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The Importance of Metal Building Screws

The Little Part that Makes a Big Difference In a recent post on tools, we discussed using a high-performance screw gun with a clutch to install metal building screws. Now let’s look at why that is so important. Start with High-Quality Metal Building Screws Inferior steel buildings with cut-rate screws tend to leak. Not only does a leak make a soggy mess inside a building, but cheaply made screws rust and discolor the exterior of a metal building, too. Who… Read More

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Which Steel Building System is Right for You?

Ask the Experts at RHINO Steel Building Systems With so many options available, it is difficult to know which pre-engineered steel building system best fits your construction needs. Where do you start? How will you get an accurate quote? Is there someone who can help you determine the best steel building for your particular project? Ask the Experts! A steel building system meets the needs of all types of low-rise construction: agricultural, aviation, commercial, industrial, storage, and personal structures. Yet,… Read More

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Equipment for Erecting a Metal Building

The Tools You Need to Build a PEMB Erecting a metal building kit is simple and logical. With the right tools—and strict attention to safety measures—erecting a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) can be a fun do-it-yourself project for people with construction experience. Safety is Job One When Erecting a Metal Building Job site safety cannot be overstressed: SAFETY must come FIRST! Follow all the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety recommendations for your own safety—and to avoid costly OSHA… Read More

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How to Choose a Steel Building Erector

When You Cannot Construct Your Own Metal Building While many people confidently build their own pre-engineered metal building (PEMB), others prefer to use a professional steel building erector for their project. An expert steel building erector is critical to a successful large-scale commercial or industrial construction project. Sloppy or incorrect assembly of a PEMB effects structural integrity. Slipshod framing also leads to later problems and waterproofing issues with the building. Hiring an experienced steel building erector with a well-trained crew… Read More

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How Long Does It Take to Erect a Metal Building?

Estimating the Steel Building Construction Timetable We often tout the construction speed of a pre-engineered steel building, but just how long does it take to erect a metal building? That’s one of the first questions we get from do-it-yourselfers. If fact, it is one of the questions we hear from first-time builders, too. The Construction Variables • SIZE: Naturally, larger structures take more time to build than smaller ones. • COMPLEXITY: Simpler structures go up faster. Highly customized designs will require… Read More

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Can I Build My Own Metal Building?

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings: The Do-It-Yourselfers’ Delight At RHINO Steel Building Systems we are often asked, “Can I build my own metal building?” The quick answer is, “Probably.” To the serious do-it-yourselfer, erecting their own steel building seems like too good an opportunity to pass up. After all, putting up the structure yourself saves money— and brings enormous satisfaction. Besides, it’s just plain fun! A RHINO metal building is like an adult-sized version of a kid's erector set. And prefabrication takes the… Read More

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5 Ways to Customize a Metal Building

Adding Personality and Pizazz to a Pre-engineered Steel Building There are many ways to customize a metal building so that it does not look boxy and barn-like. Granted, the basic box with a low-pitched gable roof is the most economical pre-engineered steel building. However, the structure may need a more customized facade for some applications. That’s no problem for the RHINO Steel Building System. Here are five ideas and steel building options you can use to create the perfect look… Read More

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Busting the Metal Building Catalog Myth

Every RHINO Steel Building is Made-to-Order for You Customers new to the pre-engineered metal building concept often call us asking for a catalog. They think they must choose from a list of available models. They expect to thumb through a floor plan book, and then settle for the one closest to what they really want. Ain’t no such animal in the RHINO steel building world! There are no “off-the-rack” buildings or “cookie-cutter” designs with the our metal building system. Every… Read More

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Three Steel Building Methods

Comparing Metal Building Framing Systems What is the best way to construct a steel building? Before you buy a metal building, explore the differences in weld-up, light-gauge steel, and pre-engineered steel structures. Weld-up Steel Buildings A weld-up metal building is built from scratch at the job site. The framing usually consists of reasonably inexpensive red-iron pipe purchased locally. Also known as field-welded buildings, these structures work adequately for small storage sheds or as shade covers for livestock feeders in pastures—… Read More

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Does a Steel Building Require an Architect?

Deciding Who Designs a Pre-engineered Metal Building If you are contemplating your first building project with a pre-engineered steel building, you may wonder who will design the structure. That depends on the size and scope of the project along with your type of metal building design. Understanding a Pre-engineered Steel Building System Let’s start with the basics. Traditional wood-framed structures need strategically placed “load-bearing” interior walls to help carry the weight of the building. Although stronger than wood, light-gauge steel… Read More

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