GREEN Commitment

Green Steel Buildings

Factory Steel Overstock is committed to making a positive impact on this planet.

Correspondingly, it has chosen a Green steel buildings manufacturer as supplier of green steel buildings purchasing through our dynamic true cost program.

Below are some of the qualities and advantages of aligning with Going Green in the steel building industry.

While Factory Steel Overstock remains one of the leading sellers of low-complexity steel buildings, it remains strongly poised to handle HIGH-COMPLEXITY custom green steel buildings orders as well.

Have you the intention of designing and purchasing a building with required HIGHER ENERGY EFFICIENCY, we’ve got you covered.

Our chosen manufacturer takes advantage of a wealth of resources available in the construction industry to help designers, engineers, building owners and other professionals to obtain current green building information.  The following information gives a brief overview of these resources.

What Going Green implies for the Steel Building Industry

In recent years, the construction industry has experienced a greater demand for environmentally-friendly, or green, construction solutions.

A green building has characteristics that reduce its environmental impact from construction all the way through to the end of the building’s useful life.  Green steel buildings characteristics are measured against these three criteria:

• The environmental  impact
• The economic  impact
• Health and community

Various government and private, non-profit agencies recognize green construction efforts through certification programs.

USGBC’s LEED program is designed for building owners and operators. To receive certification through the LEED program, designers, builders and building owners incorporate energy saving strategies throughout the complete cycle of a building, from best construction practices to occupation and the end of the building’s useful life.

Strategies include choosing environmentally sensitive design, insulation, delivery methods and other criteria, which earn points toward certification.

The US Green Building Council cites these advantages for building green:

  • Decrease in a building’s cost to operate, including energy savings
  • Increase in a building’s value, improving ROI
  • Improved occupant comfort
  • Increase in a building’s occupancy capacity
  • Increase in potential rent
  • Reduction in urban heat island effect and smog
  • Mitigation of global warming

Our chosen manufacturer is a leader in innovation and the delivery of products that meet our customers’ current needs and anticipated growth in years to come.

Our manufacturer’s facilities are networked, allowing them to determine the closest manufacturing plants with the capabilities to meet the specifications of a given order, thus, greatly reducing emissions from and fuel used for shipping.

Green Resources our Chosen Manufacturer adheres to:

ASHRAE – The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an international organization committed to advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, has become the basis for building codes and the standard for building design and construction related to energy efficiency and methods of determining compliance. (www.ashrae.org)

LEED® – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a consensus-based rating program of the US Green Building Council, an independent, non-government organization. LEED is used to certify green buildings based on defined performance levels.

Cool Roof – A cool roof reflects and emits the sun’s heat back to the sky instead of transferring it to the building below. “Coolness” is measured by two properties, solar reflectance and thermal emittance. Both properties are measured from 0 to 1 and the higher the value, the “cooler” the roof. (www.coolroofs.org)

USGBC – The U.S. Green Building Council is a private (non-government), non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone. They certify green buildings for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), offer licensing and professional development through local organizations, and publish reference and research materials.

…and more

Green in Metal Building Products

The Green in Metal
Metal construction has green characteristics including recyclability and durability. In addition, strategically-designed metal construction projects contribute to a building’s improved energy efficiency, can reduce the amount of materials necessary for the building envelope and are often more cost effective than other non-metal construction materials.

Recyclability and Durability
Roof and wall panels, structural members and other building materials composed of steel are virtually 100% recyclable when removed, as opposed to many conventional, non-metal construction materials, which are taken to landfills. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel is the most recycled material in North America, with an annual average recycling rate of 70 percent. Furthermore, new steel made with recycled material uses as little as 26% of the amount of energy required to manufacture steel from iron and other naturally extracted materials.

Metal roof and wall panels consist of a minimum of 25% percent recycled material and, with the addition of our structural members, our metal buildings can contain 30%-50% recycled material, depending on the project.

In addition to recyclability, metal roofs and wall panels can reduce waste due to their unmatched durability and resistance to fire, wind and insects. AISI reports that metal roofs last between 40 – 60 years and require less maintenance than other types of roofs.

Cool Colors for Metal Roofing
Our manufacturer offers cool paint colors for all of our metal roof panels. When used properly, considering the environment and the slope of the roof, a cool roof can reduce energy consumption, providing significant cost savings while helping to mitigate urban heat islands.

An urban heat island (UHIs) is an elevation of air temperatures in urban communities, relative to surrounding rural areas, caused when vegetation is replaced by large sections of pavement or other dark, non-reflective surfaces. Urban heat islands are believed to not only influence the temperature of the affected area but are also responsible for higher pollutants in the air.

Many of our cool colors meet the reflectivity and emissivity performance levels required by LEED and ENERGY STAR to mitigate the cause of UHIs and energy consumption overall. Reflectivity is the deflection of solar energy from a surface. Roofs at 2:12 and greater have been proven to generate less of a heat island effect than lower-sloped roofs. Greater reflectivity abilities require less energy to cool a building.

Emissivity is the relative ability of a surface to emit heat by radiation. As with reflectivity, when a roof can effectively cool itself through radiative heat loss, it will reduce the amount of energy consumption for the building.

Solar Reflectivity and the Solar Reflectance Index
Solar Reflectivity (SR), or reflectance, is the ability of a material to reflect solar energy from its surface back into the atmosphere. The SR “value” is a number from 0 to 1.0. A value of 0 indicates total absorbance. ENERGY STAR requires an SR value of 0.25 or higher for steep slope (more than 2:12) roofing and SR value of .64 or higher for low slope (2:12 or less) roofing.

Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is used to determine compliance with LEED requirements and is calculated according to ASTM E 1980 using values for reflectance and emissivity. Emissivity is a material’s ability to release absorbed energy. To meet LEED requirements, a roofing material must have an SRI value of 78 or higher for low slope (2:12 or less) roofing.

…AND MORE…

Whether our customer is seeking to meet LEED, Green Globe or other certification requirements or simply wanting to improve the energy performance of their building, our manufacturer offers solutions to reach many environmentally-friendly construction goals.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE NEEDS FOR HIGH-COMPLEXITY METAL BUILDING ORDER – WE ARE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR CUSTOM ORDER AT THE OPTION 3 PROFIT LEVEL TODAY.

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Key Features Included

  • 40 Yr. Warranty on Colored Walls and Trim
  • Solid I-Beam Construction
  • Clear span design (no interior columns)
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • Complete Trim Package for walls, roof and doors  (base angles and base closures in lieu of base trim)
  • Framed Openings Fully Flashed
  • 40 Yr. Warranty on Colored Roof or
    25 Yr. Warranty Galvalume  Plus Roof Finish
  • 26  or 24 sheeting -80,000 p.s.i. tensile strength
  • 1 1/4″ sheeting profile
  • Sheeting is Purlin bearing rib (PBR panels – larger overlap than R panels- All panels incorporate the purlin bearing profile)
  • Long life roof fasteners | All bolts, screws, closures, weather stripping, sealants, fasteners as required to erect structure (anchor bolts by others).
  • The pre-punched connecting clips for the structural members, including endwall columns, are welded in place and then primed during fabrication
  • All structural elements for the specified framed openings (jamb, girts and headers) are pre-cut and pre-punched and the necessary clips are welded on during fabrication
  • Anchor bolts and erection services by other. Manufacturer is an AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) certified plant as well as an MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturer Association) member.
 

FACTORY STEEL OVERSTOCK’S SPECIFICATIONS

Free (Initial) Certified Building Plans for ALL 50 states.

  • Letter of Certification
  • 2 sets of certified stamped erection plans
  • 2 sets of certified stamped anchor bolt plans

PRIMARY FRAMING

(Mainframes)

SOLID I-BEAM CONSTRUCTION

Material used is minimum 50,000 p.s.i. yield strength. (Some manufacturers use 35,000 p.s.i. yield strength material, which is not as strong). Frames are single bead, continuous submerged arc welded by automatic welding machines to help insure quality. A factory-applied rust inhibiting primer is used to help protect the mainframes and secondary material during the erection process.

ENDWALL FRAMES AND COLUMNS

are either cold formed, hot-rolled or built-up “I” sections depending on design requirements.

SECONDARY FRAMING

GIRTS (in sidewall) and PURLINS (in roof) are minimum 8” to meet design requirements. Cold rolled Z-section, 12 to 16 ga ASTM A-653, 55,000 p.s.i. yield material is used to provide maximum strength.

Bypass girt system overlaps at sidewall columns forming a continuous “span” for extra strength. All girt clips are factory welded for easier erection.

PURLINS are top-mounted on the rafter with a varied lap of 1’6” to 5’ for strength and cost savings in erection labor. Maximum purlin spacing is 5’ on center.

EAVE STRUT is a cold-formed C-section that is rolled for the appropriate roof pitch to help insure weather tightness at the eave.

RAKE ANGLE is a 2×4 angle supplied for the attachment of the sheeting at the rake of the building for ease of installation.

BASE ANGLE is a 2×4 angle supplied for the attachment of the base of the sheeting to the concrete. The base angle is to be attached to the concrete with ram-sets or equivalent anchors.

BRACING All diagonal galvanized cable bracing is supplied for roof and walls to remove longitudinal load from the structure. Galvanized cable is used rather than solid rod to prevent the bracing from “sagging” under its own weight and it is easier to install. All cables are pre-stressed and pre made for easier erection.

Angle Flange Bracing is provided for the connection of the rigid frame to the purlins and girts. This insures the allowable compressions are adequate for any combination of loading.

FRAMED OPENINGS have cold-formed C-section jambs and headers to help insure easy installation of overhead doors, etc.

SHEETING

24 or 26 gage 80,000 P.S.I. yield strength material standard. Some manufacturers use a lower yield strength material, which is less resistant to damage from hail or other impacts. 40 year warranty on premium color finish on walls and trim. Roof finish is galvalume or premium colored finish

ALL COIL STEEL has a minimum of G-90 class Galvalume substrate (1.25oz hot dipped) to help prevent deterioration of the steel sheeting.

DEEPER HIGH-RIB SHEETING (PBR) with more frequent corrugations provides extra strength.

FASTENERS

STRUCTURAL BOLTS meet requirements ASTM Standards.

A-325 for primary frame connections

A-307 for secondary framing

SELF-DRILLING AND SELF-TAPPING FASTENERS are pre-assembled with neoprene washers and metal caps to help insure weather tightness.

CLOSURES

CLOSED CELL NEOPRENE STRIPS are used to help seal building. Located at eave, gable, and optional at the base of building to help provide weather tightness. Pre-formed shapes to match panel configuration providing a tighter seal.

1-1/2” SHEETING NOTCH at base of concrete where panel site is designed into every building. Sheeting notch provides an air infiltration stop on blanket insulated building.

SEALANTS

SEALANT for roof sidelaps, endlaps and flashing at gable is provided to help insure weather tightness. Nominal 3/8” x 1/8” thick pressure sensitive tape sealant for ease of installation.

RIDGE CAP

LONG OVERLAP to help prevent water from siphoning into building.

TRIM AND FLASHING

All buildings are fully trimmed at rake (gable), corners, and eaves with standard trim material for a more finished look. This not only improves look of building, it is an additional deterrent to moisture, insects, and dirt from getting into the building.

PLANS AND DRAWINGS

ANCHOR BOLT setting plan, building reactions for foundation design, Erection Manual, and Engineer

Letter of Certification is provided shortly after receipt of deposit for building.

ERECTION DRAWINGS provide step by step instructions for case of assembly by dealer or customer.

ENGINEER CERTIFIED APPROVAL DRAWINGS including wall and roof framing diagrams, cross sections, sheeting, and flashing details are provided. These drawings clearly show the proper erection and assembly of all building components.

ALL PARTS ARE NUMBERED A part number is placed on each component (not including sheeting,screws, etc.). These part numbers coincide with a detailed listing contained in the bill of materials that come with your building. They same numbers are also used on the drawings for clarity and to help with assembly on the jobsite.

FOUNDATION PLANS  – WE HAVE: Certified Foundation Plans (additional cost) for the following states: WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, AZ, WY, UT, CO and NE.  

 

Compare Your Options

Features Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Cost for Quote Free Online Prices Free Online Prices Free Online Estimator - OR - $100 Refundable Custom Quote
Customer Service From Order to Delivery and Beyond! From Order to Delivery and Beyond! From Order to Delivery and Beyond!
Packages 4 Base Models - Assorted Accessories already Included in pricing! 7 Base Models - You add desired accessories. Personalized: You make the choices from Non-Complexity Building Design or CALL for High-Complexity Building Design Quote
Dimensions Available Min: 30' x 40' x 10'
Max: 50' x 100' x16'
Min: 30' x 40' x 12'
Max: 50' x 100' x 16'
Min: 24' x 30' x 10'
Max: 100' x 500' x 30'
Rollup Doors 1 or 2 Insulated Roll Up Doors Included - sizes as noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. 1 or 2 Insulated Roll Up Doors Included - sizes as noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. You Select as many as are physically possible - sizes range from 8x8 through 18x16
Accessories Assortment of Walk Doors, Windows, Insulation, Gutters and Downspouts, Wainscot, Premium Colored Roof Finish - as noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. You Can Add On Walk Doors, Windows, Ridge Vents, Skylights, Insulation, Gutters and Downspouts, Wainscot, Premium Colored Roof Finish (if not already included in Base Model Key Features!) Your choice of Roll Up Doors, Walk Doors, Windows, Ridge Vents, Skylights, Insulation, Gutters and Downspouts, Wainscot, Premium Colored Roof Finish, Roof Extensions. You let us know what you want!
Choice of Profit 3%-10% 3%-10% 5%-10%
Fully Flashed Framed Openings 1 or 2 Included for Roll Up Door - Locations as Shown in Sketches 1 or 2 Included for Roll Up Door - Locations as Shown in Sketches Framed Openings Quantity & Locations as desired. Portal Frame Bracing in lieu of X-Bracing if needed for your design.
Walk Doors - Commercial Grade - White 1 or 2 Insulated Walk Doors Included - As noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. Note: Frame Kit included in lieu of Walk Door for High Wind-Rated areas. Add as many 3x7, 4x7 or 6x7 Insulated Walk Doors as you like. Note: Frame Kit offered in lieu of Walk Door for High Wind-Rated areas. Please buy door locally for savings. Add as many 3x7, 4x7 or 6x7 Insulated or Non-Insulated Walk Doors as you like. Note: Frame Kit offered in lieu of Walk Door for High Wind-Rated areas. Please buy door locally for savings.
Windows - Commercial Grade 1 or 2 Insulated 3x3 Windows Included - As noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. Add as many 2x7 Fixed, and 3x3, 4x3, 6x3 Horizontal Slide Insulated Windows... as you like. Add as many 2x7 Fixed, and 3x3, 4x3, 6x3 Horizontal Slide Insulated or Non-Insulated Windows... as you like.
Insulation Fiberglass or Reflective Roof and Wall Insulation included - As noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. Add in your choice of Fiberglass or Reflective Roof and Wall Insulation if desired. Add in your choice of Fiberglass or Reflective Roof and Wall Insulation if desired.
Gutters and Downspouts Included in most Packages - As noted in Key Features of your chosen building size. Note: Northern Ice System included in 40+ lb snow loads. Add on if not already included in Base Model. Note: Northern Ice System included in 40+ lb snow loads. Add on if you desire. Note: Northern Ice System included in 40+ lb snow loads.
Vents Not Included Add on Ridge Vents if desired. Your choice of building vents and louvers.
Skylights Not Included Add on Skylights in buildings over 30 width. Add on Skylights in buildings over 30 width.
Wainscot Only in Executive Model Included in Executive Model Add on available for all other Models. Available as option for any building.
Colors Your choice of Wall, Trim and Roll Up Door Colors as shown. Your choice of Wall, Trim and Roll Up Door Colors as shown. Your choice of Wall, Trim and Roll Up Door Colors as shown.
Colored Roof Finish Included in some Packages - As noted in Key Features of chosen model. Add on Premium Color Roof Finish if not already included in Base Model. Your choice to add on Premium Color Roof Finish in your design.
Buy Now! Building Package: Option 1 Custom Building Package: Option 2 Custom Building: Option 3