Why Buy a Steel Building?
Features & Benefits of Modern Metal Buildings
Whether it’s saving on the total price, knowing you have a safe and sturdy structure or taking pride in choosing an energy efficient route, there are many benefits to buying a pre-engineered steel building.
Pre-engineered steel buildings are exactly that: Pre-engineered! That means your building will arrive on site ready to be assembled. A pre-engineered building DIY project can be completed in 2-30 days, compared to 1-6 months of construction time on a structure requiring traditional construction.
Metal building systems components have been specially engineered to fit together easily, and because the components are cut and prepped in-plant, using automation, cost of assembly is significantly reduced. When metal building systems components arrive at the construction site, the skill level required for their assembly is substantially lower. Your construction costs may be reduced by 60%.
Up to 5000 square feet, pre-engineered steel buildings can come in DIY kits, negating the need for laborers and saving you up to 50% on total costs.
Thanks to the design and drafting technology in factories, building components are built accurately the first time around. The accurate designs enable contractors to make exact project estimates and help to eliminate unexpected costs, such as excessive or unforeseen materials needed for construction.
Additionally, the precise engineering will ensure doors and windows close tightly, reducing cold or warm air escaping. High-performance paint finishing reflects up to 70% of the sun’s rays, helping to keep HVAC costs down.
Due to the inherent fire resistant properties in metal buildings compared to traditional wooden structures, insurance premiums can be up to 40% less than wooden buildings.
Prefabricated steel buildings are made to last with rust-resistant and high-performance paint finishes resulting in 30-40 year warranties against chipping, cracking, blistering and peeling. Unlike wooden structures, they won’t rot, warp or require another paint job.
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The strength of steel buildings, made with solid steel components, ensures your structure will stand up to the harshest weather. Designed to withstand peak wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour and snow loads up to 120 pounds per square foot, pre-engineered structures are ideal in any climate, from Florida to Alaska.
Metal buildings, secured with rust-resistant bolts, won’t expand or contract with moisture levels.
Beyond saving on insurance costs, the inherent fire resistant properties in steel buildings provide an added layer of safety and peace of mind, knowing the chances of an indoor or outdoor fire are extremely low.
In the chance of a fire, a steel building can contain flames and prevent them from spreading to other buildings, due to their inherent flame retardant properties.
Metal buildings are 100% recyclable and are considered to be ‘green buildings’ as they have a lower negative environmental impact (energy use, raw materials and created waste) than other methods of construction.
“A typical 2,000-square-foot home requires about 40 to 50 trees, about an acre’s worth. With steel, only the equivalent of about six scrapped automobiles is needed.” - The Steel Recycling Institute
Prefabricated buildings are manufactured and constructed with less waste material than traditional buildings -- typically 2% for steel compared to 20% for lumber. Without the need for on-site cutting, drilling or preparation, material waste is virtually non-existent.
They are made to last and because of that, they don’t require the harmful chemical treatments that wooden structures do to prevent rotting. No chemicals benefit both the environment and the livestock you might house in a pre-engineered steel structure, such as kennels and horse or dairy barns.
Due to their modular nature, metal buildings can be expanded quickly and cost-effectively by simply dissembling one end wall and adding clear span sections.
Any prefabricated building up to 10,000 square feet can be dismantled, relocated or sold easily.
With a variety of roofing and wall panel options available, architects have unlimited possibilities available to make your pre-engineered building look exactly the way you want.