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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

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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!

Posted on January 25, 2017

Have you always wanted your own man cave, but haven’t found the time to make it a reality? We’ve got some inspiration to get you back on track! Check out these ten must-have features for the ultimate man cave.

Related Read: Top 10 Features Every Guy’s Dream Garage Should Have

1.  The Boys Need a Bar

Every man cave should come equipped with a wet bar. Slide in a counter, add a few comfy stools, and stock it with all the best beer and cocktail fixings. If you’re going to do it big, this is definitely one feature you’ll need to include!

2. Upcycled Welding Benchwwsb-personal-welding-bench-airplane-enthusiast (1)

Your personal welding station should be more than functional. It should make a personal statement about the kind of craftsman you are.

Airplane hobbyists can not only craft their own designs, but they can do so on a welding station that channels their inner pilot with an upcycled airplane lift outfitted as a welding bench like the one on the right!

3. Hi-Tech Keg

Gone are the college frat days of the aluminum keg in a trash can full of ice. Grownups have a sleek keg on wheels with a professional tap on top. Click here to explore all the hi-tech options!

4. The Real Deal Theaterwwsb-man-cave-theatre-garage-workshop (1)

Sure, you may have a huge flat screen television with the latest gaming system hooked up and streaming services, but do you have a projector that re-creates the theater experience? The go-big-or-go-home mentality definitely applies in this situation!

5. Submerged Lift

Although you may love to restore a classic automobile from time to time, that’s not always what’s on the menu in your man cave. Install a submerged hydraulic lift and keep your floor space open in between projects.

Related Read: The Perfect, Easy-to-Assemble Steel Building Kit for Every DIY Guy

6. Master Remote Control

Doubtless, your man-cave will be filled with hi-tech gadgets. Too many remote controls spoil the fun. Pull it all together with a single master control unit and quit wasting time looking for the right one to do the job.

7. Personal Climbing Wallwwsb-indoor-rock-climbing-wall (1)

Sky’s the limit, right? If you’ve got a larger-than-life space that needs filling, get your own indoor climbing wall! Skip the bench press and go vertical.

8. Secure the Goods

Upgrade entry security to “Fort Knox” level with an entry door facade that imitates a bank vault. If that’s too over the top for your taste, at least lock up your space with a remote locking system. That way you can play gatekeeper from anywhere!

Ready to get started on your man cave? Contact the experts at Worldwide Steel at (888) 211-9524 for more information on how we can make your man cave a reality with our steel building kits!

Posted on January 23, 2017

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Let’s face it. No matter what form your building takes–whether it’s a simple backyard shed or a spacious machine shop–paying for it will require some planning. If you’re attracted to the value of a high-quality steel building, but worry that you’ll have to pay a hefty premium for it, we have some good news!

Customers frequently discover that working with a Worldwide Steel Building Kit is substantially more budget-friendly than they thought. Here are a few reasons why:

Lower Installation Costs

This is perhaps the biggest advantage of our do-it-yourself building solutions. Most quality steel buildings are specialty projects constructed on-site, using hired labor and heavy equipment that can rapidly grow your total cost by several thousand dollars. Many do-it-yourselfers are intimidated by the prospect of erecting a steel building, but our easy-to-assemble steel building kits make the process so simple that any property owner with access to these tools can do it.

Related Read: How to Save Money With DIY Building Kits From Worldwide Steel

Because our parts are prefabricated in easy-to-handle units that are simply bolted together on-site, no welding is necessary, and the only heavy equipment you might need is a power lift–which, thanks to the ease of assembly, you’ll only have to rent for a day or two instead of weeks at a time. So the money you save on labor and equipment can go toward what really matters: higher quality building materials and getting the building you’ve always dreamed of.

Built to Last with No Hidden Maintenance

WWSB-steel-structure-outdoor-trussesMany property owners fail to consider the maintenance costs that will sneak up on them over the life of your average building, and that’s a big mistake. What many forget is that wood buildings require continual monitoring and periodic treatment for wood-destroying insects, moisture penetration, and basic rot and decay.

Composite roofing requires replacement every ten years, and paint jobs fade even sooner. Worse, an inadvertent lapse in maintenance or an undetected infestation of termites can lead to structural problems, requiring costly major repairs.

By contrast, our steel buildings are impervious to water, require no treatment for insects, and come with pre-painted sheet metal boasting a 40-year warranty–and that’s on top of our industry-leading 50-year structural warranty on all prefabricated trusses. Your return on investment (ROI) is substantially higher with steel because you’ll enjoy a much longer use of your building, and the premium you pay for superior materials will likely be more than offset by the amount you save in long-term maintenance.

Related Read: Why Tornado Alley Chooses Worldwide Steel Buildings

Special Financing Options

Our customers are shrewd bargain-hunters, and we respect that. That’s why we keep our prices competitive and regularly offer special pricing deals and discounts that can help you kick-start a project at an even better value. We’re also proud to offer affordable in-house financing with low fixed rates for well-qualified customers. Our partnership with Lightstream means you may be eligible to borrow as little as $5,000 or as much as $100,000 through a paperless application process, with no fees, no down payment, and no collateral requirements.

If you’re ready to invest in a high-quality, made-for-a-lifetime steel building, then now is the time to act. Give us a call at (888) 339-6201 for help selecting a package that is just right for your budget. Our guys will gladly lead you toward making your dream a reality–for less than you might think.