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.
Please search by using alphabetical order:
form, construct or assemble a product or component.
||A color change that
involves a lightening or weakening of the color which
may involve a change in hue.
||Decorative trim or
panel projecting from the face of a wall.
||Clips or screws used
to attach panels to the structure and to each other.
||A flexible sheet
manufactured by the interlocking of fibers through a
combination of mechanical work, moisture and heat,
without spinning, weaving or knitting. Roofing felts are
manufactured from vegetable fibers (organic felts),
asbestos fibers (asbestos felts) or glass fibers (glass
||(1) The final
treatment or coating of a surface or (2) the fine or
decorative work required to make a building or its parts
structural member, bolted to and positioned at 90 degree
to a sidewall column to provide additional base
fastening and to prevent column rotation.
||The projecting edge
of a structural member.
||A brace from flange
of column or rafter to girt or purlin to provide lateral
support and stability.
||The system used to
seal membrane edgings at walls, expansion joints,
drains, gravel stops and other places where the
membrane, cap or counter flashing shields the upper
edges of the base flashing.
||A metal finish also
known as PVF2. Trade names: Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000®.
||A pad or mat,
usually concrete, located under a column, wall, or other
structural member, used to distribute loads from the
member into supporting soil.
||The substructure on
which a building rests.
members, made up of columns and rafters, which support
the secondary framing.
||Opening in a wall
that is framed with light gage members.
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