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Faster Construction with Metal Buildings

How Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Cut Construction Time Did you know that pre-engineered metal buildings slash construction time by 33% or more? Here’s how. Five Ways Faster Construction Saves Money Time equals money in construction. With every additional day of construction, total costs rise. Rapid construction cuts costs five ways: LOWER LABOR COSTS: Labor typically constitutes the largest expense of any commercial or industrial building project. The faster the structure is completed, the less the labor costs. FEWER DELAYS: The longer… Read More

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Killing Kilowatt Waste in Steel Buildings

5 Ways to Slash Energy Bills in Commercial Metal Buildings Since steel buildings now account for 65% of all commercial construction in the U.S., finding ways to decrease energy usage in a metal structure benefits the planet, the country— and the business. Reducing energy consumption in commercial structures conserves energy resources, reduces America’s dependence on foreign energy sources— and fattens the business owners’ bottom line by cutting operating costs. How Much Energy Do Commercial Buildings Squander? Commercial buildings devour 19%… Read More

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#1 Reason to Buy Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Steel Buildings Cost Less What is the main motivation so many people choose to construct pre-engineered metal buildings? Well, it is the same basic motivation driving people choose any other product: the bottom line. Steel buildings cost less. We all spout platitudes about demanding quality— and we do want the most bang for our buck— but when push comes to shove, money talks. In fact, money SHOUTS! No matter how wonderful the features of a building system, if it is… Read More

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How to Expand a Metal Building

Part One: Steel Building Endwall Expansions As a business grows, it may become necessary to expand a metal building. The most economical way to enlarge a pre-engineered steel building is by adding frames at either endwall. The simplicity of increasing a metal building at the endwalls depends on the original builder’s preplanning for future expansion. Two things need consideration for metal building extensions: Is there sufficient room on the property for expansion without interfering with legal easements? Did the original… Read More

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How to Stay on Top of Roof Maintenance

Six Tips for Preventing Costly Roof Damage When it comes to metal roof maintenance, an ounce of prevention is worth far more than the pounding headache— and expensive repairs— caused by ignoring a roof. Stopping Leaks Before They Start The roof is generally the largest— and most vulnerable surface of any structure. The roof covers and protects the home or building from the elements. Metal roof maintenance is often overlooked— until the leaking roof causes serious problems. Preventing problems before they… Read More

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Installing Windows in Metal Buildings

Any Style Window Can Be Used In Steel Building Window Installation Steel building window installation is quick and easy. You may choose any style window that you would use in any other building for a steel building. No Limits on Windows in Metal Buildings Most metal building suppliers offer metal building windows in several styles and colors. Designed specifically for the metal building industry, these windows allow light and ventilation into the structure. However, there are some limitations on window placement… Read More

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Understanding Ice Dams

How to Avoid Costly Ice Dam Damage Those gorgeous, sparkling icicles hanging picturesquely from your roof could be hiding a very big headache-to-come: ice dams. Ice dams wreak havoc on buildings. They rip gutters from their moorings, loosen asphalt shingles, and warp and rot wood sheathing. The water backed up behind the ice dam leaks into walls and attics creating soggy insulation, dripping ceilings, stained sheetrock, and peeling paint. If not corrected quickly, mold and mildew— and compromised indoor air… Read More

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Vampire Power Bites into Your Energy Budget

How Standby Power Wastes Your Electricity As you read this, “vampire power” is quietly sucking money from your pocket. So diabolic is this insidious electricity-guzzling ghoul that you never even know you are being robbed. Standby Power Here is the real shocker: your appliances and electronic devices are lying to you. They pretend to be turned off. Don’t believe it. Most electrical products continue to draw small amounts of currents even when turned off. The current used by appliances and… Read More

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Metal Buildings Save Money on Operating Costs

The Lifecycle Advantages of Pre-engineered Steel Structures Metal buildings save money on purchasing and construction. However, the greatest savings happen over the lifetime of the structure. Smart investors look not only at the initial costs of building, but also at the lifecycle costs. This cradle-to-the-grave philosophy counts the cost over the years of using the structure. Buying a cheap, inferior structure does not save in the long run if it costs too much to operate and maintain. Looking Beyond the… Read More

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7 Ways Steel Buildings Save Money on Construction

How Building Kit Construction Cuts Building Costs Well-made steel buildings save money when you buy, as you build, and as you occupy them. Steel building costs are lower when you buy, as you build, and as you occupy them. Let’s look at the ways metal building costs are lower during the construction of a pre-engineered metal building. Time Is Money in Construction The longer it takes to finish the building, the more the project costs. Pre-engineered steel buildings save money… Read More

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