Four Reasons To Use Steel Buildings

Posted on: 28 December 2016

Are you getting ready to begin plans for a new building on your commercial or agricultural property? Perhaps you need a storage space for farm equipment and machinery or additional warehouse space for your production business. Whatever your needs, consider steel construction over more traditional building materials. Following are just five of the many advantages to choosing a steel building. 

Steel Buildings Are Durable 

Steel lasts a long time, meaning that you won't need to replace your buildings nearly as often as you would if they were built from other materials. Not only will you save money on replacement costs, but you won't have to interrupt the workflow at your place of business while new buildings are being constructed. Unlike wood, steel doesn't rot, its surface doesn't provide a ripe breeding ground for mold and mildew colonies, and ants and termites pose no threat. Steel buildings are far less likely to be destroyed by fire or blown to bits by windstorms as their counterparts made of wood. You can even opt for electronically coated steel to help preserve the surface if you live in a coastal region that has corrosive salts in air. The longer lifespan and overall greater safety factor of steel buildings may also result in decreased insurance premiums. 

Steel Buildings Are Eco-Friendly

Steel is 100-percent recyclable -- its magnetic properties make it easy to separate it out from other materials in the waste stream, and because its very difficult to destruct, it can be used over and over again an infinite number of times because, unlike other building materials, the structural properties of steel don't rode over time. Steel is recycled more than any other substance on the planet. 

The steel industry has also worked hard n recent years to drastically lower the amount of carbon dioxide emissions it produces -- the current count is slightly over half of what it was during the 1960s. Steel also meets the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, resulting in less industrial waste and emissions of greenhouse gases, increased water conservation, an a healthier environment for building occupants. 

Steel Buildings May Save You Money 

Modern steel buildings are made from pre-fabricated parts, meaning that final labor costs will be vastly reduced because fewer laborers will be necessary to put the building together. It'll also save significant time -- you won't be putting important projects on hold while your building is being constructed. Because steel is nonporous, energy loss levels will be lower than with other materials, meaning that you'll save substantial amounts of money on getting and cooling costs. If you live in a region that enjoys warm to hot summers, you can further reduce seasonal cooling costs by selecting pre-painted metal roofing designed to reflect solar heat rather than absorbing it, therefore resulting in cooler building interiors. Conversely, if you live in a northern climate where retaining available heat is more of a priority, you can choose roofing in dark colors that will drawn in and retain as much heat as possible. 

Steel Buildings Can Be Customized to Meet Your Needs and Preferences

Because steel building manufacturers realize that customers may have very specific needs, many partner with designers to help customers craft the space that best suits them. Steel buildings can be customized with the right doors, windows, and other accessories, so don't hesitate to ask your customer service representative if customization services are available -- some fabricators will accept designed produced by customers or freelance designers whom they've hired. Bear in mind that all designs must meet basic engineering standards, and, in most cases, local coding requirements. 

Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience if you would like to learn more about the advantages of choosing a steel building over other construction options. For more information, contact a business such as Commercial Industries Company Inc.