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Comparing Asphalt and Steel Roofing

Types of Roofing: TYPES OF ROOFING: THE PROS AND CONS OF THE TWO MAJOR ROOFING SYSTEMS Constructing a new commercial or industrial building usually means choosing between asphalt and steel roofing on wood framing or metal building. Let’s examine the strength and weaknesses of both systems. Up-front Cost vs. Long-Term Cost The greatest selling point for traditional asphalt shingles is that they are less expensive than steel roofing. They are also used exclusively on wood-framed structures. Many residential production builders… Read More

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Americans at Play in Recreational Buildings

Cashing in on America’s Leisure Time Activities When Mother Nature turns nasty, Americans turn to indoor activities in recreational buildings. Did you know the rocking chair is an American invention? Even at rest, Americans feel the need to move. Consequently, we spend much of our leisure hours in active pursuits like sports or games. Recent statistics show 96% of Americans engage in some sort of recreational activity every day. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend an… Read More

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Building Green Healthcare Facilities

Choosing Eco-Friendly Materials for Medical Buildings There are two compelling reasons to build green healthcare facilities: saving our planet and saving money. Choosing sustainable, recycled structural materials for any new construction project conserves resources and promotes cleaner air quality. Building green is the responsible choice. Altruistic conservation ideals aside, building green healthcare facilities is also the practical choice. Green buildings last longer, consume less energy, and cost less to operate. Saving RESOURCES by Building Green with Steel The U.S. Green Building… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Karate Schools and Dance Studios

Teaching People to Kick Up Their Heels in Steel Buildings Pre-engineered steel buildings prove an excellent investment for karate schools and dance studios. Metal prefab studio kits offer the unfettered spaciousness critical to the free motions of martial arts and performance arts training. Four Reasons Karate Schools and Dance Studio Owners Choose Steel Buildings Every successful commercial enterprise demands cost-conscious locations to do business. Steel buildings provide martial arts dojos and schools of dance with features that meet their unique… Read More

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Building an Auto Repair Shop with a Steel Building

Fire Safety: One Reason Most Garages are Built with Steel One of the best reasons to choose a pre-engineered steel building for an auto garage is the fire resistance of steel. Auto repair shops, tire shops, truck servicing business, and the like are very dangerous places for fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) collected fire data for retail operations for five years.  During that time, 6,360 structural fires were reported.  Automotive sales and service and gas stations accounted for 2,290… Read More

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RHINO Metal Buildings for the Auto Repair Industry

Building Efficient Garages with Pre-engineered Steel Buildings In the automotive repair business, providing service technicians with a roomy, well-lit, comfortable workplace is essential to productivity.  It also helps reduce turnover of trained personnel.  Pre-engineered metal buildings excel in creating a cost-effective structure for a cost-efficient business. Auto Repair Shops Save Money with Energy-Conscious Metal Buildings Rigid-frame red-iron columns and roof rafters create deep cavities.  Deeper cavities allow room for extra-thick insulation. In a particularly mild-weather location, where only the office… Read More

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Why Metal Buildings Make the Best Auto Shops

Building a Garage with the Strength of Steel Auto shops need open space for the vehicles they repair.  Conventional building materials like wood or block require structural load-bearing columns or walls to support the roof.  That is very limiting for a garage operation.  Pre-engineered metal buildings provide open, clear span structures, which maximize the work area. In fact, the majority of auto, truck, boat, and recreational vehicle repair shop owners build with steel framing. Metal Building Benefits for the Auto… Read More

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Economical Steel Buildings for the Auto Service Industry

Auto and Truck Repair Shops Test Steel’s Metal The best structures for mechanics garages and auto repair shops are pre-engineered metal buildings.  Today’s computer designed pre-engineered steel buildings provide the strongest possible auto shops— at the best price. Auto Service Businesses Flourish in a Tough Economy The potential for expansion in the auto repair field looks exciting. Fewer people attempt to do their own repairs today.  Both individuals and businesses keep vehicles longer than ever before. Demand is for quality auto… Read More

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Metal Buildings for the Auto Repair Industry

High-Tech Auto Technicians Housed in High-Tech Buildings Today’s automobiles contain many highly technical and computer-controlled.  Auto repair work in the 21st century requires, high-tech diagnostic equipment, highly trained mechanics— and economical computer-designed metal buildings. The 21st Century Automobile Years ago, anyone with a smattering of mechanical experience could open a little auto repair shop and stay busy.  Many amateur “shade tree mechanics” handled their own car repairs. Those days are gone. As in almost every other field, rapidly progressing technology… Read More

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Prefabricated Steel Buildings for Auto Shops

Procrastination on car repairs pays… the auto shops Americans are keeping their cars and trucks longer these days.  When consumers do finally trade vehicles, more people now choose used vehicles instead of new.  Both these trends translate into increased business for auto repair shops. That is what makes today a great time to build a new automotive repair shop— or to expand a current auto business—with prefabricated metal shop buildings. Older cars on the road mean more business for auto shops. … Read More

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