Metal Storage Buildings
Metal storage buildings or sheds made from thin sheet metal
sheathing (galvanized steel or aluminum) attached to a metal frame.
Metal buildings can be
or built on
site. Portable metal buildings are sometimes available through a
agreement, often with no credit check. Metal storage buildings or
sheds are a good choice when long-term strength and resistance to
fire, rot, or termites is desired. However, metal sheds may rust
over time, particularly if they are constructed from steel that is
not galvanized, and they may dent.
buildings or sheds in some instances are a great alternative to traditional storage methods
made of wood. They can help save time and money and offer an extra
level of durability against environmental factors.Metal building companies offer many different storage options.
You can find kits and options for sheds, garages, and larger metal
storage buildings designed to hold large equipment and even
airplanes. With so many options, are you wondering how you will
choose one that will meet your needs? Here is some advice.
Decide what you will need the metal storage buildings for. Do you
need to store garden and lawn equipment? If so, you may want to
consider a garage. If you have a farm, you will need specialized
metal storage buildings to store your larger equipment. If you run a
business, you may need storage that will house equipment and
Once you determine what needs to be stored, you will have a
better idea for the metal storage buildings that will best
accommodate the items. It will also help you figure out which
companies to choose because some specialize in certain equipment
needs. For example, if you own a farm, you may want to go with a
metal building company who specializes in outfitting farms with the
proper storage. The reason to hire a specialist is because they keep
in mind specific equipment needs when the engineers design the
You will also need to consider your budget. Will you be paying
for your metal buildings outright or will you need extra funding?
Finally, once you choose which building you need, all that is
left to do is build it. You can either hire a company or do it
Quality and Concerns
Nearly all reputable steel buildings companies are ASIC (American
Institute of Steel Construction) certified and members of the MBMA
(Metal Building Manufacturer's Association). Dealing with a company
that is ASIC certified and a member of MBMA will give you some
assurance that you will receive a quality steel building from a
respected and qualified company.
Make sure you get a quote for the entire cost, including, any
options, freight, erection, and all applicable taxes. Get an
agreement in writing as to who is responsible for permits and
Check these quality factors:
- Lifetime Fasteners - Fasteners on the roof and walls
should be guaranteed not to rust for the life of the building.
- PBR Panels - PBR, (Purlin Bering Rib,) Panels are
superior to the outdated R-Panel. As you can see form the drawing
below PBR Panels offer more metal which strengthens the panel and
better overlap which provides a tighter seal.
- Formed Base Trim - A cheap alternative to a Formed Base
Trim sometimes called simply "Base Angel Trim" requires that you
pour a perfect notch around your concrete slab, resulting in
additional material /labor costs. Formed Base Trim attaches
directly to the slab, bends flush against the angle, bends again
and then projects out approximately two inches from the slab so
that the wall panel rest on the base trim rather than directly n