• Joe Street - Street Toyota

    I'm pleased to write a recommendation. In the summer of 2001 we contracted PSB to add five new service bays to our service department. We are very please with the results and with the length of time it took to do the project. We would definitely recommend them and will be considering them again for any future projects.

  • John Reid - Stanfield Printing Co.

    The price was the lowest I received, probably because PSB listened to what I wanted more than other companies. When something wasn't what I expected (and I'm picky), all I did was mention it and it was fixed to my expectation. When we need another building our first call will be PSB. When we overpaid for the project, the gladly wrote us a check of reimbursement.

  • Darryl Baldwin - Panhandle Tire

    I'm happy to recommend Panhandle Steel Buildings, Inc. I employed Panhandle Steel Buildings, Inc. to build a new building for my company. I found them to be courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable. The work was done professionally, promptley and at a reasonable price. I wouldn't hesitate to use PSB again.

  • Franklin McCasland - Mountain Road Truck Wash

    They erected our 75' X 100' building in 2001 and we are very pleased with the professional job that PSB has done on our building. I would definately recommend PSB to anyone wanting a great looking building. They care about the job that they are doing for you! The follow and service after the job was complete was excellent.

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Why Steel Is The Choice For The Texas Panhandle

 

We all know that weather in the Texas Panhandle usually borders on the extreme. With the drought, wind, extreme cold of winter, extreme heat of summer, and occasional tornadoes, buildings here must be able to stand up to whatever is thrown at them. A building must be ready for anything. Buildings made of steel, as opposed to other building materials like concrete, wood, and brick, will outlast the Texas weather conditions for many years. Here’s how steel stands against several of our extreme conditions.

Wind

Amarillo, TX was actually named the windiest city in the United States. Over time, constant high wind like we have here in West Texas can cause buildings to shift, bend, and buckle. This is not the case with steel. Steel will not bend in the wind. It also has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material.

 

Extreme Cold & Snow

Heavy snow loads can cause weak buildings to bend and roofs to collapse. However, steel is extremely strong. It also requires very little to no winter maintenance unlike a building material like wood, which will chip and rot from heavy snowfall causing a building owner to perform constant repairs and maintenance. Even brick does not hold up as well as steel in the winter. High moisture causes brick to lose some of its mortar and its strength. It must be cleaned and repainted to remain strong.

Steel outlasts the extreme, bitter cold that often comes with a Panhandle winter. While steel is not a good insulator by itself, it is a good conductor. This means that it will move the cold temperatures to the outside of the structure while the rooms inside stay warm. To get the most bang for your buck in a steel structure, use a steel heating system which will create maximum efficiency and it will reduce snow loads.

 

Extreme Heat & Drought

In hot, humid climates condensation is a major concern for steels buildings, as the added moisture can cause corrosion. Wetness and humidity is not a problem in West Texas but steel buildings still need to be properly insulated to increase heating and cooling efficiency and protect what’s inside the building.

Also, steel buildings will hold up better than any other building material in the event of a Texas drought-caused fire. Steel’s fire properties have been researched more than any other building material which means that engineers have found the best ways to make steel more resistant in fire. No fire has ever caused a steel-framed high rise building to collapse. Unlike wood, steel is non-combustible. The fire resistance of concrete has not been extensively studied.

In Amarillo, TX, we get the highest high temperatures, the lowest low temperatures, and everything in between. Make sure your building is up to the task.