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Beyond Metal Building Pricing

How a Metal Building Kit Saves Money Even After the Sale Certainly, you want a good deal on your initial metal building pricing.  And prefabricated steel buildings bring an attractive cost-per-square-foot. However, your attractively priced RHINO metal building kit accounts for only part of the savings.  Our steel structures are also economical to use. RHINO steel building owners continue to…

Beat Termites with Prefab Buildings the Popeye Way

How a Metal Building Kit— and a Little Spinach— Save the Day Are you wondering what Popeye has to do with steel prefab buildings or termites? Throughout the years, thousands of people have fought to save their property from the relentless onslaught of ravenous, lumber-eating termites.  They douse everything with strong chemicals— while spending buckets of cash. Oddly enough, the…

Do Steel Building Kits Require an Architect?

Building Design for a Prefab Metal Building If you are contemplating your first project using steel building kits, you may wonder who will handle the building design. Actually, that depends on the size and scope of the project. Understanding a Prefab Metal Building System Let’s start with the basics. Wood-framed structures need strategical “load-bearing” interior walls to help carry the…

Why Are Prefab Metal Buildings So Popular?

Nine Reasons Steel Structures Are the Best Choice There is a new construction champion today: prefab metal buildings. Traditional wood framing once controlled all low-rise construction.  Traditional builders had an “if-it-works-don’t-fix-it mentality” about building with lumber.  Wood building was tried, true, and familiar.  If it was good enough for grandpa, it is good enough for us, right? Thankfully, those days…

Prefab Metal Buildings for Auto Parts Businesses

Why Steel Buildings House Auto Parts Operations No other construction system matches the advantages of prefab metal buildings for auto parts businesses.  In fact, that’s why steel dominates all commercial and industrial building today. Why Choose Prefab Metal Buildings for Auto Parts Businesses Why should the auto parts industry be interested in steel buildings? Because their market, like many others,…

How do Prefab Metal Buildings Differ from Other Buildings?

Eleven Ways Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Beat Other Construction Methods First, let’s look at how prefab metal buildings differ from traditional structures. All conventional construction methods require skilled workers to laboriously create the building on site, piece by piece. Carpenters measure, saw, level, assemble and nail the wood-framed structures together one stick at a time.  (Hence the name, “stick-building.”) Light-gauge steel…

7 Quick Steel Building Facts

Prefab Metal Buildings: The Lean, Green, Building Machine The pre-engineered steel building facts speak for themselves, and RHINO has lots of steel framing info to offer. Steel now boasts 65% of new commercial construction— and 95% of new industrial building.  The reasons for steel’s market dominance are simple. Fact #1: Steel is a Bargain Pre-engineered steel’s low cost-per-square-foot should not…

Steel Buildings: Getting Better All the Time

7 High-Tech Advances in Prefab Metal Buildings Today’s steel buildings are not the same as in grandpa’s day.  With better steel building technology, buildings are now stronger, safer, simpler, and smarter than ever before. Advances in Steel Production As in most industries, expanding technology revolutionized steel production in recent decades. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel…

The Quality Assurance of Prefab Metal Buildings

Factory-Made Buildings Outshine Field-Fabricated Construction Prefab metal buildings reduce construction errors.  It all boils down to quality control. Assuring High-Quality Construction Materials Both wood and concrete building lack material consistency. Lumber’s strength varies drastically from tree species to species. Most of today’s wood comes from smaller, younger, weaker trees.  Consequently, much of the lumber is flawed.  Builders must often settle…