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Why Domestic Steel Is the Eco-Friendly Building Choice

In addition to its superior durability, extremely low-maintenance profile, versatility, and long life, domestic steel is one of the most environmentally friendly building materials in use today.
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Building Your Self-Storage Facility

Taking you all the way from design to manufacturing your self-storage building with an optimal budget and efficient timeline.
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The Package Steel Process

What exactly does the process of designing and constructing a steel building look like?
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Steel Building & Metal Roof Snow Removal Tips

It’s imperative that building owners and builders are wary of excessive snow on metal roofs during winter months, especially in snow and ice-prone areas like here in New England.
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The Benefits Of Insulated Metal Panels

There are many benefits when building with insulated roof and wall panels for your steel building. Architects recommend insulated metal panels (IMPs) as they are ideal for wall and roofing applications, help with energy efficiency and add value to the overall building’s design.
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Steel Building Foundation Tips

The first part of any metal building project includes laying the foundation, which sets the pace for all steps that follow...
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Solar Solutions For Metal Buildings

Solar Solutions For Metal Buildings Solar energy is a hot topic these days and can help all of us. Metal buildings and metal roofs are beautiful and long-lasting platforms for solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity-producing systems. Builders know that steel is the superior choice for all types of structural building designs
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How Long Does it Take to Build a Metal Building?

Considering expanding your current space with a steel addition? Click here for all the information and tips you'll need to make your decision.
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How Easy Is a Metal Building Add-On?

Considering expanding your current space with a steel addition? Click here for all the information and tips you'll need to make your decision.
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How to Insulate a Metal Building

Curious if metal is the best material for your new building? Read on to find out why it’s more energy efficient.
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Do you intend to have a full foundation for your building?

All Package Steel buildings require a full and properly designed foundation including flooring, piers, and perimeter frost walls. This work should be completed prior to the arrival of the building on-site. Every foundation is site-specific and should be designed by a local engineer who will consider soil conditions, frost depths and any local regulations which may affect it.

If you do not already have an engineer to design the foundation, Package Steel can provide assistance with locating an independent licensed engineer who can help you through this portion of the project.

Do you have a building permit from your local city/town?

Before any construction can begin, you must secure the required building permits from the city or town in which your site is located. This allows the local government to ensure your project and the resulting structure will be safe and meet all zoning, size and other requirements. The process involves submitting an extensive application along with a certified site plan, property deed and scheduling of all necessary inspections. Specific requirements vary among municipalities, as does the time it takes to get your building permits. An experienced builder can help you meet all these regulations and secure approval.

Are you okay with a 6 month lead time?

Metal buildings generally take less time to construct than wood or concrete buildings, but the exact timeline varies widely. We recommend allowing at least 6 months for the process, which includes matching you with a local builder, developing a scope of work and design proposal, fabricating the building components and delivering your structure to the site. The actual time from start to finish is determined by a variety of factors, including the size of the building, the complexity of the design, availability of materials and uncontrollable variables such as the weather.

Have you contracted a builder?

Some business owners with construction experience choose to build or to coordinate the building of their own structures independently, often with prefabricated metal building kits. This do-it-yourself approach can work for smaller structures, but for medium- to large-sized buildings, it’s best to enlist the services of a high-quality builder. An experienced builder, paired with the right metal building manufacturer, can help guide you through the entire process, from ensuring that your site and structure conform to all local building codes to construction to final approval for occupancy.

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