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?
Would you be surprised to learn one of the first building codes was written around 2000 BCE? Probably not since we humans are so fond of making rules and creating records. But the granddaddy of building codes is probably the Code of Hammurabi which made its appearance about then. It’s been updated a lot in the past… Continue reading The Abridged History of Building Codes
A steel building is a big-budget purchase. It would be best if you did your homework to learn about the various aspects of buying and erecting a metal building to avoid mistakes and get the building you want. You already know why you want your building to be made of steel. It’s a durable, versatile,… Continue reading BUYING A STEEL BUILDING: TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING
Mr. James Ellis is not your average salesman. His career in the metal building industry started in 1962. At that time metal buildings were still a new idea waiting to be proved viable. Mr. Ellis, after completing his drafting courses at Houston Community College, went to work as a salesman for a few local metal… Continue reading JAMES ELLIS: A MAN OF STEEL FOR OVER 50 YEARS
Safety, efficiency, and revenue: all close the heart of any business. All three are important, with safety elevating to the height of crucial. There is one technology available that can improve all three: Geosynchronous Positioning Satellite, or GPS tracking. GPS has become ubiquitous and standard in new vehicles and can be installed into construction equipment as… Continue reading BENEFITS OF GPS TRACKING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Will metal buildings rust? They would…if the metal components were left uncoated. Today’s metal building components typically don’t leave manufacturing without at least one type of protective coating to make the surface of each piece rust resistant. Don’t take your cues about steel buildings from those old corrugated metal buildings you see rotting in fields along the… Continue reading WILL STEEL BUILDINGS RUST? TIPS FOR RUST PREVENTION AND MAINTENANCE