The Top 5 Reasons To Use A Metal Building Kit For Your Warehouse
If you're in the market for a cost-effective, durable, energy-efficient structure for your new warehouse, a metal building kit is just what you need.
Metal buildings are strong and built to last.
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Do you need a warehouse tall enough for storage racks? Wide enough to use forklifts? You can design it with a metal building kit.
Metal warehouses can be used over a variety of industries, including residential, business, farm, storage, and workshops.
In the article below, we will go over 5 reasons you should use a metal building kit for your warehouse.
Table of Contents
- Cost-Effectiveness Of Steel Building Kits
- Metal Buildings Are Durable
- Easy Customization For Pre-engineered Metal Buildings
- Clear Span Steel Structures
- Energy-Efficient Steel Warehouses
1. Cost-Effectiveness Of STeel Building Kits
The number one reason you should start a metal building project for your warehouse is cost-effectiveness.
Cost is a significant factor for everyone, and steel buildings not only save you money upfront, but they save you on operational costs as well.
Steel warehouses can be built at a reasonable price, and they come with warranties, something that a wooden building likely wouldn't have.
Metal buildings are also economical because steel building panels are easy to handle, and you can erect the building with comparatively less labor and time.
You’ll get into your warehouse much quicker with less labor and construction cost.
Steel buildings also require very little maintenance, saving you thousands on maintenance costs over the life of the building.
Traditional buildings also need protection from pests and termites, but inorganic steel doesn’t entertain any infestation.
That eliminates the costs of pest control.
2. Metal Buildings Are Durable
Industrial buildings like warehouses need to be strong and durable.
Steel has the highest strength to weight ratio than any other building material, making steel structures the most durable and reliable.
Steel building kits are made with commercial-grade galvanized steel, providing the utmost strength.
That means your steel warehouse will be able to withstand extreme weather conditions like blizzards, hailstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
You can assure the protection of your business assets and business operations with a steel building.
And, due to the strength of the steel, our metal building kits can provide unlimited length to your metal warehouse. We'll talk about that more below.
Also, the lumber used in traditional construction is the number one source of first ignited material in warehouse fires.
Framing lumber is the number two source.
Fortunately, commercial-grade steel framing is non-combustible and will never ignite or add fuel to the fire.
Because of this durability, many insurance companies offer big discounts on metal warehouse buildings.
3. Easy Customization For Pre-engineered metal buildings
When you build with steel, you have the design flexibility needed to design a versatile building for your warehouse.
Every warehouse owner will have different needs, and the versatility offered by steel building kits is necessary to meet them.
A prefab metal building kit offers numerous customization options for your warehouse space so you can build it to your specific needs.
Customizations can be a tough job and an added expense for traditional buildings.
But with prefabricated metal buildings, you have affordable and quick customizations.
You can customize the building dimensions, design, roof style, panel orientation, and there are a variety of colors you can choose from.
You also have available customization options like windows, garage doors, skylights, insulation, and wainscoting, which you can choose from according to your needs.
And, it's very easy to add-on to a prefabricated building, leaving the door open for future expansion.
4. Clear Span steel Structures
One of the most attractive building features of a metal warehouse building is its clearspan capabilities.
Traditional buildings require support columns and walls, but steel buildings are an ideal solution for warehouses because they provide a clear span space with no columns.
Clearspan steel warehouses enhance usability because you're able to fully utilize the whole area.
Clearspan space opens up several opportunities for different functionality, which is good for your warehouse business.
With prefabricated steel warehouses, you can get a clearspan business structure up to 300ft width, sometimes wider.
These wide structures aren’t possible with conventional buildings.
And when it comes to the length of your business, there is no limit.
Your warehouse can be as long as you need it to be.
5. Energy-Efficient Steel Warehouses
Prefab warehouse buildings are also very energy efficient.
Your warehouse will likely need a substantial amount of power, and energy consumption adds substantial value to your operation cost.
You’ll need AC or heaters to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the structure that causes high energy consumption.
Steel buildings are strong, versatile buildings and they take care of your operations.
Insulated prefab warehouse buildings can cut your energy bill up to 50%.
Prefab metal buildings have insulation that blocks the heat exchange between the inside and outside environment and reduces the energy consumption for temperature regulation.
Choose STEVENS For Your Metal Building Kit Warehouse
At STEVENS, our metal building systems team can provide Pre-engineered Steel Building Kits to streamline your next steel warehouse project.
Steel warehouse buildings have unlimited, customizable options to make your warehouse unique and one-of-a-kind and tailored to your business needs.
The STEVENS building systems team uses customizable, high-quality pre-engineered metal buildings with industry-leading capabilities and are constructed with American-made, recyclable Nucor steel.
STEVENS is ready to provide you with the highest quality pre-engineered steel building kits constructed with long-lasting steel to suit your warehouse needs.
Contact STEVENS today for an estimate and allow us to make your next metal building kit project a success.
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