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It goes without saying that there are plenty of different uses for our prefab steel building kits. No matter what you can dream up, it’s likely that prefab steel buildings are the perfect material for it! The same can be said for building a library, something that prefab steel buildings are actually perfect for. Whether the library will be part of a school or stand on its own to serve the entire community, our prefab steel building kits are the perfect method to get the job done!

Natural Insulation

People tend to assume that a metal building will automatically be cold and noisy, but with the natural insulation of our buildings that isn’t the case at all. Obviously in a library setting, the ability to keep the interior space quiet is imperative, but it is as much about rules and order as it is the construction of the building. Thanks to the natural insulation of steel, there won’t be such a massive echo effect in the space; so hushed conversation and the shuffling of books won’t bounce off walls and create more of a commotion than there needs to be. By adding any extra insulation, plenty of plush furniture and even plant life into your steel building library space, you’ll be able to absorb much of the sound that would normally rattle around your structure and be noisy not only inside, but outside the building as well.


Every library is laid out differently from the next so it’s important to have a building method that can accommodate that. The great thing about steel buildings is that there are several kits available to make your building project go exactly as planned, as well as plenty of customization options that help along the way as well. It is often assumed that steel buildings can only look one particular way, but that’s far from true! Choose the building kit that’s right for you, and also take advantage of the open concept design of the structure’s interior. To accommodate rows of books, workspaces, sitting areas and more, it will be important to have a structure that gives you the freedom to put these wherever you so choose inside the space. Thanks to the trussless design, you won’t have to compromise any of the interior space in your building from floor to ceiling.

Low Maintenance

For a library, it will be very beneficial to build a structure that comes with such little maintenance! Chances are pretty high that nearly every corner of the library space will see a lot of regular use and foot traffic; meaning it will experience plenty of wear & tear and also make it more difficult to conduct frequent repairs without moving out all of the books, furniture and other equipment. The good thing about prefab steel is that there will be much less of a need for regular repairs and maintenance on a constant basis. While inspections on a yearly basis are always a good idea, your building will stay in good shape a lot longer than structures made from other materials.

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It’s natural to have questions about a product you’re buying, and a large purchase like a steel building is no different. For most property owners, figuring out the best building option is the first thing they need to do when planning a project; and along with that comes plenty of questions that need answers! There are a handful of questions that definitely get asked most commonly when it comes to steel buildings, and also quite a lot of misinformation circulating in response to them. It’s important to do your research from many angles in order to get the best possible response! Here are just a few of the most common steel building questions.

How Do I Get A Quote?

Getting a quote on a steel building is actually pretty easy, and typically property owners get quotes from 3 or 4 different steel building companies in order to choose the best option. It will be important to have a solid idea of the kind of project you need in order to get an accurate quote. You can then decide whether to take the offer or move on, depending on what budget you had in mind.

Will The Building Fit My Needs?

This will be totally up to you and how much you know about the project at hand. Think about the details and customizations you might want for your structure and then figure out which steel building kit is right for you, and also what things can be added later on. Ultimately, knowing if a building will fit your needs will come down to how many details you have about your own project. Making changes after the fact can also change the outcome, so it’s imperative that you stick to your initial vision.

How Much Will It Cost?

This is, of course, an important question that will depend on the steel company you decide to go with. It will also depend on the building model you choose! It’s important to have a budget in mind and stick to it so that you are in much better control of how much you spend, and on what. By having a number in your mind that you won’t go above, you can have a better idea of how much the final product is going to cost you.

How Will The Building Be Constructed?

This will be up to you, but it will be an important conversation to have with the steel building company you end up purchasing from. The great thing about steel buildings is the fact that it comes with an easy, DIY building method that allows you to put the building up yourself with minimal assistance. If you’re looking for plenty of customizations or simply don’t have the know-how to put up a structure at all, there are plenty of contracting companies who specialize in putting up steel buildings; such as Rutherford Construction. Use the option that works best for you and your budget!

How Long Will It All Take?

This will depend on the size and layout of the building you’re putting up, but you can expect your project to only take a few weeks to complete compared to the months it takes for other materials and building methods. Thankfully with steel buildings, your project won’t be under construction for months or years on end.

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What You Need to Ask Your Contractor

Steel buildings might be simple and straightforward to put up, but there still exists the need for some to hire a contracting company in order to get the job done right. Maybe, as a property owner, you have little to no experience actually putting up structures and would rather it be done by a professional team. Others might want plenty of customization options that are outside of their own skill set. Either way, it’s important to choose the right contracting company when making your decision. Here are just a few questions you should ask a prospective contracting company before you make your final pick!

How Long Have You Been In Business?

This is an extremely important question to ask especially with the amount of fly-by-night contracting companies out there. Not only do you need to know how long they’ve been in business, but how long they’ve been operating in the particular city or region you’re going to be building in. This sets up their credibility as well as their experience dealing with building codes specific to a region. Everywhere you go across the country, there will be different ways of going about getting permits and understanding the regulations surrounding how big your building is allowed to be, where it’s able to go and so much more. Working with a contracting company that understands this in depth will make the project run much more smoothly.

Can I Meet Whoever Will Be In Charge Of The Job Site?

Every job site will have a main contact, or a foreman, and sometimes it might be a different person than the representative you speak to from the contracting company. It’s important to establish if you can meet whoever that might be so you can get a feel for their work ethic and explain your project goals directly.

Can You Give Me A Timeline?

The mark of a great contracting company is one that can provide you with a comprehensive timeline of when the work should be completed. This is also going to be much more probable with companies with years of experience and a full understanding of how every part of your project will go.

How Much Money Will I Have To Put Down?

Knowing how much money you’ll have to deposit in order to start your project is imperative so that you can plan and budget for when that payment is due. The amount might be the make or break in whether or not you go with that particular contracting company, so find out that information as early as you can. Having a full understanding of your project and making your plans very clear from the beginning will make it easier for them to gauge what the deposit will be – unless they have a standard amount across the board. This should be one of the first things you find out!

Which Subcontractors Will You Be Using?

This is an important question mainly because it’s the general contracting company who does the hiring for any specialized subcontractors – not you. It only makes sense that you’ll want to stay in the loop about who else will be working on your job site, their respective reputations and previous work. The same way you would vet the general contracting company, they should be able to provide you with information about the subcontractors as well so you can vet them as well.

What you Didn’t Know About Steel Buildings

Using steel buildings in your projects doesn’t mean you know everything there is to know about steel! Though the strength and durability of the material are well-known features, there are other factors that are a little bit less commonly discussed. Regardless, there are tons of great things about the material that shouldn’t go ignored! Typically, these are some of the things that can help you make the final decision about what kind of material you want to use for your structure. Here are a few little-known facts about steel and they work in your favour with steel buildings.


There is more steel recycled in North America than other materials like paper, glass, plastic and aluminum combined! There are over 80 million tons of the material that are recycled each and every year, which translates into plenty of reusing action when it comes to steel buildings. The vast majority of the steel used in commercial projects are recycled, helping you maintain a smaller ecological footprint and achieve a “green” structure from the moment you buy a kit.

Still Strong

Despite being recycled so often, steel is still about 1000 times stronger than iron and can be reused over and over again without ever losing its strength. This is important in the event that you ever want to take down your structure and use it in another way. Also, because much of our steel building kits are made with recycled steel, you never have to worry about the integrity of the building being compromised because it has been recycled a handful of times.

Big Business

Steel is the 2nd largest industry in the world, after oil and gas! You can find it in almost every industry being used in a multitude of ways, including prefab steel buildings. This is part of the reason why prefab steel buildings will likely never go out of style! There is always going to be a demand for the material no matter what industry a particular property owner is working in, what kinds of businesses are most common in a specific area etc. The industry makes about $900 billion annually, with North America being among the top producers of the material alongside Japan and China.

Made To Last

Steel is a material that is particularly long-lasting, especially when thinking about something like a roof which gets plenty of weather and climate impact on a daily basis. On average, a steel building roof will last approximately 50 years with the right coatings and protective paints, compared to more traditional roofs that last about 17 years.

No Warping

Due to the way that steel expands once it’s heated, the Eiffel Tower “grows” about 6 inches in the summer months. The great thing about prefab steel buildings is that not only has there been huge strides in innovation since then, but the steel we use come with natural insulation as well as expert designs that prevent it from stretching or warping in some way, shape or form.

Strength Over Weight

Steel is much lighter than concrete, even though it’s just as strong. Steel bridges, for example, are about 4 to 8 times lighter than ones made using concrete. This makes them so much easier to put up but also displays steel’s excellent strength-to-weight ratio!

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