Steel Building Specifications & Information
Why choose a Longlife Steel Building for your building project? As a valued investment, you want your product to serve its purpose and also be an economical choice that will last as long as you need it. The strength and durability of our steel buildings comes from a combination of the quality materials we use for our products, our precise engineering design and rigid quality control in the manufacturing process. These features have allowed us to engineer a unique metal building style that is easy to build and will outlast any other. Little or no maintenance is needed during the lifespan of your Longlife Steel Building.
The materials the factory uses to manufacture the components of our metal building kits are of the finest quality available. We use the most trusted hardware to combine with the highest-grade steel to ensure the durability of the product we stand behind. To put our money where our mouth is, our company offers a 35 year non-prorated rust-through perforation warranty direct from the factory and backed by the steel mill to anyone who purchases a metal building kit.
Heavy Duty US Steel Galvalume®AZ55 Galvalume is super corrosion resistant!
Longlife Steel Buildings uses only the toughest steel available to create a strong and durable metal building. More rust resistant than Galvanized steel, this Galvalume steel sheet used in our buildings is 80,000ksi tensile yield carbon steel coated with aluminum-zinc alloy with the addition of silicon by a continuous hot-drip process where the sheeting is cleaned and coated. This coating combination is ideal to protect the steel building from the presence of long-term atmospheric corrosion especially in acid rain enviroments.
The Galvalume steel components are virtually maintenance free because they come with a 35 year warranty against rust perforations. This means no painting, no treating, no unsightly rust holes and no maintenance for over 3 decades!! Simply put up your building and enjoy the peace of mind.
Metal Building Roof and Sidewall Panels
Longlife Steel Buildings panels overlap features double benefit!
Our steel arch panels have a 7½" deep corrugation for extreme strength and are precision manufactured so the last 9″ of the panels are smooth and flat so they fit snugly together to eliminate the need for caulking or waterproofing. This overlap makes it easy to connect and bolt the panels together during the assembly process to form a perfect tight fit! They also include a double row of bolts from panel to panel for reinforced strength.
The deep corrugation, heavy gauge of the steel, and overlapping where the panels and arch spans join all combine to produce the most efficient and strongest prefabricated steel building system sold.
Metal Building Hardware
One size bolt for entire construction
When constructing your new metal building, there is no need to search for the right size bolt – Longlife Steel Buildings uses only one size nut and bolt for all arch and endwall panels.
Corrosion resistant, high strength high Grade 8 bolts are included with our building kits. The superior coating on the bolts is 10 times more rust resistant than standard commercial hardware when tested in a 1000 hour salt spray test. The bolts all come with an industrial low density polyethylene washer already prefixed to guarantee a watertight seal once the bolt is tightened.
Color Options for Metal Building PanelsReflective paint saves you money on energy bills!
When Akzo Nobel Ceram-A-Star® 1050 coating is applied to the arches of your metal building, your attractive colored building will save you tons on your energy bills, this reduced energy consumption also helps save the environment. This reflective coating keeps buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Color is available as an option on arches, endwalls and trim and comes with a 40 year warranty. Select from our color tiles below to start planning today!
The swatches below of steel building colors are offered by Longlife Steel Buildings
Steel Building Accessory OptionsMany choices are available to you to make your building your own! Call 1-800-551-6854 to discuss the building features for our accessory options you desire.
- Insulated man doors
- Overhead garage door systems
- Sliding garage door systems
- Bi-Fold, hydraulic and accordion airplane hangar doors
- Variety of styles available to allow natural light in and create an attractive appearance.
- Heavy duty industrial strength fiberglass skylights that are hand molded to fit in place of a standard panel brighten your building with natural light and reduce electric bills.
- High performance to reduce the consumption of energy. When combined with our reflective paint, you are not only helping the environment, but save a ton on energy bills!
- Keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter
- Eliminates moisture and condensation from forming in buildings
- Louvers, turbine vents and other air flow solutions available
Steel Building Manufacturing and Engineering
Detailed Engineering Design
The factory designs and manufactures all steel arch building kits using only the finest US Galvalume steel producing a quality, durable product that can be used for a variety of purposes. Each building is designed with a factory engineer’s keen eye for detail to the customer’s specifications before it is released to the plant floor. The steel building production process incorporates a rigorous quality control process to guarantee the final product meets factory standards to ensure customer satisfaction. The customer’s personal building representative then reviews the building again before leaving our facility. Our experienced and flexible representatives will work with you to order any special material or accessories you require for your building project and coordinate the shipping so your new building will reach you in a timely manner.
The end result is a quality building that has trouble free assembly produced by the leading arch steel building manufacturer.
Certified and Approved Worldwide*
Longlife Steel Buildings are engineered to withstand the harshest climatic and seismic conditions and are designed to meet USA structural building code requirements. Our buildings also meet the building code and approval requirements of most countries worldwide. These approvals require maintenance of detailed quality control and inspection records. This guarantees that whether you are building domestically here in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and many other countries, your building will give you generations of reliable use.
The following is a list of some of the Longlife Factory's™ certifications and approvals*:
- AWS Certified welding
- Canada CAS A660 Design and Fabrication Certification
- Germany: DIN 1055 Design Loads DIN 18 1800 Design-Steel Structures EN 1993 1-3:2006 Eurocode #3
- BS EN 1991-1-3 Eurocode #1
- BS EN 1991-1-4 Eurocode #1
- BS EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode #3
- BS EN 1993-1-3 Eurocode #3
For custom engineering or special certification the Longlife technical service department can be contacted directly to discuss your requirements.