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Worldwide Steel Buildings has served literally thousands of satisfied customers since we opened our doors in 1983. We continue to do this through superior engineering techniques, the most durable materials available, and a streamlined process from manufacture to delivery. Your Worldwide Steel Building is built to your specifications and finished in colors and textures to satisfy your individual taste.

All Steel Buildings Are Not Created Equal

Steel buildings have evolved greatly since their beginnings. At Worldwide Steel Buildings, you can choose from, a pre-engineered steel building kit or have us custom design a steel building to meet your individual specifications. When you choose your building solution a few things you should consider are:

  • Steel Buildings outlast most conventional building techniques and materials
  • Worldwide Steel Buildings’ team of professionals offers you the expertise of over one hundred years combined experience.
  • When you purchase a kit or project from Worldwide Steel Buildings, you are dealing directly with the manufacturer. This eliminates the middleman and ensures you are getting the best price possible. And, we stand behind everything we sell.

Worldwide Steel Buildings has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality steel buildings available in our own plant since 1983. We provide the absolute strongest, most reliable steel buildings available anywhere. Worldwide Steel Buildings has the facility and experience to deliver the highest quality in the industry.

Worldwide Steel Buildings stands apart from the competition by performing our own design services and manufacturing in our own state of the art facility. Our steel buildings are designed and manufactured to stand the test of time, using all American made steel. Each Worldwide Steel Building is specifically designed to withstand any wind or snow load in the United States.

Buy directly from the manufacturer and eliminate the middleman’s markup!

Worldwide Steel Buildings Offers More Options Than Anyone

Worldwide Steel Buildings offers a wide range of steel building systems and steel building kits including our exclusive, do it yourself systems. We offer the most versatile open web truss design in all steel or hybrid packages. We also offer solid web rigid frame, tapered rigid frame, and straight column rigid frames. We offer each of these options in standard or long bay models. The truth is, we can design our steel buildings to almost any dimension you can think of. Some of our more popular designs are used as:

  • Garages
  • Warehouses
  • Workshops
  • Metal Sheds
  • Pre-fab Homes
  • Agricultural Storage
  • Airplane hangars
  • Homes
  • Churches
  • Much More

Contact Worldwide Steel Buildings today at 800-825-0316 to get started on your steel building project, or just to learn more about our outstanding products and services. The building you build today should be designed and built to serve you for many tomorrows.

When you look at an old home, the design and architecture might be one of the first things that jump out at you, but sure enough it is always the durability and lifespan of the property that takes the cake as the most impressive factors.

They say: “They don’t make them like they used to,” and will comment on the low-quality workmanship and cheap materials that go into so many buildings today. This may be sad yet true among many building designs today, but there is a solution—a building that holds up to a one-of-a-kind warranty, guaranteed to stand strong for 50 years, even when put up against harsh working conditions and extreme weather.

We are speaking, of course, of metal and steel buildings. Metal buildings are a versatile and durable solution to your building needs, perfect for everything from outdoor storage to residential homes. The buildings are affordable and will go up quick, making them an ideal solution for budget building projects.

The ease of construction and low cost, while huge advantages of these building structures, makes many people wary of their durability and strength. However, this is not necessary. Steel buildings are made of the strongest metals on earth, and are designed in a way that allows the building to stand up to absolutely anything you could throw its way.

At Worldwide Steel, we know the value of the metal building kits. Seeing these buildings in action is enough to calm any nerves. This is why our steel and metal building kits come with a 50 year structural warranty directly from the manufacturer. It is our promise that your building will be designed and manufactured to meet your specific building codes and withstand the test of age, whatever that may include.

Steel buildings are ideal for all sorts of needs, from barns and stables to garages and workshops. The steel buildings are available in a wide variety of sizes and designs, functioning as commercial and residential properties just as easily as an airplane hangar.

Whatever your building needs are, a metal or steel building kit can meet your purposes and meet them well. When you opt for a metal building, you know you are finding a budget-friendly solution to your building needs—one that will last a lifetime without issue. For more information about construction and materials, contact us.

 


The headlines are in. For most of the country, 2016 started off as one of the harshest winters to go down on record, with record snowfall that meant most of the Northeast was stuck under several feet of snow for days on end. While the year’s opening blizzard only shed snow on a handful of states, the harsh winter weather is not as limited. From coast the coast snow has fallen, and the farther north you go the more severe that snowfall becomes. Even the southern United States received a light layer of snow, accompanied by harsh winds and icy temperatures that don’t usually fall that far south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

What Snow Means for your Building Needs

This high level of snow fall means a lot of different things, including the potential for ice on the road that can mean incredibly dangerous driving conditions. One risk that is particularly stressful to many people throughout the northern states is the build-up of snow on the rooftops, as this can create a heavy pressure that puts your building under undue stress.

If your building isn’t strong enough to stand up to the snow, then you could be facing a roof cave-in or even greater structural damage.

The good news is that steel and metal buildings from Worldwide Steel are built with what it takes to handle the heavy and harsh snow pile-ups required in each area of the country. In fact, it is found that metal and steel buildings may actually be better suited to handling higher snow loads than traditionally framed homes.

When the snow does fall, you want to rest assured that you have the strongest building in the business. This is what Worldwide Steel can offer for you. From small garages to massive work equipment sheds, you can get the confidence you need that you have a solid building that will stand up no matter the weather.

Snow is the heaviest and most dangerous when it is compacted. If you live in a climate where compacted snow could develop, then it is important to take weather precautions under consideration when building your structure. Compacted snow is heavy due to the layers of ice that form in between the layers of snow. Be educated about the weather risks in your area and know what you need your building to stand up against when making your choice of materials. Steel and metal buildings can be used for garages, workshops, and residential and commercial needs, and are easily insulated to make the inside just as comfortable as the outside is sturdy. For more information about metal buildings, contact us.

What is it that makes a house a home? Some would say that home is where the heart is; others claim that home is where your family resides. Home means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but at its heart the home is a place of security and comfort, a place where you can rest your head and rest assured that you and your loved ones are safe from harm’s way.

What makes a house into a home, then? Security, strength and durability. These are the attributes that a steel building can provide, and often at much reduced cost to traditional home construction methods.

Why to Choose Residential Steel Buildings

The act of building homes out of steel trusses and metal building kits is on the rise, and for good reason. The current economy makes purchasing a home difficult for many people. For those who already own property, steel building kits are the most affordable, fastest, and overall easiest way to erect a structure on any piece of land.

Why are steel buildings the easiest way to go?

  • Metal building kits are comprehensive, meaning that everything you need to erect a building is included in the kit.
  • These building kits are affordable, with financing options available as needed.
  • Steel buildings have one of the highest ratings for durability and stability
  • Metal buildings are easily customized to your individual property needs

Based on these benefits, as well as just the general ease of the construction process, steel building construction has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years. This steel-style construction has been a favorite of the agricultural and manufacturing industries for some time, as the steel buildings are a great option for barns, warehouses, distribution facilities and corporate headquarters. The same features that have drawn businesses to these structures is reassuring many homeowners that steel construction buildings are the right choice for their personal residential needs.

For more information about steel construction residential buildings, contact us.

You can trust Worldwide Steel Buildings for the best quality custom metal buildings.

 

  • Make sure you are actually dealing with someone who manufactures their own product.
    • Many brokers will claim they are factory direct and in a sense that may be true since the building has to be built somewhere and it will ship from that location. Ask for the address of their factory and Google earth it or reverse search the address to see if that is truly the company you are talking to. If they can’t give you the address or they tell you it’s one of several of our plants then you are dealing with a broker who has no assets other than a rented sales office.
  • Have a clear understanding of what is included in your building kit.
    • The person you deal with should be able to price all the options you need, don’t fall for getting the price locked in and someone else will contact you about the options you need. Many times those options become overpriced and the good deal you thought you were getting disappeared. The company already has your money and won’t give it back leaving you the choice to walk away, be sued, or pay more. Reputable companies will not play this game, they will be able to price you the complete building package you want.
  • Don’t fall for the canceled building pitch.
    • Many of the brokers in this industry use this pitch to hard close customers and make it sound like it’s a deal – you have to act on it now or you will lose out. It is rare for someone to order a building, put down money and walk away from that money. It’s even rarer that a company just happens to have a building so close to the size you want and it’s been designed for the codes and loads of your area. The odds of this happening are about the same as winning the lottery. If for some reason a company actually had a canceled building available delivery should be able to take place within a couple weeks and you won’t have a choice of sheet metal colors.
  • Don’t be mislead by someone telling you they are the shipping manager and just picked up the wrong line, but they just happens to be able to help you.
    • When the phone is answered and the person on the other end plays a role of being someone other than who you should be talking to beware, it is just an unscrupulous company deceiving you and trying to get your money. If you have already worked with a company make sure to ask for the same person, they will be most familiar with your project. If it’s a new contact or company be aware of this ploy.
  • Make sure the company you are talking to is who they say they are.
    • This one is hard to believe, but there is a company in Florida that actually will tell you they are a competitor’s company name, then be rude and do anything to make you never want to talk to that company again. Why you ask? It allows them to call you back as their company and receive a much warmer welcome and gives them a better chance of selling you a building.
  • Real warranties are supplied through manufactures.
    • If you are being told about a company warranty, be sure you understand who is behind the warranty. Many brokers of steel buildings buy from multiple suppliers and the factory warranties are not the same, if they exist at all. If they are offering a 50 year warranty who is backing it? A broker has no factory, no assets and no way to back a warranty. Ask for a copy of the warranty before you buy for peace of mind.
  • The weld up kit.
    • Some companies offer a building kit and the price seems very good. The part they don’t tell you is that it is a weld up kit. It is full of component parts that must be field welded together in order to then erect your building. Not only is this an expensive labor option, but you also take the liability for all the welds.
  • The imaginary dealer network.
    • The conversation starts with “We have dealers all over the country that we can turn you over to” but then somehow they will be able to price you out some special deal they just found out about on a building. Ask for the nearest dealer’s name & address so you can contact them directly for the “special deal”. The deal is usually in a size close to what you wanted but not exact. Again what are the chances of that happening with the correct loads and codes and if they actually have it, they should be able to ship it within 2-3 weeks. Get that delivery in writing before putting up your money or when it doesn’t get delivered you have nothing to go back on.
  • Show case building.
    • With this sales tactic you will be told that you can be offered a special deal because the company needs, but doesn’t have a show building in your area. They will ask if you would be willing to show your building from time to time and may even offer a referral fee for when you do. If you are in agreement, they will make you believe that they are giving you large discount on your building when in truth the building price would have been the same.

I am a National Sales & Marketing Manager for a steel building company and these are all true scenarios of how some companies try and sell buildings. Hopefully by exposing some of these unscrupulous tactics it will at least make you aware of what to expect when you request a quote and the phone starts ringing. There are several good, ethical companies to work with, do your homework and you can own the exact building you’ve always dreamed of at a fair price.

Remember purchasing a steel building is a big investment and should be something that not only protects what is important to you, but something that will increase the value of your property and you should be proud of. Don’t fall for the tactics, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

Warren Bott

Worldwide Steel Buildings

For a long time, churches took on a rather unique appearance—an appearance very heavily tied to the construction materials that were common at the time. From the grand cathedrals laid from thousands of bricks to the classic small wooden church with the tall white steeple, for many people, when you think of a religious building, you think of these outward appearances.

But the way of the world is changing, and with the large increases in population comes a need for something a bit more practical than stained glass windows in a cramped building with rows of pews. This is why so many religious organizations are going more for practicality when building their place of worship, and are moving away from the classic look of traditional churches.

Here are a few reasons why steel buildings makes sense for religious organizations:

  • Steel buildings are inexpensive, especially in comparison to traditional wood and brick churches
  • Steel buildings are versatile, they can be built on any property
  • Using steel allows you to create a larger building, which is ideal for large congregations
  • Steel buildings typically offer an extreme amount of space, which is great for church functions

There are a number of ways in which steel buildings can support a growing congregation. Many religious organizations don’t have a lot of funding to build a new church, and when that funding does come available, there is often a lot of hesitation about putting it towards a new building. Steel buildings makes this choices easier by creating a cost effective option that can be completed quickly, giving you the turn around you need to build your congregation.

Furthermore, steel buildings are a great way to add an addition on to your place of worship. Steel buildings are easily constructed on site, and the design can be tailored to accommodate any space. This makes steel buildings the perfect add-on for youth groups, study rooms, parishioner visiting suites or even a food pantry. There are a lot of options when it comes to how the building is designed, so you can adjust the building to fit your needs, whatever they happen to be.

The church is a place of refuge, and steel buildings provide the safety, security and durability to stand up to that need. Churches once relied on brick and wood because that was all that was available, but with our growing population and our fast-paced society, most religious groups need something more practical. Steel buildings are cost-effective, quick to put up, and can create a grand space for your church to meet. For more information about using steel buildings for religious meetings, contact us.

wind_zones_in_the_united_statesThere are various wind ratings based on area throughout the country, with a heavy concentration of extremely high wind zones in the mid-western region of the country, reaching down into several southern states. Many of these states are subject to tornadoes as well. According to FEMA, even in parts of the county where there are significantly lower chances of high winds, there are “special wind regions” that can experience strong winds. Of course, weather can often play a role in wind speed and the southern and eastern coasts are also at high risk for experiencing hurricanes.

No matter what area of the country you are in, Worldwide Steel Buildings have proven time and time again to withstand, not just the test of time, but of winds and weather as well. Our buildings are set to the highest standards and internal codes and have proven to sustain minimal, if any, damage in the most severe conditions with proper maintenance.

Steel is a cost-effective and very strong material that can easily be designed into a great building used for almost any purpose, from barns to storage to churches. There are several designs we offer that should be considered based on your location and the wind and weather conditions that may come your way.

  • Rigid frame – This frame is also referred to as an “I‐beam” or the “red iron” and rigid frame buildings are typically built for commercial or industrial use. This frame can be great for any type of condition, but you’ll want to consider the type of shallow roof zoning required for your area first.
  • Open Web truss – This type of building has a higher roof pitch than the rigid frame and is often used in residential areas. With an extremely heavy weight, these have incredible strength in any condition that almost no other building can beat.
  • Quonset Hut – These are commonly called “arch buildings” because of their curved nature.  They were once used primarily for military purposes but are now used often in agriculture and farming. These buildings tend to be open and only used as a basic covering or shelter. Enclosing and insulating them can be inconvenient and costly. These are better used in areas that do not have high wind or snow load requirements.

harmony hills steel barnWorldwide steel constructs our buildings unlike any other steel buildings with a strong and solid frame that beats the design and standards of our competition. In fact, our strongest buildings have 4-5 times the strength against wind compared to most other steel buildings. The buildings are designed to beat Mother Nature and withstand the worst of weather.

Before choosing your building, be sure to consider your needs, weather conditions, and zoning and building codes in your area to avoid any unforeseen issues.