American Steel Span™ vs. The Competition

American Steel Span's Panel Overlap

  • Last 9" of panel is smooth - flat, no crimps
  • Fits snug together
  • Saves 30-40% on erection time
  • No struggle with assembly
  • No caulking required for waterproofing

Competition's Panel Overlap

  • Entire panel is crimped
  • Does not fit snug 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

American Steel Span's Panel Crimping

  • Crimps are closer together and smaller in depth
  • No buckling problems
  • 25% increase in strength

Competition's Panel Crimping

  • Crimps are farther apart and larger in depth
  • Buckling problems
  • Panels are weaker

American Steel Span's Hardware

  • 1000 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

Competition's Hardware

  • Some use zinc fasteners - no JS Clear Coat, not spray tested
  • Less durable
  • Low strength
  • Not corrosion resistant

American Steel Span'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
  • High resistance against corrosion
  • 40-year limited rust-through perforation warranty
  • Studies show panel life is 40+ years
  • Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150 mph. Florida approval number FL-5897

Competition's Arch Specification

  • 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
  • Only a 20 year warranty
  • Some use galvanized zinc coating – no warranty
  • Low resistance against corrosion
  • No Florida testing approval

American Steel Span's Arch Material

  • 40-Year limited Galvalume® 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

Competition's Arch Material

  • 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

American Steel Span's Endwall Panel

  • AZ55 - 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
  • 3 1/2" corrugation depth
  • 40-year limited rust-through perforation warranty
  • 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

Competition's Endwall Panel

  • AZ50 - 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
  • Only a 20 year warranty
  • No Florida testing
  • Low resistance against corrosion

American Steel Span's Color Options

  • Endwalls, Arches and Trim
  • 40-Year limited warranty on paint.
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified Akzo Nobel CERAM-A-STAR® Paint.
  • Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150 mph. Florida approval number FL-3895
  • Arch panels and trim are offered in color
  • Come with colored bolts

Competition's Panel Color Options

  • Endwalls
  • No color endwalls
  • No Florida testing approval
  • Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
  • Arch panels and trim are not offered in color

American Steel Span 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

Competition Panel Manufacturing

  • 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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