Crown International Steel Building Systems vs. The Competition

Crown Steel's Panel Overlap Competition's Panel Overlap
  • Last 9" of panel is smooth - flat, no crimps
  • Fits snugly together
  • No struggle with assembly
  • Saves 30-40% on erection time
  • No caulking required for waterproofing
  • Entire panel is crimped
  • Does not fit snugly together
  • Difficult to assemble
  • Requires 30-40% more erection time
  • 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
Crown Steel's Panel Crimping Competition's Panel Crimping
  • Crimps are closer together and smaller in depth
  • No buckling problems
  • 25% increase in strength
  • Crimps are farther apart and larger in depth
  • Buckling problems
  • Panels are weaker
Crown Steel's Hardware Competition's Hardware
  • Grade 2 bolts - 500 hr salt spray test, JS Clear Coat (five times more rust resistant)
  • Optional - Grade 8.2 bolts - 1500 hr salt spray test, JS Clear Coat
  • More durable
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Some use zinc fasteners - no JS Clear Coat, not spray tested
  • Less durable
  • Low strength
  • Not corrosion resistant
Crown Steel'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
  • Raw materials ordered to minimum specifications and tight tolerances
  • Less tolerance variation
  • AZ55 Galvalume® - 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone, direct warranty from steel mill
  • High resistance against corrosion
  • 25 year rust-through perforation limited warranty directly from the steel mill
  • Studies show panel life is 40+ years
  • Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150 mph. Florida approval number FL-5897
  • Material minimum less than 23 gauge
  • Raw materials ordered to nominal specifications and loose tolerances
  • Greater tolerance variation
  • AZ50 Galvalume® - 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
  • Low resistance against corrosion
  • Only a 20 year warranty
  • Some use galvanized zinc coating – no warranty
  • No Florida testing approval
Crown Steel's Arch Material Competition's Arch Material
  • Rust through warranty
  • Minimum yield = 55 ksi
  • Manufactured in accordance with ASTM standards
  • Manufactured in accordance with ASCE building codes
  • 9” overlap of panels
  • 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
  • Minimum yield = 50 ksi
  • Some do not meet ASTM standards
  • Some do not meet ASCE building codes
  • 7” overlap of panels
  • Weaker overlap with one row of bolts
Crown Steel's Endwall Panel Competition's Endwall Panel
  • AZ55 - 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
  • 3 1/2" corrugation depth
  • 25 year rust-through perforation limited warranty directly from the steel mill
  • Direct warranty from steel mill
  • 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
  • AZ50 - 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
  • Only a 20 year warranty
  • No Florida testing
  • Low resistance against corrosion
Crown Steel's Color Options Competition's Panel Color Options
  • Endwalls
  • Polyester silicon or paint with endwalls
  • 26 gauge, 80,000 ksi - galvanized C-channel framing
  • Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150 mph. Florida approval number FL-3895
  • Paint warranty of 25 years against
    • - Chipping
    • - Blistering
    • - Cracking
    • - Pealing
  • Designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
  • Arches
  • Arch panels are offered in color
  • Designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
  • Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150mph. Florida approval number FL-5897
  • Paint warranty of 25 years against
    • - Chipping
    • - Blistering
    • - Cracking
    • - Pealing
  • Come with colored bolts
  • Endwalls
  • No color endwalls
  • No Florida testing approval
  • Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
  • Arches
  • Arch panels are not offered in color
  • Arch panels are not offered in color
  • Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
  • No Florida testing approval
Crown Steel's Panel Manufacturing Competition Panel Manufacturing
  • AMERICAN MADE by AMERICAN WORKERS
    Producing and making the best product anywhere in the world
  • Manufacturing plant is located in the United States – McKees Rocks, PA
  • Comply with all U.S. state and federal laws
  • Leadership has over 42 years of experience
  • Largest manufacturer of arch buildings in the world
  • Some manufacturing plants are located outside the U.S. - Canada
  • Warranty is subject to the guidelines of a foreign country
  • Because they manufacture outside of the USA they are not subject to state and federal laws
  • Leadership has less years of experience
  • Warranty problems are headaches - some claims must be made in foreign countries

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  • A-Model

    Crown Steel Buildings' new A-Series all steel metal building features a 4:12 roof pitch ideal for steel garages and workshops in high-snow load areas. Available up to 40' wide with unlimited lengths.

  • P-Model

    P-Series metal buildings are perfec for a backyard one- or two- car garage, workshop, or equipment storage, and can be customized to match your home's decor. The P-series pitched roof with straight sides gives high sidewall clearance. Available in sizes from 14' to 30' wide with unlimited lengths.

  • S-Model

    S-Series metal buildings are great for warehouses, distribution centers, storage sheds and more. The S-series boasts high side-wall clearance, with a rounded roof and straight sides, for maximum vertical storage and maximum usable floor space. Available in sizes from 16' to 50' wide with unlimited lengths.

  • Q-Model

    The classic - Q-Series steel Arch buildings are perfect for a great many applications: grain and livestock storage, workshops, boat, automobile and truck storage, retail outlets, and distribution centers, even as airplane hangars. Having no poles, beams, or obstructions, Q-series steel Arch buildings are available in sizes from 20' to 100' wide and unlimited lengths.

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