When looking for a metal building solution, it is important to be as knowledgeable as possible. Any construction project, whether new, update or maintenance, requires a lot of planning and attention to detail. Design Components wants to put your mind at ease and give you the basic things to keep in mind when looking for DCI’s metal building components for your commercial steel building. We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions commercial steel building owners and contractors ask us when looking for the metal building components best suited to the needs of their buildings.
1. Are all of DCI’s Products OSHA Compliant?
The short answer is yes. Design Components is committed to providing safe access for Commercial and Industrial buildings with our products. We offer a variety of metal building components to help your building meet OSHA requirements specific to your building’s needs. Should OSHA requirements change, we will make the necessary adjustments to our products.
2. How reliable are DCI’s metal building components?
DCI has been an integral part of the engineering, design, testing, and marketing of metal building components. We are one of the industry’s premier suppliers of rooftop walkway systems, Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) and ladders safety systems. Our growth has been steady, which can be attributed to our dedication to worker safety, product quality and reliable customer service.
3. Can I customize my building with DCI’s products?
We offer a wide variety of product options to best fit your commercial building needs. Depending on the specific product, we may offer standard sizes, special sizes, or the option to customize certain products.
Our Rooftop Walkway System can easily be paired with any of our other products, exceeds OSHA requirements, and has custom painting available.
Mezzanine and stair systems can be designed from the ground up, or be added to existing buildings. Additionally, custom options are available for mobile stair systems, alternating treads, and multiple landing locations.
Canopies have standard and special sizes available, roof fans go great with custom roof curbs, and our louvers are highly customizable. We have plenty of options to find the best fit for your metal building.
4. What is the life span of DCI’s metal building components? What maintenance is required?
Design Components only offers products that meet the highest engineering standards. We have over 90 years of combined industry experience, giving us a solid reputation in providing metal building components.
Like anything structure, maintenance is key to keeping your commercial building, and your biggest company asset, in top shape. Generally speaking, metal buildings have a lifespan of 50-100 years. Being mindful of what can potentially harm your steel building will allow you to stay on top of maintaining it. Metal buildings actually require less maintenance than others. Remember to perform a yearly evaluation of your commercial building to identify any structural repairs or updates for safety and OSHA regulations.
5. Can DCI meet my structural dimensions?
DCI has a variety of standard and special sizes available, with the ability to customize certain products. Depending on what you are looking for, we have a specification sheet available for each product with the available dimensions and special features. You will find all of the details necessary, which will also give you an idea of the price point of your project.