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Calculated Thermal Values
Basically it is the reciprocal of the calculated U-Value. By definition it is the summation of all the R-Values for each of the building's components. This method of calculation does not consider the thermal short circuit effect of structural members, fastener population or the compression of the insulation at its structural members. It should also be noted that this type of calculation often indicates heat loss values for building envelopes that are lower than those actually found in the finished structure.
Surface Air Film Coefficient (F)
The amount of heat flow in BTU's per square foot per hour between an exposed surface of a material and the adjacent air. It is the measure of the conductance of heat through the air film that clings to all surfaces.
Pre Engineered Metal Building
A pre engineered metal building is the obvious choice for a church or other type of meeting place. You may have noticed these structures since they are quickly becoming the "standard" in constructions methods. When you are looking for a cost effective way to meet your building needs, you should certainly think about a steel building. A pre-engineered metal building takes the risk out of putting yourself and your organization into debt. It is easy to identify the advantages in a pre-engineered metal building.
You could delay development for years while you line up funding, but why? Some choose to rent space from other property owners in lieu of the responsibility of new construction. The problem with this situation is you only have access to your meeting place around someone else's schedule. After taking into account and dismissing these ideas, take some time to think about talking to a steel metal building manufacturer.
As property and construction capital become harder to obtain, new solutions become ever more imperative. A pre-engineered metal building may perhaps not be part of the dream you have held for your club, association or church, however that shouldn't stop you. Some of the greatest things come in unlikely packages and we sometimes miss out when we disregard them too quickly.
Do I need a foundation for my metal building? - Some people choose to pour a full slab foundation, however if you're planning on leaving the floor in a dirt or gravel condition, concrete piers will do the job just fine. Please contact a customer service representative if you don't plan to pour a full slab foundation.
Can you provide an engineer stamped foundation layout? - Yes, but in some cases your soil conditions play a major role in the type of foundation you can use. Contact our special sales department for more information. If using a local engineer, we will provide anchor bolt plans to aid your engineer in designing the foundation.
Do you supply the hardware to attach the frame to foundation? - No, the anchor bolts are usually supplied by a concrete contractor and placed when the foundation is poured.
Which base trim option should I choose? - The base trim that you choose for your steel building will depend on your building's needs and the type of foundation you use. Although we strongly recommend a notched base, we do offer several additional base trim options to suit your specific needs. Please see base conditions for more helpful information and illustrations.
What type of windows do you offer? - We offer a selection of windows for your building. To learn more about what's available please visit the accessories section of our website.
What comes with the doors and windows? - All of our doors and windows come with the required hardware to install them into your steel building. We provide the framing, trim, and flashing for a proper installation.
How do I know where to place my windows and doors? - Windows and walk doors are generally "field located." You, as the customer, will pick the location, cut the corresponding panel to size and proceed to mount the doors and windows. If you choose to include a large number of windows or doors we may ask you to give us your proposed location to ensure proper building bracing.
How do I attach my doors and windows? - All of our walk doors are self-framing, so they include the necessary items to mount them on your building. Our windows are secured by screwing the window trim directly into the building. This is also known as self-flashing. If you live in a high wind area, please talk to one of our design consultants about additional door and window mounting options.
What is the R-Value of your insulation? - The r-value of our insulation depends on the thickness you choose. It will vary between R-10 and R-19. Please see the r-value section of our website for more helpful information.Thank you for visiting Arch Style Steel Building. We provide the best service and prices when shopping for metal buildings or steel buildings.