Steel buildings are tough, lasting decades when constructed properly. Unfortunately, nothing is completely damage-proof. Even though steel requires minimal maintenance, there is some upkeep involved in making your building last. Plus, as the song says, you can’t stop the rain…or the hail, heavy snow, high winds, or bad drivers. If you are using your steel building… Continue reading CAN I REPLACE ONLY THE STEEL SIDING OR ROOFING ON MY METAL BUILDING?
Buildings In the dynamic realm of construction, cold-formed steel (CFS) is emerging as a game-changer. As experts in the field, Whirlwind is leading this transformation, and we’re here to highlight the myriad advantages of CFS buildings. Understanding Cold-Formed Steel Buildings For decades, the standard has been traditional metal buildings, welded tapered frame beams, and substructural… Continue reading The Evolution of Construction: Cold-Formed Steel
When it comes to metal building construction, choosing the right frame is essential to a successful project. Whether you’re building a new structure or renovating an existing one, it’s important to select the right type of frame for the job. Different types of frames are designed to fit the needs of different types of projects,… Continue reading CHOOSING A METAL FRAME
With steel, it’s easy to be green. This metal alloy is one of the greenest building products you can use because it is easily recyclable without losing its quality. Most buildings you see contain recycled steel, and any steel resulting from demolition can be recycled and used in another steel product. Isn’t that the… Continue reading Sustainable Buildings with Steel
Do you need an engineer to build your steel building? It depends on what you are putting up. A small garden shed or simple steel warehouse, probably not. Anything more complex, yes, an engineer should be involved at several levels of the project. A steel engineer has the knowledge of metallurgy and design to ensure… Continue reading DO YOU NEED AN ENGINEER TO BUILD YOUR STEEL BUILDING?
You probably agree that a leaky roof is a bad thing. Good thing we have flashing to keep that from happening. Metal roof flashing is both a method and a device for keeping water from entering a structure at a roof penetration or joint. Flashing can be made of several kinds of materials, but the… Continue reading WHAT IS METAL ROOF FLASHING AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
What Type of Door Do You Need for Your Metal Building? There are a lot of reasons to recommend a steel door for your building. Here are just a few: They are lighter in weight than their counterparts made of other materials. You have flexibility in door types; metal doors come in an… Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF DOOR DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR METAL BUILDING?
The big difference between post-frame and pre-engineered metal buildings is that a post-frame steel building uses wood in its make-up. Yes, wood-framed buildings can still be considered steel buildings. This post compares a post-frame to a pre-engineered steel frame building to highlight their different construction and uses. POST-FRAME BUILDINGS Sometimes erroneously called a… Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POST-FRAME AND PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS
One of the best features of a metal roof is its durability. Making a good thing even better is GALVALUME®. You may have heard of GALVALUME while searching for metal roof materials. It’s a specific galvanized sheet metal product coated with a mixture of aluminum and zinc alloy with a touch of silicon. It was… Continue reading HOW TO USE GALVALUME® FOR YOUR METAL ROOF
Steel buildings are tough, lasting decades when constructed properly. Unfortunately, nothing is completely damage-proof. Even though steel requires minimal maintenance, there is some upkeep involved in making your building last. Plus, as the song says, you can’t stop the rain…or the hail or heavy snow or high winds or bad drivers. If you are… Continue reading CAN I REPLACE ONLY THE STEEL SIDING OR ROOFING ON MY METAL BUILDING?