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How to Erect a Metal Building

There are numerous steps involved in erecting your metal building. While the process can be seemingly tedious and confusing at times, completing each one of these steps is essential to the assembly of your metal building. Before you decide to purchase a metal building, you should be aware of the steps involved to erecting it.

How to build a metal buildingStep 1: The Foundation

The foundation is one of the most important elements of erecting your metal building. You will need to view the instructions to find out where your anchor bolts will go. You will need your slab of cement to be completely flat so that the bolts will be easily found.

Step 2: The Frame

The first part of the framing process begins with the I-Beam columns and the rafters. As these buildings are “pre-engineered,” all of the pieces will be pre-cut, punched, and welded for you. These beams are going to be the heaviest and most essential pieces to the construction of your metal building.

Step 3: Girts, Purlins, and Framed Openings

Once you get the main frameworks up, you can then start to add the girts, purlins, and framed openings that give more support to the walls and roof.

Step 4: Roof and Walls

By this point, most of the framing should be completed. From here you can start to focus on the insulation, walls, and roof sheeting. Simply screw the sheeting into the frame using the fasteners. After the walls are done, you can focus on the roof panels, where you can also remember to include the weather stripping.

Step 5: Aesthetics

The last part to erecting your metal building is adding all of the bells and whistles. This would include any of the trim and accessories that you purchased for your metal building. The trim will not only allow your building to look finished, but it will also help to keep the building free of leaks. Lastly, you will add any doors, windows, and vents so that your building is complete.

Contact Champion Buildings For Help With Your Metal Building Project

If you are looking into purchasing a metal building, contact Champion Buildings, Inc. Unlike our competitors, we offer an all-in-one service, where we do everything from the concrete to the erection of your metal building. During this process you just have to select the building you want and where it should go! In the meantime, take a look at our completed jobs– you never know where you will get inspiration for your metal building.