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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… 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… Read More

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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 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 whittle… Read More

In Blog, Garages/Multi-Purpose Buildings, more

Building RV Storage for Home or Profit

Why Metal Buildings are the Best RV Protection Are you planning on building RV storage for yourself or for your self-storage business?  Consider ordering a pre-engineered steel structure.  Steel buildings deliver the strongest, most durable structures at the best price. Boats, Campers, and Motor Homes Galore Did you know that 75 million people in the U.S. go camping every year?  That is an incredible 61% of all U.S. households. In fact, over eight million American households now own an RV. … Read More

In Aircraft Hangars, Blog

Metal Hangars Cost Less

Why Steel Hangars are the Best Aviation Buy Today Pre-engineered metal hangars cost less to buy, build, and own.  More importantly, steel aircraft hangars also provide the best protection for your flying investment. Is it any wonder that steel frames almost every hangar you see? Complete Design Freedom Most people may think of a hangar as a garage for airplanes.  Pilots and aviators know better.  Every aircraft owner has unique needs— and great ideas— for their own perfect hangar. With… Read More

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Planting Profits in Steel Building Garden Centers

Sowing Sales and Reaping Rewards in Retail Gardening Owners of steel building garden centers are raking in their share of plant-based profits. A Growing Business Retail gardening in the U.S. is flourishing.  In fact, recent revenue reports place 2018 nursery and gardening sales at $48 billion! Over the past five years, annualized sales increased 4.2% on average.  Moreover, experts predict a steady 4.3% increase to continue through 2023.  Clearly, now is the time to put down roots in the gardening… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

What Are Metal Building Purlins?

What Purpose do Purlins Serve on a Steel Building? Let’s get down to the basics of metal building roof purlins. Purlins are an important component in a pre-engineered steel structural kit.  These structural supports run perpendicular across the rafter beams. Also known as “sheeting rails,” purlins create the roofing members of the secondary framing of a steel building. The Purpose of Purlins Metal building roof purlins provide three structural functions: First, the purlins support the roof. Secondly, purlins tie the… Read More

In Blog, RHINO Advantages

Not All Metal Building Suppliers Are the Same

Why RHINO Steel Buildings Stand Out from the Common Herd Before comparing building quotes, you need to know that not all metal construction companies are alike. Do Your Homework Before You Buy a Building First time building buyers tend to grab a few quotes online to compare.  Unfortunately, that does not give you a clear picture of which steel building is actually the best value. You cannot realistically compare prices without knowing exactly what you will be getting for that… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Blog, more

Are Pole Barns or Metal Barns the Best Buy?

Comparing Wood-Framed and Steel-Framed Barns Do pole barns or metal barns offer the most bang for your building buck?  When you compare the two systems feature by feature, you will find the best deal is steel. Defining a “Pole Barn” First, let’s define what we mean by a “pole barn.” Pole barns are timber framed.  Large posts buried in the ground support the structure vertically.  Smaller wood studs provide horizontal support.  Most pole barns have no foundation. In the 1930s,… Read More

In Blog, Churches

Why Cowboy Churches Choose Metal Buildings

Where the Old West Meets That Old Time Religion in a Metal Barn The rural barn look is probably the main reason cowboy churches choose metal buildings for their sanctuaries and auxiliary buildings.  However, the rustic farm and ranch appearance is only one of the advantages pre-engineered steel buildings provide for cowboy church construction. Boots and Bible Believers So what is a “cowboy church”?  Basically, it is a ministry deeply rooted in our Western heritage. Cowboy churches typically offer a… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Fast Food Restaurants

Prefab Metal Buildings for Drive-Thru Dining There are several reasons why owners choose prefab steel buildings for fast food restaurant construction.  In fact, pre-engineered metal buildings dominate all forms of low-rise commercial and industrial construction in the U.S. First, let’s take a quick look at the fast food industry. Drive-Thru Dining Dollars Busy Americans always seem to be on the go.  Consequently, grabbing a quick meal at a drive-thru is often the go-to meal. Still, it is hard to comprehend… Read More

In Blog, Thermal bridging in Metal Buildings

Beating Thermal Bridging in Metal Buildings

How RHINO Steel Buildings Defeat Thermal Transference The only drawback to steel construction is the thermal bridging in metal buildings. Like Superman, pre-engineered steel buildings are strong and fast.  Unfortunately, like the flying man of steel, metal buildings also have one weakness.  The chink in Superman’s armor is kryptonite; thermal bridging is the Achilles’ heel of steel buildings. What is Thermal Bridging? Any place where heat or cold pass through a building’s wall assembly is called a “thermal bridge” or… Read More

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