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Selecting Your Metal Building Colors

Color: The Fun Way to Customize Your Steel Building Kit You can make your next construction both functional and fantastic by choosing from an array of vivid metal building colors. Does your application warrant a pristine polar white or a cool Aztec blue?  Perhaps you prefer a saucy brick red with a fox gray accents?  Or would your project look best with sagebrush tan with evergreen trim? Whatever your color scheme, you will find what you need to match it… Read More

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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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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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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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The Benefits of a Standing Seam Metal Roof

Why Standing Seam Roofing Graces So Many Steel Buildings Strong, sleek, and attractive, a standing seam metal roof promises that rare combination of form and function. Standing seam steel roofing looks better, lasts longer, and provides superior waterproofing. What is Standing Seam Roofing? Standing seam roofing is ingenious, really. It allows the roof sheathing to attach to the structure without screws piercing the steel sheets. High-strength metal clips fasten the steel roof panels securely to a steel building’s purlins beneath… 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 Clean Metal Building Gutters

Steel Building Maintenance- Part 2 The best way to prevent potential gutter problems is to clean metal building gutters regularly. Keeping gutters and downspouts clear stops drainage and foundation complications before they start. How often gutters systems need cleaning depends on type of gutter, climate, location, and tree cover. Annual gutter cleaning suffices for open areas in milder climates. However, most gutter manufacturers advise semi-annual gutter cleanings. Structures surrounded by overhanging trees require even more frequent cleaning. Systems installed with… 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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