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Frequently Asked Questions
How does a residential steel building work?
Generally, there will be 5 key kinds of structural components that are crucial to making the sturdiest steel frame – compression members, bending members, tension members, combined force members, and their connections. The tension members are generally located as chord and web members in the trusses and open web steel joists. A tension member has one main objective, to carry tensile forces. In laymen’s terms, they are pulling forces only and their end connections are assumed to be pinned. Pin connections thwart and prevent any movement, rotations or shear forces from being applied to the member.
Ventilation is generally built into the walls and roof of steel buildings, thus producing a highly effective flow of circulation throughout your facility, keeping the interior fresher. Vents come in a few styles from wall louvers, gravity vents, turbine vents, and ridge vents.
Metal buildings are highly versatile due to their many end-use applications. They can easily and precisely meet your dimensional needs no matter the scale. Your steel building can be hundreds of feet wide and deep, while easily reaching heights of forty feet. These steel building systems permit you to always add more and more mainframe components and beams to add length or width. You also enjoy the added flexibility to adjust the roof pitch, as well as the end wall design with overhead awnings or roofing.
Ease of assembly
After the design phase is complete the pre-engineered steel building system is manufactured in sections and easy-to-assemble components. When your prefab steel building arrives, all you have to do is connect the parts and erect the building with either scaffolding and or a small crane, no special tools are required.
Each steel building home is unique and cost varies depending on location and end-use. Meeting the state (Registered Engineering in All 50 States) and local requirements also contributes to overall cost. Building code inspections are a breeze as most inspectors know there will be little to question with a prefab steel building that has been already approved at the state level.
The overall consensus from steel building home buyers is that they cannot be more satisfied with the cost and rapid delivery. Optimism for steel building homes is gaining more and more steam every day, as the most affordable way to construct a home at an unbelievably affordable price.
Final building price may vary and is based on several factors such as geographic location, end-use, wind/snow or other structural load requirements in order to meet local and state approval requirements. Additionally, extra and optional features or add-ons may be an added cost. Be sure to contact a Steel Commander building specialist to finalize the price of your new steel building.
The interior for your steel building is a clear span structure with one hundred percent usable interior space. Controlling the climate is easily done with insulated panels along with the addition of climate controls for adjusting temperature.. Your steel building is fully customizable and can adapt to whatever your desired needs are for the interior infrastructure.
An existing monolithic slab, concrete slab or a floating slab foundation will need to be in place before constructing your steel building. Your foundation is generally poured according to your geography, building size, weight, irrigation, frost lines, and other pertinent factors. Once you have an approved foundation in place the building is then bolted down to the foundation for a secure and permanent building.
Ordering insulated panels during the design phase is much easier when done on the front end. The cost is slightly more than roll insulation, though insulated panels have been designed specifically for steel buildings, providing a much tighter fit against the ceilings and walls.
Insulating your steel building is key to creating a comfortable environment through all weather conditions. Everything from the roof to the floor should be considered when designing your building.
- Steel framing conducts heat, so it’s essential to insulate between the steed studs or framing members to break this thermal bridge.
- Investing in an insulated roof aids in maintaining a comfortable and consistent interior space by preventing energy loss caused by warm air rising during those cold winter months.
- Depending on the design of the steel home, you may need to insulate the floor to prevent heat loss to the ground or to create a comfortable living environment over a concrete slab.
- In addition to insulation, effective air sealing is essential to prevent drafts and energy loss. Seal gaps, cracks, and penetrations with caulk or expanding foam.
- A vapor barrier can be important in steel homes to control moisture. It should be placed on the warm side of the insulation to prevent condensation within the wall or ceiling.
- Insulation can also provide soundproofing benefits. If noise control is a concern, consider using acoustic insulation in walls or ceilings.
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We have a plethora of color options from which to choose from for your end wall and trim colors. There are literally hundreds of color combinations available for you to create the ideal aesthetic for your steel building. We use only the highest quality paints that are Energy Star Approved, coupled with the latest silicone protected polyester technology available on the market today. The Energy Star Approved paint will create a thermal barrier because of its ability to reflect up to seventy percent of the sun’s rays, while also keeping energy from escaping.
If you decide to make the decision to order a steel building, there are multiple options ranging from different structural features, gauge steel, colors, functionality, accessories, size and more. Our knowledgeable staff of consultants, engineers, and technicians are here to assist you with planning and pricing.
When we design your steel building, you will have greater flexibility for customization. The end walls of the building can even incorporate walk through doors in 3′ x 7′ 3070/single leaf to 6′ x 7′ 6070/single leaf insulated walk through doors. Overhead doors that roll up, bi-fold, slide doors, and sections can be used for entryways.
Sliding doors are utilized heavily in the equine industry when constructing horse barns and riding arenas. They are quiet and manually opened and closed with little effort. Bi-fold doors consist of 2 panels that are hinged at the top, which allows for a larger opening for planes and bigger vehicles. Sectional doors utilize horizontal sections, which are hinged together and electronically operated in the same manner as your home garage door. Metal roll-up doors are constructed with the exact same mechanical concept, but sectional doors have much smaller horizontal sections but they are far more rugged by utilizing 18 to 20 gauge galvanized steel.
Are steel buildings more energy efficient than traditional buildings?
Steel buildings are inherently more energy-efficient than structures made from other materials; their energy efficiency depends on factors like design, insulation, and construction quality. Steel buildings offer advantages such as thermal efficiency, design flexibility for energy-efficient features, durability, and the potential for solar panel installation. Achieving energy efficiency in steel buildings requires careful design, insulation, and adherence to building codes and energy standards, making it essential to consider various factors beyond just the material used.
How easy is it to install solar panels?
Most solar panel companies make it easy to install specialized brackets onto the structure of the building. From there, the solar panels can be easily attached to the brackets. Check with your solar panel contractor for specifics on how they will install them.
Are steel buildings more energy efficient?
Steel buildings are incredibly energy efficient; both during the manufacturing process and with heating/cooling. Not only that, did you know 98% of steel we use every day is recycled?
What are the most common sizes?
Please use the sizes on the buy and build page.
How customizable is a steel building?
Steel buildings are very “design flexible” and can be customized in many different ways. Our designers will work with you to design your door and window openings, whiling maintain the structural safety of your building.
Do you offer insulation?
Insulation in steel homes is extremely effective in maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures, reducing energy consumption, and providing soundproofing. Steel Commander Corp can provide insulated panels for your home, ensuring seamless finishes and a simple construction process.
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