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What Is a Steel Building Bay?

How Does Bay Spacing Affect Metal Building Pricing? If you are new to pre-engineered metal building construction, it pays to understand a few basics, like the importance of the steel building bay spacing.  But what exactly is a metal building bay? Steel Building Bay Definition Prefabricated metal buildings start with primary steel framing.  The primary steel framing consists of commercial-grade,… Read More
In Blog, Churches, more

Metal Church Buildings for Added Structures

Why Churches Choose Steel Buildings for Support Structures It is a given that cost-conscious religious congregations prefer metal church buildings for their houses of worship.  Only pre-engineered steel buildings supply the elevated ceilings and uninterrupted space so important in a church sanctuary design. As churches grow and find the need for additional supporting structures, building committees again find metal structures… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Texas Farms and Ranches

Why Steel Buildings Appeal to the Ag Market in the Lone Star State Prefabricated metal buildings are ideally suited to all agricultural applications. In fact, Texas farmers and ranchers were among the first to appreciate the advantages of pre-engineered steel buildings.  And what’s not to like?  Today’s steel buildings are attractive, long lasting, economical, simple to erect, and easy to maintain. Texas Leads the Nation in Farms and Ranches There are more farms and ranches in Texas than in any… Read More

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Multi-Use Metal Buildings

The Infinite Possibilities of Multi-function Steel Building Kits Pre-engineered steel structures make excellent multi-use metal buildings.  Steel buildings lend themselves well to multiple operations today— and for changing uses in the future. Besides, what could be more cost-effective than one structure serving multiple needs? Multi-Use Metal Buildings for Investors Steel buildings are attractive, economical, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain structures.  This appeals to bottom line conscious real estate investors.  However, the greatest attribute from an investor’s standpoint may be the adaptability of… 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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More Ways to Save Money on a Metal Building

8 Tips for Reducing Your Costs on a Prefab Steel Building In addition to the cost-cutting ideas in Part One and Part Two of this series, here are more tips on how to save money on a metal building. For the Budget-Minded Building Buyer Unless you are a professional builder or real estate developer, this may be the only steel building you will ever need.  Make it count. Although you want to keep costs at a minimum, it never pays… Read More

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#2 Way to Save Money on a Steel Building

Do-It-Yourselfers Cut Costs on Metal Building Construction You learned in our last blog that the best way to save money on a steel building is to keep the design as simple and box-like as possible. The second-best way to keep building costs to a minimum is do as much of the construction work as possible yourself. How Do-It-Yourselfers Save Money on a Steel Building Pre-engineered metal buildings are already the most cost-effective construction method available today.  However, budget-minded buyers revel… Read More

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#1 Way to Cut Costs on a Metal Building

The Best Way to Save Money on Your New Prefab Steel Building What is the best way to cut costs on a metal building? Keep it simple. We all have the tendency to let our dreams outpace our budget on construction projects.  It is so easy to get carried away during the planning stage, that we lose sight of the overall cost.  However, with a little careful thought and planning, you can save bucks and still have a highly functional… Read More

In Blog, Buildings By Location, more

Steel Buildings in Delaware

Why “The First State” Should Choose Metal Buildings The idea of pre-engineered steel buildings in Delaware is certainly not new. Prefab metal buildings abound in the state. Aircraft hangars, barns, stables, churches, commercial enterprises, recreational structures, storage buildings, as well as warehouses and other industrial structures in Delaware, commonly use a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) system. First in Progress As the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787, Delaware gained the reputation of being the first to embrace… Read More

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What Does Insulation R-Value Mean?

How Important is Insulation R-Value in a Metal Building? Before buying an insulation system for your metal building, you need to understand insulation R-value. At its simplest, insulation R-value indicates the amount of heat flow through an insulation product. The higher the R-value number, the greater that product’s resistance to heat transference. The more effectively the insulation works, the greater your energy savings. Typically, insulation ranges from two-inch-thick R-7 to nine-and-a-quarter-inch-thick R-30. However, just buying thicker insulation and stuffing it… Read More

In Blog, Fire and Steel Buildings, more

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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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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