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What Is the Best Steel Building Insulation?

Comparing the Various Insulation Materials Choosing the right steel building insulation for your particular application and location can be tricky. Let’s take brief a look at some of the insulation options available. To Insulate or Not to Insulate First, determine if your new prefab steel building requires insulation. Refer to our recent blog Do You Need Metal Building Insulation? You may also find this blog helpful: What Does Insulation R-value Mean? STEEL BUILDING INSULATION OPTIONS The initial cost and long-term… Read More

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More Ways to Save Money on a Metal Building

8 Tips for Reducing Your Costs on a Prefab Steel Building In addition to the cost-cutting ideas in Part One and Part Two of this series, here are more tips on how to save money on a metal building. For the Budget-Minded Building Buyer Unless you are a professional builder or real estate developer, this may be the only steel building you will ever need.  Make it count. Although you want to keep costs at a minimum, it never pays… Read More

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#2 Way to Save Money on a Steel Building

Do-It-Yourselfers Cut Costs on Metal Building Construction You learned in our last blog that the best way to save money on a steel building is to keep the design as simple and box-like as possible. The second-best way to keep building costs to a minimum is do as much of the construction work as possible yourself. How Do-It-Yourselfers Save Money on a Steel Building Pre-engineered metal buildings are already the most cost-effective construction method available today.  However, budget-minded buyers revel… Read More

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#1 Way to Cut Costs on a Metal Building

The Best Way to Save Money on Your New Prefab Steel Building What is the best way to cut costs on a metal building? Keep it simple. We all have the tendency to let our dreams outpace our budget on construction projects.  It is so easy to get carried away during the planning stage, that we lose sight of the overall cost.  However, with a little careful thought and planning, you can save bucks and still have a highly functional… Read More

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What Does Insulation R-Value Mean?

How Important is Insulation R-Value in a Metal Building? Before buying an insulation system for your metal building, you need to understand insulation R-value. At its simplest, insulation R-value indicates the amount of heat flow through an insulation product. The higher the R-value number, the greater that product’s resistance to heat transference. The more effectively the insulation works, the greater your energy savings. Typically, insulation ranges from two-inch-thick R-7 to nine-and-a-quarter-inch-thick R-30. However, just buying thicker insulation and stuffing it… Read More

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Do You Need Metal Building Insulation?

Three Main Reasons to Insulate a Prefab Steel Building When buying a new prefabricated steel building kit, how do you know if you need metal building insulation? It is really pretty simple. There are three reasons you should consider insulating your structure: comfort, cost, and condensation. Metal Building Insulation for Comfort Think about the end use for your new steel structure.  If you or others will be spending considerable time in it, you will want to be comfortable, year in… Read More

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Are Cool Panels Right for Your Metal Building?

The Pros and Cons of Choosing Cool-Coated Steel Panels Many people now opt for cool-coated steel roofing when ordering their metal building.  In locations with sizzling summer heat, cool metal roofing slashes sky-high utility bills. Buildings gobble up 40% of U.S. energy expenditures.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), heating, air conditioning, and ventilation also devour 40% of a commercial building’s utility costs. What Exactly are Cool Panels? In our last blog we covered why steel exterior PBR… Read More

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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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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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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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