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  • Get More Out of Your Steel Building Budget

    For first time builders, there might not be a more meaningful word than “budget” when it comes to your construction project. Whether your budget is a hard number or a fluid boundary, you’ll find a steel building project to be extremely affordable. Still, regardless of what you’re purchasing, there are always opportunities for cost saving… Full Article

  • Here’s The Easiest Way To Save Money on a Steel Building

    You want the most for your money. That much is obvious. Now, I realize that nothing in life is free, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to save your hard-earned money every time you want to make a purchase. Have a coupon for a local restaurant? Use it. Get discounts by becoming a member of… Full Article

  • Proceed with Caution: Steel Building Buyers and the Internet

    In this day and age, everybody has some kind of online profile or website. Really, if a company doesn’t have some kind of web presence, will you really take them seriously?  But a web presence alone shouldn’t be the deciding factor on whether or not a company deserves your business. Unfortunately, identity theft topped the… Full Article

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How Do You Calculate the Total Price of a Metal Building Project?

    A few days ago, I had a surprising conversation with our Director of Communications. He routinely sees me flying in an out of my office, helping our creative and marketing department with specific steel building language and working with the project managers and engineers. He even told me he knows when I’m at our manufacturing… Full Article