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American Steel Span® vs. The Competition

           American Steel Span's Panel Overlap

Competition's Panel Overlap

arch panel overlap

competition panel overlap

Last 9" of panel is smooth - flat, no crimps Entire panel is crimped
Fits snug together Does not fit snug together
Saves 30-40% on erection time Difficult to assemble
No struggle with assembly Requires 30-40% more erection time
No caulking required for waterproofing More alignment needed with drift pins
  Caulking is required for waterproofing - very time consuming, as each overlap must have four rows of caulking to prevent leaks
   
American Steel Span's Panel Crimping Competition's Panel Crimping

panel crimping

competition panel crimping

Crimps are closer together and smaller in depth Crimps are farther apart and larger in depth
No buckling problems Buckling problems
25% increase in strength Panels are weaker
   
American Steel Span's Hardware Competition's Hardware

bolt, nut and washer

competition's bolt and nut

Grade 2 bolts - 500 hr salt spray test, JS Clear Coat (five times more rust resistant) Some use zinc fasteners - no JS Clear Coat, not spray tested
Optional - Grade 8.2 bolts - 1500 hr salt spray test, JS Clear Coat Less durable
More durable Low strength
High strength Not corrosion resistant
Corrosion resistant  
   
American Steel Span's Arch Specification Competition's Arch Specification
From a minimum of 23 gauge to 22, 20, 18, 16 and 14 gauge, depending on wind loads and snow loads Material minimum less than 23 gauge
Raw materials ordered to minimum specifications and tight tolerances Raw materials ordered to nominal specifications and loose tolerances
Less tolerance variation Greater tolerance variation
AZ55 Galvalume®® - 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone, direct warranty from steel mill AZ50 Galvalume®® - 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
High resistance against corrosion Only a 20 year warranty
30 year rust-through perforation limited warranty directly from the steel mill Some use galvanized zinc coating – no warranty
Studies show panel life is 40+ years Low resistance against corrosion
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150 mph. Florida approval number FL-5897 No Florida testing approval
   
American Steel Span's Arch Material Competition's Arch Material

arch material

competition's arch material

Rust through warranty Minimum yield = 50 ksi
Minimum yield = 55 ksi Some do not meet ASTM standards
Manufactured in accordance with ASTM standards Some do not meet ASCE building codes
Manufactured in accordance with ASCE building codes 7” overlap of panels
9” overlap of panels Weaker overlap with one row of bolts
Two rows of bolts  
16 gauge beam equivalent at overlap with two rows of bolts, 0.030 overlap over a 0.030 overlap = 0.060  
   
American Steel Span's End wall Panel Competition's End wall Panel

end wall panel

competition's end wall panel

AZ55 - 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone AZ50 - 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
3 1/2" corrugation depth Only a 20 year warranty
30 year rust-through perforation limited warranty directly from the steel mill No Florida testing
Direct warranty from steel mill Low resistance against corrosion
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150mph. Florida approval number FL-5898  
High resistance against corrosion  
From a minimum of 22 gauge to 20, 18, 16, and 14 gauge, depending on wind loads and snow loads  
   
American Steel Span's Color Options Competition's Panel Color Options
End walls End walls
Polyester silicon or paint with end walls No color endwalls
26 gauge, 80,000 ksi - galvanized C-channel framing No Florida testing approval
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150 mph. Florida approval number FL-3895 Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
Paint warranty of 40 years against
- Chipping
- Blistering
- Cracking
- Pealing

 
 
Designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes  
   
Arches Arches
Arch panels are offered in color Arch panels are not offered in color
Designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150mph. Florida approval number FL-5897 No Florida testing approval
Paint warranty of 30 years against
- Chipping
- Blistering
- Cracking
- Pealing
 
 
Come with colored bolts  
   
American Steel Span Panel Manufacturing Competition Panel Manufacturing
AMERICAN MADE by AMERICAN WORKERS
Producing and making the best product anywhere in the world
Some manufacturing plants are located outside the U.S. - Canada
Manufacturing plant is located in the United States – McKees Rocks, PA Warranty is subject to the guidelines of a foreign country
Comply with all U.S. state and federal laws Because they manufacture outside of the USA they are not subject to state and federal laws
Leadership has over 42 years of experience Leadership has less years of experience
Largest manufacturer of arch buildings in the world Warranty problems are headaches - some claims must be made in foreign countries

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A Series Building

A-Series

A-Model building features a 4:12 roof pitch ideal for steel garages, workshops and equipment storage in high-snow load areas. Available up to 40’ wide with unlimited lengths.

Model P Series Steel Building

P-Series

With its high sidewall clearance, the P-Model is perfect for a residential garage or workshop, a single or multiple car garage, equipment shelter, garden shed and more. Ranging in size from 14’ to 30’' wide with unlimited lengths, these versatile buildings can be easily customized to fit your home's decor.

Model S Steel Building

S-Series

The S-Model is great for: storage sheds, warehouse construction, barns, factory and distribution centers, and more. This model boasts high sidewall clearance for maximum vertical storage and a column-free interior for maximum floor space. The S-Series range in sizes from 16’ to 50’ wide with unlimited lengths.

Model Q Steel Building

Q-Series

The Q-Model design suits many applications: hay barns, aircraft hangars, grain and livestock storage, backyard workshops, boat and automobile storage, retail outlets, distribution centers, alternative housing. 100% usable interior space with no poles, beams or obstructions. Available in sizes from 20’ to 100’' wide with unlimited lengths.