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RHINO Buildings in South Carolina

RHINO Steel Buildings in South Carolina: Built Strong to Last Long

RHINO metal buildings in South Carolina defy the odds. While strong, durable, and versatile for any market, our prefabricated steel structures provide benefits particularly effective in South Carolina’s challenging climate.

Basic metal buildings stands before palm trees in South CarolinaForceful Winds

With frequent thunderstorms — and occasional tropical storms and full-force hurricanes — South Carolina often experiences destructive winds. Whether on the coast, in the plains, or in the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina carports and metal buildings need to stand strong against powerful winds.

RHINO metal buildings in South Carolina are guaranteed to meet or exceed all local building codes for wind resistance for the LIFETIME of the structure. Want extra protection? Consider ordering even higher-than-code wind resistance. Wind-resistant doors are also available from RHINO.

Lethal Lightning

Frequent thunderstorms not only mean high winds, but also dangerous lightning. South Carolina ties Oklahoma for fifth place in the nation for the most lightning strikes. In South Carolina, lightning slashes to earth almost 452,000 times a year on average. The state ranks ninth in the U.S. for the number of deaths from lightning.

Steel buildings in South Carolina thwart lightning damage. How? When lightning strikes wood, which is highly resistant to current, it flashes out from the wood into nearby objects — including people. Steel, however, conducts current readily. In a well-grounded steel structure, the current passes harmlessly through the framing and into the earth.

Hammering Hail

Hail is common with many of the thunderstorms in South Carolina. A thunderstorm on August 20, 1990 pounded Greenville and Spartanburg countries with golf ball to grapefruit-sized hailstones. Damages from the storm were estimated at $10 million. The largest hailstone ever reported in South Carolina was a 4.5” diameter chunk that fell in Florence on May 25, 2000. That storm perpetrated over $6 million in property damages.

RHINO steel buildings in South Carolina offer heavy-duty steel framing with high-quality 26-gauge PBR (Purlin Bearing Rib) steel panels. Standing seam metal roofing is also available in 24-gauge steel panels. So if you are looking for South Carolina garage builders, look to RHINO Steel. It’s the best way to keep your car protected from hail damage!

Deadly Fires

South Carolina has one of the highest wildfire rates in the country. The state endures 3,000 fires annually, with lightning causing about 2% of those fires.

Wood framing ignites easily. Regardless of where a structural fire begins, wood framing serves as fuel for the fire. Steel, however, will not ignite. If a fire starts elsewhere in the structure, steel framing does not add fuel to the fire. Most insurance companies grant substantial discounts for South Carolina carports and buildings made from steel due to the built-in fire resistance of steel.

Voracious Termites

South Carolina is ground zero for Formosan subterranean termites. In fact, these tiny wood-gorging monsters were first discovered in the U.S. in 1957 in Charleston, SC. South Carolina is included in the zone most likely to receive heavy termite damage. Millions of worker termites live in a single Formosan termite colony, with a queen churning out 2,000 eggs daily. More workers mean more tiny home-wreckers lunching at your expense.

Choosing metal buildings in South Carolina makes perfect sense for termite protection alone. Even nasty Formosan termites cannot make a meal of steel.


According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), South Carolina experiences 10-15 earthquakes annually. These are small earthquakes that are generally less than 3.0 on the Richter scale. However, the Charleston Earthquake of 1886 is the largest quake ever to strike the Southeastern U.S. Estimated to be 7.2 on today’s Richter scale, the 1886 earthquake destroyed much of Charleston. Sixty people died in the quake.

Metal buildings have built-in seismic resistance you can’t find with other structures. If you’re looking for metal buildings for sale in South Carolina, call RHINO Steel — our buildings are guaranteed to meet or exceed all local seismic building codes for the LIFETIME of the structure.

Subtropical Climate

Much of South Carolina is warm and muggy. Keeping the heat and humidity at bay requires large amounts of energy. RHINO’s South Carolina metal buildings keep air flowing with ventilation that prevents moisture buildup. Air circulation can further be increased with overhead door options, as well as louvered endwall vents or ridge roof vents. Insulation also helps to combat the humidity, and RHINO’s optional four-part insulation system lowers utility bills as much as 50%.

Order a RHINO Metal Building in South Carolina

RHINO’s quality-made metal buildings in South Carolina promise decades of trouble-free service for a lot less than you may think. Whether you need carports, industrial buildings, recreational facilities, or even a home, every structure is designed and engineered to your exact location and specifications.

If you’re looking for metal buildings for sale in South Carolina, talk to RHINO. We ship to South Carolina from the nearest of our multiple shipping sites to save even more on freight costs.

Call RHINO at 888.320.7466 to discuss your next construction project in South Carolina today.