At Salem Structures LLC, before making a buying decision regarding our All Steel Carports™ product line, many of our customers have done a great deal of research as to how to choose the best steel garages and carports.
The fact that they choose to purchase one of our exceptional commercial steel buildings, carports, or garages is testament to the fact that we take great care in ensuring all of our steel buildings meet the highest standards. If you are just starting your search, some important factors in making an informed decision will include understanding the difference between the various materials used in the construction of steel buildings, carports, and garages. Keep in mind that quality products and workmanship are key to a long-lasting product.
While quality materials and construction are certainly important when it comes to buying any type of steel building, it’s also essential that you choose a company that is able to provide you with exceptional service.
At Salem Structures, we’ve become a leading company for commercial and residential steel buildings because of our commitment to providing the very best carports, horse barns, garages, and commercial steel buildings as well as our desire to ensure that every customer is a satisfied customer. We also offer a wide variety of options and accessories to help ensure that you are able to customize your building to meet your specific needs.
Steel Garage Sales for Added Quality & Durability
At Salem Structures, we take pride in being able to offer garage sales Ohio residents can trust. One of the things that helps us ensure that every steel garage and commercial building that we sell is of the highest quality is the fact that we start with the right materials.
When you want a quality garage to protect your car, RV, boat, motorcycle, or other types of vehicles, you can always rely on us to deliver a quality garage that meets your exact specifications. Our garages are extremely sturdy with the flexibility to ensure that you’re able to get the design that will best meet your particular needs as well as style options to give you a great looking steel building.
Of course, a prefab steel garage is an excellent way to protect all types of vehicles and equipment, but it can also provide a convenient place to store kids’ bikes, ATVs, gardening supplies, equipment for hobbies, or just about any household items that you want to store in a convenient location while still ensuring that it is protected from the elements.
You can choose a commercial garage that is big enough for you to park your vehicle on one side of the garage and store some additional items on the other side. Regardless of the configuration options you choose, you’ll find that a custom steel garage is able to offer today’s homeowners an attractive and ideal solution for protecting a wide range of items.
What Costs More? A New Pickup or a New Garage?
Your quality custom built garage can be ordered to meet your specific needs, so there’s always a perfect solution for every buyer. Additionally, because steel garages offer exceptional protection, you won’t have to worry about damage to vehicles from the sun, wind, rain, hail, or snow.
Leaving a vehicle out in the elements can cause a lot of damage in a very short amount of time. Whether it’s protection from fading seats, dents and dings from flying debris, or simply a great way to keep your vehicles looking their best, our customized steel garage sales offer an affordable solution for protecting just about any type of vehicle.
What You Need to Know About Steel Garages, Carports, & Custom Buildings
At Salem Structures LLC, we know that affordability and durability are both extremely important factors to our customers, and that’s why we’re happy to offer steel garages and commercial buildings with sturdy frames in your choice of either 12 gauge or 14 gauge galvanized steel.
A 14 gauge steel frame will definitely help to reduce the overall cost of your new steel garage, and our 14 gauge frame comes with a one year warranty on rust.
We Use High-Quality Materials that are Warrantied
Choosing this frame can be an excellent budget-friendly option. However, our heavier 12 gauge frame is not only thicker, but it’s also heavier and stronger, offering you even more stability and protection. This heavier steel frame also comes with an impressive 20 year warranty against rust!
Steel panels will complete your garage and are made from 29 gauge steel for long lasting protection. These panels are available in 13 different colors, giving you many options that you can choose from, ensuring that you’ll be able to get the right look for your new garage.
In fact, if you prefer, you can even mix and match the base and trim colors in order to create a unique look that’s just right for your property or other outbuildings. You can even choose the colors and options you prefer to design your steel garage to match the look of your home. Many people like to have their home and garage done in matching colors, as well as our high-quality all steel carports and sheds, which is generally not a problem.
Customize Your Garage, RV Carport or Commercial Steel Building
In addition to having the option of being able to choose the thickness of the galvanized steel frame used to construct your new steel garage, you can also choose from a variety of other options.
For example, we offer a standard corrugated roof on all of our custom steel buildings and garages, but you can also opt for an A-Frame roof to give your structure a more residential and appealing stylish look. This type of roof has a higher peak and adds an extra bit of style appeal to your steel building.
Garage Customization Made Super Easy
Customization options also include just about any combination of windows and doors that you need. You can choose from walk in doors as well as roll up doors to help provide the flexibility you need in order to meet your specific requirements. You can choose to add one or more roll up doors, depending on the size of your steel garage.
These doors can all be the same size or you can use a combination of sizes, depending on how you plan to use them. Standard walk in doors can be conveniently located to help ensure easy access to your garage. These doors can be especially helpful when you also use your garage to store yard equipment and other items that you want to be able to access without having to open the larger rollup door.
Another option with our doors is you can choose to have 45° cut outs, giving the door opening a more stylish look.
When customizing your steel garage sales, you might also want to consider where you would like to place a window or two. Windows are an excellent way to bring some natural light into your garage, shed or commercial steel buildings; but they can also add a very nice touch to the overall design of the structure.
A steel garage with a window or two can be designed to blend well with the look of your home, regardless of the style. Windows often provide a nice cohesive look for a more appealing appearance for your property.
Other Features & Benefits of Quality Steel Garages Sales Ohio
Quality built steel garages are certainly excellent for storing just about any type of vehicle you might have. In fact, you can choose the height you need, so if you want to store a large boat, RV, tractor, semi or other larger vehicle, your custom built garage can be made to easily accommodated whatever you have to park in it.
You can choose the size and the style of garage as well as the rollup doors that are wide enough and high enough to easily allow for oversized vehicles or special size requirements.
More Builder Customization Options For Our Customers
Additionally, Ohio steel garages can be customized with an attached lean to roof and frame structure, providing expanded coverage for even more under-roof protection. Other helpful options include an extended roof or awning, with or without gabled ends as well as a choice of walk-in doors, insulation, trim, ground anchors, and more.
Steel garages by Salem Structures LLC are generally much more affordable than a traditional wood garage and they have the added benefit of being able to be taken down and moved, if necessary.
Of course, with the numerous options and accessories that are available to our customers, you can also choose the garage you need today with the flexibility of being able to add-on other options and features in the future. Whether your needs change or you decide you want to add-on, changing or modifying your Ohio All Steel Carports™ garage to meet your current needs is always an option.
Why Choose Salem Structures and Ohio All Steel Carports™ for your New Prefab Garage?
The All Steel Carports™ brand specializes in providing the highest quality steel garages and commercial buildings to meet a wide range of needs. We have skilled employees and a commitment to ensuring a quality well-built garage that will stand up to the elements.
Customer Satisfaction at Salem Structures is a Major Priority
Since our dealership’s reputation is on the line, we insist on only quality materials in the design and building of your garage. With attention to even the smallest components, our garages are built for functionality and durability as well as customer satisfaction.
Our new steel garages will even standup to the weight of a very wet and heavy snowfall. Regardless of your specific prefab structure needs, let us help you design and build the new garage that’s right for you.
When considering what your best option is for furnishing your outdoor patio area, we have lots of different ways to go about it like anything else that we do. The same holds true when shopping for outdoor furniture as there are lots of different patio furniture styles and types to choose from.
One of the first things that you need to decide is whether or not you want to settle for a product that, while it may look nice when brand new, and yes the price sounds really good, comes with a really high maintenance price. The worst of these would include wood products like wooden patio chairs, or really any wooden outdoor furniture. Always remember that any wooden product you can buy will take some amount of regular maintenance if you want it to stay looking nice for more than for the first year or so.
So if you really aren’t interested in spending your money on outdoor furniture that will require you to apply fresh stain or sealer every few years. Or, if you prefer not to be constantly chasing down the light plastic furniture that could blow into the neighbor’s backyard with the next major windstorm, then you need to take a look at our Polywood furniture.
Our Polywood Patio Furniture is the perfect solution to make your patio area a place that you’ll just love to hang out, especially when you have friends over for a cook-out or celebration and don’t have to worry about the clean up or strength of your new outdoor chairs, patio table or benches. Of course you really won’t want to be without the wonderfully soft and durable outdoor chair cushions either, would you?
What is Poly?
Environmentally friendly in short
Poly is High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a recyclable plastic derived from post-consumer waste such as milk and detergent bottles. This material is cleaned in a decontamination process to a purity level of over 99% HDPE, then compounded into solid board stock material. The resulting product contains over 90% recycled post consumer waste by weight.
Will not deteriorate
It enjoys exceptional resistance to moisture, fading, insects, splintering, warping and other hazards of environmental exposure common to wood or wood fiber composite products.
Retains a vibrant colorful look
High color stability UV pigment systems that minimize material breakdown from prolonged sun and weather exposure.
Essentially maintenance and hassle free
Requires no waterproofing, staining, or other similar recurring maintenance other than an occasional washing with soap and water. In addition to all the above, our product line is constructed using all stainless-steel hardware to guarantee no breakdown of this product over long periods of time.
You’ve heard the old saying “You get what you pay for”, right? It is true, you will pay a bit more upfront when you purchase your Poly furniture sets, But considering the Lifetime Warranty as well as the minimal fading, how can you go wrong?
Many customers are confused by the best value for their money when deciding whether to buy a wood constructed building or a steel one. This really comes down to what a person plans to do with the structure they’re buying. Here are few things to consider before making your building purchase;
What Will You Use Your Building For?
Not all of the buildings sold at Salem Structures are available in both wood or steel. At the time of this writing, we only sell wood or vinyl gazebos, playsets, pergolas and log cabins (no steel option on those models). However our portable garages, storage sheds and horse barns are available in either wood or steel and colors can be tailored to suit.
Moisture can be a destructive force that works against building structures of all types. This is unavoidable in most situations but when extra moisture is introduced to the building via livestock, or regular use of pressure washers for instance, this can speed up the process of rot or corrosion if not properly considered before putting a building in use.
Treated lumber offers excellent protection against moisture, and even repels it for many years without adverse affects to your building’s integrity. Where steel buildings are concerned there are basically two types of material available. Thick (heavy gauge) steel is usually galvanized and also has excellent protection against moisture with a 25 year warranty, but the cheaper thinner gauge material only has a one year warranty against rust.
Do You Need Building Security?
Many people simply need to get their equipment, RV’s or boats out of the weather to help preserve their investments. If this is your main priority you may want to look at our steel carports. They come in sizes large enough to accommodate any large farm machinery or RV coaches, yet they have open sides (if you prefer) and can have one, both or neither end covered. The same holds true for the sides as you can have them come down four feet from the roof, or go all the way to the ground to keep out blowing wind or rain.
Although we don’t specifically have any wood built carports on our website or in our brochures, we can custom build one for you if you would prefer those materials over steel. This would likely be more expensive than a steel built carport but we always work with our customers to give them exactly what they had in mind whenever possible. Just give us a call with the dimensions you’d like to have and we’ll get a quote over to you quickly.
Do You Want A Maintenance Free Structure?
At first this looks like an expensive option unless you have had to recently re-roof your home, or pay to repair damaged building materials from rain, sun and snow over long periods of time. It’s also expensive, and usually costs a lot more because you pay twice for labor to do the repairs. Buying lifetime designer fiberglass shingles is one of the best investments you can make in upgrading your structure.
If your roof sheds water well, it goes a long way toward keeping everything under the roof dry and rot-free. It also preserves paint and repels heat much better than traditional tar shingles do. The best part is that the cost of the upgrade is far cheaper than the cost to re-roof in just about any situation.
If fire is a concern then steel buildings are a safer bet for obvious reasons. And, if you’ve every had a fire claim on your insurance a replacement steel building will be cheaper to insure as well.
Wood vs Steel Conclusion
No matter what your building needs, we are committed to helping your find the right solution at the right price. If you have any purchasing concerns at all, please call us at (330) 332-9940 so we can go over your options in person.
Commercial patio furniture is often an over-looked option for homeowners. There’s nothing worse than spending cold hard cash for products that only last a few years before needing replaced. Sometimes buying commercial grade products can make more sense when trying to eliminate the need to constantly replace certain items around a home.
Protecting Your Patio Furniture Investment
Outdoor and patio furniture are expensive and easily broken so, they qualify as such an item. The constant exposure to sunlight, wind, rain and snow can quickly take its toll on metal and untreated wood products. Although pressure treat wood has very good weathering resistance, it still requires regular staining or painting to maintain its appearance. With time in short supply for most people these days, that can make it a less appealing option.
Some metal patio furniture has decent weathering abilities but its very heavy, is susceptible to chipping of paint causing rust stains on the patio, and can become bent and unstable. Some types of metal patio furniture are coated with a type of rubber to help seal the metal from corrosion, but it makes for a sticky, grabby surface for sitting on or sliding across (like playing cards).
The Best Outdoor Commercial Furniture
Poly patio furniture is the best outdoor furniture option available today. Polypropylene (poly) furniture is made from recycled plastics and can be made in many colors. This is an opportunity for businesses to customize the furniture they buy to match the color theme of the location they will be used in knowing that they won’t have any maintenance costs to deal with, and the furniture will always look “new”. The extremely dense material is very durable and scratch resistant. It never rots or fades in the sun, and when purchased from Salem Structures you can be assured it will be constructed with 100% stainless steel hardware to ensure a LIFETIME of use.
Commercial patio furniture made from poly materials is the ultimate option in outdoor lawn furniture. Just about every major design style you have in mind can be accommodated. Some of the most popular are the Adirondack chairs, Rocker Gliders with ottomans, Chaise Lounges, and Porch Swings. There is also wide selection of square, round, and octagon shaped poly tables and end-tables.
The pricing on commercial poly furniture is a little higher than the same furniture made from wood materials, but no other lawn furniture option comes with a lifetime warranty. If you need super durable furniture, and don’t want to ever paint or stain, our poly furniture manufacturers make what you’re looking for.
The Tiny House Movement Overview
The tiny house movement is a social movement that advocates for big living in small houses; typically less than 400 square feet. The movement, which has Sarah Susanka (publisher of The Not So Big House), Dee Williams (founder of Portland Alternative Dwellings) and Jay Shafer (founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and co-founder of Small House Society) among others, has grown in leaps and bounds to encompass countries outside the US and publicity in several major platforms. Additionally, the movement has gained massive popularity as evident from the many circulating e-books, blogs, online guides, YouTube features and even an upcoming television show (Tiny House Nation) in July 2014.
The Small House Movement Audience
Occupants and potential occupants of small cabins, green homes and tiny log cabins, as these miniature homes are usually referred, comprise young people, old people and the so called free-spirited environmentalists. The young population that seek to join this movement and hire, buy or build these homes seek to own homes without being indebted to mortgage providers, tax authorities or house maintenance staffs. Older people, who own such homes, have, probably, moved out of their homes due to inability to pay mortgages or as a retirement plan. The third category that is likely to own these homes is the go-green people, who feel large homes are a waste of good land and home maintenance resources. The latter may, also, be self-proclaimed local or international tourists who do not want to feel tied to large assets.
Advantages of Small Homes
The so called small homes, some of which for mobility purposes have wheels, cost anything from 10-50 thousand dollars. That cost is way cheaper than traditional homes, which cost more than $200,000 on average in America now. Small homes do not require construction permits (more saved costs), and people can construct the houses themselves instead of hiring architectures and professional design-build contractors for their homes. The saved costs enable people to spend money on other things such as education and entertainment, or better, retirement.
Environmentalists argue that traditional homes, which occupy an average of 2000 square feet of land and need water, sewage, power, and installation by professionals, making them environmental hazards; given the space they occupy and the maintenance they require. Small homes, on the other hand, occupy minimal spaces (80-750 square feet) and need minimal maintenance. By saving land and house maintenance resources, these people feel they conserve the environment and its resources with nearly zero impact.
The tiny house movement continues to attract crowds in the US and around the world. The movement was started by free-spirited and environment-conscious people. Today, followers and members of the movement seek a less expensive home and more fun-filled life than is available with the expensive traditional homes and the burden of a 30 year mortgage.