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    So You’re New to Metal Buildings? This is What You Need to Know

    According to the Metal Building Manufacturer’s Association, “Metal building systems now account for over 50% of new low-rise, non-residential buildings in the U.S.” If you’re reading this, I assume you have noticed this trend – and maybe that means you’re interested in making your next building a metal building. Let’s get one thing straight right… Full Article

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    Is It Easy to Expand a Steel Building?

    Family is the most important thing in life to many, if not all people. The typical scenarios repeat themselves in almost every family. Children are born, and then begin to make friends. Later in life, more relationships form. Soon, people move in together and develop families of their own. Parents become elderly and you must… 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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    50 Reasons to go Pre-Engineered!

    Are you shopping for a new metal building? Are you looking for a new workshop or garage for your property? If you are unsure of what material to build with, take a look at some of the reasons to build a pre-engineered metal building. New Technology, New Designs – When you build with steel, you aren’t limited… Full Article

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    Take a Tour of a Pre-engineered Metal Building!

    New experiences can be scary, but they can also be extremely helpful in the learning process. The first day of school, your first time behind the wheel of a car, and the day you met your significant other’s parents were all scary experiences…at first. After that initial meeting, you learned how to turn these foreign… Full Article

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    Debunking Three Myths – The Whole Darn Pole Barn Truth

    Since the days that mankind left the caves and started building stand-alone structures, we’ve always been dancing that delicate dance between cost and function. In the beginning, resources were scarce, so the cost of a building meant a reduction in firewood, or time, or land. Today, the resource we’re probably most concerned about (other than… Full Article

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    All Metal Buildings are NOT Created Equal

    As a first time builder, you’re probably facing many questions. You may have decided on what material to build your new structure with, but have you put any thought into the design of the building? There are several different types of structures to choose from, and the trick is deciding which one is best for… Full Article

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    Pros and Cons of Steel Buildings and Traditional Timber Buildings

    As a future first time builder, you face many different obstacles in the building process. What should I build? Do I have the finances? What’s the actual maintenance of a building? Before you answer these questions, it is important to choose a building material. The two most common building materials in use today are timber… Full Article

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    Sun Damage and Steel Buildings

    Your steel garage or workshop is your protection from the outside world. It keeps you safe from the elements and let’s you surf the Internet or run your business without interruption. Who protects the building from the outside world? Well, the answer is simple. You do. Protecting your building is obviously important and is something… Full Article

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    Steel Buildings – By the Numbers

    Often times, people make most of their major purchasing decisions based on numbers. While words can be manipulated, statistics and figures present a bold, undeniable truth. Why you set out to buy a building, first you want to distinguish which type of building you want. Steel buildings are the most versatile, flexible and durable structures… Full Article