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:
building, (1) a portion of a surface flush with
or recessed from, or sunk below the surrounding
area, sometimes set off by distinct molding or
other decorative measure. (2) a usually flat and
rectangular piece of construction material made
to form part of a surface.
clip used to attach roof panels to substructure.
of the wall which extends vertically above the
roof line to form a fascia-type appearance to
hide roof slope.
located along building ridge; conforms to roof
slope and configuration.
structure designed to transfer vertical load
from the base of a column to a footing.
column built into a wall and projecting
inclination or slope measured in degrees, or
percent, or by the ratio of rise and run.
headed pin with expandable shank for joining
light gage metal. Typically used for flashing
of a paint applied at factory to structural
framing for protection against elements during
erection and shipping only.
cold formed horizontal structural member located
in the roof to support sheeting, that is itself
supported by the primary structure framing.
Purlin Extension Canopy
continuation of roof at rake line.
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