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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…

13 Reasons Farmers and Ranchers Choose Steel Systems

The Benefits of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings for Agribusiness Visionary farmers and ranchers were among the first to see the potential for pre-engineered metal buildings.  They were choosing prefabricated steel systems for their agribusiness operations long before the commercial, industrial, and residential markets joined in the switch to steel. Below is a baker’s dozen of the many advantages steel buildings bring…

NAPA Auto Parts Steel Building

177 Commercial Uses for Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

I have discussed in earlier blogs the many benefits provided by pre-engineered commercial steel buildings.  (See “Why You Should Buy a Prefab Steel Buildings.”) I also covered “The Amazing Versatility of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings” in a recent article.  Check out this list of low-rise applications for commercial prefab buildings. Commercial Aviation Buildings • Aircraft Hangars • Corporate Offices • Helicopter Hangars • Maintenance and…

The Clearspan Advantage of Pre-engineered Commercial Steel Buildings

Wide Open Spaces for Floor Plan Flexibility Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.  Consequently, pre-engineered commercial steel buildings allow much wider, unobstructed interior areas for commercial building projects. How Clear Span Floor Space Enhances Commercial Steel Buildings This ability to span long distances without interior support columns is called “clear span.” Clear span steel framing supports…

RHINO Metal Building Survives Derecho and Hurricane Sandy

RHINO Metal Building Takes Everything Nature Dishes Out There’s no doubt that 2012 has been a year for the weather record books.  There have been scorching temperatures, huge tornado outbreaks, damaging straight line winds— and then Hurricane Sandy.  Throughout it all, we have received only one report of ‘damage’ to a RHINO metal building: the little RHINO sign on the peak of…

Pole Barns vs. Rhino Steel Buildings

The term “pole barn” is sometimes misused, causing confusion when trying to find the right product. People who ask about a pole barn may actually be envisioning a steel building and simply using an incorrect term. To determine which structure will better fit your needs, let’s take a look at the differences between pole barns and RHINO metal buildings. What…

Metal Barns

RHINO metal barns are prefabricated as kits with factory-precise components for quick and easy on-site assembly. All the primary framing pieces are cut, welded, and drilled for fast bolt-together construction. The remaining framing components and roof and wall panels are applied with self-drilling screws. Many do-it-yourselfers assemble and erect the framing themselves with the help of a few friends, just…

Indoor Horse Arenas

Over two million people in the U.S. own horses. These animals represent a large investment of time and money. Protecting these assets means sheltering these magnificent animals in the best facilities possible, both for the horses and for the owners who love them. Steel Buildings for Riding Arenas Covered or indoor riding arenas are a great solution in areas of…