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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Process that takes the distortion out of
the metal prior to rollforming, to
minimize the chance of oilcanning of 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.
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
method of tightening structural bolts in
a connection. A rotation of the nut
through ½ to ¾ 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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