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What are some benefits of owning a steel building?

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Courtesy photo, Allied Buildings

Steel buildings are becoming more and more popular over the past several years. The steel building market in a means-ends analysis is expected to grow by $1.39 billion in a report by Technavio. As worldwide stay-at-home orders are still active, industries in all sectors are buckling, including the steel building market. Despite this fact, the market should grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 6 percent. A lot of these driving numbers come from the increasing demand for steel buildings over traditional buildings. From a bird’s eye view, the advantages of pre-engineered buildings are competitive to those of traditional buildings.

Durability

Steel is durable and lightweight as it can be 50 percent lighter than wood constructions. They are resistant to water damage, natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes. Pre-engineered steel buildings are built to endure peak wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour and snow loads up to 120 pounds per square foot. They can withstand any climate and harsh weather. They can also protect from pests like termites.

These metal buildings are typically secured with rust-resistant bolts. This is to ensure the bolts will not experience expansion or contraction when moisture levels reach a certain point. In addition, steel buildings are fire-resistant due to the nature of the materials they comprise from. These buildings are much more durable than their wood counterparts, making them the perfect option for plenty of uses.

Safe For The Environment

Many people around the globe are becoming more concerned about their carbon footprint and how they are impacting the environment. Steel buildings are an environmentally conscious option as opposed to common wood constructions. They commonly hold the nickname “green buildings”. There are a few reasons for that.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are made of top-notch steel that is recyclable and reusable. A steel building can be made entirely of recycled steel. This cuts back on the number of resources used to construct a building, as opposed to a typical wood construction which may use as many as 50 trees on one element of construction. At the end of a building’s useful lifecycle, the framing can be recycled and used again.

As opposed to traditional wooden structures, there is no need for harmful chemical treatments to prevent rotting. Steel buildings are less toxic because of this benefit.

Easy Installation

Since these buildings are pre-engineered, they can be taken apart and relocated to new locations. Its main parts are put together in a factory, like Armstrong Steel, delivered on location and assembled. 

If you are into the do-it-yourself route, most buildings come with anchor bolt patterns, a step-by-step erection guide and detailed instructions making putting it together a breeze. In comparison, traditional buildings which may take several months to finish. If the thought of you putting it together yourself is giving you hives, you may still have the option to hire a steel building construction service that will put it together for you.

Cost-Efficient

Since they are so easy to install, pre-engineered steel buildings rarely result in assembly delay. These buildings only require welding and finishing or prefabricated parts, reducing overall construction cost up to 40 percent. There will not be a need to incur any additional costs. These buildings are very durable so no need to worry about frequent maintenance costs over time. They are way easier to maintain their traditional wood or brick structures.

Not only will you be saving money in the front end with construction costs, but you can also save money in the back end and indirectly. If insulated correctly, you could save money on heating and cooling costs. You can also save more money on insurance. The cost of insurance could be lower because of the durability of these buildings.

Easily Customizable

There are many options to choose from when it comes to architectural possibilities. You can make the building look however you wish with all the pre-engineered buildings at your disposal to mix and match. The buildings are typically modular, so they are really easy and cost-efficient to expand. Disassemble one end wall and the addition of clear span sections. These buildings are very flexible to suit whatever your needs may be.

You will have peace of mind knowing that pre-engineered steel buildings are safe for the environment, durable, cost-efficient, and able to be tailor-made for your needs. It is easy to see why demands for steel buildings are on the way up.

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