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Let the Sun Shine In with Metal Building Skylights

Steel Building Skylights Let You Cash In on Nature’s Free Lighting Installing metal building skylights not only stretches natural resources, it stretches your resources. Including skylights with your steel building order gives you the satisfaction of making the “green” building choice. It also saves your nice green money by reducing utility costs. What Are the Benefits of Using Skylights? Obviously, reducing the amount you pay for lighting a building is the greatest advantage of skylights and wall lights. Skylights, also… Read More

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Rain Gutters for Metal Buildings- Part 3

Are Rain Gutters the Right Choice for Your Location? In Part 1 in this series on rain gutters for metal buildings we covered all the advantages of including rain gutters and downspouts with your pre-engineered steel building order. Part 2 of the series explained using gutter systems and rain barrels to conserve water. However, metal building gutters and downspouts are not the right choice for all climates. People living in areas of extreme snowfall and frequent ice storms need to… Read More

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Rain Gutters for Metal Buildings- Part 2

Conserving Water with Gutters and Rain Barrels Rain gutters for metal buildings have one major job: to move water away from the structure. Why stop there? Go “green” by conserving the runoff water and learn how to collect rainwater from gutters. Rain Barrels: The Eco-Friendly Choice In the first part of this series on rain gutters for metal buildings, we covered the advantages of including gutters and downspouts with your pre-engineered steel building orders. The option of rain water collecting… Read More

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Rain Gutters for Metal Buildings- Part 1

6 Reasons to Add Gutters to Your Steel Building Order When planning to build a steel commercial building— or your own personal steel structure — consider including steel rain gutters and downspouts on your metal building order. Why gutters? In one word: PROTECTION. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. Self-Protection It is obvious the first job of gutters is allowing people to enter the building during a rainstorm without dashing through a waterfall. Without gutters, anyone coming inside… Read More

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Controlling Airflow in Metal Buildings- Part 2

GOOD METAL BUILDING VENTILATION CREATES COMFORT AND EXTENDS BUILDING LIFE Never underestimate the importance of airflow in metal buildings. As discussed in part 1, adequate ventilation controls comfort, humidity levels, and condensation in steel buildings. Two Types of Ventilation Controlling airflow in metal buildings without air conditioning and heating is simple. You need fresh air flowing into the building and humid air flowing out. This is easily accomplished with vents and large door openings. Steel barns, equipment structures, storage buildings,… Read More

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Controlling Airflow in a Metal Building- Part 1

The Importance of Ventilation in Steel Buildings Providing adequate airflow in a metal building affects both the comfort level inside and the durability of the structure. Preventing moisture buildup prolongs the life of a steel building. Three Factors Affecting Climate in a Metal Building Climate controlled buildings create some airflow and control moisture with heating and air-conditioning systems. Even these may need additional ventilation. However, many metal buildings are not climate controlled. These include: • Agricultural buildings, barns, and stables… Read More

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Steel Building Insulation Benefits

https://youtu.be/poRyKShySe0 We explain the benefits of adding insulation to your steel building project. (more…) Read More

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How Cool Metal Roofing on Steel Buildings Saves the Environment

In the first article in this two part series, we discussed the ways cool metal roofing saves money on utility bills. However, cool-coated steel roofing also powerfully impacts the environment as an example of environmentally friendly roofing. COOL METAL ROOFING PANELS ON STEEL BUILDINGS: NOT A BLACK OR WHITE ISSUE We have always known a white roof is cooler than a dark roof, regardless of the roofing material. Just as you are cooler in the summer if you wear white… Read More

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How Cool Metal Roofing Saves Money on Pre-engineered Steel Buildings

More and more people now choose cool-coating steel roof panels to top their pre-engineered steel buildings.  In fact, cool metal roofing today account for 25%-30% of all steel metal roofing sales. What Is Cool Roofing For Metal Roof Insulation? A relatively new technology, “cool coating” allows steel roof panels to reflect 40%-50% of heat away from the building and back into the atmosphere. Discovered as a result of the military’s coatings developed for stealth aircraft, this infrared (IR) reflectivity innovation… Read More

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Exterior Panels for Pre-engineered Steel Buildings

Understanding Steel Roof and Wall Panel Metal Building Options Long-lasting and durable exterior steel panels adorn most pre-engineered steel buildings. Although commercial steel buildings can be finished in other building materials for a distinctive appearance, most metal building buyers still opt for steel panels as weather resistant siding. A far cry from the old “tin” sheet-metal building siding options of your grandpa’s day, the strong metal building panels used on modern pre-engineered steel buildings provide durable protection and lasting beauty… Read More

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