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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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#1 Way to Cut Costs on a Metal Building

The Best Way to Save Money on Your New Prefab Steel Building What is the best way to cut costs on a metal building? Keep it simple. We all have the tendency to let our dreams outpace our budget on construction projects.  It is so easy to get carried away during the planning stage, that we lose sight of the overall cost.  However, with a little careful thought and planning, you can save bucks and still have a highly functional… Read More

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Steel Buildings in Delaware

Why “The First State” Should Choose Metal Buildings The idea of pre-engineered steel buildings in Delaware is certainly not new. Prefab metal buildings abound in the state. Aircraft hangars, barns, stables, churches, commercial enterprises, recreational structures, storage buildings, as well as warehouses and other industrial structures in Delaware, commonly use a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) system. First in Progress As the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787, Delaware gained the reputation of being the first to embrace… Read More

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What Does Insulation R-Value Mean?

How Important is Insulation R-Value in a Metal Building? Before buying an insulation system for your metal building, you need to understand insulation R-value. At its simplest, insulation R-value indicates the amount of heat flow through an insulation product. The higher the R-value number, the greater that product’s resistance to heat transference. The more effectively the insulation works, the greater your energy savings. Typically, insulation ranges from two-inch-thick R-7 to nine-and-a-quarter-inch-thick R-30. However, just buying thicker insulation and stuffing it… Read More

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Are Steel Buildings the Answer to Recent Disasters?

Why Damage-Resistant Metal Buildings are the Smart Choice The weather-related disasters of 2017 underline the need for stronger, safer structures like steel buildings. The cost for 2017 natural disasters in the U.S. topped $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This shocking bill is four times the average annual cost over the last decade. Sixteen separate incidents contributed to the soaring 2017 price tag. Drought, freeze, floods, major hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe storms plagued the… Read More

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Do You Need Metal Building Insulation?

Three Main Reasons to Insulate a Prefab Steel Building When buying a new prefabricated steel building kit, how do you know if you need metal building insulation? It is really pretty simple. There are three reasons you should consider insulating your structure: comfort, cost, and condensation. Metal Building Insulation for Comfort Think about the end use for your new steel structure.  If you or others will be spending considerable time in it, you will want to be comfortable, year in… Read More

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How Metal Buildings Cut Operating Costs

The Long-Term Financial Benefits of Prefab Steel Buildings Prefabricated metal buildings cost less to build than wood structures. However, construction accounts for only part of the savings. Steel building owners continue to save money year after year. Look at the ways pre-engineered metal buildings cut operating costs: Slash Utility Bills by 50% The deeper wall cavities of a pre-engineered metal building provide room for thicker insulation. Well-insulated steel buildings save energy. By installing the our extra-thick Pro-Value Insulation Package with… Read More

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10 Ways RHINO Metal Buildings Save Time

Discover All the Ways You Will Save Time with a RHINO Building RHINO metal buildings save time, and in construction, time is money. Faster construction is convenient and saves consumers money on their personal building projects. However, saving time is absolutely essential on for commercial or industrial builders. Every additional hour of construction raises total project costs. RHINO steel buildings not only cut construction time by 33%, but also save time before and after construction. Here’s how: 1. Metal Building… Read More

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Haste Makes Waste with a Steel Building Kit

Resist the Urge to Rush to Erecting Your Metal Building Kit Your steel building kit is due any day, and you just can’t wait to get your hands on that baby. STOP! Don’t make the costly mistake of rushing the erection process. Squelch the urge to “dive in” to construction without thoughtful and thorough preparation. DO YOU HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK FOR BUILDING KIT ASSEMBLY? NEVER begin building without all the documentation from your local building department. Permitting officials… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Welding Shops

Part 2: Prefab Metal Buildings vs. Weld-up Buildings Our last blog established that steel buildings are the only safe choice for welding shops. Now let’s look at the framing choices. As an experienced welder, your first instinct is to weld-up your own shop, but is that really the smartest choice? Before you build, compare the pros and cons of weld-up metal buildings and prefabricated steel buildings. You may be surprised at which system is the better value. Defining “Weld-Up” Metal… Read More

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