When shopping around for a steel building, whether
it be for a barn or garage, you should know the terms and words used in
the industry. An educated consumer is rarely taken advantage of.
We have put together this glossary in hopes of
educating you the consumer.
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||The line along the
top of the sidewall, formed by the intersection of roof
and wall panels.
||A roof extension
beyond the sidewall of building. May also be
cantilevered below the eave.
dimension from finished floor to top of eave strut.
structural member at the eave to support roof and wall
panels; also transmits forces due to wind on endwall
from roof brace rods to wall brace rods.
||A small gusset
shop-welded to main frame on RF and BC buildings to
support eave struts and afford alignment with by-framed
||Trim used to close
off top of sidewall panels in lieu of eave gutter.
||Depressing the metal
using a patterned roll to transfer pattern to the metal.
attached horizontally to a roof to conceal air
conditioning units, heating units, exhaust fans, etc.
||The on-site assembly
of pre-engineered components to form complete structure.
||A break of space in
construction to allow for thermal expansion and
||That portion of the
roofing exposed to the weather after installation.
||Forming metal shapes
by forcing through a die.
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