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Are Steel Buildings the Answer to Recent Disasters?

Why Damage-Resistant Metal Buildings are the Smart Choice The weather-related disasters of 2017 underline the need for stronger, safer structures like steel buildings. The cost for 2017 natural disasters in the U.S. topped $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This shocking bill is four times the average annual cost over the last decade. Sixteen separate incidents contributed to the soaring 2017 price tag. Drought, freeze, floods, major hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe storms plagued the… Read More

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How Metal Buildings Cut Operating Costs

The Long-Term Financial Benefits of Prefab Steel Buildings Prefabricated metal buildings cost less to build than wood structures. However, construction accounts for only part of the savings. Steel building owners continue to save money year after year. Look at the ways pre-engineered metal buildings cut operating costs: Slash Utility Bills by 50% The deeper wall cavities of a pre-engineered metal building provide room for thicker insulation. Well-insulated steel buildings save energy. By installing the our extra-thick Pro-Value Insulation Package with… 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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Incredible Adaptable Prefab Metal Buildings

Why Steel Buildings Rule in Low-Rise Construction Prefab metal buildings dominate low-rise construction— and with good reason.  Economical to build, simple to erect, and cost-effective to operate, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are adaptable and reliable.  Today PEMBs are the first choice for all commercial and industrial low-rise construction— and for residential accessory buildings, too. Incredibly Flexible Designs A fundamental rectangular box makes the most useful, economical, and material-efficient building design.  That’s the “sweet spot” for prefab steel buildings. With today’s… Read More

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Building Strong with Prefab Metal Buildings

Part 2: Safer Structures in Earthquakes and Snowstorms Our previous blog covered how prefab metal buildings provide extra protection against windstorms, floods, and fires. Now let’s look at some of the other types of natural disasters inflicting billion-dollar structural damage. Prefab Steel Buildings in Earthquakes The devastating earthquakes in Mexico last month killed hundreds of people, emphasizing the need for seismic-resistant building techniques. Generally, the buildings that perform best in earthquakes are those with a little “give,” which take the… Read More

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Building Strong with Prefab Steel Buildings

Part 1: Safer Structures in Hurricanes, Floods, and Fires In the wake of recent billion-dollar natural disasters, people are looking to prefab steel buildings for better protection from Nature’s savage furies. We’ve seen ample evidence in 2017 that Mother Nature’s outbursts inflict unbelievable damage.  Now let’s look at what pre-engineered metal buildings can do to counter such natural disasters. Prefab Steel Buildings in Howling Winds Hurricane-force wind damage often results from structural connection failure.  Winds create a lifting force against… Read More

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The Many Uses for Clear Span Metal Buildings

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Create More Usable Space Are you familiar with clear span metal buildings? Steel’s incredible strength-to-weight ratio allows extremely wide, uninterrupted interior space in rigid-steel buildings. Pre-engineered clear span steel structures eliminate the need for the clumsy, intrusive, load-bearing walls or columns necessary with other building systems. So who needs a clear span building? Anyone whose operation requires an unobstructed vision or easy maneuverability, that’s who. Here are a few examples: Agricultural Clear Span Structures Farm and Ranch… Read More

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Invasion of the Mold Spores

Health Risks Caused by the Fungus Among Us Mold spores are all around us, even when we do not see them. They stealthily creep into homes and businesses, spreading their destruction and creating health problems— especially for anyone already experiencing breathing problems or a compromised immune system. Two Things that Promote the Spread of Mold Mold spores need only two things to flourish— an organic material to feed on and moisture. Organic building materials like wood and sheetrock create the… Read More

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The Devastating Dilemma of Disaster Debris

After the Storm: Disposing of the Mountains of Rubble The amount of disaster debris heaped up by tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other natural calamities boggles the imagination. As south Texans muck-out the mess left by Hurricane Harvey, they can sympathize with the Floridians facing Hurricane Irma clean up. Following a catastrophic event, victims of the storm are at first shell-shocked. Little by little, reality sets in and they begin the overwhelming job of sifting through the ruins of their homes… Read More

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How Steel Buildings Resist Wind Damage

Building to Combat Furious Storm Winds Pre-engineered steel buildings are designed and engineered to stand up to damaging winds and other natural disasters. (As I post this blog, Hurricane Harvey is creeping toward the Texas coast, gaining strength over the warm waters of the Gulf.  As of this posting, Hurricane Harvey's winds have reached 110 MPH.) Which Way the Wind Blows Although we typically think of wind damage as resulting from hurricanes battering coastal areas, savage winds can strike anywhere.… Read More

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