Gauge of steel 12 or 14?

Gauge of steel 12 or 14?

What’s the difference between 14 gauge and 12 gauge framing? What’s the difference between 14 gauge and 12 gauge steel framing? The answer to that question is very simple; strength and value. Stronger steel framing means your metal building will not only be more...
Gutters

Gutters

GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS Granted, rain gutters aren’t exactly glamorous, but they handle a critical task: routing the runoff from a very large surface—your roof—to proper drainage away from the house. By doing this, they keep your building high and dry, protecting...
Insulation

Insulation

Why Do I Need Steel Building Insulation? Metal and steel buildings are durable, but this choice of construction materials also presents a challenge when looking for insulation to use on such buildings. Choosing the right insulation for a metal building helps to reduce...
Color Scheme

Color Scheme

Metal Building Colors After you determine what type of metal building you need, it’s time to customize the look and functionality of your building. In one of our previous blog articles we discussed functional additions like gutters and downspouts.  Here we will focus...
A-Frame Roof

A-Frame Roof

A-FRAME ROOF STYLE STRUCTURES If you want an elegant looking steel structure to match your house design along with being affordable, look no further. A-Frame metal structures are built with an a-frame roof which matches most home designs. With our A-frame steel...
Regular Roof

Regular Roof

WHAT ARE THE FEATURES FOR REGULAR ROOF STYLE METAL STRUCTURES? THE PROS: The radius bend transition from the roof on to the legs or posts makes the regular roof style the most economical of the three roof styles that we offer. Which means there are no right angle...
Decorative Options

Decorative Options

DECORATIVE OPTIONS FOR YOUR METAL BUILDING While these decorative options are not all inclusive, these are a few of our most popular items. Colonial Trim Colonial trim buildings from Elite Metal Structures bring in a style of two colors meshing together on a vertical...
Roof Pitch

Roof Pitch

ROOF PITCH Roof pitch, angle, incline, and slope – they all can be used to refer to the steepness of a roof. In the roofing trade the go-to term is “pitch” and it is expressed in terms of “12 inches.” So the pitch of a roof is determined by how many inches the slope...
Clear Span Structures

Clear Span Structures

CLEAR SPAN STRUCTURES Clear span is an architectural term used to describe The distance between the inside surfaces of the two supports of a structural member; the distance that is unsupported or ‘clear’, if you will. Clear span construction is designed as...
Certified versus Non-Certified

Certified versus Non-Certified

CERTIFIED BUILDING VERSUS NON-CERTIFIED BUILDING One of the things you need to know when building a steel structure is whether you need a permit. Local building authorities may require a permit, and if that’s the case, you will have to purchase a Certified building....