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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

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

5 Big Advantages of Steel Barns over Pole Barns

Part 5: Inorganic Steel Barns vs. Organic Wood Pole Barns When buying fresh veggies for a salad, organic produce is the smart choice. However, when choosing a building system, inorganic steel barns are the smarter choice over organic wood-framed pole barns. Why? Pre-engineered steel barns last longer, age slower, retain their resale value longer, and need far less maintenance than ordinary pole barns. #1: Variations Wood by its very nature is inconsistent. Every species of tree varies in physical properties… Read More

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

Which Costs Less Over Time, a Metal Barn or a Pole Barn?

Part 4: Looking at Total Lifecycle Costs of Steel Barns vs. Pole Barns It is not enough to compare only initial costs of materials and construction when choosing between pre-engineered steel framed barns or wood-framed pole barns. When comparing costs of ownership of any asset, the prudent compare not only initial expenses, but also whole-life costs. This concept is known as “cradle-to-the-grave” or “womb-to-tomb” comparison and is part of the discussion on steel buildings vs. pole barns. Long Term Vision… Read More

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

Steel Barn vs. Pole Barn: Which is Easier to Build?

Part 3: Comparing Metal Barn and Pole Barn Construction This is the third part in our series on pole barns vs. metal buildings. First, let’s get the terminology straight. Many people use the term “pole barn” when they are actually talking about a pre-engineered steel barn. Sometimes you hear them referred to as “metal pole barns.” The term “pole barn” actually refers to wood-framed structures. Steel-framed barns and other structures are usually built with pre-engineered metal building systems. So which… Read More

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

Which is the Better Buy— Pole Barns or Metal Barns?

Part 2: Comparing Pole Barns and Pre-engineered Steel Barns Price comparisons between wood pole barns and pre-engineered metal barns rest on several factors. In this second installment of our eight-part series comparing pole barns and steel barns, we will focus on the differences in the initial costs of construction. Pole Barn versus Metal Barn Framing Kits Wood prices and steel prices fluctuate with the supply and demand of the market. Consequently, timber-based pole barn and pre-engineered steel barn framing package pricing… Read More

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

So What’s the Difference between Pole Barns and Steel Barns?

Part 1: Defining Pole Barns and Pre-engineered Metal Barns Perplexed about pole barns vs. steel buildings and what the advantages of steel buildings are? Let’s start with the basics by defining each type of structure. This article is the first in a eight-part series exploring these two building systems, comparing the short-term and long-term differences. So what exactly is a “Pole Barn”? Although there may be small variations from source to source, most pole barns are similar in framing. Typically,… Read More

In Churches, Types of Steel Buildings

Amazing Steel for Church Buildings, Part 2

Using Pre-engineered Metal Buildings for Church Structures Pre-engineered steel buildings are versatile, flexible, attractive— and surprisingly affordable. Many American congregations now rely on strong, durable, steel for church buildings, including worship, classroom, administrative, and recreational structures. General Guidelines for Estimating Church Building Size As congregations grow, church building committees must stay ahead of the curve by building today, while planning for the future. According to Reed Construction Data, the average church building in America today is a one-story structure about… Read More

In Churches, Types of Steel Buildings

Amazing Steel for Church Buildings, Part 1

Using Pre-engineered Metal Buildings for Church Structures Pre-engineered steel church buildings allow congregations the freedom to customize religious facilities economically. Today’s churches commonly choose pre-fabricated steel for church buildings for everything from sanctuaries to youth centers, media buildings, gymnasiums, fellowship halls, parochial school buildings, church bus garages, other auxiliary church structures. RHINO Steel Building Systems designs every steel church building to meets the distinctive vision, requirements— and budget— of a specific religious community. General Church Facts From small, friendly country… Read More

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9 Reasons Churches Choose Steel Buildings

Why Steel Buildings Make the Best Church Structures Pre-engineered steel buildings, chosen by most cost-conscious builders for commercial structures, also make the most sense for budget-conscious churches. Whether your congregation needs an entirely new facility, or support buildings at your current location, pre-engineered steel buildings provide exceptional features for your building investment. 1. AFFORDABLE: Pre-engineered steel buildings are economical, often saving one-third to one half over conventional construction. You simply get more building for your building fund dollar with a… Read More

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Is a Steel Building Right for Your Church?

There are many reasons adaptable steel buildings work particularly well as metal church buildings.  Pre-engineered steel buildings are not only very affordable, but a stronger, safer, smarter way to build any low-rise structure, including churches. Of the many benefits inherent in steel buildings for churches, three advantages of prefab church buildings in particular appeal to religious congregations: high ceilings, wide spans, and exceptional affordability. Most churches prefer high ceilings for their main sanctuary.  RHINO Steel Building Systems accommodates church building… Read More

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