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10′x20′ buckskin and cream©Portable: When a portable storage building is described as such, it should be completely portable. The building should have complete structural integrity. It should be capable of movement with skids and joists on the floor system underneath the building, and effectively, it should have a completely pressure-treated floor system.

The better the floor system in the portable storage building, the better the building. How better to move a portable storage building than to gauge it by its floor support system. So a good floor system is essential. Complete structural integrity encapsulates the fact that it should be throughout the life of the portable storage building.


Strength: When you buy a portable building, of course it should be strong. But what about 5, 10 or 20 years down the road? Will your storage building be PORTABLE at that point? Would a crew or a few guys be able to pull your storage shed out on its skids, load it up and move it without it buckling because of structural ineptitude, years of water damage or a sagging floor?

Important questions when you are considering the purchase of a building that you may just end up replacing, are they not? This is especially true when you are may be storing expensive, personal items in your portable storage building or unit. Remember, the strength of a pressure-treated floor system and a well-made, warrantied building can mean protection for your items – what you want – besides the added strength which is what you need as well.

Integrity: Let’s face it, a portable storage building is not a buy-it-and-toss-it type of purchase. Why not buy a portable storage building that is built to last? My husband always says, “Buy the best, leave the rest.” There are just some things that are worth checking into first and portable buildings is one of them. Like I always write – doing your homework first pays off; there is just integrity in that.


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S.M. March 27, 2008 @ 12:00

There is a need for security guardhouses more and more in today’s society. More companies, commercial locations and industries are in need of guardhouses and security buildings for their locations.

News reports have told of violence on school grounds and school campuses that make us all wonder about security in general. Secure check-points and armed security guards are becoming more common place. Secure parking lots and cameras are popping up everywhere. The use of security buildings and security in general is reaching a much higher level than before.

Individuals and companies looking for information on how security buildings are designed to suit their needs need to know how to have a secure structure that will have the best design and the best features for their them. It is important to find a company that knows the needs of the shopper and how best to help.

Make sure you get the specifics answered (Purchase Order questions, etc.) There could be requirements in your area and you want to know about all of these things in advance. For a good experience, a shopper should feel free to ask a salesperson plenty of questions. If you by chance forgot to ask anything, email or call back and ask again. Your salesperson might be busy but they should be willing and able to help you and be able to answer your questions.

It is always a good idea to do your homework; ask around and see what people in your field have to say. Check into the what you are interested in; find out if it is the right product for you and your business. Consider if the business you are shopping with is the right fit for your company. Asking questions will bring you answers that you will be much more satisfied to know in advance. You may have to do more legwork than you first set out to do, but you may end up with a higher quality product if you do, one that will likely pay off – and pay for itself – in the end.

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SM 3.1.08 07:03

The following is information to help you understand more about steel buildings. Before you spend money on a steel building or invest time in going out to look at one in person, you would like to find out as much information as you can. Fact-gathering is smart and it makes sense. Many people have questions regarding steel buildings. With that in mind, here are some common questions that you may have thought of in regard to steel buildings:

  • Can I Install My Own Steel Building Kit? Is It Cheaper To Install A Steel Building Kit Myself?*
  • What Gauge Steel Should My Steel Building Be?
  • Do I Want A Vertical Roof? How Would I Know? What Is The Advantage The Vertical Roof On The Steel Building?
  • Will I Need A Certified Steel Building?
  • How Long Until My Steel Building Is Installed? How Long Does Installation Of A New Steel Building Take?

Strong Steel Buildings: A good, sturdy steel building should last a long time and should not leak. It should do what it was built for, and it should be worth the money that was put into it. It should be strong, well-made, and not take too long to put up. It should look neat and match its surroundings. You would not want to do anything to undermine the structural integrity of a steel building. Again, fact-gathering means you will find a strong steel building and determine which is the most economical structure for you.

Help With Steel Buildings: If you have asked yourself any of these questions and/or others, you may want to visit this steel buildings page. When you look for steel building resources online, you may find information about commercial steel buildings or home garages. Truth be told, you may find what you are looking for or you may not. But in order to get more information, it is important to feel that you can ask questions and get them answered. Many times we may feel we reach a dead end today, which is frustrating of course. We should get the answers that we reach out for, right? Each of us can have a proactive part in that but if you just want to find a steel building online, read on.

Searching For Steel Buildings: So many times, we type in a phrase in a search and we expect to get the page we are looking for in a list. Many times I have typed in a word or two and not gotten what I was looking for. If you can be specific, this helps. Many times, I can narrow a search by using the – symbol to subtract a word I do not want from a search. Let’s say you do not want to include commercial applications in your search (if you are not a business for example) then you may try using the -business and just searching for steel buildings. Try this in your search and see what happens. (i. e. “steel buildings -business”) and search without the quotation marks or parenthesis. Or try the reverse if you are a business and you do not want to include residential applications, so you would minus the home or residence type garage or steel buildings from your query or search. The search results may be something as simple as this and you may find just what you are looking for to reach your desired result. If a steel building company wants to be found, they will do their best to meet the needs of their customer base.

Your Voice: It has been said you should be able to get to what you need on a website by 7 clicks or less. If you cannot find what you want, if you like what you see, if you want more, you have the ability to do something about it. Actually – you should. Contact the website through their ‘contact us’ page. Tell them what you think. If you have questions, let the company know. If you do not prefer to speak to anyone, fill out the form to contact the company directly. Let the company know if they were easy to contact or not. Use the testimonial concept for other steel building shoppers out there. You may not be finished shopping yet, and you may want to ‘bookmark’ the website you shopped on; or you may want to tell someone about a steel building website you saw. You can also go to online rating websites and tell others what you thought of a shopping experience. You have a voice – feel free to use it.


*For the answers to these questions and more right away, please see the tutorial section with steel building FAQs

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Do you have trouble finding space in your house to store your things? I do not think that houses are built with enough storage space anymore. There are probably many reasons why houses are not built with enough closet space or small closets. But that creates the need for outdoor storage or backyard storage. What about portable sheds? A lot of people pay for mini warehouses every month but that can get expensive too. It would be irritating to run out of options in just another way because of less space.

I do not even have a simple coat closet for guests in the house I live in and it is quite new.  I guess homes are not built with closetspace planned in advance.  So where do people store things that are not used on a regular basis?  Storage shed space is a good thing if it is paid for especially because then people do not have to rent space and keep paying to store their stuff.  If you own the storage space, you can keep it and use it for whatever you want.  If you buy a storage shed that is too small you can always upsize and the shed keeps its value.  Or if you buy big enough you will have planned ahead, so that you can store and store and have enough space for the future.  Then again, your shed is portable, so that if you move, your value is paid for and you can keep your shed or sell it if you want as well.

Did this article help you?  I hope so!

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Here are some Garage FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • What kind of roof do I need?
    Shopping around makes sense and you do not want a leaky roof on a sturdy steel structure.  You may want a vertical style roof since it is far less prone to leak.  Also, the roof does not hold water, leaves, pine straw and other debris.
  • How is my garage anchored to my concrete slab?
    Holes are drilled into your concrete slab. Then wedge anchors are inserted through pre-drilled holes in the base rail of your garage into the holes in the concrete and securely fastened as shown here.
  • Do I need a permit for my steel building?
    You may, depending on your local zoning regulations.

More questions and answers can be found as well as information regarding these structures if you are in the market.  It is important to shop around before you buy something you may be investing a great deal in.

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Security concerns today: Security is on people’s minds. Security issues have come up in the last few years in places that people would not have imagined years ago. Security GuardhouseThis gets people edgy and it gets people thinking. What about businesses that need to protect the perimeter or their gated areas? Security buildings, guardhouses, checkpoints and tollbooths are used in many commercial and industrial settings. These secure buildings are becoming more and more common, especially because of breaches in security in places previously thought to be secure. Many corporations are concerned with security in today’s world. Schools and campuses are concerned with security, as are many business industrial settings. Security guards serve many functions and they are usually known for guardbooths and check-ins. Having a secure structure is an important function for business settings on many levels.

The Need for Security Buildings: Many industries and corporations use secure check-in or check points as a part of their every day processing. Some companies and businesses also use them. Many businesses need a secure site and a lot of industrial settings require added security. Businesses are beginning to grow larger and see their needs changing and many need security on demand – sooner than initially thought.

Other places that use security points are secure parking garages and upscale residences or gated communities. Gatehouses for secure areas are more common now than they used to be. Government facilities including schools and even college campuses have even seen security issues present real challenges due to unfortunate violence in recent years.

Planning Ahead: Proactive measures mean checking into sturdy structures that will benefit businesses in the future. Added safety can only help and looking into how it can do so will be worth the time. Taking these proactive measures can be beneficial to your business. Many companies require information gathering for quotes, proposals, etc. and the more facts

Who Uses Secure Guard Buildings? Guardshacks secure guard booths and ticket booths are known for being a shelter for guards to monitor a location, have computer screens and for a guard to monitor the comings and goings of the area under watch or patrol. Some levels of security require checkpoints to have different requirements, depending on the business or industry.

What Do Guardhouses Look Like? Guard buildings and guard booths can be customized but they are known for a basic look. You can see some pictures of them outside and inside as well as gather more secure guard buildings facts here.

Customizing a guard building or guardbooth is easy to do and an industry standard; each secure building is unique to the buyer. The buildings can have counters, full bathrooms, HVAC, electrical panels, wiring/outlets/electrical, vinyl floors, walls insulated and paneled, finished and ready for use in any professional setting.

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