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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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Ready to Raise Some Chickens? You Need the Right Metal Barn!

  Poultry Farming in America Thinking about getting into chicken farming? If so, you’d be in good company. Americans buy more chicken than any other center-of-the-plate meat. Chicken consumption in the U.S. has increased practically every single year over the last half-century, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Or perhaps you’re not even looking to enter the broiler chicken production market; maybe you’d just like to raise enough…

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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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Why Cold-Formed Steel Is Quite Possibly the Perfect Building Material

As far as many residential and commercial building projects go, wood is still the gold standard of building material, right? Wrong! Cold-formed steel is stronger and more durable, while also being more flexible. When you get right down it, there’s really a lot to like about cold-formed steel for numerous framing, roof, and wall paneling applications. Codes & standards development for cold-formed steel Cold-formed steel usage as a building material…

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