Why Metal Buildings Are Perfect For Steel Mills

Steel mills, also known as steelworks, specialize in the production of steel.

In a steel mill, workers smelt down iron and carbon, mixing the two together in a specific ratio to create steel.

If you're trying to decide which building material to use when constructing your steel mill, you've come to the right place.

Metal buildings are excellent choices for steel mills and many other building types as well. For example, many congregations are choosing metal buildings as their building of choice for their new church.

In the article below, we will talk about why metal buildings are perfect for steel mills.

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Steel Buildings Are Customizable

Your metal steel mill can be customized and created at the manufacturing plant and delivered to the job site ready to be constructed.

A steel mill is an ideal structure to be made from steel.

Your building can be designed to match the surrounding environment.

Or, if you'd prefer, it can stand out as a unique piece of architecture.

This is something traditional buildings can't do.

Metal building systems can be made with panels with the textures, colors, and shapes of other materials while maintaining the strength and quality of steel.

Your wall panels can be painted in a variety of colors or made to look like brickwork.

Your steel frame can be covered with stone.

The customization options for your steel mill are endless.



Metal Buildings Are Low Maintenance

One of the significant benefits of metal buildings is that they are low maintenance.

No matter what finish you chose for the exterior of your steel building, it will require very little maintenance.

You also won't need to paint the exterior of your metal building like you would with a traditional wooden structure.

It's also estimated that $5 billion is spent every year in the United States on termite control and repairs related to termite damage.

Steel is termite and rodent resistant, so you won't ever need to treat it with harsh chemicals or worry about the costly repairs of a termite or pest infestation.

Removing mold and mildew is another expensive building repair you won't have to worry about with a metal building.

Steel is an inorganic material, so it doesn't support mold, mildew, or other fungi growth. 

Steel framing in your steel mill won't rot, warp, split, twist, or creep like wood framing will over time. 

Wood-framed structures can have nails back out, causing the structure to become loose over time.

Sheetrock will crack. Roof ridges and overhead door openings can sag.

Your doors and windows can stop shutting properly when traditional buildings settle.

Pre-engineered steel buildings go up and stay that way for decades of trouble-free service.


Prefabricated Steel Buildings Are Durable

Another one of the major benefits of steel buildings is their durability.

Quality metal buildings can withstand the elements better than any other building material.

They can stand up to heavy rains and snowfalls, high winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Adding galvalume, an aluminum compound, to your steel panels can prevent rusting, further increasing their lifespan.

Steel buildings are also non-combustible, which means they cannot be destroyed by fire.

Pre-engineered metal buildings are ideal for steel mills because they can stand up to the work that steel mills require. Their durability is one of the most significant advantages when it comes to designing your steel mill project. 

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Offer Design Flexibility

Most steel mills require necessary specifications regarding their building's needs.

No matter what your design stipulations are for your steel mill, a prefabricated metal building can be designed to work for you.

Technology like BIM allows for unlimited flexibility regarding your exterior design aesthetic or your internal configurations and functionality.

Many industrial buildings, like steel mills, require a crane for material handling.

For that, there is no better option than a metal building when it comes to the internal installation of a crane.

Pre-engineered metal buildings can also reduce or eliminate the need for independent crane columns in your structure, saving you thousands of dollars.


Steel Structures Are Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient

All steel is 100% recyclable, and it is the most recycled material in the world.

Most of the steel used in construction today has been recycled, and it will be recycled again after its current use.

And unlike some materials, steel doesn't lose any of its quality no matter how many times it's recycled.

If your metal steel mill ever has to be dismantled or demolished, the steel used to construct it can be re-used several times over instead of sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years.

There is a huge emphasis on green businesses today. If it's your goal to be eco-friendly, steel is the best building material for you.

Steel doesn't give off toxic fumes during the construction process.

It also won't give off toxic fumes in the event of a fire or other disaster.

Steel buildings are also very easy to insulate and have better seals around doors and windows.

That may lower your heating and cooling costs during the hot summer and cold winter months.


Prefab Metal Buildings Offer Quick Construction Time

One of the most significant benefits of a prefabricated metal building for your steel mill is the accelerated construction time.

Many steel mill owners feel like they're stuck in limbo, waiting for their new structure to be completed.

They often have to deal with many complications, unexpected costs, and long-term setbacks during the construction process.

But pre-engineered metal buildings are sourced and manufactured, so with the expedited shipping time and simple construction, you could be up and running in no time at all!

This lets you get your operations underway quickly, and it saves you on labor costs.

Prefabricated metal buildings are faster and easier to complete because they are designed using state-of-the-art computer modeling software, like Building Information Modeling (BIM).

This type of engineering and planning streamlines the entire process.

When you decide to build a prefabricated steel mill, you will see and experience the difference with faster assembly and a condensed construction schedule.

Contact STEVENS For Your Steel mill Today!

If you are ready to take the next step, STEVENS' experienced team of suppliers, designers, contractors, and builders is ready to get started on your new steel mill today.

Contact the metal building experts at STEVENS now if you are ready to get started on your new steel mill.


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