Steel Building Systems, Inc
Did you know many people choose pre-engineered steel building systems to build their own steel homes? Who wouldn’t want all the benefits of steel buildings for their home?
Why? Steel buildings offer wonderful advantages over other building methods. Pre-engineered metal buildings provide:
STRENGTH: No other building material matches the strength of steel.
DURABILITY: No other building method outlasts steel. Steel buildings retain their beauty and value far longer than other building systems. Metal homes never rot, sag, creep, or shift like wood houses do. RHINO’s steel framing is guaranteed to meet or exceed all local building codes— for the LIFETIME of the structure!
SPEED: RHINO metal building houses deliver in only 4-7 weeks, ready to assemble. Our system cuts construction time by 33% or more.
SAVINGS: Foundations, construction, and insurance costs are much less with prefabricated metal buildings. Adding RHINO’s Pro-Value Insulation Package slashes energy bills by 50%. Choosing cool-coated metal roofing saves an additional 7%-15% on utilities in our metal building houses.
SAFETY: You would not feel safe in a wood car built, so why would you feel safe in a house framed with wood? RHINO steel buildings provide superior resistance to damage from by strong winds, lightning, heavy snows, fire, termites, earthquakes, and mold.
FLEXIBILITY: Because RHINO’s steel framing is self-supporting, the interior floor plan can include spacious, open areas, and soaring ceilings. Remodeling is simple, because there are no load-bearing walls to consider. Floor plans can even be changed on the fly at the job site.
ECO-FRIENDLY: No other building material matches the recycling record of steel. In fact, more steel is recycled every day than all the wood, paper, aluminum, and glass combined. Steel is the only material which can be recycled countless times, without losing any strength.
Our “Think Outside the Box” series on customizing steel buildings included:
• Part 1: Changing the Roofline
• Part 2: Adding Roofline Extensions
• Part 3: Using Brick, Stone, Stucco and Other Exterior Building Materials
• Part 4: Adding Pop-outs
• Part 5: Indenting Exterior Walls
Until now, we have discussed using these methods primarily to enhance the appearance of commercial structures. These same techniques also work to design attractive steel homes, lake cabins, hunting lodge, vacation homes, or rental cottages.
The strength of steel allows pre-engineered steel buildings to span farther than any other building material, allowing floor plan freedom. You could literally mark your floor plan on the foundation with a piece of chalk, putting interior walls wherever you desire.
However, there are a few caveats:
RHINO’s commercial-grade steel building system creates the outside shell of our metal houses. You must decide whether to choose wood or galvanized steel to frame the interior walls.
Many people choose wood framing because they are more familiar with stick-built. However, choosing wood interior framing sacrifices the fire, termite, and mold resistance afforded by metal building houses.
Also, be advised you will probably lose the insurance discounts available with all-steel framing. Check with your insurance agent before you decide which material you will use.
On a personal note, I have built— and lived in— several custom steel houses over the years. I can vouch for the way these homes perform. I firmly believe prefabricated steel framing is the strongest, safest, smartest way to build a home.
Imagine building your own cozy, beautiful, energy-efficient home with the strength of steel. Call RHINO now for more information on making your dream home a steel home.
Our toll free number is 888.320.7466, call to learn more about steel building homes.