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What are PBR Steel Panels?

What are the Pros and Cons of PBR Panels on Metal Buildings? You have probably heard the term “PBR steel panels”— but what does PBR mean?  And what are the advantages and disadvantages of using PBR panels on a metal building? Steel panels create the “skin” or exterior of most RHINO brand steel buildings.  Panels cover both the roof and the walls of basic pre-engineered steel buildings. The high-tensile-strength steel panels of today’s steel buildings replace the old corrugated tin… Read More

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What Is a Metal Building Kit?

Discover the wonders of a Steel Building Kit What does the term “metal building kit” mean?  A pre-engineered metal building kit is basically a life-sized version of a kid’s erector set. A steel building kit is the simplest and most efficient way to build— and a do-it-yourselfer’s dream structure.  Every piece of the structural framing ships straight from the factory.  Each component arrives pre-formed, marked for easy identification, and ready to assemble. What is included in a Metal Building Kit?… Read More

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10 Ways Metal Buildings Cut Costs

How Prefabricated Steel Building Kits Save You Money Metal buildings cut costs at every stage of the project. Prefab steel building kits save money on material purchase, construction costs, and operating expenses. Is it any wonder that pre-engineered metal buildings now rule low-rise construction, with 65% of the commercial market and 95% of the industrial market? It is simple economics. Let’s take a closer look at ten ways prefab steel buildings save you money. Affordable to Buy Pre-engineered metal buildings… 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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Why You Need Stamped Plans for a Steel Building

The Importance of Plans Stamped by a Licensed Engineer Never underestimate the importance of obtaining stamped plans for a steel building.  It is critical to the success of any metal building project that a steel engineer licensed in your state approves the plans. Why? There are two main reasons stamped plans are vital to your steel building project. First, engineer-approved plans expedite the building permitting process.  Building officials trust structural engineers willing to stamp the plans. More importantly, stamped plans… Read More

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Guidelines for Metal Building Sizing

Defining the Parameters for Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Before choosing a metal building size, it is helpful to know a few basic guidelines. To start with, let’s get a couple of common misconceptions out of the way. First of all, someone new to pre-engineered steel buildings often has the mistaken idea there are prescribed sizes from which to choose. Truth is, there are no “standard” models in metal buildings. Every RHINO steel building is designed to the customer’s exact wishes and… Read More

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The Clear Span Steel Building Alternative

Choosing Between Multi-Span and Clear Span Buildings We covered the many uses for a clear span steel building in our last post, but not every structure needs to be free of interior columns. For such applications, a multi-span metal building (also known as modular framing) may offer a better buy. Multi-Span vs. Clear Span Steel Buildings Some types of structures simply demand unobstructed space. Gymnasiums, aircraft hangars, horseback riding arenas, church sanctuaries, and large equipment storage buildings cannot function efficiently… Read More

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Avoid This Metal Building Foundation Mistake

Don’t Jump the Gun on Pouring the Slab! It is tragic how many times people make the costly blunder of pouring their metal building foundation too soon. The uninitiated think, Well pouring a slab is simple, right? I’ll just get that part of the project all finished up, then call and order a steel building to fit my slab. That is the best way, right? WRONG! Fundamentals Before Foundations Pre-engineered steel building foundations are complex. The structure and the foundation… Read More

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Steel Building Foundations

What Type of Foundation Does Your Metal Building Need? Many people think steel building foundations are limited to concrete slabs. Not so. While it is true that the majority of metal building owners choose to build on a slab, that is not the only choice available. Three Main Types of Steel Building Foundations Let’s look at the three basic foundations used for steel buildings. PERIMETER FOOTING: In some agricultural or recreational applications, the floor of the structure is dirt or… Read More

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Metal Building Insulation

Cut Energy Bills in Half on Your Next Steel Building Energy-efficient metal building insulation saves both natural resources and the owner’s resources. With a quality insulation system, steel buildings are comfortable, environmentally responsible, and cost-efficient. RHINO’s Basic Metal Building Insulation RHINO Steel Building Systems offers two insulation products. The first option is basic fiberglass insulation batts from 3-inches thick (R-10) to 8-inches thick (R-25). This insulation comes with a reinforced backing, eliminating the need for the unsightly chicken-wire supports seen… Read More

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