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Choosing Commercial Roofing with FS Construction Services

Here at FS Construction Services we have spoken at length about the benefits of metal roofing. To quickly recap, metal roof panels are significantly stronger than traditional roofing shingles, with impact ratings to weather the harshest environments, they provide incredible durability, with the ability to last for 50+ years, and their many varieties provide a high level of style and color options. While the initial cost is more than traditional shingle roofs, the long-term benefits and minimum maintenance required more than pays out over the years.
 

Why You Need FSCS for Your Commercial Roofing

 
We have often highlighted residential and agricultural metal roof projects, but our partners at Fabral also provide great metal roofing options for commercial use. The sheer number of styles is bound to fit any project and any pitch needed and their installation is designed to be easy and efficient. In addition to a variety of strengths and styles, these metal roofs have options including soffit panels to provide necessary ventilation, snow-retention systems to prevent fast-moving snow or ice across the slick metal surfaces, sealants for weather-tight seals, CondenStop to prevent condensation buildup, as well as a number of environmental benefits. For example, because metal is naturally more reflective than asphalt, metal roofs reflect more light during the summer and absorb less heat, allowing for reduced energy bills.

The variety of design options and simplicity of installation makes these metal roofs ideal for businesses, schools, stadiums, and many other commercial building types. If you are looking to have a new commercial or other roof installed and would like one that saves you time and money down the road, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Project Profile: New Wet Holding Tank

Here at FS Construction Services, we understand that at one time or another we have probably all had the experience of being midway through a project and suddenly realizing that we don’t actually have everything we need to finish. Needless to say it isn’t a great feeling. In the world of agriculture, even with the best of planning, there are times when you find yourself in a situation where you need something you didn’t have before. This was the case for a recent client of ours, who was right in the middle of the summer, staring down the harvest, and in need of a new wet holding tank.
 

Wet Holding Tank Just In Time for Harvest

 
Nathan Koester and his team were on it, and were able to quickly consult and construct a 25,000 bushel, 30’ wide wet holding tank for our client. This Sukup hopper bin has been designed to efficiently feed its attached grain dryer. In addition, we added a 12” 100’ double run. This compact, quiet, and smooth conveyer is known for being gentle on grain and requiring little maintenance. With these new pieces installed, our client was ready for the immediate harvest and the harvests to come.

When problems arise, there is no better time than right now to fix them. Of course, while that’s not possible in every situation, sometimes with a quick team and lots of experience, you can get pretty close.

If you are looking to get a jump on the upcoming season, or if you have been thinking about updating your grain drying, grain handling, or grain storage equipment, or if you have any other grain solution questions, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Enjoy Preseason Discounts!

We know that everyone thinks of the weeks around Thanksgiving as the time of year to find all the best deals, but here at FS Construction Services we like to think a little differently. We know the holiday season can be tiring and people may be feeling a little purchased out, but we’ve got one more opportunity of preseason discounts we want to make sure you have the chance to take advantage of.
 

Contact Us Today for Preseason Discounts

 
As the calendar turns on a new year and planning for the months to come starts to pick up, we want to encourage you to be thinking through what your needs might be for the upcoming year. Right now our partners are offering a variety of preseason discounts and there is no better time to purchase new equipment. If you know that this is the year you will be upgrading or adding additional grain storage, grain handling, or grain drying equipment, please reach out to us. We can help you find the right equipment and the right deal.

Speaking of timing, this is the time of year where our calendars haven’t yet been filled all the way in, so if you have been wanting to schedule something, this is the best possible time to do it. If you have any questions about any of the available deals, or if you want to talk through possible upgrades or projects you’d like to undertake this year, please let us know. If you have specific equipment questions, you can always contact Nathan Koester, our grain systems expert at 866-551-3454. Also be sure to check back with us, we will always provide updates when new deals are available.

If you want to learn more about our grain system solutions, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Gateway FS Construction Services Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Once again, the year has flown by and we are already at the end of 2022. While we here at FS Construction Services would much rather be busy than bored, it does make the time go by quickly. Another full year of projects, new and returning clients, and the ever-present perk of getting to work with the wonderful people in our surrounding communities.

Happiest of Holidays to You and Yours

With this year nearly done and another one fast approaching, we wanted to take a little time to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. We hope that you are able to take some time off, get some much-needed rest, and have the opportunity to spend time with friends and family.

The list of tasks to be done and new ideas to explore certainly isn’t going anywhere and it will need tended to soon enough. But until then, we wish you a peaceful end of the year. We are looking forward to a little downtime, some good food, and a moment to take in the things in life that really matter the most.

We are thankful for the family, friends, and clients that we get to work with each day and their constant example of hard work and steadfastness we get to experience firsthand. We are grateful for the inspiration and the opportunity to serve so many wonderful men and women and look forward to what 2023 will bring our way.

As always, we are here for any of your buildinggrain systemseed systemroofinggarage door, and painting needs. If you have any questions at all, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Gateway FS Construction Services Raynor Overhead Doors

Project Profile: Massive Pork Farm Overhead Doors

At FS Construction Services we often talk about how overhead doors are an invisible necessity. You only really notice one when it’s not working the way it’s supposed to, and the rest of the time you probably don’t think about it much at all.

Perfect Overhead Doors for Enormous Space

In a similar way, when thinking about a huge building construction project, it can be easy to focus on the structure’s open spans, its column strength or its foundation, but there’s no point in having a building with huge storage capacity if you don’t have equally huge doors that open and close effectively.  As we have been highlighting our pork farm machine storage project, we wanted to take a moment to focus on these unsung heroes of any good building.

This machine storage building features multiple doors to suit its multiple uses. The first set of doors are massive 40’ x 18’ sliding, metal-framed doors that can open to allow large machinery in and out. The second door we installed was a 30’ x 18’ overhead Raynor garage door. This ThermaSeal TM200 insulated steel door is two inches thick and has an R-value of 18.3, making it an excellent choice to keep the building’s interior protected from harsh weather. The door also features a row of 8” x 24” windows and is operated by a 1.5 HP dual trolley Raynor ControlHoist Optima.

This project has truly been one of a kind and it has been a lot fun getting to highlight just how much goes into making a major project like this work. If you are interested in a new building, whether it’s big or small, steel or wood, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Gateway FS Construction Services Raynor MyQ garage door opener app

Did You Shut Your Garage Door?

We’ve all had the feeling before of being twenty minutes from home and suddenly being unable to remember if you remembered to shut the garage door. You run your leaving-the-house routine through your mind again and again to see if you can remember watching the door close, but no matter how hard you try you can’t quite be sure. Raynor MyQ garage door openers can help!

Control Your Garage Door with Raynor MyQ App

We’re sure you can imagine where we’re going next with this thought. Wouldn’t it be great if you could close your garage door from anywhere? Our partners at Raynor Garage Doors have introduced new technology that not only allows you to do that, but it lets you do some other pretty useful things too.

The Raynor MyQ garage door openers are WiFi-enabled openers that can be controlled through the MyQ phone app. So along with closing your door from your phone anywhere in the world, here are some other ways you can utilize these tools.

 

Video Monitoring

If you have the MyQ-enabled Sentinel opener, the included video camera will allow you to see who is coming and going when your garage door is opened or closed. Similar to a doorbell camera, this camera detects motion, even at night, and allows you to view what’s happening in real time, even allowing for real-time communication.

Extra Lighting

Raynor offers LED lights that can be separately mounted anywhere inside your garage and are controlled through the opener. So if need extra visibility, are searching for the source of a strange sound, or simply want the lights on when you know your hands will be full later, you can illuminate your garage with a simple button press.

Amazon In-Garage Deliveries

With this feature you can authorize Amazon to open your garage door for a secure package delivery. When your package is getting close to delivery, you will get a notification asking you to confirm your address. Then your door will open, allowing the delivery to be placed safely inside the garage. After a short time, the door closes with your package secure and dry inside.

Choose Your Closing and Lighting Time

This allows you to have your door automatically close at the time of your choosing any day of the week. Similarly, you can also choose a time for your garage lights to turn on or off.

Guest Use

With this feature you can invite up to three guests to control your MyQ connected doors and lights with their own MyQ app, making it great for guests, family, and friends.

 

If you are in need of a new garage door or garage door opener, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Three Reasons to Use X-Rite Paint Color Matching

Painting is one of those processes that carries a number of thrills with it. One of those thrills is the joy of seeing an entire room or building transformed by a perfectly chosen paint color. Another of those thrills is less positive, and it’s the realization that the color you’ve chose isn’t the color you’d hoped it would be. And then you either have to compromise or stop the project and try again with a different color. And while this may just seem like one of the unavoidable hazards of painting, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

 

Get the Exact Paint Color You Want

 

At FS Construction Services we utilize a tool called X-Rite Color Matching. With X-Rite Color Matching you can make sure that you get the exact color you want every single time, whether you’re painting with an entirely new color or matching an existing color. So let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits of X-Rite Color Matching.

 

Tethered Spectrophotometer

While the tool may sound complex, the idea behind it is simple. This mobile tool allows us to scan any color and generate an exact match. No matter if you are painting inside or outside, matching a new color or an old color, the spectrophotometer will find it and allow us to duplicate it.

Color Harmony

If you have a base color you love but are still undecided on your accent color or colors, the Color Harmony tool will provide optimal compliments to your chosen color.

Home Visualizer

Wish you could see what your room or building would look like in a certain color before you start to paint it? The Home Visualizer tool makes this possible. Send us a photo of the interior or exterior you want to paint and we can digitally paint it for you, giving you a clear idea of the result.

 

If you are interested in our paint services or have questions about color matching, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Project Profile: Strong Columns for Unmatched Space

At FS Construction Services we love an impressive feat of engineering. We work with so many construction materials so often that it’s genuinely exciting when someone comes along with a new and better way of doing something, including strong columns.

Superior Strength Columns Support Massive Space

For the past few months, we have been discussing the pork farm machine storage project we recently completed, which was a massive 81’ x 200’ x 20’ agricultural building. The project included a variety of highlights and features that we have since been breaking down in further detail.

Perhaps one of the most impressive things about this project is just how big the building is. Yet for all of its size, the interior of the structure is one giant, clear span of uninterrupted space. So we thought we would spend some time discussing how those big spans are achieved and how a building of this size can be constructed to last the test of time.

Our partners at Walters Buildings have used their in-house engineering team to create columns of superior strength in every way. These 3-ply columns utilize their Shear Transfer Plate technology which increases the load capacity of each column, essentially making them twice as strong as a solid 6×6 post. These columns were then fastened to the concrete foundation with L brackets, securing them in place along the entire length of the building.

The end result is a huge building that can easily accommodate large machinery while withstanding the wind, rain, and snow. If you are in the market for a new building, even if it’s not an 81’ x 200’ behemoth, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Veterans Day, November 11

This time of year always seems to be a bit of a roller coaster of life speeding up and slowing down. On the one hand, we move quickly from one major holiday to the next with very little time in between while at the same time we often have more moments to slow down, take some days off, and spend time with family and friends. There is a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this time of year, but in the rush of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, the value of a day like Veterans Day can go overlooked. Which is we always want to take a little time to acknowledge this important day and encourage you to do so as well.

Grateful this Veterans Day

So we here at FS Construction Services want to extend a thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country. We hope you will take some time this November 11 to express your appreciation, say thank you, or remember that many of the day-to-day joys we take for granted have been fought and bled for.

And to our friends, neighbors, and clients who have served, we say “Thank You” for your example of sacrifice, courage, and dedication to a greater cause. We appreciate your service and wish you a restful day.

As always, FS Construction Services is here for your buildinggarage doorgrain systemseed systemroofing, and other needs. Our group of experts and specialists are always happy to answer your questions, give you advice, or help you in any way. Please feel free to reach out to Gateway FS Construction Services. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

FS Construction Services steel building winter maintenance tips

Six Tips to Winter-Proof your Steel Building

Like it or not, we are quickly approaching cold months ahead. But here at FS Construction Services, we are all about the long game. So we always advocate a little more effort here to save you a lot of trouble down the road. One way to do this is to perform some basic maintenance on your steel buildings before winter settles in. So here are six tips to protect your steel building from winter damage.

Pre-Winter Steel Building Maintenance Tips

Timing Matters

While we get that no one wants to take time out of their day to inspect their building for things that could go wrong, we certainly know that no one wants to inspect their building in the winter for things that have gone wrong. So perform your maintenance now, while you’ve got more light in the day and don’t need a heavy coat.

Check for Overgrowth

Check for trees, branches, or bushes that may hang over or grow up against your building. When the winter winds blow, you don’t want anything of these scratching your walls or your roof. Also trim any branches that could accumulate snow and break off onto your building.

Clear Debris

Check your building’s roof and remove leaves, sticks, dirt, or any other kind of debris. These materials can hold water and eventually cause problems if they’re sitting on your roof for too long. Additionally, these sorts of things tend to gather or get to stuck around screwheads and can cause corrosion.

Give it a Scrub

Mix a household cleaner with some water and give your building a gentle clean. Rinse any remaining cleaner off when you’re done.

Seal Check

When you’re inspecting your building for cracks or corrosion, be sure to check seals around vents, windows, skylights, and doors. Also check the flashing around chimneys and pipes.

 

A little goes a long way, so be sure to keep up on your building maintenance and save yourself the future headaches. If you are looking for a new steel building, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.