Most steel building companies carry vinyl backed insulation similar to that of garbage bag material. It’s very thin, flimsy, easy to dry out, easy to tear, and once torn usually continues to tear down the seam. Steel building companies know that customers don’t know to ask about the backing and only the R-value and thickness, so they use this product in an attempt to make more money. Standard Steel Buildings uses a Polypropylene backing on all our insulation as a standard feature. The Polypropylene backing we use is similar to duct tape, having fiber strips that run back and forth approximately every ¼ inch. This process makes the backing much thicker, heavy duty, not easy to dry out, very difficult to tear, and if torn usually stops after hitting one of the fiber strips. Another feature of the backing we use is a metalized polyester which looks similar to foil. It provides significant advantages as a radiant barrier and a water vapor transfer rate 50 times greater than plain vinyl insulation. Our backing also comes in two colors; gloss white and matte black. We carry insulation packages from a 2 inch vapor barrier to an R-40 system.
Components are items such as doors, windows, insulation, gutters and downspouts, vents, skylights, etc. Rather than educating you on the many options to choose from, other companies may only talk to you about the “size” of the components. For example, would you like a price on a 3070 man door or a 4×4 window? Do you really know what you’re getting? Take the door for example. Is the door insulated or non-insulated? What color is it, white or bronze? Does it have an automatic closure, a kick plate, a latch guard, panic hardware, or a framed opening? Are the doors keyed alike? Which way does the door open? Is it pre-assembled or a knockdown door? Most companies carry knockdown components. Knockdown components come in a box with a bunch of parts that have to be assembled on site. We only carry top quality pre-assembled components. Pre-assembled components are delivered equipped with the options you have selected, and can be installed in minutes. When using pre-assembled components, you eliminate human error and possible damage to the component that can be caused on the job site, saving you time and money. Our Project Coordinators take the time to educate you on all the available options and allow you to “choose” what best fits your needs.
Although there are many different types of doors to choose from, Standard Steel Buildings carries a full line of commercial grade rollup doors. Our Commercial grade doors are for light-duty or heavy duty applications allowing for frequent usage from warehouses, manufacturing plants, machine shops, auto body shops, to a garage in your back yard. The 16-gauge, 12” drums allow for easy retraction. These doors are low-maintenance, seal flush, and can be well insulated, which is what every owner wants in a quality door.
Framed openings provide support and the ability to mount items such as personnel doors, windows, roll-up doors, air conditioning units, steeples, etc. Some items such as personnel doors and windows do not require structural framed openings to mount or attach to the building. However, without a framed opening, these items are much less rigid and easy to break into. The examples below are framed openings with cover trim.
We offer light transmitting roof panels that are 10’8” long or light transmitting wall panels that are 5’4” long. See examples below.
Ridge vents come in different sizes as well as both galvalume or white. Standard size is 9”x10’. Ridge vents are designed to help release excess heat or fumes from non-climate controlled buildings.
Gutters and Downspouts are a very important addition to a steel building. Rainwater comes off a metal roof significantly faster than a shingle roof, which can cause erosion or flooding around the foundation. Steel Building gutters are much wider, deeper, and have an extended outside edge to catch the water as it comes off the roof. There are a couple of different options when it comes to color. You can choose to have your gutters and downspouts the same color, either matching or contrasting the wall panel colors as shown below on the right. You may also choose the gutters and downspouts to be different colors as shown below on the left. When using an exterior facade such as stone, brick, or stucco, your gutters and downspouts may be hidden in the wall as show below.
Liner panel is a secondary layer of sheeting attached to the inside of a steel building either on the walls, roof or both. It is typically used in automotive or machine shops to protect against damage to the exterior walls.