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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

In Agricultural Buildings, Blog, more

Metal Barns and Outbuildings for Rural Living

Improving Life and Property Value with Steel Outbuildings Metal barns and outbuildings dot the countryside everywhere you go. Across the heartland—and in rural areas just outside major metropolitan areas—peaceful country homestead, farm, and ranch properties include steel buildings. The Numbers on Living in the Country According to the latest statistics on rural dwellers: 46.1 million U.S. residents now live in non-metro counties 14% of the population lives on 72% of the nation’s land mass 81% of rural dwellers are homeowners… 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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50 Reasons to Love Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Why Steel Claims 73% of Commercial/Industrial Construction Pre-engineered metal buildings have long ruled agricultural and aviation construction markets. Today steel buildings reign supreme in low-rise commercial and industrial construction, too. In fact, steel frames 65% of commercial low-rise projects and 95% of industrial new construction. How has steel so thoroughly routed competing building systems? I’ll give you 50 reasons for the astounding dominance of pre-engineered metal buildings… Pocketbook-Friendly Metal Buildings 1. Pre-engineered steel buildings are the most cost-effective building system… Read More

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Furniture Retailers Count on Steel Buildings

7 Reasons Furniture Store Owners Choose PEMBs Furniture retailers rely on the dependability and cost-effectiveness of steel buildings. From the local mom-and-pop mattress store, to an office furniture retailer, to a gigantic furniture discount warehouse, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) deliver the features furniture store owners demand. 1. Affordable to Buy and Build A low cost-per-square-foot makes RHINO steel buildings an affordable structural system for retailers. Steel’s extraordinary strength means fewer pieces construct an exceptionally stable building. Every piece of the factory-built,… 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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5 Reasons to Add a Detached Steel Garage

Add Function and Value to Your Home with a 3-Car Garage Have you ever thought about adding a detached steel garage to your home? A roomy, pre-engineered steel garage or multi-purpose building delivers convenience today— and a higher resale price later. Let’s look at five reasons that a metal garage makes a sound investment. #1. Increased Property Value Increasing a home’s square footage to the property— including via a detached structure— reaps an uptick in the property’s worth. A roomy… 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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Predictable Pre-engineered Steel Buildings

Depend on Metal Buildings for Consistent Quality No other building system delivers the consistent quality of rigid pre-engineered steel buildings. Unlike other building materials, steel’s strength is utterly predictable and verifiable. No wonder steel so thoroughly dominates today’s commercial and industrial new construction markets. How Reliable are Wood and Concrete Structures? LUMBER: Not only do the characteristics of every tree species vary, every single tree differs from all others. Climate, weather patterns, soil conditions, and insect infestations all dictate the… Read More

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