Common Concernsa part of the Armstrong Steel Network

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    What are Metal Building Collateral Loads?

    Next time you walk into a building, any building mind you, do me a favor and look up at the ceiling. What do you think you’ll see? Duct work, ceiling fans, sprinklers, lights or any kind of mechanical systems, right? While these accessories and systems seem like an afterthought, it’s actually always on the forefront… Full Article

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    The Hidden Danger of the Cheapest Steel Building Price

    Picture this scenario with me. I was recently standing in line at a local supply store, just waiting to check out. That’s when I saw it, just sitting in a case near the front of the store. Like many local auto shops and general stores, several items lay in rows at the checkout area, just… Full Article

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    Is It Possible to Erect a Steel Building Yourself?

    Have you ever wondered if you can erect your own steel building? Is this a project that you can really do yourself? You don’t have to wonder anymore. It is completely possible to erect a steel building yourself. Just ask Eric O. from Wabash, Indiana. Eric had never assembled and erected a steel building before,… Full Article

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    What Kind of Insulation Will My Steel Building Need?

    When you plan for your steel building, you’ll want to think about insulation. The first question you need to ask yourself: Do I even need it? For residential structures or garages and workshops, usually people spring for some kind of insulation. When it comes to commercial or agricultural buildings, it might not be necessary depending… Full Article

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    Pulling the Curtain Back on Pole Barns

    Remember the movie The Wizard of Oz? I think everyone’s seen it so I’m not really spoiling the ending. Near the conclusion of the movie, upon further inspection, we find out that the “great and powerful” Oz is simply man behind the curtain, not a wizard like the characters were led to believe. Don’t be… Full Article

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    Buyer Beware: Watch Out For These 3 Steel Building Red Flags

    Whether you’re looking to buy a commercial steel building or a workshop for your backyard, purchasing any kind of metal building is a big investment. Not only that, but there’s an emotional component to big financial acquisitions. As a buyer, you must look through all the sales and marketing mumbo jumbo to truly see the… Full Article

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    Don’t Let Labor Shortages Affect Your Bottom Line

    Ever so slowly, the construction industry is recovering from the economic collapse in 2008. In several areas across the country, a lack of skilled workers has been driving up the price of construction. While it’s not true everywhere in the U.S., a survey of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) national membership in June… Full Article

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    The Cheapest Metal Buildings are, Often Times, a Trap

    First time builders, buyers, and shoppers are savvier than ever in 2014. Businesses are constantly coming out with new ways to influence consumers, and at the same time, those consumers are finding new ways to gauge the marketplace and compare brands and services. With just a few seconds on a smartphone or tablet, you can… Full Article

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    Will Your Steel Garage Hold Up Against Strong Winds?

    Wind can be fun. Put yourself in your favorite convertible for a moment. You’re driving down the highway with the top down and the wind through your hair. Sounds like fun, right? It’s not fun when winds get destructive. In some parts of the country, hurricanes and devastating winds have the potential to cause significant… Full Article

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    Solar Energy and Steel Buildings

    If you watch TV or listen to the radio long enough, or even pay attention to politics, chances are you’re going to hear about renewable energy. It’s clean, affordable, and unlimited. More and more, people are looking for ways to make the world a better place to live. Americans put an emphasis on ‘building green’… Full Article