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What You Need to Know When Buying a Metal Building System

Every year more and more individuals, churches and businesses choose to use a metal building system in their construction project. Whether it’s a new office and plant, a worship facility, a horse arena or a personal shop building, a metal building system can meet most everyone’s needs.

The advantages of using a metal building system are numerous, but the reasons I hear most often from customers are that a metal building is easier to purchase than other traditional forms of building construction, that construction time is shorter, and a metal building is an ideal combination of durability and esthetics.

The purpose of this series of articles is to provide the potential buyer with the information he needs to confidently purchase a metal building system. Of course, it is impossible, in a series of blog-length articles, to explain everything one might possibly need to know about metal building systems. However, these articles will give you an educational jumpstart that will enable you to 1) establish some basic requirements about your metal building, 2) ask pertinent questions of your prospective supplier and 3) thoroughly review your metal building estimate from your prospective supplier.

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Posted in: Bulding Information, Design Information, Estimates, Metal Building Supplier, metal building systems, Roofing, Wind Bracing

What’s So Cool About A Cool Metal Roof?

If you haven’t heard of cool metal roofs, keep reading. This article is certainly not an exhaustive description of the topic, but it will give you a general idea of what a cool metal roof is and how it may affect you. A builder’s familiarity with cool roofs likely depends on the area of the country in which he works. If you live in a large metropolitan area, you have probably already run into cool roof requirements through the permitting process. In Texas, the cities of Dallas, Houston and Austin already require cool metal roofs in their area of control. If you work primarily outside a metropolitan area, you may have heard the term “cool metal roof” but you are not completely sure what it is.

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