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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,… Read More
In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

Do Pole Barns or Metal Barns Cost Less?

Comparing Wooden Pole Barn and Prefab Metal Barn Kits Pricing for prefabricated metal barns and pole barns rests on several factors.  First, let’s focus on the initial kit costs. Pole Barns versus Metal Barns Pricing Both wood prices and steel prices fluctuate with market and production demands.  Consequently, barn pricing for both systems wavers, too. Usually, lumber prices are more… Read More

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In General Information, Steel Building Costs

How Much Does a Metal Building Cost?

Answering the First Question Everyone Asks About Steel Buildings The question asked most often at RHINO Steel Building Systems is, “How much does a metal building cost?”  Unfortunately, that’s like asking, “How long is a piece of string?” Would anyone ask, “How much does a house cost?”  Of course not!  They would know that question would be far too broad to answer accurately without more information on size, location, design, and amenities. Well, accurate metal building pricing too is difficult… Read More

In General Information, Recreational Buildings, more

How Prefab School Gyms Build Health

Encouraging Active Lifestyles for the Next Generation Prefab school gyms encourage students to grow and excel.  They are the perfect environment for kids to learn the healthy habit of an active lifestyle. In prefabricated gymnasiums, students develop coordination, character, goal setting, and teamwork.  Moreover, by building a school gym, they learn the joy of feeling healthy and energized. Properly reinforced, these skills can last a lifetime. Less Technology, More Moving Let’s face it; kids today spend far more time staring… Read More

In Blog, General Information, more

Steel Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Why Import Warehouses and Fulfillment Centers Choose Steel Buildings Steel warehouses and distribution centers cover the U.S. today.  In fact, prefabricated steel warehouses play a pivotal role in product dispersing. Defining the Warehousing Market  In recent years, two things have radically changed warehouse operations: rising imports and expanding e-commerce. In 2018, the U.S. imported $3.1 trillion of foreign goods. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales in 2018 topped $513.6 billion. That’s a 14.2% increase over the previous… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

How to Keep a Metal Building Project on Budget

Quick Tips for Controlling Metal Building Construction Costs Are you thinking about starting a metal building project?  Following these guidelines will help you save money— and unnecessary headaches— through the metal building construction process. By buying a pre-engineered kit for your steel building project, you are already eliminating many of the budget-blowing blunders common in labor-intensive stick-by-stick construction. Proficient use of material keeps prefabricated steel building costs to a minimum.  The epitome of efficiency, a well-fabricated metal building kit shaves one-third off… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers

Questions to Ask a Metal Building Supplier

Finding the Best Metal Building Company Before You Buy Smart buyers want to know more about their metal building supplier than just the price.  A cheap price is not always the best deal on a pre-engineered steel building. The following questions will help you determine whether you are really getting your money’s worth with a particular metal building company. How Reliable is the Metal Building Supplier? First of all, you want to be sure that you are dealing with a… Read More

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Seven Things You Need to Know about Metal Building Foundations

Why Pre-engineered Steel Building Foundations Demand Precision Precision and strength are especially important for metal building foundations.  A sloppy or inadequate concrete foundation seriously weakens the strength and durability of your pre-engineered metal building. Peruse these seven foundation tips for successful steel building construction... #1: Precision Equals Quality Framing Prefabricated steel buildings promise precision.  Every part of the steel building kit is designed, engineered, and fabricated to exacting tolerances. Consequently, a quality-made steel building does not allow you to “fudge”… Read More

In Blog, General Information, more

Do You Need Building Permits for Metal Buildings?

First Things First: Get Your Construction Permits! First time buyers often ask if you need building permits for metal buildings.  Absolutely!  In most cases, you will definitely require a construction permit from your local building authority. Thank goodness, smart buyers ask about building permits first—before they order a pre-engineered steel building. Unfortunately, some construction novices, in the heat of let’s-get-it-done-now mania, may order first, and then seek permits later. That is putting the cart before the horse— big time. Most… Read More

In Blog, Steel Building Benefits

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 framers use the same basic process.  They simply substitute steel studs for wooden ones, then assemble the framing with screw… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

Do I Need a Vapor Barrier with My Metal Building Insulation?

The Pros and Cons of Vapor Retarders in Steel Buildings There is a lot of confusion about metal building insulation today.  People ask, “Should I insulate my new steel building?  And do I need to include a vapor barrier?” The answer is… well, maybe. Three things determine your metal building insulation needs: What is the climate like where you are building? Areas with extreme heat, cold, or humidity may require upgrade insulation. What is the end use for your structure?… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

How to Cut Steel Building Costs

Getting the Most Bang for Your Metal Building Buck Did you know there are design choices you can make to reduce steel building construction costs? It is a simple concept: the more steel used in your structure, the higher the price.  To lower the cost per square foot, make changes that conserve steel. Reconfigure Your Building Size Naturally, the smaller the building, the lower the total costs. However, it is possible to change the dimensions of a metal building to… Read More

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