Goodbye, “Drip-Drop.” Hello, DRIPSTOP!

Building a brand new structure? Worried about that unwanted moisture and condensation that could very likely drip from your uninsulated metal roof? If so, you might want to explore a new and effective way to completely abolish that pesky condensation before it even occurs! DRIPSTOP is a much simpler and more economical way to help eliminate your condensation problems.

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Why DRIPSTOP? And how does it work? When condensation occurs, moisture collects on the under side of the uninsulated metal roofing which causes drops of water to form and can ultimately wreak havoc on anything you have stored within your building. Roof paneling that contains the DRIPSTOP anti-condensation solution provides a medium for trapping moisture in specially designed pockets formed in the product. DRIPSTOP efficiently holds that moisture until conditions drop back below the dew point when it is released back into the air in form of normal humidity. For example, DRIPSTOP would work great for cold storage areas and/or non-heated buildings.

There are many advantages to DRIPSTOP including:

  • Savings of up to 25% versus traditional solutions
  • Durability (not susceptible to ripping, tearing or deterioration)
  • Applied to roofing panels during the roll forming process
  • Easy to clean with a hose or pressure washer.

DRIPSTOP can be used on any new suburban, commercial or agricultural Walters building project. Here are some other example areas where theDRIPSTOP anti-condensation system can help protect your investments:

  • Industrial Plants
  • Residential Buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Sport Halls
  • School Halls
  • Public Buildings
  • Self Storage
  • Garages

If you’re interested in learning more about this product, visit DRIPSTOP or contact FS Construction Services today at (866)-551-3454. We’ll be more than happy to help you with all your building needs. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

 

Winter is HERE! Energy Efficient Roofing, Anyone?

Metal RoofingChristmas is over and the new year has begun! And unfortunately, the most brutal of winter months are upon us. It’s time to bear down and focus on keeping your buildings heated and weather-proofed for Old Man Winter’s reign.

Now’s the perfect time to invest in energy-efficient metal roofing and wall systems for your suburban, commercial or agricultural buildings. Why make the investment you might ask? The benefits are endless. But, most importantly, metal roofing is resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, and has the ability to substantially withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, ice and hail. Investing is a wise choice due to it being lifelong solution versus traditional roofing that has limited life expectancy. It’s perfect for every season’s weather conditions.

Did you know metal roofing is actually made up of 30-60 percent recycled material and is more durable than slate or shingle roofing? Even if removed for renovation or demolition, the materials are 100 percent recyclable. Nothing has its combination of durability, efficiency and sustainability.

Here at FS Construction Services, we offer a wide range of products and services for metal roofing and are an authorized contractor of Fabral Metal Wall and Roof Systems. Contact us today at 866-551-3454, and we’ll help you find the best fit for your roofing and siding needs.

 

 

‘Tis the Season for Purchasing Grain Systems

This may be one gift that Santa won’t be able to fit onto his sleigh, so be your own Santa this year and receive the gift farmers need…with savings! Right now, FS Construction Services has the best, inventory-reduction deals of the year on select grain systems.

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This is the perfect time of the year to buy and build your high-efficient and economical grain system for next year’s harvest. Stay ahead of the game and learn about these amazing deals while you can.

FS Construction Services offers many brands of grain systems such as Sukup, Shivvers, Brock, GSI, Grain Handler, Hutchison, and Lowry. These brands and FS Construction Services are dedicated to helping you find the most innovative and cost-efficient grain systems to fit your grain storage, drying and transfer needs.

If you’re considering looking ahead and making the investment, we suggest talking with us at FS Construction Services to explore your options before the end of the year. Give us a call today at 866-551-3454, and we’ll help you find the best deal!

Raynor Introduces a Colorful New Take on Garage Doors

You’re staring at your garage door. “It could use a little something,” you think. Sure, it’s a garage door, but it serves a lot more purpose than you would imagine. Something as simple as the color and look of your garage door can completely change the entire appearance of your home or building while also complementing and accenting the other many attributes of your home or business.

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Raynor is introducing their new Opticolor factory painting program that is offered for Innovations and Traditions Lines which include Affina, Centura, Relante, Masterpiece and Showcase doors. The doors are precisely painted after the section is built, giving homeowners and business owners the exclusive ability to customize their very own garage door color. For once, YOU get the freedom to mix, mesh and experiment!

The Opticolor process applies a third layer of paint to the pre-painted and galvanized steel, adding another layer of protection to the garage door. The maximum width for an Opticolor painted door is 18′-2″. With more than 1800 new colors available, this allows the customer the ability to completely customize the color of their garage door. The full assortment of paint colors available through the Opticolor factory paint program can be found by contacting FS Construction Services. We’ll be here through your entire paint process!

Contact FS Construction Services today to receive more information on how to brighten up and color-tize your very own home or business. 

Stop the Drops!

shedIt’s that time of year.  You’re the first one in your warehouse, storage building or equipment shed and what do you find?  The morning air creates condensation that drips from the inside of your metal roof due to the falling temperatures this time of year.

Gateway FS has a solution to stop the drops.  It’s called Dripstop.  We offer this option on all of our Walters Buildings.  Dripstop is an anticondensation, self-adhesive felt applied to the metal roof panel during the roll-forming process.

The exclusive Dripstop membrane traps condensation in specially designed pockets of the material.  As conditions in the building drop below the dew point, Dripstop then releases the moisture back into the air in the form of humidity.  No more drops!

Dripstop has been used worldwide and is the best choice for controlling condensation in areas with wide seasonal temperature swings – such as ours.  Contact Gateway FS today to create a new building that’s strong, affordable, beautiful and dry (inside and out).

Did You Forget to Shut the Garage?

You left in a hurry, you’re on your way to work and you wonder … did I forget to close the garage door? Or you have a delivery on the front porch, it’s about to storm, you’re not home and you think … I wish my neighbor could put that package inside.

 

Those are common occurrences for a lot of us. Fortunately, the forward-thinking folks at Raynor finally have a solution. The MyQ®-enabled app works with Raynor’s Admiral II operator to allow you to open and close your garage door from anywhere using your mobile device. It can even be setup to allow you to turn on lights inside the home to avoid walking into a dark home after the sun goes down.

Think of the possibilities: let the kids in the house after their plans change (again), open your garage so the neighbor can water your plants while you’re on vacation, give access to your buddy who’s finally returning the tools he borrowed months ago, or let your employees gain access to your shop for an after-hours service call. MyQ offers complete flexibility and convenience.

Raynor overhead doors – made right here in Illinois – and their complete line of openers have nearly every technical and design option you’ll need to create an overhead door setup that’s beautiful, functional, safe and convenient. We’d be happy to show you the possibilities and the latest technology using the MyQ app.

 

In-Stock Electric Motors

FS Construction Services knows there are multiple facets that keep your on-farm operation up and running. From maintaining the equipment you’ve invested in, the buildings you’ve erected, the grain systems you continue to upgrade and maintain. We hope to be a valuable asset to making things run as smoothly as possible. That’s why in addition to being a source for Praxair supplies, we can also provide some of the most common electric motors you use day in and day out.

Working with brands such as Baldor, Leeson and Marathon, we have more than 20 of the most commonly used motors stocked at any given time.

Whether needing to power that aeration fan, crop dryer or rely on that backup generator at your home or business, we’ll be sure you have all your mechanical powered solutions. Be sure to check out our commonly stocked motors, and remember we can obtain whatever Baldor, Leeson or Marathon motor you need – just contact us for more information.

Give us a call at 866-551-3454.

Sukup Introduces Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

When it comes to on-farm buildings, Sukup Manufacturing had the farmer in mind when introducing a new product line of customizable steel buildings. These steel buildings can be tailored to your agricultural and industrial on-farm needs and can serve as a complement to your existing post-frame wood buildings.

FS Construction Services will work with you to develop and build these structures that feature clear span construction and standing seam or screw-down roof panels. The design allows farmers to adapt their space to their specifications. If you’re looking to create a new shop and office area or need more room for today’s larger equipment – this is your building. The addition of this product line serves as just one more option to expand the functionality and efficiency of your farming operation.

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FS Construction Services can provide Sukup building features such as:

  • Straight or tapered columns
  • Clear span construction (minimum number of interior columns)
  • Pre-punched purlins and girts for a proper fit and faster install
  • Galvanized purlins and girts
  • Eight exterior and trim colors

The standing seam roofs create a tight, durable and virtually leak-proof seal. Movable clips allow the roof to expand and contract with temperature changes, preventing stress on the roof components. The screw-down roof is economical and easy to install.

FS Construction Services is here to answer the questions and walk you through the options and best steel structure for your needs. Give us a call today at 866-551-3454 with your questions. We look forward to working with you!

 

Praxair Leasing and Supply

Did you know FS Construction Services is a qualified Praxair dealer serving several counties in southern Illinois? For some time, we have been a supplier to professionals in healthcare to manufacturing and chemicals to textiles. Our accessibility to multiple products allows area businesses to skip the work and call on us to get what they need.

Whether you need a lesser-known gas or more traditional gasses such as oxygen, acetylene, argon or carbon dioxide, we provide the leasing and exchange. With Praxair standards, you will receive consistent quality of the industrial gases you’re in the market for. A full range of purities is available.

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If you have the need for welding or cutting supplies, as well as equipment, we have you covered. For more information, please visit the Praxair catalog.

If you didn’t know we offered the leasing and exchanged program for Praxair, but are interested in this service, please contact us at 866-551-3454 or email Karen.

Choosing Your Building Contractor

When it comes to building a commercial or ag structure, it often involves a well-thought out plan, especially since you’re making such a sound investment. FS Construction Services wants to make sure you’re covering certain aspects to ensure you’re selecting a building contractor fit for the job. We’ve compiled some of the most important items to note.

Reputation

It’s best to do business with a contractor who is established in the area and has experience in the depth of work you’re hoping to achieve. It’s our guarantee that FS Construction Services can uphold that reputation. Look at completed projects, similar to those that you’re planning. If a company is confident and credible in their work, they’ll be happy to provide references. If you have the chance, ask those references certain questions such as:

  • Were you pleased with the overall quality and care of the contractor?
  • Did the job start and end as scheduled?
  • Was the job completed in line with the proposed budget?
  • How was the communication with the contractor throughout the process?
  • Would you use the contractor again?

Professional Association Membership

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It’s wise to choose a contractor that offers continuing education and promotes research. For example, FS Construction Services is a member of the notable National Frame Building Association (NFBA). NFBA members are pledged to observe the highest standard of honesty, integrity and responsibility. Being part of the association is the mark of a professional.

Engineering Design

At FS Construction Services, we guarantee that we don’t just put up “pre-fab” projects. We provide a tailored design specific to your design needs and wants. Working with such credible companies such as Walters Buildings, we ensure that our customers have a solid understanding of the step-by-step process it entails to construct an ag, commercial or residential building. Our contractors serve as engineers who have years of experiences delivering top-notch professionalism.

FS Construction Services cannot stress enough the importance of using a credible contractor when it comes to erecting a building. As stressed by Dr. David Bohnhoff, on behalf of Jim Austin of Frame Building News, the argument for fully engineered post-frame buildings is crucial. Dr. Bohnhoff’s personal experience and interviews explain how costly it came be to go with the inexperienced. We encourage you to read and take note the importance.

If you’re still curious about whether FS Construction Services is the right fit as your building contractor, we invite you to contact us for a chat. We’re here to provide the information necessary to make such a decision. Call us today at 866-551-3454 to get the answers you need, or visit us at 3631 Old State Route 3 in Red Bud.