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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…

Build with Steel and Avoid Termiticides

Why Metal Buildings Do Not Need Chemical Termite Treatments There are only two ways to avoid chemical termite treatments completely: build in Alaska or build with steel for termite proof construction. Alaska is the only state free from termite problems.  (The frigid winters kill any termites that wander into the state.) And no termite can make a meal of steel.…

Nothing Can Make a Meal of a Steel Building

How Metal Buildings Beat Wood-Eating Creepy Crawlers A steel building offers many advantages over a wood building.  Lumber simply cannot compete with steel’s strength and durability. However, one of the strongest arguments for building with steel instead of wood is that steel does not invite creepy crawlers or critters to dinner. Organic Wood vs. Inorganic Steel Wood is organic.  It…

Building Strong with Prefab Metal Buildings

Part 2: Safer Structures in Earthquakes and Snowstorms Our previous blog covered how prefab metal buildings provide extra protection against windstorms, floods, and fires. Now let’s look at some of the other types of natural disasters inflicting billion-dollar structural damage. Prefab Steel Buildings in Earthquakes The devastating earthquakes in Mexico last month killed hundreds of people, emphasizing the need for…

Steel Buildings in Hawaii Defeat Termites

Why Metal Buildings Dominate Construction in Hawaii Homeowners and business owners turn to steel buildings in Hawaii to counteract a giant challenge: the tiny termite. Everyone living and visiting the fiftieth state agrees it is a tropical paradise. Voracious termites also find paradise in the islands’ warm moist climate and abundant wood supply. Seven different species of termites call the…

Termites Cannot Make a Meal of a Steel Building

Wood Structures Invite Termites to Lunch Termites look so tiny and harmless. Don’t believe it. Those relentless wood-munching monsters lurk in dark places, quietly devouring every cellulose-filled object in their path. Outnumbered and Outflanked The sheer number of termites on this planet boggles the mind. Forty-five different species of termites inhabit the U.S. Worldwide, over 2,700 termite species exist. We…

Breathe Easier with Metal Buildings- Part 3

Avoid Costly Chemical Treatments with Steel Buildings Pre-engineered metal buildings do not need to be treated with outgassing chemicals to ward off termites. No termites— even those voracious Formosan termites— can make a meal of steel. Think termites are a small problem? Think again. Termites: Little Enemies, Big Appetites In order to discourage termites and other insects, dangerous chemicals must…

7 Ways Steel Buildings Resist Damage from the Elements

How Steel’s Tough Construction Defeats Mother Nature Whether for agricultural, commercial, industrial, or personal use, a building is an investment. It’s important to use weather-resistant building materials in order to protect that investment, and RHINO’s pre-engineered steel buildings are the best choice for standing strong against the elements. When winds howl, lightning flashes, fire rages, or the earth trembles, prefabricated…