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What is Included in Steel Building Prices?

Compare Metal Building Companies and their Kit Contents How do you compare the steel building prices from various metal building companies? By carefully checking what is included with their prefab metal building kits’ prices. Don’t Just Get Metal Building Costs— Get the Details Do not make the mistake of comparing steel building “apples” to “oranges.” A structural package’s contents— and…

Beat Termites with Prefab Buildings the Popeye Way

How a Metal Building Kit— and a Little Spinach— Save the Day Are you wondering what Popeye has to do with steel prefab buildings or termites? Throughout the years, thousands of people have fought to save their property from the relentless onslaught of ravenous, lumber-eating termites.  They douse everything with strong chemicals— while spending buckets of cash. Oddly enough, the…

Do Steel Building Kits Require an Architect?

Building Design for a Prefab Metal Building If you are contemplating your first project using steel building kits, you may wonder who will handle the building design. Actually, that depends on the size and scope of the project. Understanding a Prefab Metal Building System Let’s start with the basics. Wood-framed structures need strategical “load-bearing” interior walls to help carry the…

Metal Building Permits

How to Obtain Construction Permits for Steel Structures First of all, do prefab steel structures require building permits?  Yes, they do. Why do metal building kits need approval?  Because, a permit ensures your building’s safety. The building department checks your project for code, load, zoning, safety, size, aesthetic, and local requirements.  They also make sure that your building location does…

Why Are Prefab Metal Buildings So Popular?

Nine Reasons Steel Structures Are the Best Choice There is a new construction champion today: prefab metal buildings. Traditional wood framing once controlled all low-rise construction.  Traditional builders had an “if-it-works-don’t-fix-it mentality” about building with lumber.  Wood building was tried, true, and familiar.  If it was good enough for grandpa, it is good enough for us, right? Thankfully, those days…

Steel Buildings: Getting Better All the Time

7 High-Tech Advances in Prefab Metal Buildings Today’s steel buildings are not the same as in grandpa’s day.  With better steel building technology, buildings are now stronger, safer, simpler, and smarter than ever before. Advances in Steel Production As in most industries, expanding technology revolutionized steel production in recent decades. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel…

Steel buildings in Vermont: The Best Choice.

3 Reasons to Build Steel Buildings in Vermont

RHINO Metal Buildings: The Best Building Choice for Vermont It just makes sense to build structures with prefabricated steel buildings in Vermont.  Only pre-engineered metal buildings offer the strength and durability to stand up to the state’s volatile climate extremes. RHINO steel buildings ship all across North America.  However, our building system offers three benefits especially suited to the Green…

Why Inspectors Love Metal Building Kits

How Pre-engineering Simplifies Inspections for Steel Buildings How does the pre-engineering of metal building kits streamline the building inspection process? A quality steel building company supplies detailed documentation for the building.  Consequently, the building inspector’s focus shifts more toward ensuring the kit assembles exactly as specified. While often viewed as a pain and a hassle, building inspections actually benefit builders.…

Steel Building Resale Shops

Housing Yesterday’s Treasures in Today’s Metal Buildings At first glance, steel building resale shops sound like a contradiction.  Shouldn’t antique, collectible, and memorabilia merchandise be relegated to dusty old wood or brick structures of the past? Absolutely not! Like any other retail business, attractive displays and well-planned traffic flow are paramount for success.  However, the biggest challenge for resellers comes…