Steel vs Pole

Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings versus Pole Barns/Buildings

Foundation

STEEL

  • Talon Steel buildings bolt to a solid concrete foundation. Base angle or sheeting notch with closure strips insures the building will be frost free and water resistant

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Pole Barns/Buildings are set directly into the earth and offer little or no resistance to water or frost heaving.


Framing

STEEL

  • Solid steel framing is coated with a highly protective primer which is applied after all cuts and drilled holes, so there is no breach in the rust protection. Talon Steel Buildings offer a lifetime product that does not warp, twist or decay like wood. Steel is a more sanitary product when used for livestock situations and is preferred for permanent installation.

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Pressure treated wood warps and shrinks. It is not recommended for permanent installations. The foundation frame members shift and this means that Pole Barns/Buildings must be straightened every 5 to 7 years costing several thousand dollars out of your pocket! Due to wooden structure construction, Clear Span capabilities are extremely limited.


Insurance

STEEL

  • Property insurance is approximately 30% lower in a Talon Steel Building.

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Property and fire insurance is 30% more costly for wood structured Pole Barns/Buildings.


Assembly

STEEL

  • Extensive assembly documents, plans and engineer certifications, are provided with a Talon Steel Building. All plans are engineer stamped and ready for submission to the local building department. All Talon Steel Building parts are numbered which allows for easy and rapid construction. SAVE TIME…. SAVE MONEY!

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Assembly documents and plans are not as thorough for Pole Barns/Buildings, which will cause unnecessary delays in obtaining permits with the building department. Parts are not usually numbered or sorted causing many hours of sorting, cutting and assembly problems. LOSE TIME…. LOSE MONEY!


Maintenance

STEEL

  • Once a Talon Steel Building is constructed, it is constructed for a lifetime. You don’t have to think about it. The Talon Steel Building provides many years of maintenance free use.

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Pole Barns/Buildings must have sheeting reattached on a regular basis, wooden frames for doors and windows replaced because of nonoperation. Sagging trusses or warped wood framing cause the steel to pull away from the screw connections and will generate water leaks. These leaks will damage the once protected items beneath. Most Pole Barns/Buildings need a complete overhaul of sheeting, bolts and screws costing you thousands of dollars.


Roof & Wall Panels

STEEL

  • On all Talon Steel buildings, roof and wall panels come standard with 26-gauge steel and a strength of 80,000 psi.

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Unless requested, most Pole Barns/Buildings will be produced with a thinner roof and wall panel consisting of 29-gauge steel, which is commonly used as an interior liner panel in Talon Steel Buildings.


Fire Rating

STEEL

  • Class C fire rating – Same as all masonry buildings. Talon Steel buildings are suitable forheavy wind, snow, rain or earthquake commercial building code requirements and provides complete protection for the contents.

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • Class A fire rating – The lowest resistance to fire hazard. Pole Barns/Buildings cannot be used in many areas where the commercial building codes have stringent wind, snow, rain or earthquake requirement


Major Benefits

STEEL

  • Once a Talon Steel Systems Building has been completed, it will remain straight and true as the first day it was constructed providing a maintenance free lifetime structure.

POLE BARNS/BUILDINGS

  • NONE! Wooden structures are constantly on the move because of warping, twisting and sagging. Heating and cooling cycles, extreme weather conditions such as humidity, wind snow and rain amplify this. Pole Barns/Buildings are a financial liability and should not be considered an asset.

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