The Necessary Metal Building Accessories for Any Commercial Builder
Whether it’s for a restoration company or a warehouse distribution center, every steel commercial or industrial building has accessory needs that complete their structure. When constructing a building or performing needed enhancements, these buildings require metal building accessories that are fully functional, engineered with quality, and durable. Knowing what to look for in parts and a vendor can mean the difference between meeting a company budget or facing unexpected building operations’ expenditures.
Metal Building Accessories to Not Overlook
The functionality of a metal building is reliant on its accessories. If they’re of poor quality or are not optimized for company needs, a building’s range of capabilities will suffer. Most buildings will require safe rooftop accessibility that meets OSHA standards. As a commercial builder, you will want to look for a rooftop walkway system, stairs and ladders known for a history of having the highest quality, offering customization options and being made of premier materials. With over 40 years in the metal accessories industry, Design Components, Inc. meets these guidelines with dynamic results.
Rooftop Walkway Systems
Rooftop access is always necessary for any commercial building due to inevitable maintenance, repairs, and replacements of rooftop equipment—such as HVAC units. Roof systems are primarily designed for protection from the elements and water runoff. Given that, whenever rooftop accessibility is required any walkway system must meet stringent safety standards.
The METALWALK® rooftop walkway and safety handrail system is designed for safe rooftop access for users and protection of the roof itself. The METALWALK® system prevents tripping and slipping while protecting the roof from damaging foot traffic.
Additionally, the METALWALK® system features the following:
- Exceeds OSHA and IBC 2012 code requirements.
- Does not penetrate SSR panels.
- Custom painting available.
- Optional 4″ toeboard non-skid surface.
Rooftop access would not be possible without ladders. Industrial and commercial ladders should be tailor-fitted to meet the unique needs of each metal building. Safety is always a primary consideration not just for the person accessing the roof but also the roof itself. For additional worker safety, industrial ladders over 24 feet in height are required to have a safety cage.
Internally, commercial buildings frequently require structural steel modular mezzanines and stairs to provide access to the rooftop from within and to offer extra space in warehouses. Mezzanines in particular can offer companies a variety of solutions for storage, work space and general oversight within the large-scale warehouse environment.
Design Component’s mezzanines feature the following:
- Modular bolt-together systems.
- Sturdy handrail with 4″ kickplate.
- Heavy-duty columns and baseplates.
- Heavy-duty prefabricated stairs and accessories.
- 4-MIL powder coated steel components provide a superior level of durability against abusive, corrosive applications.
Doors and Windows
When it comes to properly planning for metal building accessories, it is important to not overlook the need for good doors and windows. Often an afterthought, building accessibility can make the difference in safety, productivity and energy expenses. Choosing these steel accessories wisely can not only make a difference in savings but, also can greatly enhance the style of your building.
Doors – When shopping for doors for an industrial facility, there are primarily two options: knocked down or prehung doors. Knocked down doors are kits that can be easily assembled on-site. These door kits can be customized to meet a building’s unique needs. Prehung doors come already assembled for a simple installation, greatly saving time in the construction process.
Windows – When selecting windows for metal buildings, many builders choose to install insulated, low-e, or tinted glass due to their energy efficiency performance. It is always recommended when constructing a metal structure for industrial or commercial use, that you choose windows that are durable, equipped with nylon rollers and are properly aligned. This will allow for smooth operation and optimal weather-resistance protection.
Where to Get Your Metal Building Accessories: Design Components, Inc.
Design Components, Inc. is the premier leader in metal building accessories, retaining 40 years in the industry. Our unique, practical, and high-quality products are favored by business owners, engineers, architects, contractors, builders and project managers. As designers and engineers, our expert team knows the complexities of the smallest parts and their importance of their performance in the overall functionality of a steel building.
Design Components, Inc. is a member of the McGraw-Hill Construction Sweets Network®, and designs our products with superior safety in mind to exceed OSHA requirements. As the exclusive provider of METALWALK® rooftop walkway and safety handrail systems, we are the top choice for all metal building accessory needs. To find out more about our products, call us today at (800) 868-9910 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.