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Moisture Control in Metal Buildings

Homeowners that choose open-sided carports may expect the occasional rain blowing in sideways under the roof edge, but most people purchasing fully enclosed metal buildings need waterproof storage. Controlling moisture inside of a metal carport or similar structure requires more than just basic enclosure and a raised concrete pad. Since moisture also develops internally and can condense on the interior surface of the structure, you’ll need a multi-pronged approach to waterproofing your metal bui…

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Turning A Metal Building Into A Comfortable Home

The sticker shock that comes from shopping for a new or custom home from a traditional builder leads many people to think outside of the box for more unique construction methods. When you start shopping around and notice how much square footage you can get for a low price with prefabricated metal bu…

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Why Are Metal Buildings the Green Construction Choice?

Green construction is transforming from a short-term trend into a long-term industry goal, and many homeowners are glad to see their options expand for more earth-friendly building. However, don’t overlook some materials that have been available for years that were always a little greener than you…

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5 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency For Metal Buildings

While galvanized steel paneling may make metal carports durable and long-lasting, the material also tends to transfer heat readily between the interior and exterior of these buildings. This has led to metal buildings developing an unfair reputation that they are inefficient to try to heat or cool. W…

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Designing Metal Barns and Farm Buildings the Right Way

Metal buildings may have originated as warehouses and carports, but today they’re used for everything from affordable housing to secure livestock housing. Metal barns have a number of benefits over their traditional wood framed counterparts, including: (more…)…

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Top 8 Ways a Metal Carport Can Help You

Are you thinking about getting a metal carport for your home or office location? Metal carports offer more than just shelter for vehicles. In fact, you can use a carport made of galvanized steel for everything from saving money to adding an outdoor living space to your property. Check out these ways…

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Answers to Your Questions About Metal Building Roof Options

You want the best possible roof over your head, right? Well, if you’re looking at steel buildings, be sure to pay just as much attention to what goes on top as on what’s below. Metal building roofs are the “icing,” so to speak, on your steel building, aka the “cake.” The roof design is a…

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How to Design a Durable Steel Garage Carpentry Workshop

If you’re a woodworker without an actual workshop, you know the drill:

Take your family’s cars out of the garage and park them in the driveway.
Drag your circular saw table far enough away from the garage wall to be able to work comfortably.
Place a drop cloth over the oil leaks on…

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