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Color Options for Your Next Metal Building

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Do you know how many color options you have for your new metal building? Between panels with factory coatings in a variety of shades and hues, and a wide range of paint colors specifically for metal buildings, you can have nearly any color you want.

Fire-proofing Your Metal School: An Essential Step

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Few events are worse than that of a fire in a school full of children. Nobody sets out to build a school that will suffer devastating damage and loss of life but misunderstandings about standards, proper fireproofing, and how steel structures behave in high thermal situations can lead to painfully learned lessons.

Summer Cleaning Tips for Your Steel Storage Shed

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If you skipped spring cleaning your steel storage shed, it’s not too late. It’s just warmer. And you know in your heart of hearts that your storage shed has become a black hole for all your outdoor stuff. When’s the last time you saw the back wall?

Residential Steel Buildings: What You Need to Know

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The words steel or metal building often yield images of large commercial or agricultural buildings. Perhaps a skyscraper or Quonset hut even come to mind. Rarely is the average homeowner thinking about a steel or metal dream home - yet! We say "yet" because after more than a half century in the business, we notice ever-increasing numbers of residential building designs coming through our sales department.

The Keys to Giving Your Steel Building a Facelift

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Just as humans can add or remove clothing to change our appearance, or to respond to environmental or weather conditions, steel buildings can have new facades or entire shells added to their existing structure in order to meet the needs of inhabitants, owners, designers, etc. A building's exterior envelope is one of the determining factors in its overall longevity, durability and energy efficiency so the right retrofit can end up saving you thousands or millions of dollars - depending on the size of the structure - over the course of the building's lifetime.

Will Project Management Systems Work for My Architecture Business?

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Making the switch from "Your Way" to a project management system can be a big leap for any professional business, but it's especially difficult for those in industries where detail- and control-oriented individuals are at the helm. Ahem! Like, say, an architectural firm.

The Benefits of Giving Green Construction Hires a Chance

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When's the last time you were out of a job? If it's been a while, take a look at the major online job boards. You'll see strings of adds all wanting "three to five years' experience", "at least two years' experience", experience, experience, experience. Of course, there's a good reason for this - experienced architects often come with more reliable and traceable work histories, references and their foundational skill sets are in place. However, passing over "greenhorns" can be a major mistake.

5 Factors That Can Affect Your Steel Building Design

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If only we could all be given carte blanche when it comes to designing and building steel buildings. Unfortunately, that isn't the case and there are several factors that can affect the final design of your steel building. From zoning and permitting restrictions to site selection and lifetime costs, take a holistic approach when designing your steel building so the majority of the red flags and hiccups are resolved before you break ground.

Happy Independence Day from the Whirlwind Steel Team!

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Happy Independence Day from your friends at Whirlwind Steel!


Myth Busters: 3 Misconceptions About Metal Buildings

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Metal buildings have been around a long time for a wide variety of uses. But there still seem to be a few myths and misconceptions about metal buildings that may be keeping you from considering one for your next project.

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