Many aspects of our lives are improving rapidly. Technology is advancing at such a rate, it is easy to forget how much easier our lives are now compared to the 1980’s. It is no different when it comes to buildings.
Steel/metal buildings are one advanced form of building. Steel buildings are stronger, more durable and require less maintenance than brick or wood buildings. Steel buildings have a lifespan longer than almost any other building type.
So what are the benefits of and advantages of steel buildings?
1. Stronger and more durable
Steel buildings are far stronger than brick or even wood buildings. Imagine what would happen if someone hit a steel building with a car or motorcycle. A strong 12-gauge steel is the best barrier between your car and falling debris.
2. Less maintenance and warranty
Steel buildings last much longer than wood or brick and do not require massive maintenance to keep them safe. Compare this to a house in the suburbs where mortgage repayments are around $52,000 per year. Steel building are becoming popular in fire regions and areas with bad and inclement weather.
3. Various designs and roof styles
Steel buildings come in a variety of designs. They can be achieved with flat or pitched roofs. They can be designed with roll-up garage doors or walk-in doors. You can change the colors to match your house or business. Once you install the base frame, you can customize it for years to come or add new sections.
4. Looks good to the eye
A well designed steel building can look classic or modern depending what you want.
Designing your steel building is important to get a great look and that comes with placing of the components and the color scheme. Galvanized steel is a great option if you want the rustic-look downtown look.
5. Reduced cost
Having your steel building constructed is more cost effective than building a carport cover in brick or wood. A steel framed building is easier to construct than brick or wood and usually takes 1-2 days to complete you average size steel structure.
The frame of your steel building will be there for a long time. Concrete walls in brick and wood structures decay over time and eventually rot away leaving your metal carport or metal garage unsafe. If you have heavy snowfall, a vertical style roof with the proper reinforcements can carry that permitted snow load.
To summarize, if you are looking to expand your facility, construct a new building or need
to repair an existing building, then steel buildings are a great option and should be
considered for your long term plans.