High BluffPO Box 23
High Bluff, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 243-2211
Toll Free: 1 888 222-5421
Fax: (204) 243-2255
...to watch over, to guard, to protect
What are Sentinel buildings made of?
Our buildings are all steel construction. The weight of steel for the main structural members is carefully calculated by our engineers, considering the loads (such as wind and snow) the building may have. The standard gauge of sheeting is 26 gauge, however the panel configuration has a great deal to do with its strength.
Are the buildings painted?
Yes, the walls and trim are painted with a long-lasting factory-applied paint. Attractive color combinations are available on all our buildings. Our standard roof sheets are Galvalume, which has a shiny aluminum appearance. (Because a Galvalume roof reflects the sky, the roof appears white when viewed from the ground on our standard 1:12 and 2:12 sloped roofs.) A painted roof is an extra cost option on our buildings.
Does the building trim have a hemmed edge?
Yes, we take the extra time and expense to roll the edge of trim pieces. This gives it a neat, straight finish that has several benefits. First, the trim is safer to install because there are no raw edges. Second, the hemmed edge gives the trim added strength. Third, the raw edge of the trim is not exposed to the elements, eliminating rust and corrosion. Last, the hemmed trim looks great and would make any owner proud of their new Sentinel building.
Are the buildings insulated?
We offer several types and weights of insulation specifically designed for steel buildings. Specific information on our insulation is included in our brochure, and insulation will be itemized on your building quote.
Are the corrugations in the sheeting sealed?
Fitted foam closures are standard at the eave and at the base on all Sentinel buildings. These tough closures help prevent dust, snow, insects, rodents and birds from entering your building.
How long does it take to get a building?
Because we engineer and produce every building for each customer’s specific needs, our delivery time is generally about 4-5 weeks from the time we receive your order. However, this varies from season to season, and may be as short as 3 weeks or as long as 12 weeks for complex projects. Our building consultant can give you a better idea after reviewing your project.
What about building codes and loads?
Every Sentinel building is engineered for a specific building code and specific wind and snow loads. If your local building department requires a specific code and loading, we will design your building to meet their requirements and provide drawings stamped and certified by a registered engineer. Some buildings do not require stamped, certified drawings in which case Sentinel will engineer your building using roof and wind loads from historical data compiled for your county.
Who will erect my building?
In many parts of the country, we have dealers, contractors and erectors who will erect your building. They are familiar with our erection drawings and our product, which helps assure a quality, finished building to meet your needs.
What type of foundation is needed for a pre-engineered steel building?
A steel building will last a long, long time. However, it relies on a solid foundation to carry the loads from wind and snow. In some cases a foundation engineer will need to provide you with certified foundation plans for your project. Sentinel Buildings does not provide these certified foundation plans because the type and quality of soil along with water table considerations need to be addressed by each builder locally to ensure a proper foundation. For rural, non-certified applications there are general guidelines for a solid foundation that can be applied to most building situations.
Is there a Sentinel building near me that I can go look at?
Sentinel Buildings delivers buildings all over the country, and there may be one near you. In consideration of our customers, we do not publish a list of these buildings. However, you may call one of our Building Consultants who will check to see if there’s a building in your area and provide the phone number of the owner. Many of our clients will gladly show off their Sentinel building when you call!
Can I choose a paint color for my building?
Yes. You can choose from twenty wall colors and twenty trim colors backed by a 25-year warranty.
Can I put doors and windows on my steel building?
Yes. Our steel buildings can be customized to incorporate doors, windows, ceiling lights, and more. Your sales consultant will gladly help you design and customize the right building for you.
I would like to become a Sentinel builder in my area. How do I sign up?
Sentinel is very proud of our dealer network and is always interested in providing opportunity for qualified builders to become Sentinel Dealers. Complete our dealer signup form. We’d love to discuss the opportunity to become a Sentinel Dealer with you.