Thursday, July 27, 2017

How a Steel Home Can Be a Great Choice For Your Family

If you have a family then you’ll want to make sure that they’re raised in the right environment. You’ll need to know that they’re happy, healthy and insulated from the dangers of the outside world. If you’re in the fortunate position of building your own home then you have complete control over your ability to do this right down to the materials you build with. You can build a perfect home that’s specifically matched to the needs of your family.

While self building is often considered the preserve of the very wealthy, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that a huge amount of ordinary Americans self build. If the idea of building a home that’s just for your family then you may be interested to know the numerous safety, environmental, ethical, and (of course) financial benefits of building with steel.

Steel is great for keeping your family safe

Ever wonder why Superman is referred to as the Man of Steel? Steel is extremely resilient and can handle extremes of heat, cold, and weather conditions. It’s durability means that it is designed to survive for decades without maintenance unlike wood, stone or brick. The high grade steel that is used in construction is proven to have these qualities that will keep your family safe and secure:

  • Steel buildings can easily withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour, making it perfect defense from storms, gales and tornadoes.
  • Steel cannot be inhabited by pests such as termites, rats or squirrels.
  • Steel is water resistant so it cannot be compromised by damage from rain, floods, mildew and mold.
  • Steel buildings can remain standing through earthquakes.
  • Steel shells and cladding are naturally flame retardant.

Steel is cost effective

Because steel homes are quick and easy to build, this saves on expensive labor costs. Steel building projects can be erected by low-skilled laborers in a fraction of the time it takes to build a home from wood or brick. Steel frame building costs per square foot can vary depending on fluctuations in steel prices, but on average a steel home costs around $50-$65 per square foot. around 30% cheaper than homes made with most other materials.

  • Steel construction products are treated extremely durable paints and coatings with a service life of decades (in most cases at least 40 years).
  • Steel requires no ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Steel buildings naturally conduct heat so will save on your heating and cooling costs.
  • Steel buildings may be subject to tax benefits.
  • As steel buildings are immune to many extreme weather effects they tend to be cheaper to insure.


Steel is environmentally friendly

Steel can be multicycled. This means that it can be melted down and reused over and over again without any detrimental effect whatsoever on its strength or durability. When steel made buildings are demolished, their components can be reused or melted down to create brand new components. In fact, 50% of new steel production all over the world is made from recycled steel. This makes for enormous savings on environmentally harmful mining. Building a steel home is a wonderful way to save money while doing your bit to make sure that your children grow up in a healthier planet.





Retirement Car

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It's been seven years since my husband  have retired from the military.  He misses it once in a while especially the traveling that comes with it.  It's funny  because during his last couple of  years that he was in, he couldn't wait to get out.  For me, I am glad that he is out because it is hard moving  from place to another especially with small children.  Luckily, he got out  at a perfect timing when our kids  had to start  school.  He spent 20 years of his life in the Navy and  all of his tours were overseas that's why he misses  the travels.  One of his  retirement wishes was to have a sports car.  His dream did not happen right away until this year.  He finally got the car that he wanted, we bought a Saturn Sky convertible car.

Finding the car  is not easy, he did a lot of searching and browsing online. One of the many websites that helped him find   his dream car is  https://www.cars.com/.  Finding it online is a lot easier than physically  seeing  the car.  We had to go to two opposite direction  to  get it.  First, we drove 50 miles to Ohio to see the first one but before we even reaches the place, the salesman called  us and said that  the car got sold.  My husband was disappointed and I was upset because we  drove there for almost an hour and to be told it was gone just ten minutes before we get there was kind of shady.  They should have advised us before we even left our place.  But you live and learned.  It wasn't a good business  deal on their part but I told my husband that  things happen for a reason and that maybe it wasn't meant to be and it wasn't because we found a better deal somewhere else.

The second place that we went to was a sure hit but before we went there, my husband told the salesman what happened to us previously so he hold the  car for us.  He did not allow anyone to look at it till we get there.  It took us  over two hours to drive  102 miles but it was worth the drive since  it was exactly the car that hubby and I  both like, color price, and their customer service was great.  We should have read the reviews from Cars.com  before going to the first place we went to but we learned our lesson so we applied what we learned on our  second trip.

Both hubby and  our son loves car, they can talk about car all day long.  Sometimes my daughter and I get tired of hearing them talk  about the same subject over and over again lol.  They  both love  riding in it.  I am glad that my husband finally  got his retirement car, he definitely deserve it.

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She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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