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What’s the Best Outdoor Storage Shed Material – Metal or Vinyl?

  If you could snap your fingers and travel back to early 20th century America, you’d be hard-pressed to find a barn, storage shed, or other outbuildings that weren’t made of wood. Why wood? A lot of it came down to the fact that America still had plenty of trees, wood was readily available, and it was relatively easy to work with. Essentially, wood was popular for reasons of familiarity and…

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How Does Wall Bracing Work in Metal Buildings?

  When it comes to a practical building solution, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better solution than going with metal as a building material. It’s amazingly durable, reliable, and cost-effective and is a perfect choice for nearly any building purpose you may have in mind. You probably know that many carports and garages are now constructed with steel. Still, steel buildings are also being engineered and installed across the…

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Understanding Building Codes, Loads, & Occupancy Ratings for Metal Buildings

  We talked in a previous blog about how codes and standards have been developed for cold-formed steel as a building material, but there are also some specific engineering and design guidelines that go along with the construction of a metal structure itself. In fact, these sorts of guidelines don’t just apply to metal buildings; all buildings must meet certain building codes, load requirements, and human occupancy ratings, depending on…

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Metal Carports with Enclosed Storage: A Winning Combination!

  A sturdy metal carport is really the perfect open-air shelter for covering your ride. Today’s custom steel carports can be designed and engineered to accommodate practically any size or type of vehicle, from your personal car to your RV, camper, boat, tractor & attachments, and more! But even so, perhaps a standard carport won’t cover all of your needs. Maybe you need something with some built-in, fully-enclosed storage as…

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Storage Building Demand, Growth, & Trends in the U.S.A.

  By nearly any measure, the self-storage market in the United States is BIG BUSINESS. ResearchAndMarkets.com came out with its 2020-2025 self-storage market trends report a few months back, and the results are pretty telling. The U.S. currently holds a 90% share of all self-storage inventory, making it the undisputed, largest self-storage market in the world. This includes several large brands and companies like Public Storage, U-Haul, ExtraSpace Storage, and…

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