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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… 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… Read More

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How Metal Buildings Cut Operating Costs

The Long-Term Financial Benefits of Prefab Steel Buildings Prefabricated metal buildings cost less to build than wood structures. However, construction accounts for only part of the savings. Steel building owners continue to save money year after year. Look at the ways pre-engineered metal buildings cut operating costs: Slash Utility Bills by 50% The deeper wall cavities of a pre-engineered metal building provide room for thicker insulation. Well-insulated steel buildings save energy. By installing the our extra-thick Pro-Value Insulation Package with… Read More

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10 Ways RHINO Metal Buildings Save Time

Discover All the Ways You Will Save Time with a RHINO Building RHINO metal buildings save time, and in construction, time is money. Faster construction is convenient and saves consumers money on their personal building projects. However, saving time is absolutely essential on for commercial or industrial builders. Every additional hour of construction raises total project costs. RHINO steel buildings not only cut construction time by 33%, but also save time before and after construction. Here’s how: 1. Metal Building… Read More

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Haste Makes Waste with a Steel Building Kit

Resist the Urge to Rush to Erecting Your Metal Building Kit Your steel building kit is due any day, and you just can’t wait to get your hands on that baby. STOP! Don’t make the costly mistake of rushing the erection process. Squelch the urge to “dive in” to construction without thoughtful and thorough preparation. DO YOU HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK FOR BUILDING KIT ASSEMBLY? NEVER begin building without all the documentation from your local building department. Permitting officials… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Welding Shops

Part 2: Prefab Metal Buildings vs. Weld-up Buildings Our last blog established that steel buildings are the only safe choice for welding shops. Now let’s look at the framing choices. As an experienced welder, your first instinct is to weld-up your own shop, but is that really the smartest choice? Before you build, compare the pros and cons of weld-up metal buildings and prefabricated steel buildings. You may be surprised at which system is the better value. Defining “Weld-Up” Metal… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Safer Welding Shops

Part 1: Why Building the Best Welding Shop Starts with Steel Why do metal buildings make the best welding shops?  Because welding can cause fires and steel buildings are fire-resistant. It’s true.  Welding presents grave fire risks.  Without proper safety precautions, welding and other “hot work” activities can turn deadly in a heartbeat. What is a “Hot Work”? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “hot work” includes any undertaking that produces flames, sparks, or enough heat to ignite… Read More

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DIY Steel Building Shop

Using a Prefab Metal Building for the Ultimate Workshop Every true do-it-yourselfer deserves a fantastic steel building shop.  No matter what your do-it-yourself passion, you will find your creative juices flowing in a roomy, comfortable, well-organized workshop. As a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, you already have a head spinning with ideas for building your own workshop. You supply the ideas, and let RHINO supply the prefabricated steel building shop kit to fit your needs. Dare to dream it, and then dare to… 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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What are PBR Steel Panels?

What are the Pros and Cons of PBR Panels on Metal Buildings? You have probably heard the term “PBR steel panels”— but what does PBR mean?  And what are the advantages and disadvantages of using PBR panels on a metal building? Steel panels create the “skin” or exterior of most RHINO brand steel buildings.  Panels cover both the roof and the walls of basic pre-engineered steel buildings. The high-tensile-strength steel panels of today’s steel buildings replace the old corrugated tin… Read More

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Fat Profits in Steel-Framed Sweet Shops

The Sweet Smell of Success Found in Donut and Coffee Shops Steel-framed buildings make ideal bakeries, donut shops, and coffee shops.  And there is no better time to cash in on a snack business than today.  Sales are high and the profit margin plump in sweet and coffee shops. A Quick Look at the Snack Market While Americans say they care about eating healthier, the numbers refute the claims.  The sales of coffee and bakery goodies continue to soar.  It… Read More

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What Is a Metal Building Kit?

Discover the wonders of a Steel Building Kit What does the term “metal building kit” mean?  A pre-engineered metal building kit is basically a life-sized version of a kid’s erector set. A steel building kit is the simplest and most efficient way to build— and a do-it-yourselfer’s dream structure.  Every piece of the structural framing ships straight from the factory.  Each component arrives pre-formed, marked for easy identification, and ready to assemble. What is included in a Metal Building Kit?… Read More

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