Flooding and Metal Buildings

5 Benefits of Metal Buildings in Flood Zones

Thousands of homeowners have felt the effects of the recent floods in Texas. Record rains from Bristol to Dallas and Houston brought devastation to 70 counties. Left in the aftermath of breached levees and gorged …

Solar Parking Structure

The Case for Solar Energy Parking Lots

Did you know that most solar power is generated on those hot, sunny days when air conditioners push the power envelope and threaten to overload the power grid? When demand peaks, so does the production …

Imported Steel (Non-US Standards)

Galvanic Corrosion and Dissimilar Metals

Dissimilar Metals Overview Metals that are dissimilar to one another, vary with regard to their differences in corrosion. Galvanic corrosion is a process that indicates a comparison of how metals corrode differently when in contact …

Radiant Barrier Insulation

How To Insulate a Metal Frame Building

There are many reasons to insulate your metal building and there are circumstances wherein insulation may not give you the best value for your money. There are factors you should be aware of that can …

Imported Steel (Non-US Standards)

Metal Building Materials and Corrosion

Metals are found in just about all soils and rocks and generally form compounds that are labeled “minerals”. Minerals also include the elements oxygen or carbon and need to be purified so that they generate …

Steel Building Kits – Preparing Your Site

Once you’ve chosen where to set up a steel building, it’s time to prepare your site. If you’re planning on putting your metal building or carport on an existing concrete slab, you usually won’t have …