space with Metal Church Buildings Strong and durable steel buildings suit the… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Texas Farms and Ranches

Why Steel Buildings Appeal to the Ag Market in the Lone Star State Prefabricated metal buildings are ideally suited to all agricultural applications. In fact, Texas farmers and ranchers were among the first to appreciate the advantages of pre-engineered steel buildings.  And what’s not to like?  Today’s steel buildings are attractive, long lasting, economical, simple to erect, and easy to maintain. Texas Leads the Nation in Farms and Ranches There are more farms and ranches in Texas than in any… Read More

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Multi-Use Metal Buildings

The Infinite Possibilities of Multi-function Steel Building Kits Pre-engineered steel structures make excellent multi-use metal buildings.  Steel buildings lend themselves well to multiple operations today— and for changing uses in the future. Besides, what could be more cost-effective than one structure serving multiple needs? Multi-Use Metal Buildings for Investors Steel buildings are attractive, economical, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain structures.  This appeals to bottom line conscious real estate investors.  However, the greatest attribute from an investor’s standpoint may be the adaptability of… Read More

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What Is the Best Steel Building Insulation?

Comparing the Various Insulation Materials Choosing the right steel building insulation for your particular application and location can be tricky. Let’s take brief a look at some of the insulation options available. To Insulate or Not to Insulate First, determine if your new prefab steel building requires insulation. Refer to our recent blog Do You Need Metal Building Insulation? You may also find this blog helpful: What Does Insulation R-value Mean? STEEL BUILDING INSULATION OPTIONS The initial cost and long-term… Read More

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More Ways to Save Money on a Metal Building

8 Tips for Reducing Your Costs on a Prefab Steel Building In addition to the cost-cutting ideas in Part One and Part Two of this series, here are more tips on how to save money on a metal building. For the Budget-Minded Building Buyer Unless you are a professional builder or real estate developer, this may be the only steel building you will ever need.  Make it count. Although you want to keep costs at a minimum, it never pays… Read More

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#2 Way to Save Money on a Steel Building

Do-It-Yourselfers Cut Costs on Metal Building Construction You learned in our last blog that the best way to save money on a steel building is to keep the design as simple and box-like as possible. The second-best way to keep building costs to a minimum is do as much of the construction work as possible yourself. How Do-It-Yourselfers Save Money on a Steel Building Pre-engineered metal buildings are already the most cost-effective construction method available today.  However, budget-minded buyers revel… Read More

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