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    Checklist: How to Manage Your Own Steel Building Project

    Pre-engineered metal buildings are a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. Even if you don’t consider yourself an experienced builder or a qualified handyman or woman, many people manage a steel building project themselves every day. That’s not to say they don’t get help when they need it! Let’s face it – construction projects of all types have the… Full Article

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    5 Ways a Metal Building Can Start Saving You Money Right Away

    Pre-engineered metal buildings are the most cost-effective forms of construction on the market today. As many people already know, they are usually half the cost of other traditional construction methods, such as wood, brick or concrete, and can be erected for half the cost. While any construction project will require an investment in time and… Full Article

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    Weld-up or Bolt-up Steel Buildings: Which is Better?

    As you may have seen, there are incredible differences in quality throughout the pre-engineered metal building industry. You might have witnessed it yourself so far as you do your research into steel building companies, or you might have some experience after speaking to friends, neighbors or the professionals. The truth is, even after you make the… Full Article

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    3 Reasons Why Steel is the Most Cost Effective Building Solution

    If you’re looking for the most cost-effective building type, it’s important to consider your potential long-term savings along with your initial investment. This is especially true with steel buildings. For example, wooden structures have a greater potential for damage from weather, pests and fire, and as a result, the cost of insurance and general maintenance… Full Article

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    The Top Five Mistakes Steel Building Shoppers Make Today

    You have a lot of different choices when it comes to your next construction project. So lets narrow your options from the get-go. Are you looking for a steel building or a pole barn? Steel buildings are some of the most durable, flexible and versatile construction solutions on the market, and are generally half the… Full Article

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    How Can You Prepare for the Steel Building Erection Process?

    Preparation is a key component in most, if not all, aspects of life. Before you took any major test in your life like the ACT, SAT or your driver’s test, you had to study and prepare. Buying your first custom metal building can also be a major step in your life and you should be… Full Article

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    Steel vs. Brick: How Well Do You Know Your Building Materials?

    Do me a favor. The next time you’re traveling down the highway, take a little extra interest in the construction projects of the area. You’ll pass a ton of different buildings of different construction. You’ll see wooden buildings, brick buildings and steel buildings alike. In fact, you might see some buildings, and not be able… Full Article

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    Storing Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Before Erecting Them

    It’s not your birthday or Christmas, but somehow this day has a similar feel to it. Today is the day you take delivery of your pre-engineered metal building kit! Maybe you remember waking up on Christmas morning and running to the tree to see what Santa left you, right? After months or years of planning,… Full Article

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    5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Steel Building

    As a first time builder, one of the greatest rewards of a steel building purchase is being able to complete a project yourself, from the very beginning to the very end. I like to say, “from conception to completion.” In fact, customers often tell us that their steel building is the culmination of years of… Full Article

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    Should You Consider Heavy Snow Before You Build?

    For the most part, steel buildings aren’t at risk of failing because of a single or even multiple snow events; however, snow accumulation in excess of the intended building design could lead to structural failure or collapse if basic preventative measures are not taken. Keep in mind: all properly built roofs are intended to withstand… Full Article