Blog · November 8, 2017

6 Benefits of Constructing a Steel Structure

Over time, steel buildings have become popular not only for commercial structures but also for residential homes. Steel garages provide distinctive benefits over traditional structures. Here are six advantages of steel buildings.

1. Shorter Construction Time

It takes you less time to set up a steel structure than other types of buildings. Components of the pre-engineered metal building systems are easy to assemble. Large buildings that would take years to construct can be up in months. In fact, it can take less than three months to complete a 10,000 square fit commercial structure.

2. Ease of Expansion

Steel building systems components are dynamic. That means they can be modified before, during, and after completion of a building. You can expand steel building systems by erecting new framework, adding roof panels, or removing the sidewalls. A steel garage expands at the same rate as your structural requirements.

3. Sustainability

The energy consumed during the construction and maintenance of buildings constitutes a significant portion of the eco-footprint. By constructing a steel garage, you can be guaranteed that you are making an eco-friendly decision.

4. Durability

Steel is one of the most durable building materials available today. It can withstand extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, high winds, and even snowstorms. Interestingly, steel is not susceptible to fire, cracks, rotting, and creeping. You can now cover your prefab garage against fire and vandalism. In fact, some of the most reputable steel fabricators offer up to a 25-year warranty on their building materials. That provides you an immediate security on your investment. Furthermore, there are now options for treating your metal building systems with a special coating to protect their surfaces and paint from rust. A reputable manufacturer will warranty their coatings and paint for decades. More information can be found if you visit the Future Buildings website.

5. Lower Cost of Construction

The cost of assembling steel building material is significantly lower because they are engineered to fit together easily through automation. Again, the skill level required to assemble metal building systems components is significantly lower compared to traditional construction materials. Steel buildings may reduce your construction cost by 60%.

6. Attractiveness

Steel construction technology has grown exponentially since steel “Quonset Huts” came to the market over half a century ago. You can now finish a steel building with the same exterior coverings that would be used for any other building material. Nowadays, you can add any exterior coverings that allow your prefab garage to match seamlessly with its surroundings. You can now use roofing panels with a beautiful color or traditional finishes to decorate your steel building.

Steel buildings are incredibly energy efficient and easy to maintain. Steel roof panels are air-tight and comfortable, decreasing solar heat gain. That further decreases energy consumption.