Metal Building Sustainability | How Steel Is Recycled

Posted by CDMG Team on Feb 24, 2020 1:01:18 PM

There are many benefits to use a steel building for your next project rather than a traditional timber building.

They are more cost efficient in the long-term, they require little routine maintenance and upkeep, they construct quickly, and they last for generations.

They are also very eco-friendly.

Steel buildings produce fewer emissions when they're being constructed, they are more energy efficient because of the insulation and painting options, and they last longer, so there's no need to rebuild or repair.

They also don't use as many resources during construction.

If you frame your house using pine, the average home requires 22 full grown pine trees just for the frame.

When you take all the extras into account, like hardwood floors, cabinets, furniture, etc. could easily double the number of trees used.

When all is said and done, you're looking at 50 mature pine trees being used in the construction of one home. In large developments, the number of trees needed for construction adds up quickly.

And once you've used the lumber, it can't be recycled. You can plant a new tree, and wait years and years for it to grow, but you can't reuse the tree you've already cut down.

This is where steel buildings have a significant advantage.

There are obviously zero trees needed to construct a steel building.

And, since steel is the most recycled product in the world, once you're done with it, you can recycle it, and it becomes something else.

That's not the case with lumber.

In the article below, we will give you an overview of recycling metal, it's importance, and the various processes.

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Topics: pre-engineered metal building

How To Finance Your New Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Feb 17, 2020 4:12:03 PM

There's a lot of information out there about home loans and mortgage options, but when it comes to finding information about new construction loans, it's not quite as easy to get the information that you need.

Financing your metal building, however, is no different from financing a traditional wood-framed structure.

In fact, because of their durability and longevity, choosing a pre-engineered metal building could even make you a more appealing loan candidate.

If you're using your metal building on a farm or a ranch, you might even be able to use special grants and/or loan offers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. You can find out more about that on the USDA website.

No matter what you plan on using your metal building for, there is a financing option available for you.

In the article below, we'll discuss several of those options, and we'll talk about a few additional considerations, so you're prepared when the time comes.

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Topics: metal building finance

Should I Invest In A Metal Building Or Add On To My Current Building?

Posted by CDMG Team on Feb 3, 2020 9:21:24 AM

It's not uncommon for a business to outgrow their initial facilities.

It's actually a good sign if you do because needing more space typically means you've accomplished some level of success.

But, when that time comes, it means you have to make a pretty big decision: do you move your business into a new facility, or do you expand your existing facilities.

If you chose to use a metal building to set up your business in when you first started, you're in luck. Either option is realistic for you.

People who have timber buildings will find it more difficult to expand their current facilities, whereas metal buildings are easily expandable.

Even if you do have a metal building, it can still be a tough decision to make with many factors to consider.

In the article below, we'll look at a few of the factors you should consider when making that decision, and then we'll talk about expanding your metal building.

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Topics: new metal building

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Your New Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Jan 22, 2020 2:14:09 PM

Making large purchases come with many risks. Without doing the proper research, several things can go wrong.

One of the most significant purchases you can make is the purchase of a brand new metal building.

So, with that, comes many risks.

Of course, the best way to eliminate the risks that come with purchasing a metal building is to work with an experienced company like CDMG.

But, some people still like to start their journey on their own.

If you're one of those people, there are three mistakes that many people seem to make when they go out on their own.

In the article below, we will discuss those three mistakes so you can avoid them when you purchase your metal building.

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Topics: buying a steel building

The Biggest Myths About Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Jan 6, 2020 11:00:58 AM

Over the years, metal buildings have slowly and steadily increased in popularity and have become mainstream.

Metal buildings used to "live on the fringe," but now they are legitimate building option no matter what kind of project you have.

However, since they are still a relatively new idea for most people, there are still several myths circulating about metal buildings that just aren't true.

All the myths seem like they could be true, but none of them are based on actual facts.

In the article below, we will bust some of the most common myths about metal buildings.

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Topics: metal building

Buying A Steel Building? Tips For The First Time Buyer

Posted by CDMG Team on Nov 14, 2019 9:06:19 AM

Buying a steel building is a significant endeavor that shouldn't be taken lightly.

You should do your homework to learn what is involved in buying and erecting a metal building so you can avoid mistakes and get the building you want and need.

If you've come this far, you probably know many of the benefits that come with steel buildings.

They are durable, versatile, require very little maintenance, and they will last for decades.

No matter why you need a new building, steel will likely be the best option for you.

Whether you are a small business looking to expand, you need a private hangar for your airplane, or a new barn for livestock, the possibilities are endless when you build with steel.

In the article below, we will discuss what is involved in erecting a steel building so you can be sure you are ready to get started with your project.

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Topics: buying a steel building

5 Questions To Ask If You're Considering A Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Nov 8, 2019 11:04:20 AM

Are you in the market for a new building?

Maybe your business has grown and you need a bigger location, or maybe you just want a new location.

Maybe you're building a new house or opening a new business.

Or, maybe you want to add a new location to an existing business.

Whatever the reason, more and more business owners are choosing to use steel buildings for their business needs due to their flexibility, durability, and value that metal buildings offer.

More and more business owners are interested in being eco-friendly now as well, making a metal building your best option.

Before you get started on your new project, you should ask yourself the following questions about steel buildings.

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Topics: metal building questions

How To Prepare Your Metal Building For Winter

Posted by CDMG Team on Oct 30, 2019 10:30:27 AM

There are countless reasons why you choose to build a metal building.

They are cheaper in the long run, they are more versatile, they require less maintenance, and they are durable.

Durable enough to stand up to natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires.

Their wood-framed counterparts can't claim those same advantages.

They can also stand up to all four seasons, whether it is the harsh heat in the summer or the bitter cold in the winter.

With winter right around the corner, there are a few things you should do to prepare your metal building for the harsh winter months.

Getting your steel building ready for winter is simple and very important.

It always costs less to prevent problems now than it does to fix problems in the future.

In the article below, we will help you make sure your metal building is ready for the winter.

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Topics: steel buildings

How To Prepare Your Job Site For Your Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Oct 23, 2019 10:37:07 AM

You've decided to build a metal building, an excellent choice.

Your metal building will offer you several benefits over traditional wooden buildings, including price, dependability, versatility, and durability, just to name a few.

You've designed your building, your blueprints have been drawn, and they are getting your building pieced together, ready for delivery.

The only thing left for you to do is prepare your job site, a step that is often overlooked in the anticipation of receiving your metal building.

However, without an adequately prepared job site, you can't have a metal building.

In the article below, we will discuss the importance of a prepared job site and what you need to do to prepare.

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Topics: metal building job site

What Are The Most Used Metals In The Construction Industry?

Posted by CDMG Team on Oct 17, 2019 8:49:22 AM

Think of the last time you saw pictures and videos of the devastation left behind after a hurricane.

Now think of the last time you watched a news report about raging wildfires that have destroyed multiple neighborhoods.

Or, a major hurricane that has swept through the midwest, tearing down everything that gets in its way.

When you picture those events in your head, and you visualize the destruction, are you picturing destroyed wood buildings, or are you picturing destroyed metal buildings?

You are probably picturing wood buildings being torn apart and scattered on the ground.

Metal buildings are rarely seen in the devastation because they hold up much better than their wooden counterparts.

That's why, for years now, architects, building owners, designers, and general contractors are choosing metal for their projects over other materials because of its durability, efficiency, and low maintenance.

Metal also proves a sleek, clean look, striking beauty, and much more versatility than their counterparts.

The advantages of building with metal are immense, and the popularity of metal construction continues to rise.

But what types of metal are used in construction? Which metals are best for which jobs?

In the article below, we will take a look at some of the most popular metal choices in the construction industry based on their sustainability, versatility, and economic benefits.

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Topics: metal buildings