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In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Get Fit in a Metal Building Home Gym

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 6 Better health and fitness can be just steps away in your own backyard with a pre-engineered metal building home gym. Get Off Your Duff and Start Getting Buff Only one thing will go away if you ignore it— your health. According to the Center for Disease Control, physically active people tend to live longer. They also have a much lower risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, and cancer. Only 30%… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Solving the Battle of the Sexes with a Multipurpose Steel Building

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 5 Rather than a battle over whether to build a backyard “man cave” for him or a “woman cave” for her, strike a truce by choosing a pre-engineered multipurpose steel building. His and Hers Areas in a Multipurpose Metal Building In earlier articles, we covered the reasons pre-engineered metal buildings make ideal man caves and workshops. We have also discussed the advantages of constructing woman caves and craft cottages with steel framing. Everyone needs their own me-space to do… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Metal Building Workshop: A Dream Come True

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 4 A metal prefab workshop building fulfills the fantasy of every do-it-yourselfer. Is your passion restoring classic cars, motorcycles, or tractors? Perhaps you are a backyard auto mechanic? Are you a woodworking enthusiast? Do you wield a mean welder in your spare time? Do you love building electronic gizmo or lightning-fast computers? Whatever your expertise, a pre-engineered steel building workshop creates the perfect workspace for you. A Do-It-Yourselfer Ideal Space We discussed… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Let the Creative Juices Flow in a Steel Building Craft Cottage

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 3 Finding time and space to indulge in your favorite hobby or craft is difficult. Create a permanent space for your pastime with a steel building craft cottage in your own backyard. Limited Time and No Room for Your Pastime It is hard to find time in your busy schedule for your favorite pastimes. Time is short. Most hobbies and crafts tend to involve an overabundance of trappings. Dragging out all the… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Retreat, Relax, and Recharge in a Metal Building Woman Cave

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 2 As men take refuge in their own steel building ‘man caves,’ their better halves are plotting a feminine retreat of their own with a metal building woman cave. Everyone needs a me-space. Gender “caves” give both sexes a place to simply be themselves. Yet men and women envision very different environments. Hideouts-for-Her Rising in Popularity He mainly wants a place to kick back with the guys in loud, rowdy, raucous all-male… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Build Your Own Metal Building Man Cave

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 1 Creating a metal building man cave speaks to the very core of man. After all, construction does not get any more macho than steel! Popularity of “Hideouts for Him” Soars Building, creating, and furnishing personal male domains— known as “man caves”— is big business these days. There are books on building a man cave, TV shows performing man cave makeovers, endless companies selling goods to furnish and decorate a man cave,… Read More

In Steel Framing 101, Types of Steel Buildings

How Wide is a Clear Span Metal Building?

Defining the Maximum Unobstructed Space possible for Steel Buildings To maximize the usable space in a pre-engineered metal building, it is sometimes necessary to create a completely open or “clear span” design. The strength and durability of steel make it the material of choice for clear span structures. Since steel is the strongest building material available, it is able to extend the farthest without structural support columns. Pre-engineered clear span metal buildings eliminate the need for support columns or posts,… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

15 More Reasons to Choose Metal Barns over Pole Barns

PART 8: PREFAB METAL BARNS OUTPERFORM POLE BARNS Our previous blog, “15 Reasons to Choose Steel Barns over Pole Barns,” highlight some of the key benefits of choosing a pre-engineered metal barn or steel building over a pole barn. This follow-up article, the last installment of an eight-part series, showcases an additional fifteen benefits of building your next barn or building with modern, pre-engineered metal building system— instead of the old-fashioned, antiquated wood-framed pole barn method. Today’s Best Metal Building… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

15 Reasons to Choose Steel Barns over Pole Barns

Part 7: Pre-engineered Metal Barns: The Clear Winner This installment of our eight-part series summarizes part of the reasons RHINO steel barns outperform wood pole barns. A Feature-by-Feature Comparison of Steel Barns vs. Pole Barns 1. Wood rots, warps, twists, creeps, and splits over time.  The steel framing in metal barns will never rot, warp, twist, creep, or split. 2. Wood pole barns typically need expensive straightening every five to ten years. Pre-engineered steel barns go up straight and stay… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

How Metal Barns Discourage Birds and Other Pests

Part 6: Pole Barn Trusses vs. Pre-engineered Steel Barn Rafter Beams Metal barns and pole barns both shelter assets from the weather. Farmers build barns to house and protect expensive equipment, livestock, vehicles, and other possessions from the elements. But when choosing between building pole barns or pre-engineered metal barns, consider what is overhead. Wood Trusses: An Open Invitation to Wildlife Birds of all kinds thrill us with their beauty, chirping, and antics— but no one wants the birds roosting… Read More

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