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questions for residential steel buildings
Some of the most common questions we have been
asked about when it comes to having a home made of steel:
Will the steel home look like a real
They may have a stylish, colored steel roof system, but you can have a
different type of roof put on. Before you buy a steel building be sure
to check with the builder to see if they can do that. Asides from that
the only other thing that the walls are straight.
How the house look on the inside?
Most steel homes cover the inside framing with sheet rock and then paint
it like you would a normal home. You can use crown molding and other
nice trim details to make your home special. A good steel or metal
residential building should be energy efficient. Double check that
information with the building company you purchase your metal building
from. And most of these types of homes can even have a fireplace!
Will lightning hit my home because it is made of metal?
A steel framed home is no more likely to be hit by lightning than a wood
framed house. The difference between the two is that when lightening
hits a wood framed house, it can sometimes explode a hole in the roof
and possibly set it on fire. With a good steel house if the I-Beam
columns are grounded in multiple areas the lightening will conducted out
through these points.
Do you have to build my house on a slab?
I guess you would not need to but, why would you not want to? Unless you
were building over basements or crawl spaces. And if you are doing that
you will need floor joists. Let your building company know what you are
planning on doing, also check with your local government to be sure
extra permits are not needed.
Other articles to read before buying a steel building:
How to buy a steel building
What types of foundation to use?
Anchoring your building
Metal building dictionary and trade terminology
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