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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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Tension Leveling Process that takes the distortion out of the metal prior to rollforming, to minimize the chance of oilcanning of the panel.
Tolerance The allowable deviation from a value or standard; the total range of variation permitted in maintaining a specified dimension in machining, fabricating or construction of a member or assembly.
Trim The light gage metal used in the finish of a building, especially around openings and at intersections of surfaces, often referred to as flashing.
Turn of Nut Method A method of tightening structural bolts in a connection. A rotation of the nut through to turn from "snug" position will produce at least the desired minimum tension on the bolt. ("Snug" is defined as the point at which the material between the bolt head and nut is rigid. If power tolls are used, "snug" would be the point at which the wrench began to impact.)

 

 



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