Portable storage buildings come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Roofs, for example, are designed in rounded and peak styles, and structures may be as large as 30 feet by 100 feet. In this latter case, large structures, for additional support, are designed as truss buildings. A truss is any architectural structure made of triangular units designed of straight lines whose ends are connected at the joints. This allows for additional strength and support on a large, curved frame.
The steel truss building structures used for portable storage have a planar style. A planar building involves a singular triangle format – triangles are added next to each other – and this format is common in framed roofs with rafters and ceiling joints. The rows of triangles are arranged on a single plane, with rows parallel to the next. This same concept used for rafters is used for all large-scale steel truss storage buildings. As you can see by various large-scale storage structures, these curved, singular lines of triangles all run parallel to the next and are held in place by steel beams running perpendicularly.
Aside from the form used for a truss building, such a structure is made of a galvanized steel frame and a polyethylene canopy. The canopy, made from heavy-duty polyethylene, is rip-stop and is treated to be waterproof and UV, mildew, and rot resistant. The framing, because of the size of the structure, is made with square tubing – the strongest for these types of storage buildings – at 50-ksi that meets the International Building Code. This type of structure is strong enough to withstand 40 pounds of snow per foot and 90 MPH winds, assuming that it has been installed correctly.
When you need a large structure for storing equipment or activities, a truss building has many features to meet your needs. One of these large storage structures can be used for storing large equipment and vehicles or can be used as a riding arena for horses.
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