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The Importance of Metal Building Screws

The Little Part that Makes a Big Difference In a recent post on tools, we discussed using a high-performance screw gun with a clutch to install metal building screws. Now let’s look at why that is so important. Start with High-Quality Metal Building Screws Inferior steel buildings with cut-rate screws tend to leak. Not only does a leak make a… 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… Read More

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Equipment for Erecting a Metal Building

The Tools You Need to Build a PEMB Erecting a metal building kit is simple and logical. With the right tools—and strict attention to safety measures—erecting a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) can be a fun do-it-yourself project for people with construction experience. Safety is Job One When Erecting a Metal Building Job site safety cannot be overstressed: SAFETY must come FIRST! Follow all the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety recommendations for your own safety—and to avoid costly OSHA… Read More

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How to Choose a Steel Building Erector

When You Cannot Construct Your Own Metal Building While many people confidently build their own pre-engineered metal building (PEMB), others prefer to use a professional steel building erector for their project. An expert steel building erector is critical to a successful large-scale commercial or industrial construction project. Sloppy or incorrect assembly of a PEMB effects structural integrity. Slipshod framing also leads to later problems and waterproofing issues with the building. Hiring an experienced steel building erector with a well-trained crew… Read More

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How Long Does It Take to Erect a Metal Building?

Estimating the Steel Building Construction Timetable We often tout the construction speed of a pre-engineered steel building, but just how long does it take to erect a metal building? That’s one of the first questions we get from do-it-yourselfers. If fact, it is one of the questions we hear from first-time builders, too. The Construction Variables • SIZE: Naturally, larger structures take more time to build than smaller ones. • COMPLEXITY: Simpler structures go up faster. Highly customized designs will require… 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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Can I Build My Own Metal Building?

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings: The Do-It-Yourselfers’ Delight At RHINO Steel Building Systems we are often asked, “Can I build my own metal building?” The quick answer is, “Probably.” To the serious do-it-yourselfer, erecting their own steel building seems like too good an opportunity to pass up. After all, putting up the structure yourself saves money— and brings enormous satisfaction. Besides, it’s just plain fun! A RHINO metal building is like an adult-sized version of a kid's erector set. And prefabrication takes the… Read More

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50 Reasons to Love Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Why Steel Claims 73% of Commercial/Industrial Construction Pre-engineered metal buildings have long ruled agricultural and aviation construction markets. Today steel buildings reign supreme in low-rise commercial and industrial construction, too. In fact, steel frames 65% of commercial low-rise projects and 95% of industrial new construction. How has steel so thoroughly routed competing building systems? I’ll give you 50 reasons for the astounding dominance of pre-engineered metal buildings… Pocketbook-Friendly Metal Buildings 1. Pre-engineered steel buildings are the most cost-effective building system… Read More

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Furniture Retailers Count on Steel Buildings

7 Reasons Furniture Store Owners Choose PEMBs Furniture retailers rely on the dependability and cost-effectiveness of steel buildings. From the local mom-and-pop mattress store, to an office furniture retailer, to a gigantic furniture discount warehouse, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) deliver the features furniture store owners demand. 1. Affordable to Buy and Build A low cost-per-square-foot makes RHINO steel buildings an affordable structural system for retailers. Steel’s extraordinary strength means fewer pieces construct an exceptionally stable building. Every piece of the factory-built,… 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 you can use to create the perfect look for your steel building… Read More

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5 Reasons to Add a Detached Steel Garage

Add Function and Value to Your Home with a 3-Car Garage Have you ever thought about adding a detached steel garage to your home? A roomy, pre-engineered steel garage or multi-purpose building delivers convenience today— and a higher resale price later. Let’s look at five reasons that a metal garage makes a sound investment. #1. Increased Property Value Increasing a home’s square footage to the property— including via a detached structure— reaps an uptick in the property’s worth. A roomy… Read More

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Busting the Metal Building Catalog Myth

Every RHINO Steel Building is Made-to-Order for You Customers new to the pre-engineered metal building concept often call us asking for a catalog. They think they must choose from a list of available models. They expect to thumb through a floor plan book, and then settle for the one closest to what they really want. Ain’t no such animal in the RHINO steel building world! There are no “off-the-rack” buildings or “cookie-cutter” designs with the our metal building system. Every… Read More

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