FAQs: Building, Customizing, & Maximizing Your Pioneer Steel Building for Years to Come.
Erecting, Constructing, and Installing Additional Utilities
in Your Steel Building:
Can I install heating and air conditioning systems? YES. Builders constantly praise the easy access provided by our clear span, truss-less designs for installing heating and air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing, or modifications of drywall, false ceilings, and partitions. Pioneer Steel Buildings are designed to be adaptable for retrofitting Energy Efficient Windows, HVAC systems, insulation products and solar systems for reduced electrical consumption on the "grid".
What about heat and noise factors in a steel building? The high aluminum content coating offers 98% heat reflectivity. This keeps your building 7-8 degrees cooler in summer (without A/C), reduces temperature flux, and keeps the steel cool to the touch. Our uniquely 3-sided deep corrugation panels leave less exposed surface area which, along with our thick gauge steel, dramatically reduces noise.
Can I run electrical wiring through my building? YES. Running electrical wiring is no problem. Many customers have installed lights, power outlets, etc.
Can I insulate a Pioneer Steel building? YES. Pioneers' clear span, truss-less design ensures that your building will easily accept any form of conventional insulation: spray on, fiberglass rolls, or rigid foam. Installing ducting for heating and air conditioning is also very easy.
What type of ventilation systems are available? We offer two types: gravity and turbine. You can install custom ventilation also. Our clear span designs offers unobstructed airflow and superior temperature consistency.
What type of foundation is required? For more information on various types of foundations, click HERE. Our simple, easy to lay, pre-drilled foundation baseplate connector makes building easy. Plus, our unique nut-and-bolt assembly provides strong, accurate, long lasting construction.
Durability and Protection From Mishaps and Environment:
How thick is the steel? Pioneer uses 15 - 22 gauge Galvalume Plus steel. The lower the gauge number the thicker the steel. We’ll recommend thicker steel to those in areas of heavy snowfall or high winds for protection from such forces. For a lot more information about our steel, click here.
What prevents my building from collapsing under weather extremes like snow or high winds? Different gauges of steel provide varying degrees of protection from such forces. Your Building Consultant will recommend a thickness suitable for strength and stability required for your region.
What prevents my building from leaking? Once constructed each steel panel overlaps the next by 9” and each arch overlaps the next by 3”. Follow the instructions in your step by step manuals and your building will be leak free.
Will my building rust? NO. Our buildings are made from AZ180 GALVALUME PLUS steel backed by a 30-year perforation warranty.
How well do Pioneer buildings stand up to fire? Extremely well. Interior fires are contained within and exterior fires will not reach materials within due to our all steel construction. It may be burned and blackened, but your building will not fall down.
Customizing Your Pioneer Steel Building
Both Inside and Out...
Can I put in a partition wall? YES. A partition is only one of thousands of customization ideas possible with our truss-less, clear span designs. Partitions walls or office cubicles create plenty of room for all your needs.
Can I add on to the length of my building in the future? YES. Pioneer uses 2’ x 10’ panels fastened together with a one size nut and bolt system. A uniform construction method throughout makes adding length a simple task.
Can I add a mezzanine in my building? YES. Many customers add mezzanines to create extra storage space for Christmas ornaments, gardening supplies, car maintenance materials, etc.
Can I customize end-walls and doors? YES. You can match or complement existing structures by customizing your building. We also offer
a wide range of end-wall options. Our user-friendly end-wall adapters make
it simple to complete your project consistently and economically. Similarly,
you can install a frame to accept any custom door.
Are side entrances available? YES. As with end doors, you can use Pioneer doors or install a frame for a custom look. Side entrances, such as service, sliding, or overhead doors can be built into any of our models.
Can I paint my steel building? YES and NO. GALVALUME PLUS Steel is 98% heat reflective so it stays cool to the touch and stabilizes internal temperature. (Painting reduces this benefit). For more on how and what types of paint you can use please ask your Building Consultant.
Additional Details of Note Regarding Your
Pioneer Steel Building:
Do I need a building permit? Every city, town, region and county has its own by-laws regarding building and the kinds of permits and documentation required. Ask your building consultant about area by-laws or where to find out about them. We supply certified, wet-stamped, engineered drawings needed to secure a permit.
What type of warranty do you offer? Our Steel Buidings have a 30-year warranty on the Galvalume Plus Steel backed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco.
How many people will I need to help put up my building? Over 75% of Pioneer customers erect their own buildings. This requires only a few days and four people (mostly residential situations), depending on the size of the building. Again, no special tools or equipment are needed.
Is a steel building an expensive option? NO. That’s a common misconception. Our buildings are virtually indestructible, fire resistant, and maintenance free. Pioneer buildings are easy to install resulting in lower assembly and building costs. Consider the lower insurance costs and little maintenance over the years and you've got a winner.
How quickly can a building be shipped to me? We offer fast, accurate shipping around your timelines. We ship most buildings within 3-4 weeks after you place your order. However, our "SHARED FREIGHT SAVE ON SHIPPING PROGRAM" delivers BIG SAVINGS and allows for earlier delivery in many cases. Don't delay. Call now for a quote in 15 minutes. There may be a "shared freight" shipment going to your area this week.
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