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dan-property-tornadoBefore a tornado hit in May of 2013, Dan had four metal buildings on his property in Marysville, Kansas. After the tornado, only one of those buildings was still standing. Find out why Dan chose to replace the buildings he lost with another Worldwide Steel Building.

“Large but Slow” Tornado Strikes Kansas

Twitter-storm-postIn the spring of 2013, a widespread tornadic event produced strong winds and tornadoes across the Great Plains. During this storm-spree, an EF2 tornado, capable of up to 135 mph winds, blew through Dan’s property.

When the storm cleared away, only one of Dan’s four building was still standing. His two pole barns and Quonset (a rounded, metal structure) had been destroyed by the storm. However, the single Worldwide Steel Building on his property had survived the storm with hardly a scratch.

Click here to learn more about the difference between steel buildings & steel-sided buildings.

The Obvious Choice to Rebuild

Unfortunately, Dan lost a lot of possessions in the storm. In fact, so many of his belongings were lost when the three buildings collapsed, Dan only needed to replace all three buildings with one new one. After losing so much to one storm, choosing to build a second Worldwide Steel Building was the obvious choice.

Since the storm, Dan has referred several friends and neighbors to Worldwide Steel Buildings, and he’s told the story of his building’s strength to many more.  

Often times, the fear of construction stops homeowners from building their dream garage or workshop. Many worry that the assembly process for a sturdy steel building will require hours of professional labor, or thousands of dollars spent on heavy equipment.

To make sure you get the most building for your budget, Worldwide Steel Buildings designs their buildings for an easy assembly process. This video outlines that quick assembly process in easy to follow steps. Click play on the video below to get started!

Why choose a steel building over a steel-sided building? We’re glad you asked.

Steps of the Steel Building Assembly Process

For a quick overview, please refer to the list below.

1.) Set the legs

2.) Add girts: Also known as wall studs, these are placed on two foot centers for superior strength.

3.) Set girders: Assemble these on the ground first, and then hoist them into position.

4.) Add purlins: These are also placed on two foot centers to ensure your building is the strongest on the market.

5.) Complete end walls.

6.) Frame your openings: A representative from Worldwide Steel will discuss the size of any doors and windows with you when you order, so the pieces of your steel building will fit like a glove.

7.) Install any doors or windows.

8.) Sheet walls and roof.

9.) Add your deluxe trim kit.

10.) Enjoy your new steel building! Whether you’ve built a the workshop you’ve always wanted, or you’ve finally got a garage big enough for all your toys, you know your Worldwide Steel Building will stand up to anything mother nature can throw at it.

If building your own steel building seems like a daunting process, don’t forget that there are many experienced contractors near you that can help with the building process. And because your steel building goes together in a snap, you pay less in labor costs.

To get a look at your new garage or workshop today, try out the Worldwide Steel Building – 3D Designer.