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Steel Building Components

Every component in your new steel building is important. Each component is manufactured using only the best commercial grade U.S. steel. At every stage of production careful attention is paid to ensure the quality and integrity of our steel buildings.

Learn more about each component that goes into creating custom, one-of-a-kind Probuilt Steel Buildings.

From the ground up each component in your new steel building is important. From the frame and anchors to the walls and sheeting each component is manufactured using only the best commercial grade U.S. steel. At every stage of production careful attention is paid to ensure the quality and integrity of our steel buildings.

It is important for you to feel knowledgeable during the buying process. Please take a few minutes to help familiarize yourself with some of the vital components that go into each Probuilt Steel Building.

Base Rail

The galvanized steel tubing at the bottom of the structure that will be attached to the surface.

Anchors

Specific anchoring devices, depending on the surface to be anchored to, that secure the structure to the foundation.

Legs

The galvanized steel tubing that runs vertically and attaches the base rail to the trusses

Braces

The component that runs diagonally from the leg to the truss

Wall

The side and/or ends that cover the legs to enclose or partially enclose the structure

Trim

Steel components of varying sizes and shapes that will cover seams, corners, door and window perimeters, eaves, etc.

Truss

The galvanized steel tubing that spans from each side of the building to create the structural form for the roof

Doors

Include rollup and sectional doors as well as traditional pedestrian style doors for entry into and exit from the steel building

Windows

Include traditional windows made for window openings for steel building structures

Ridge Cap

Included on vertical style roofs to cover the peak of the steel roof structure

Hat Channel

Steel component used in various places on a steel building to provide structural support especially on vertical sided buildings and steel buildings with vertical roofs

Roof

The part of the building that will cover the top of the steel structure

Roof Bow

This is a special type of truss that is used for regular roof style buildings. The steel tubing “bows” into the leg creating a seamless transition from the roof to the leg.

Roof Braces

This is bracing that is runs across the galvanized steel tubing truss that provides structural support for the steel building.

Insulation

Sheeted material that is placed between the galvanized steel tube framing and the sheet metal covering the steel building that provides a barrier for heat and cold.

Gable

Steel tube framing and steel sheet metal that covers the triangular area from the peak to the top of the leg or sidewall on the end of a steel building.

J Trim

A piece of steel trim that is shaped like a “J” that is used on various places to provide coverage on edges of sheet metal and around frame-outs and openings on the steel structure.

L Trim

A piece of steel trim that is shaped like a “L” that is used on the ends of A-framed style roofs, door openings and other places to provide an aesthetically pleasing look to the steel building.

Tubing

Hollow, galvanized, square tubing that is used for the structural framing for the building. It is used for the base rail, legs, trusses and other parts of the framing for the steel building.

Frame Outs

Openings in the framing of the building used for entry or exit, air flow, and other openings in the steel building.

Side Panels

Typically these are sheets of metal that are approximately 3’ wide that will partially or entirely cover the side of the steel building.

Wainscot

A section of the siding of the building at the bottom that is a different color that the main exterior color of the steel building.

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