Steel buildings offer unparalleled versatility in terms of design as well as in terms of intended usage – whether the building will be used as a residential building, as an industrial, commercial or health facility, customized metal buildings come with extraordinary benefits offered by no other type of construction – here are some of the most important features that make steel buildings so popular these days.
Perhaps the biggest perk of using steel for customized construction. Steel is not only among the strongest construction materials available today, but also one of the most affordable ones. The savings come from the convenient price of steel as well as from the shortened construction process – steel buildings are prefabricated at the manufacturer’s facility, assembled in the factory for testing, then they are dismantled and transported to the buyer’s property and assembled again. The preliminary testing assembly makes sure that all the components of the building fit into place perfectly, therefore the final assembly is quick and can be completed based on the instructions provided by the manufacturer, without having to use special tools or special know-how. The buyer will have to make sure a suitable foundation is built for the steel construction, but even so, the entire construction process can be completed in a few weeks, even in the case of large buildings.
Steel buildings can be used in any industry, for any application – here are some of the most common areas:
- Retail outlets;
- Community centers, churches, arenas;
- Garages, auto repair shops and hangars;
- Production and storage facilities;
- Silos and barns;
- Any type of outbuilding.
Endless Customization and Design Options
When they were first introduced, steel buildings used to look like large, square boxes. This is no longer the case – modern manufacturing technologies can accommodate any design, classic or contemporary, simple or elaborate alike. With modern siding and finishing options available, steel buildings can be made to resemble brick-and-mortar construction, they can be painted in any color and textured coating varieties are also available for an even more sophisticated appearance.
Steel buildings also offer the designer freedom when it comes to choosing the openings and the accessories for the construction – any type of window, skylight, door can be used.
Strength and Durability
Steel buildings are also appreciated for their resistance to the elements and for their long lifespan. Steel is resistant to any kind of pest attacks, such as termites or other rodents and they are also able to withstand any weather, even the strongest seismic movements, the highest winds associated with storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, heavy rain and snow. Metal being a non-combusting material, steel buildings offer enhanced protection against fire.
Steel buildings require very little maintenance – the materials used are rust-proof and corrosion-resistant, so all that building owners are required to do maintenance-wise is a detailed, yearly inspection of the components, including the roof and some painting or minor repairs if necessary. Most steel buildings come with warranties of over 30-50 years, so with these modern building solutions, the owners can be sure that their steel buildings will be among their most durable and most attractive assets.