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Posted on April 28, 2017

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If you’re looking for a way to add storage space or additional living space to your current property, metal building kits make expanding and renovating easier than ever, with fully-developed kits that take the complication out of construction.

Every building kit is equipped with everything you need to bring your building to life, and you also get support from our own building specialists to ensure that you are finding a building that is the best fit for your property and your budget.

Metal Buildings That Are Easy to Build and Easy to Afford

Oftentimes, you need to invest in your structure before the money will follow, and that is why financing options are available to those who meet basic criteria. Whether you are in the agricultural industry or are looking to warehouse parts, it is important to your personal and corporate financial success that you have the space you need when you need it.

This is why Worldwide Steel Buildings is happy to offer financing services that can help you make your dreams a reality and allow you to build when you need it.

How to Qualify for Financing

Financing for a metal building kit is easy to get. There are no upfront fees, no prepayment penalties, and no appraisal required. Unlike with many other contracting agencies, equity is not required for metal building kit financing.

What Kind of Metal Building Kit Will You Finance?

custom metal building gym interiorWe offer a wide variety of steel and metal buildings from garages and workshops to airplane hangars to horse arenas.

Our most popular size is 40’ x 60’, which is perfect for mini-storage buildings, hobby shops, man-caves and more.

You can choose the size that fits your needs. See our steel building kits page to see different types of buildings, the assembly process, and the tools and equipment needed to complete your project.

Did You Say Customize?

Worldwide Steel buildings are extremely versatile. You can choose from over 42 million variations of designs and add-ons. With our available building accessories, you can customize everything from the dimensions, colors, and exterior finish, to adding lofts, cupolas, skylights, and more.

Once it’s built you can completely customize the inside by adding a living space, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. There really is no limit to what you can do with a steel building!

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on April 5, 2017

Basketball court in a steel building

At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we’re used to surprising our customers with bells and whistles they never thought were possible in a steel building. If you thought steel buildings were big metal boxes with little opportunity for customization, you’re in for a big surprise. Take a look at some of these options you get when you construct a steel building with Worldwide Steel:

Mezzanine bar joist system for adding lofts in steel buildingAdd a Mezzanine

Imagine a balcony above the main space of your steel building. It’s possible in a Worldwide Steel building. Use it for extra storage in your workshop, an office in your garage, or a cool game room in your man cave. Our mezzanine bar joist system lets you easily add a loft anywhere. No matter what you use it for, it’s a great way to provide extra space without increasing the building’s footprint.

Skylights Let the Sun Shine In

If you thought a steel building was destined to rely on only man-made light, think again. Natural sunlight is completely possible with skylights. Enjoy all the benefits of sunlight in your home, woodshop, or garage. Go ahead, make some vitamin D!

Insulation Keeps You Warm & Cozy

Steel buildings may seem cold, but in reality, they are as warm and cozy as you want to make them. We can install insulation in any steel building, no matter what you’re using it for. Many people build homes and enjoy a snug home with no drafts and low energy bills.

Modified Roof Designs Keep It Interesting

Contrary to popular belief, not all steel buildings look alike. You have plenty of roof styles to choose from including single slope, asymmetrical, and gabled. You can even add a cupola! Check out your options with our 3D Building Designer.

Choose from Many Different Exterior Facades

Does your steel building have to look like steel building from the outside? Absolutely not. Besides being able to customize the look of your steel building with a wide range of many colors, you can also completely change the facade by choosing brick, stucco, concrete, or wood. A steel building doesn’t have to look like a steel building. Check out these exterior finishes. You can customize it to look like whatever you want! Add cupolas, overhangs, gutters and downspouts, Dutch doors and more.

custom exterior color for steel buildingA Beautiful Steel Building That Will Last for Decades

Considering the durability of a steel building vs. wooden structures (our buildings come with a 50-year structural warranty), and the ease of assembly, investing in a steel building makes a lot of sense.

So, if aesthetics were holding you back, plow ahead and build the structure of your dreams with a steel building from Worldwide Steel!

If you have questions, give us a call at (888) 211-9524 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to answer them for you or download our Steel Building Info Guide for more information. Just click on the image below:

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Posted on March 27, 2017

Large Commercial Steel Building

A new building is much more than a structure. It’s a solution to your storage or housing problem, and an investment in your property. Steel buildings return a lot more on your investment than utility. A steel building will save you money for the life of the building.

1. Steel Buildings Have Longevity

Steel building roofs last a long time. We make our roofs from tough, U.S. manufactured steel. They are pre-treated to withstand the harshest of weather. The typical shingled roof has a life expectancy of around two decades. A metal roof has a minimum life expectancy of over 40 years. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors estimates metal roofs have a life expectancy up to 80 years.

2. Steel Structures Are Low Maintenance

Our steel is pre-treated at the factory to be rust and corrosion resistant. Metal walls, roofs, and beams maintain their structural integrity through the toughest of elements. Our buildings have withstood decades of rain, heat, and snow.

3. Steel Buildings Grow with Your Needs

Metal buildings are easy to expand. If you outgrow your building, you can order additional material to add onto your building. The expansions can be installed with minimal disruption to your business.

4. Steel Structures Are Easily Insulated

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Steel buildings can be insulated and fitted with HVAC systems. An insulated building will save you money on your energy bill and keeps people comfortable. If you choose a low-profile roof and an energy-saving color, you will save even more money.

5. It Costs Less to Insure a Steel Building

Steel buildings cost less to insure than buildings made from other materials. Steel isn’t combustible, has a long lifespan, and can easily be reinforced.

6. Steel Structures Are Wind, Pest & Moisture Resistant

Our steel buildings are built to last. The steel is corrosion and rust resistant. Pest infestation of steel is unheard of, they simply don’t find steel tasty. Steel is moisture resistant, while wood will rot.

50-Year Warranty & DIY Friendly

Worldwide Steel Buildings has manufactured steel buildings for over 30 years. We offer a 50-year warranty on our buildings. We design our steel building kits for DIYers and send thorough instructions. Our support team is also available to you until you put in the last bolt. If you’re interested in making your next project with one of our steel kits, click the button below to check out our 3D building designer tool to draft our your building.



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If you are planning on investing in a new commercial building or are planning a custom home, give Worldwide Steel Buildings a call at (888) 211-9524. We’d be happy to answer any and all of your questions you may have!

Posted on March 20, 2017

Custom Steel Building Kit Lake House

How would you like a strong, long-lasting, and completely custom-made home? A home that is built from materials strong enough to protect your family from the harshest weather and secure them from intruders. Worldwide Steel Buildings makes it possible to build a home out of a steel building kit while giving you all of these features and more.

Steel Framed Residential Steel Building Homes

Steel Framed Residential Steel Building

Our steel framed residential buildings are just as rugged and tough as our commercial buildings. However, they can be customized to look as elegant as you want. In short, you’ll have complete control over the structure, feel, and look of your home.

 

Related Read: Make Your Steel House a Home with Customized Options from Worldwide Steel

 

Want to try it before you buy it? Go ahead and design your house right now! Jump over to our 3-D designer and create the type of home you want. Afterward, use our exterior color picker to choose your colors.



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The Worldwide Steel Difference

Our residential steel building kits were designed with the DIY-er in mind, or if you don’t want to do it yourself, you can choose to work with a local contractor. Check out just a few ways our buildings are a cut above the competition:Steel Building House from Worldwide Steel Buildings

  • Made from recycled steel in the United States
  • Designed to meet your local building codes
  • Designed to withstand harsh weather
  • Shipped directly from our factory
  • Buildings arrive with pre-welded trusses
  • Include 16-gauge door frames
  • MIG welded steel
  • Dipped in rust preventing primer

 

And one other thing, try asking your local custom home builder if he’ll give you a 50-year warranty on a wood frame house. Didn’t go for it? Don’t worry! We have a 50-year warranty on all of our buildings including residential homes. We also offer financing options for both residential and commercial steel buildings.

Who We Are at Worldwide Steel Buildings

Worldwide Steel Buildings has over 100 years of building experience and are a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential steel buildings. We have satisfied and continue to satisfy returning customers all over the world thanks to our unparalleled customer service. We are with you from choosing a building to putting in the last bolt.

Learn how you can have a long-lasting home built to your exact specifications. Call Worldwide Steel at (800) 825-0316 and talk to our experts. You’ll be surprised how close you are to having your own one-of-a-kind home.

Posted on March 10, 2017

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If you’ve been looking to add a building to your home or company property but want to do so with the environment in mind, you may have considered purchasing a building made from wood. While many think this is the obvious way to go for a smaller impact on the Earth, it’s quite the opposite, which is why the experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings are breaking down the facts.

Common Misconceptions about Wood Buildings & the Environment

An inescapable fact of life is that all large manufacturing operations are going to produce CO2 as well as other byproducts regardless of what material they are manufacturing. The trick in this case is to consider the materials. Let’s look at the following factors:

  • Of all materials, what will last longest before needing to be replaced?
  • What material requires little to no additional treatment?
  • Which choice is able to do the job while using as little of the material as possible?
  • What material can be recycled almost entirely?

The answer is not wood, not concrete, but steel.

Wood vs. Steel – the Great Debate

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A quick Google search on the environmental impact of various building materials is swift to bring wood to the forefront of this great question, toting on about wood’s renewability.

This entire statement is misleading to consumers due to the fact that being renewable is not the same thing as being sustainable. The timber industry likes to remind consumers that for every tree harvested during clear cutting, two saplings are planted in its place.

What they don’t like to acknowledge is that it can take decades before the saplings are ready for harvesting, with the highest value trees being forty-nine years old at harvest.

Now that the ecosystem has been disturbed, the wood harvested, machined, treated, and so on, it’s become a sturdy long-lasting material with countless uses and recycling options…. right? Unfortunately, that too is a myth.

The wood industry likes to be quiet about how wooden frames, siding, and other items are only single-use. Once a wooden building has reached the end of its lifecycle there isn’t much to be done with it aside from demolition and/or incineration due to the fact that treated wood used in the construction industry cannot be recycled. That’s a lot of time and energy for an arguably temporary material.

Steel Buildings Are Sustainable

In addition to literally being the most recycled material in the world, steel is also one of the easiest materials to re-purpose. Additionally, once a steel building is constructed, it will not need to be replaced for a long, long time. This is due in part to steel being wind resistant, fire resistant, and of course immune to the damaging effects of mold and insects. The combined durability and longevity of steel means that when you purchase a steel building for your property, you’re paying for a material that can do more for less, and be recycled almost in its entirety for years. Talk about sustainable!

At Worldwide Steel Buildings we have been creating industrial, commercial, and private buildings using 97% recycled steel since 1983. For more about our passion, visit our blog or contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!





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Posted on February 22, 2017

Bencor Uses Steel Building Kit from Worldwide Steel Buildings

Many construction projects across the U.S. use steel imported from China. While it might be less expensive, as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Structurally, steel imported from China can’t compare to the superior steel that’s made here in the United States. At Worldwide Steel Buildings, all our steel is made in the United States. This is one of the reasons we can confidently offer our 50-year structural warranty on every Worldwide Steel Building we sell!

Related Read: 7 Reasons to Choose Steel Over Pole Barn Buildings

Besides using the strongest steel on the market, Worldwide Steel Buildings have many other components that set them apart from the competition. Continue reading and experience the Worldwide Steel difference.

How Are Our Steel Buildings Different From the Rest?

It all starts with the framing. Unlike our competitors’ steel buildings, the sheet metal on a Worldwide Steel building is strictly for aesthetics. There are no sheet metal to sheet metal connections. Instead, our trusses are put on 10′-12′ centers, and the secondary framing on 2′ centers. This difference makes our buildings strong enough to withstand the biggest and the baddest that Mother Nature has to offer!

Related Read: Why Tornado Alley Chooses Worldwide Steel Buildings

Additionally, the sheeting for the walls is also built for strength up to 80,000 psi. Both side walls and roof are custom cut to length, making sheeting your building quick and easy, ensuring maintenance-free performance for years to come.

Each Building is Customized to Meet Your Needs

Each building we deliver is manufactured for whatever area of the country you’re in, both in terms of durability against the weather, challenges of the area, and meeting your area’s specific building code requirements. Our design software allows us the flexibility to custom-design your building for your needs. When it’s delivered, it truly is your custom steel building in every sense of the word!

Related Read: Insider Tips on How to Budget for Your Worldwide Steel Building

We’ve been manufacturing the best steel buildings right here in the U.S.A. for nearly a quarter of a century. We’re rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, so you can be confident you’re working with a company you can trust to deliver on its promises!

For more information, give our experts a call at (888) 211-9524 or contact us online today or design your own steel building with our 3D Building Designer tool by clicking the image below.





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Posted on February 16, 2017

As you sort through our wide variety of steel building options, you may become overwhelmed with the many options we offer. However, there’s no need to worry! The experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings can help you from start to finish to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for in a steel building.

Insider Exclusive: [Infographic] Steel Building Kits: A Solution to Your Crowded Garage Shop

With that being said, one popular question we get from our customers is what are the differences between open web truss and rigid frame steel buildings? And how do they decide which is right for them? The answer is different for each customer, but to start, you’ll want to consider the following:

  • The use of the building
  • Size of the project
  • Location of the building
  • Weather conditions
  • Budget

With those items in mind, let’s take a closer look at these two types of steel buildings to help make your decision clearer.


What Is an Open Web Truss Steel Building?

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Our open web truss frames are ideal for clear spans up to 225 feet, which makes them a great option for commercial applications. Further, the gambrel truss option provides the look of an agricultural building or barn. Open web truss buildings are good choices for buildings regularly occupied by customers or employees. For instance buildings being used as:

  • Retail stores
  • Warehouses
  • Sports facilities
  • Aircraft hangars

Additionally, we have several designs of trusses and all of them allow installation of insulation, HVAC systems, sprinkler systems, sliding or overhead doors, skylight panels, and many other custom add-ons.

Our open truss building designs don’t require heavy equipment to install the trusses, but don’t be fooled by the easy assembly. This structure is developed and built to your local wind and snow building codes so that they can last through anything. They are made of 100% American steel and pre-punched and pre-welded before delivery.

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Related Read: 7 Reasons to Choose Steel Over Pole Barn Buildings

What Is a Rigid Frame Steel Building?

The rigid frame structure is also made of 100% American steel. It allows for the maximum use of open space for storage and mobility. This style of building is a good choice for:

  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing space
  • Churches
  • Agricultural storage for large equipment

Like the open truss building, our rigid frame building is perfect for the DIY project or contractor. The pieces come pre-drilled, pre-welded, and with a easy-to-read, step-by-step instruction manual.

Regardless of the style, we can design a building for your specific needs. We used MBS design software, and all of our buildings are made in an AISC-MB manufacturing facility. Everything from our raw materials to our manufacturing process is monitored by a third-party to ensure the highest level of quality control.

Which One Should You Choose?

If you’re still unclear which type of steel building is right for your project, the best way to make a decision is to consult the experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings. We work with our valued customers tirelessly in order to determine exactly what they need in a steel building.

The best way to determine the right type of building is to give our experts a call at (888) 211-9524 or contact us online and tell us about your project. You can also design your steel building online with our 3D Building Designer by clicking the image below.





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Posted on February 8, 2017

 

Steel Building Kit Home

At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we understand that your home is an expression of the people who live there. Many people think steel buildings  are only made of sheet metal siding, or that the interior of a steel building is cold with a blocky floor plan configuration, but that’s not true with a Worldwide Steel Building. We make it possible to completely customize your home from the ground up with our wide array of add-ons and unique finishings. Here are some different customizable options available to personalize your steel building to fit your specific needs.

Choose from High-Quality Exterior Siding Options

Our steel framing enables your home to be extremely strong and durable. This, in turn, makes materials such as stucco, brick, wood, and vinyl siding, possibilities for your exterior. If you desire a unified look with the other buildings on your property, or want to blend seamlessly into the neighborhood, these exterior choices make customizing the curb appeal of your house a breeze! The exterior possibilities are endless for steel built homes and they have the ability to be as unique as you are!

Interior Options

Just because your house isn’t stick framed with lumber doesn’t mean you don’t have the ability to customize your interior floor plan. Our building consultants can help you plan the layout, get just the right room sizes, and ensure that your home is exactly how you want it.

Our steel building kits for homes are easily customizable. And the best part is, they are the fastest and most affordable way to put up a house! Everything you need is in the kit. With its great ratings on stability and durability, along with eliminating issues of buckling, settling, or twisting, you will feel safe and secure in your new house. The house you choose and customize to be your own will withstand the test of time and weather!

Having a steel built home is about having options available to you while keeping the structural integrity you want in a dwelling. Contact us today for more information or click the image below to design your steel building with our 3D Building Designer.





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Posted on February 3, 2017

Have you been dreaming of building your own workshop or garage? Well, what’s stopping you?! Whether it’s time, money, or you simply haven’t found what you’re looking for, the experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings are determined to help you find a solution.
Check out the infographic below and see just how easy it can be to get out of your cluttered garage and into your dream workspace with a DIY steel building kit from Worldwide Steel Buildings.

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Want to try it before you buy it? Click the button below and take advantage of our FREE 3D Building Designer!



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Posted on January 30, 2017

Pole barn buildings are suitable  for some people, but many who choose them wind up playing the coulda-shoulda-woulda game when they realize what they could have gotten by choosing a Worldwide Steel Building instead.

If you’re weighing your options, and don’t want to miss out on the best building choice, check out these seven things you can’t get with a pole barn building that you can get with steel.

Want to try it before you buy it? Take advantage of our FREE 3D Building Designer! Click here to get started.

1. Vertical Spacewwsb-high-cielings-steel-buildings-vertical-space (1)

For the sake of security in certain weather conditions, a pole barn can only rise so high and tends to be more susceptible to the wear and tear of extreme weather.

With a steel building, the sky’s the limit for vertical space, and the strength of our steel trusses, girders, and framework can withstand anything Mother Nature has to offer.

2. More Roofing Options

With a pole barn, roof options are limited to designs that coordinate with the layout of pole supports. In other words, if you want to get more creative than a typical pitched shed, things can get complicated and expensive.

Choosing a steel building can give you the roof style you want whether it’s shed, hip, gable or gambrel. Want to throw in some skylights for natural lighting? A steel building can do that, too.

3. Open Floor Plan

Adding an auxiliary building is often to meet some sort of storage needs. If this is your main focus for your building, you’ll end up losing a lot of space with poles in the way. It also makes it difficult to navigate large equipment. Steel buildings help to get the most out of your potential storage space because they’re supported by trusses and framework that can create a completely open floor plan.wwsb-building-manual-photos-second-story (1)

4. Mezzanine Ceilings

Because of the interference of support poles, it is practically impossible to integrate a mezzanine into a pole barn design.

If you need an elevated area in your structure to oversee work down below, or to create office space above, a steel building is your best option.

5. Customizable Extras & Add-Ons

It’s the endless extras and add-ons that make steel buildings a more attractive option than pole barns. For instance, a steel building’s frame can handle the load for free hanging eve extensions, while a pole barn’s can’t.

These custom features can be used to increase the functionality of your building, while also giving you more options to personalize the overall style of your structure.wwsb-self-supporting-eve-hang-steel-building (1)

6. Longer Lifespan

Why spend loads of money on a wooden pole barn building that will rot in the ground over the years? Instead, choose the stronger option that’s built to last. Concrete piers and sound anchoring increase our steel building’s structural integrity, which means it’ll be stronger and last much longer than a pole barn.

Related Read: Insider Tips on How to Budget for Your Worldwide Steel Building

7. Options for Growth

Think expansion may be necessary in the future? You’ll have to tear down that pole barn in order to expand. However, our steel buildings are easy to expand thanks to the live trusses. This means, that instead of starting from scratch in a few years, you can simply build upon what you already have!

So, what are you waiting for? The professionals at Worldwide Steel Buildings are waiting to answer your questions! Give us a call at (888) 211-9524 for more information!