Types of Steel Buildings

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3 Reasons Lumberyards Choose Steel Buildings

Why Housing Wood in Wood is Not Good Look around town and you will see most home improvement centers and lumberyards choose steel buildings to house their operations.  That seems odd, doesn’t it?  Wouldn’t you expect a lumber business to be housed in a lumber-framed structure? There are three main reasons wood sellers use steel buildings: 1. Lumberyards Need Massive Space Maneuvering and storing piles of wood studs, plywood sheets, and other building products demands lots of space.  Only steel… Read More

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The Clear Span Steel Building Alternative

Choosing Between Multi-Span and Clear Span Buildings We covered the many uses for a clear span steel building in our last post, but not every structure needs to be free of interior columns. For such applications, a multi-span metal building (also known as modular framing) may offer a better buy. Multi-Span vs. Clear Span Steel Buildings Some types of structures simply demand unobstructed space. Gymnasiums, aircraft hangars, horseback riding arenas, church sanctuaries, and large equipment storage buildings cannot function efficiently… 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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Steel Building Foundations

What Type of Foundation Does Your Metal Building Need? Many people think steel building foundations are limited to concrete slabs. Not so. While it is true that the majority of metal building owners choose to build on a slab, that is not the only choice available. Three Main Types of Steel Building Foundations Let’s look at the three basic foundations used for steel buildings. PERIMETER FOOTING: In some agricultural or recreational applications, the floor of the structure is dirt or… Read More

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Which Steel Building System is Right for You?

Ask the Experts at RHINO Steel Building Systems With so many options available, it is difficult to know which pre-engineered steel building system best fits your construction needs. Where do you start? How will you get an accurate quote? Is there someone who can help you determine the best steel building for your particular project? Ask the Experts! A steel building system meets the needs of all types of low-rise construction: agricultural, aviation, commercial, industrial, storage, and personal structures. Yet,… Read More

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Metal Barns and Outbuildings for Rural Living

Improving Life and Property Value with Steel Outbuildings Metal barns and outbuildings dot the countryside everywhere you go. Across the heartland—and in rural areas just outside major metropolitan areas—peaceful country homestead, farm, and ranch properties include steel buildings. The Numbers on Living in the Country According to the latest statistics on rural dwellers: 46.1 million U.S. residents now live in non-metro counties 14% of the population lives on 72% of the nation’s land mass 81% of rural dwellers are homeowners… Read More

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Three Steel Building Methods

Comparing Metal Building Framing Systems What is the best way to construct a steel building? Before you buy a metal building, explore the differences in weld-up, light-gauge steel, and pre-engineered steel structures. Weld-up Steel Buildings A weld-up metal building is built from scratch at the job site. The framing usually consists of reasonably inexpensive red-iron pipe purchased locally. Also known as field-welded buildings, these structures work adequately for small storage sheds or as shade covers for livestock feeders in pastures—… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Tires Stores

Where the Rubber Meets the Road in Construction Why do the owners of tires stores overwhelming choose pre-engineered steel buildings to house their businesses? Because prefabricated metal buildings provide the best structure at the best price. You can talk benefits all day long, but the real test of any product is it’s actually use, also known as “when the rubber meets the road.” A quality-made pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) not only promises great value, it also delivers on that promise.… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Auto Parts Stores

10 Reasons Auto Parts Store Owners Love PEMBs A pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) provides the benefits owners of auto parts stores require. Like all retailers, auto parts storeowners desire quality construction at an affordable price. PEMBs meet those criteria easily. Steel buildings deliver a low cost-per-square foot for framing materials and fast building erection. But as any savvy retail merchant knows, the initial cost is only one part of the equation when choosing a new building. To keep profit margins… Read More

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3 Reasons to Choose Steel Vehicle Showrooms

If It Moves on Wheels, Display It with Steel! Dealerships overwhelming use pre-engineered steel buildings to construct their vehicle showrooms.  Steel brings many benefits to the table for showrooms. From cars to campers, marine to motorcycles, and trucks to tractors, all shrewd vehicle dealers look for the same basic things in a new facility: unobstructed space, economical construction, and affordable operation. 1. Vehicle Showrooms Demand Wide Open Spaces First of all, showrooms need to be, well, showy. To display the… Read More

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