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The Rising Popularity of Solar Carports

Most carports are designed solely with storage and vehicle protection in mind. Yet metal buildings like carports can do so much more when they’re designed with sustainability in mind. Solar carports in particular are a recent innovation that are being embraced on a large scale in certain parts of the world aiming to produce more sustainable energy. Whether you’re a homeowner wondering about producing power on your metal carport or a civil engineer considering a public solar carport project, thes…

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How to Prep Your Site for a Metal Building Install

While metal buildings are much easier and faster to install than traditionally framed structures, they still require some basic preparation steps. Skipping even one of the essential site preparation tasks can result in damage to the metal building, or at least a structure that doesn’t meet all of yo…

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Certified Metal Buildings vs. Non-Certified Metal Buildings

All metal buildings are designed with durability in mind. However, some optional features significantly increase a structure’s ability to withstand difficult weather conditions. As you shop for a garage or carport, you’ll run across listings for both non-certified and certified metal buildings. Whil…

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7 Things You Can Use Your Commercial Metal Buildings For

If you haven’t kept up with the innovations taking hold in the metal building manufacturing sector, you are probably unaware that these structures rank among the most cutting edge products in commercial use today. Just a decade or so ago, metal buildings were synonymous with that backyard shed wit…

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Adding Security to Your Metal Buildings

Metal buildings and carports are durable and can withstand a lot of abuse from the weather. The same sturdy construction that makes them so stable also creates a minor amount of security, but you’ll need to do some upgrading if you want to store anything valuable in the structure. Metal buildings ar…

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Start Your Profitable Lawn Care Business with a Steel Shed

The booming economy has everyday people seriously considering going into business for themselves, and a cost-effective steel shed may be just the facility to get a lawn care operation off the ground. These versatile commercial grade structures deliver all the amenities of a brick and mortar building…

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Insulation Options for Metal Carports

Whether you have a regular roof carport, A-frame carport or vertical roof carport, proper insulation is vital for comfort—especially if the area is utilized regularly. While galvanized steel metal roofing his highly resilient to the weather and elements, it is a highly conductive material. Essent…

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Should You Choose a Used or New Metal Carport?

After yet another summer storm damages your car with hail or failing branches, it’s natural to decide to get a carport as soon as possible. As you shop for metal carports, you may find what seem like great deals on used models. However, used carports don’t tend to age quite as well as most used cars…

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6 Tips for Turning a Metal Building into Your Mancave

Man caves are all the rage  as a way for men to dedicate space to their hobbies and interests. Rather than being regulated to a dark basement or cramped guest room, men who enjoy model airplanes, video gaming, or woodworking can build as much space as they need. Metal buildings and carports are ide…

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Sustainable Metal Buildings

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, the use of steel as a sustainable building material is growing. Steel is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. The AISI states that structural steel can be recycled entirely with a 98 percent recovery rate. Construction steel has a sl…

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