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Metal Buildings for the Auto Repair Industry

High-Tech Auto Technicians Housed in High-Tech Buildings Today’s automobiles contain many highly technical and computer-controlled.  Auto repair work in the 21st century requires, high-tech diagnostic equipment, highly trained mechanics— and economical computer-designed metal buildings. The 21st Century Automobile Years ago, anyone with a smattering of mechanical experience could open a little auto repair shop and stay busy.  Many amateur “shade tree mechanics” handled their own car repairs. Those days are gone. As in almost every other field, rapidly progressing technology… Read More

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Prefabricated Steel Buildings for Auto Shops

Procrastination on car repairs pays… the auto shops Americans are keeping their cars and trucks longer these days.  When consumers do finally trade vehicles, more people now choose used vehicles instead of new.  Both these trends translate into increased business for auto repair shops. That is what makes today a great time to build a new automotive repair shop— or to expand a current auto business—with prefabricated metal shop buildings. Older cars on the road mean more business for auto shops. … Read More

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Using Pre-engineered Metal Buildings as Auto Repair Shops

Building or Expanding an Auto Repair Shop for Today’s Market Now is a terrific time to start an auto repair shop— or to expand an existing repair business— with steel prefabricated garages or repair shop metal buildings. Why?  People are delaying buying another car or truck.  Many are opting for less expensive used cars over premium new cars when they do decide purchase another vehicle. Older cars on the road inevitably lead to more upkeep, maintenance, and repairs.  Auto mechanic… Read More

In Commercial Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

177 Commercial Uses for Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

I have discussed in earlier blogs the many benefits provided by pre-engineered commercial steel buildings.  (See “Why You Should Buy a Prefab Steel Buildings.”) I also covered “The Amazing Versatility of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings” in a recent article.  Check out this list of low-rise applications for commercial prefab buildings. Commercial Aviation Buildings • Aircraft Hangars • Corporate Offices • Helicopter Hangars • Maintenance and Repair Buildings • Multi-Purpose Structures • Private Jet Terminals • Shade Structures Commercial Retail Applications • “Big-Box” Warehouse-Style Retailers • Advertising Specialty Shops • Antique Stores… Read More

In Commercial Buildings, General Information

The Many Faces of Commercial Steel Buildings

Versatility and Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Some people expect pre-engineered commercial steel buildings constructed to all look like a barn.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Beautiful, Functional, Durable Commercial Steel Buildings Many of the commercial businesses you frequent are probably framed with a metal building system without you even knowing it. Prefabricated commercial steel buildings can be finished in any exterior building material or metal building facade. Use brick, stone, stucco, glass, aggregate panels, concrete, block, rustic wood, or… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

Saving Energy with Commercial Metal Buildings

HOW BETTER INSULATION FOR STEEL BUILDINGS DRAMATICALLY IMPROVES ENERGY BILLS Non-residential structures constructed with pre-engineered commercial metal buildings can reap huge energy savings— with the right insulation package.  In fact, proper insulation for steel buildings can provide decades of energy savings. Deeper Wall Cavities in Commercial Metal Buildings Insulation packages for commercial pre-engineered steel buildings are environmentally “green.” Investing in premium-grade metal building insulation saves natural resources— and the greenbacks of the property owners. The walls of pre-engineered metal buildings are by… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

Go Green with a Pre-engineered Metal Building

HOW GREEN STEEL BUILDINGS HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT A pre-engineered metal building uses the most recycled substance in the world: steel. For the environmentally conscious, making "green" steel buildings using metal to frame a commercial building is a no-brainer. Using A Pre-Engineered Metal Building Saves Trees With Eco-Friendly Building Materials For example, let’s say you are planning an 80’ x 125’ single-story commercial building.  The structure would require 200-250 trees to produce the lumber for the framing.  That is about… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

Building Green with Commercial Steel Buildings

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings: The Eco- Friendly Choice Did you know pre-engineered commercial steel buildings help protect the environment? Today American commercial builders and investors place great importance on using “green” sustainable building materials.  According to one Gallup Poll, 73% of Americans admit being concerned about the environment. But is steel a green, sustainable building material?  You bet it is. Commercial Steel Buildings and Recycling Steel is the most recycled material in the entire world. The Steel Recycling Institute reports 82… Read More

In Commercial Buildings, General Information

Pre-engineered Commercial Steel Buildings

Greater Protection from the Elements The strength of steel delivers many benefits for the commercial market.  Pre-engineered commercial steel buildings deliver excellent defense from the elements. The Strength of Pre-engineered Commercial Steel Buildings A steel-framed building is stronger than conventional wood framing.  It offers greater protection from hurricane-forced winds, heavy snows, and earthquakes. Steel conducts electricity much better than wood.  A properly grounded commercial metal building resists lightning damage, as the current passes harmlessly into the ground. An inorganic material,… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

The Clearspan Advantage of Pre-engineered Commercial Steel Buildings

Wide Open Spaces for Floor Plan Flexibility Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.  Consequently, pre-engineered commercial steel buildings allow much wider, unobstructed interior areas for commercial building projects. How Clear Span Floor Space Enhances Commercial Steel Buildings This ability to span long distances without interior support columns is called “clear span.” Clear span steel framing supports the load of its own weight without the need to “prop up” the framing with load-bearing interior walls. RHINO prefabricated… Read More

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