VersaTube http://www.versatube.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:24:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Spring Cleaning? Don’t Know Where to Put All that Stuff? VersaTube has the Answer http://www.versatube.com/spring-cleaning-dont-know-put-stuff-versatube-answer/ http://www.versatube.com/spring-cleaning-dont-know-put-stuff-versatube-answer/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:10:49 +0000 http://www.versatube.com/?p=6877 Winter is behind us and spring is in the air, and you know what that means—spring cleaning. After a season of staying indoors, the time has come to drag everything out, dust it all off, and to get ready for the approaching summer festivities. That can mean anything from a picnic or a birthday party […]

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Winter is behind us and spring is in the air, and you know what that means—spring cleaning.

After a season of staying indoors, the time has come to drag everything out, dust it all off, and to get ready for the approaching summer festivities. That can mean anything from a picnic or a birthday party to a Saturday of having a few of the guys over to tool around the car engine a bit.

The question is, how are you going to make the space to do it all? The house is full of boxed up holiday ornaments, the car has been collecting wear from snow and rain and soon the sun, and the wife has been saying for months that she wants you to organize your tools and get some of your stuff out of the way. Where are you going to put it all?

The answer is simple—you need a VersaTube steel carport or building. They’re pre-engineered to fit your needs, literally a snap to build, and they provide the storage you need to win back your garage, free up more space in the house, get all of that junk out of the yard, and provide your family with a little extra room for the approaching summer fun.

So far more than 10,000 satisfied customers can attest that VersaTube steel buildings are easy to build and unrivaled in durability. And that’s not all—we provide a 20 warranty on every building we sell, so that you can rest assured knowing that your building will stand for seasons to come.

It’s time to get organized, and with a steel building from VersaTube, you can finally have the storage space to do it. The sooner you get the spring cleaning out of the way, the sooner you’ll be able to move on to another great summer.

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How to Insulate a Steel Building http://www.versatube.com/insulate-steel-building/ http://www.versatube.com/insulate-steel-building/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:38:26 +0000 http://www.versatube.com/?p=6875 Steel buildings can be used for a wide variety of things. In some cases, insulation isn’t all that important or necessary. Due to the quality of their construction, steel buildings are incredibly weather proof on their own. If you’re simply putting up a shelter for your garden tools, or if you don’t live in a […]

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Steel buildings can be used for a wide variety of things. In some cases, insulation isn’t all that important or necessary. Due to the quality of their construction, steel buildings are incredibly weather proof on their own. If you’re simply putting up a shelter for your garden tools, or if you don’t live in a place with widely varying temperatures, for example, insulation should not be among the foremost of your concerns.

If, on the other hand, you’ll be using your building as a workshop, office, living space, or to house animals, insulation will be important when it comes to saving money on controlling the temperature and keeping the space comfortable and livable.

The two most common methods of steel building insulation involve blow-in foam and fiberglass. The foam can be tricky to work with, and unless you have experience using it, you might be better off hiring a contractor. Fiberglass, however, can be pretty easy to install yourself, and it can be used with or without a drywall interior.

To start off, you’re going to want to buy several rolls of fiberglass to install before you’ve put up drywall. Then follow these simple instructions:

  • Step 1: Measure and cut the fiberglass to fit your wall space.
  • Step 2: Apply double-sided tape to the interior of the metal wall.
  • Step 3: Press the paper side of the fiberglass to the tape. Make sure to allow the fiberglass to sag just a little bit so that it will allow proper airflow.
  • Step 4: Cover fiberglass with sheeting and apply metal strapping to ensure that it will stay in place.
  • Step 5: If you want, finish with drywall.

That’s all there is to it. Depending on the size of your building, you can insulate the entire thing in a single afternoon. While fiberglass is the most common form of insulation, there are also a number of recycled substitutes, such as shredded wool or denim. These are installed in exactly the same manner, although you should treat them with flame retardant and something to prevent mold and mildew growth prior to installation.

And there you have it—a cozy metal building to use as you please. When you combine the weather-tight construction of a steel building with a bit of insulation, you’re guaranteed to save money on heat and stay warm no matter how low the temperature drops.

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Why VersaTube Uses American-Made Steel Only http://www.versatube.com/versatube-uses-american-made-steel/ http://www.versatube.com/versatube-uses-american-made-steel/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:44:21 +0000 http://www.versatube.com/?p=6809 These days more and more companies are assembling their products overseas using cheap labor and inferior-quality foreign-made parts. We find practices such as these to be shameful. Not only does it mean producing low-quality products, it also hurts the US economy and destroys the American workforce. At VersaTube, we are dedicated to producing 100% American-made […]

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These days more and more companies are assembling their products overseas using cheap labor and inferior-quality foreign-made parts. We find practices such as these to be shameful. Not only does it mean producing low-quality products, it also hurts the US economy and destroys the American workforce.

At VersaTube, we are dedicated to producing 100% American-made products.

How we do it: It all starts with steel

We make sure that the parts of our buildings are made of only the highest quality, American-made steel. This not only bolsters the steel industry—which has long been one of the cornerstones of the US economy—it also ensures that our customers receive an outstanding final product.

Steel is one of the most recyclable materials on Earth, and America recycles more steel than any other country in the world. In the United States, more steel is recycled than paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass combined.

Steel can be recycled again and again without ever losing its strength and durability. That’s why VersaTube buildings are capable of withstanding whatever the weather throws at them—rain, wind, snow, or hail. Buildings made from high-quality American steel are impervious to fire, pests, cracking, and settling. Simply put, they last longer. While a traditional roof is made to last for less than 20 years, a steel roof can last more than 50.

Supporting the American worker

By using only American-made steel, VersaTube is doing our part to support the American workforce. That thinking goes all down our manufacturing process. From the steel we use to the products we produce, everything is made domestically right down to the smallest fastener or screw.

Supporting the US workforce is important on many levels. Not only does it make more jobs and reduce unemployment—more jobs mean more tax revenues. More tax revenues mean more firefighters, police officers, teachers, librarians, better roads and bridges, more parks, and too many other benefits to list.

The bottom line is that supporting American manufacturing helps the US economy all-around. VersaTube uses American-made steel because we want to support the US workforce while providing our customers with the more high quality product possible. You don’t achieve that by cutting corners and looking abroad—you do it right here at home.

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