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Installing Your Own Metal Garage Kit This Winter: Cold Weather Tips & Other Important Things to Keep in Mind

  Metal Building Kit Self-Installation So, you’ve decided to install your own custom metal building. Smart choice! At Carport Central, we partner with the best manufacturers and install teams, and we install almost anywhere within the continental United States. But admittedly, building installation is tougher for us to schedule in the winter due to the availability of install crews. For that and other reasons, you may simply opt to install…

The Structural Support System of Rigid Frame Metal Buildings Explained

  Looking for a practical, durable, and also customizable building solution? You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better solution than an engineered steel building! What’s better about steel as a construction material? Practically everything! Steel is amazingly strong, durable, reliable, and cost-effective. It stands up to weather threats better than wood, plus the steel is naturally inflammable, pest-resistant, and easier to maintain. There’s honestly no downside to a modern steel…

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…

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…

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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