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    How To Build A Steel Building On A Budget

    I don’t have to tell you money doesn’t grow on trees. You already know it takes hard work, smart budgeting and a special kind of savviness to have wealth in your life. When you plan to build a steel building on a budget, you want to get the most for your money. That usually won’t… Full Article

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    Debunking the Myth That Steel Buildings Cost More

    Over the years, your attached garage fills up with ‘stuff.’ Your house just can’t fit all the items you’ve collected over the years. Your business is bursting at the seams, and you’re running out of room for all your products and inventory. Pure and simple, you need more space. Where do you start? First, you want… Full Article

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    10 Things Many Folks Don’t Know About Steel Buildings

    When it comes to pre-engineered steel buildings, there are many things non-industry folks don’t know. You’re a first time builder, and that’s OK! But it’s my job to help you gain an understanding so you can make an informed decision. You may know about the durability of steel buildings or the ease of erection, but let… Full Article

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    Metal Building Homes Guide: It’s Easier Than You Think

    We often talk about the benefits of a steel building as it relates to a business or a storage warehouse, but did you know a pre-engineered metal building can be a great home as well? Modern home buyers want to get the most value for their money and it’s understandable since we’ve slowly been climbing… Full Article

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    Words & Phrases Steel Building Shoppers Should Know Before Diving In

    Nobody ever wants to walk into a purchase blindfolded. Why enter any endeavor without all, or most of the facts? At least gather enough information to make an informed decision. The same can easily and obviously be said when it comes to a pre-engineered steel building purchase. If you’re thinking about purchasing a pre-engineered steel building,… Full Article

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    The 5 Most Effective Habits of Successful Steel Building Projects

    Starting a steel building project shouldn’t be hard. This is your dream steel building, the one you’ll own for 50 years and may even pass along to your family. Still, a pre-engineered steel building project is a bit more complicated than a Tuff Shed or lumber package like the one you’re accustomed to seeing at… Full Article

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    Will You Be Affected By Rising Steel Prices in 2016?

    As a consumer and first time builder, your role in any purchase is simple: begin to research the product you’d like to buy and the companies that offer it, then ultimately decide on the best fit for you when it comes to constraints such as scope, cost and schedule. Sometimes, those boundaries are straightforward. When… Full Article

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    A Quick Guide: Clear Span Metal Buildings

    Everyday, I feel like I’m accumulating more “stuff.” It’s not like it’s all junk, and I really wouldn’t say I’ve reached ‘hoarder” status yet. Still, as life goes, on, I bet you’re accumulating more and more “stuff” too. Maybe its hand-me-down furniture or another vehicle for the family. Bottom line: it’s gotta go somewhere. Furniture… Full Article

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    Take a Closer Look at Truss Systems

    While doing your research and trying to decide what style or type of building you want, I’m sure you’ve seen the term ‘truss buildings’ or truss systems. What exactly is a truss system and should it be an option for you and your building? A truss system is generally a framework of triangles used to… Full Article

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    What Do You Absolutely Need to Know about Pole Barns?

    Are you trying to decide between a pole barn and a pre-engineered steel building? It can be a difficult decision if you don’t do any research. You may not even know the difference between the two and that’s OK right now. As a first time builder, you’re probably just starting to do some research so you… Full Article