Metal Building Colors & Features
Our business is saving you money on metal buildings and steel buildings. We
will help you find the metal building or steel building that you need and save
you money at the same time. Below is information about the various features and
colors that we can offer with metal buildings.
Feature - Framed Openings
Wall openings big enough for vehicles, heavy equipment, and other large
items to pass through require their own sub frames or "framed openings."
Almost every steel building or metal building has at least one, and most
have several framed openings, usually outfitted with some type of overhead
door. Many companies only offer "field located" framed openings, which the
builder must measure and cut into the frame on the job site with no plans
as a guide. Some will also offer detailed plans. We'll help you find a
building with your preferred style of assembly approach.
Feature - Standard Bracing
Every building faces constant stress from forces like torsion, shear,
compression, and lift. To counteract this pressure, metal buildings employ
one or more forms of bracing. Flange bracing is standard on all metal
buildings. It consists of structural angles connected between the rafters
and purlins to prevent the rafters rolling from side to side under a load.
Diaphragm bracing is created by the wall and roof paneling. When attached
to the frame, the panels act like a membrane or "diaphragm" stretched over
the building, pulling it together.
Feature - Additional Bracing
For most buildings under 65' wide, the diaphragm action provides all the
bracing that is needed, but when high winds, heavy snow loads, or even a
large number of openings creates extra stress a building may require one
of the following types of additional reinforcement. X bracing employs steel
rods or cables to tightly connect various parts of the frame. Weak axis
bending increases the size of the main-frame base plates to prevent columns
from twisting under heavy stress. A wind column is an additional vertical
member which reinforces a column. A portal frame or wind-bent column is a
sub-frame consisting of two portal columns and a portal rafter placed between
the two adjacent main-frame columns in a bay. Portal frames are fairly
expensive and only necessary in extreme circumstances.
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