Powerbilt Vs Competition

Compare our Standard Features Powerbilt Buildings

Our Competition

  • 40 Year AZ55 Galvalume® Coating Warranty
  • Full Colored Arches Available
  • Full Colored Ends Available
  • 24 Hour Customer Service
  • Low Cost Community Freight
  • 7″ Deep Panel with Alternating Overlaps
  • Flat Overlap on Panel Sides
  • Squared Overlaps on Panel Sides
  • Available in 14′ to 90′ Widths
  • Bolted Every 6″ at Laps
  • Pre-Assembled Washers on Bolts
  • Roll Formed Cross-Corrugation (More Rigid)
  • Engineered for High Snow Loads without Factory Ends
  • Extensive Updated Easy to follow Construction Manual
  • 100% U.S. Made Materials
  • Design Tested and Engineered Stamped
  • Drawings available for all 50 states
  • Heavy Duty 80,000 ksi yield steel
  • All Pre-drilled Holes
  • Standard Concrete Drawings
  • Standard Flashings for Custom Ends
  • Factory to Customer Lifetime* Warranty
  • Energy Star Compliant Program for Galva
  • Galvanized Steel with NO Warranty
  • Voice Mail/Answering Service
  • Full Freight Costs
  • In-line Overlaps (Reduces Strength)
  • Corrugated Overlaps at Panel Ends
  • Rounded Overlaps on Panel Sides
  • Restricted to 40′, 50′ or 60′ Widths
  • Bolted Every 9 1/2″ at Laps
  • No Washers on Bolts
  • Stretch-Formed Corrugation (Reduces Gauge)
  • Requires Factory Ends for Snow Loads
  • Outdated Construction Manual
  • Imported Materials
  • Non-Tested
  • 22 gauge 36ksi Steel
  • Pilot Holes (Requires Labor-Intensive Drilling)
  • Concrete Drawings Requires Additional Charge
  • Flashi
  • ngs for Ends Requires Additional Charge
  • Limited Warranty

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Powerbilt Overlap

Competition’s Panel Overlap

  • Last 9″ of panel is smooth
  • Fits snug together -saves 30-40% on erection
  • No struggle with assembly
  • No caulking required for waterproofing
  • Last 9″ of 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


Powerbilt’s Panel Crimping

Competition’s Panel Crimping

  • Crimps are together and smaller in depth
  • No buckling problems
  • 25% increase in strength
  • All arches are predrilled
  • Crimps are farther apart and larger in depth
  • Buckling problems
  • Panels are weaker
  • Some offer pilot holes.

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Powerbilt’s Hardware

Competition’s Hardware

  • High grade, long life fastener available
  • More durable with industrial grade low density polyethylene recessed washer
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Colored fasteners available with colored arches and endwalls
  • All models arch connections are double overlapped
  • Minimum grading
  • Less tolerance variation
  • AZ55 direct warranty from steel mill
  • High resistance against corrosion
  • 40 year warranty
  • Studies show panel life is 40+ years
  • Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150mph. Florida approval number FL-5897
  • Full colored arches available
  • Colored endwalls and trim available
  • We are the leading metal building manufacturer
  • Grade 2 bolts – 200 hr fastener
  • Less durable
  • Low strength
  • Not corrosion resistant
  • Single lap on some models
  • Nominal grading
  • Greater tolerance variation
  • AZ50 NO direct warranty from steel mill 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
  • Some use galvanized zinc coating – no warranty
  • 20 year warranty
  • low resistance to corrosion
  • No Florida testing approval
  • No colored arches available
  • No colored endwall or trim

Powerbilt Steel Buildings Color Chart:

Colors For our Quonset Hut Arch Metal Buildings

All Buildings can be custom painted after erection, or you can order your building to be pre-painted with the colors options below.  Other colors maybe special ordered based on availability.  For more color options please contact our building designers at 1-800-547-8335

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Galvalume (Standard)


Fern Green

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Pearl Gray

Polar White


Galvalume is an aluminum-zinc coated steel that provides extra corrosion protection for our arch commercial steel buildings. The cost of Galvalume is about the same as that of galvanized steel.

Galvalume offers the best qualities of aluminum-coated (aluminized). and zinc-coated (galvanized) steels. It has barrier corrosion resistance and heat resistance similar toaluminized and good bare edge galvanic protection and forming qualities like galvanized. So, Galvalume on your commercial steel buildings and or arch building will resist rust, the elements and fire while providing a sturdy and protective covering for your commercial steel buildings and or steel arch building.Commercial Steel Buildings


Currently, uses for Galvalume include car mufflers, standing seam roofing, tubing for fences, greenhouses, steel arch buildings and much more.Galvalume offers excellent cost-effectiveness, which we pass on to our customers.


Our steel buildings are coated with Galvalume, by virtue of its combined protection of aluminum and zinc, has at least twice the service life, in most atmospheric environments, of conventional galvanized steel with the same coating thickness.

In a series of exposure tests performed over a 13-year period by Bethlehem Steel, Galvalume steel was found to outlast galvanized by:

Four times in exposure tests in a severe marine environment.

Twice as long in a less severe marine location.

Six times longer in industrial environments.

Three times longer in rural situations.


Galvalume steel resists intermediate and high temperatures far more effectively than galvanized steel.

Specifically, Galvalume steel shows no discoloration up to 315°C (600°F) during continuous or intermittent exposure over a prolonged period. Above this temperature, some discoloration does occur and roughening of the surface is possible. Neither this discoloration nor roughening, however, reduces Galvalume’s resistance to rust. Galvalume maintains its rust-resistance up to 675°C (1,250°F). Additionally, Galvalume has an excellent heat reflectivity, up to operating temperatures of about 315°C (600°F). This heat reflectivity makes a steel arch building cooler inside on hot, sunny days.

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