What Are The Top 4 Advantages of a Prefabricated Metal Building?

Prefabricated steel buildings are ideal structures for any contractor or builder who needs a flexible, low-cost building solution.

Steel buildings are customizable and versatile, cost-effective, highly durable, eco-friendly, and almost entirely maintenance-free.

Pre-engineered metal buildings also significantly reduce construction times so you can get in your building quicker, and they make expanding your facility a breeze.

In the article below, we will look at the top four benefits of prefabricated metal buildings.

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1. Customization

Sometimes all you need is a cookie-cutter building. Maybe you only need a straightforward warehouse that doesn't require any bells and whistles.

Other times, though, you need to be in complete control of your building design.

You can customize your prefabricated metal building to make it more reliable and add functionality and aesthetic features.

No matter why you're looking into a prefabricated metal building, it can be designed according to its intended use.

There will always be design considerations that will make your pre-engineered metal building more functional and efficient. You can include any of those as you design your metal building.

And choosing the right mix of prefabricated metal building components is just as important as the size and shape of your structure.

No matter how you envision your new building, customizability is the difference between having your perfect structure and settling for less.

And because prefabricated metal buildings can be customized, they can be used in just about any industry.

Below are just a few industries where prefabricated metal buildings would be perfect:

  • Auto Shops: A prefab metal building can help you get the right combination of bay size and spacing. This allows an auto shop to generate revenue from every possible square foot.
  • Churches: Designing a church and accounting for a stage, chairs, pews, and a fellowship area is more of an art than a science. Prefab steel buildings utilize every square foot of space efficiently.
  • Garages: No matter what you are using your garage for, your needs are considered when designing your metal garage.
  • Warehouses: A column-free warehouse ensures that every available portion of rentable or storage space is available.

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2. Durability

The durability of prefab buildings makes them very attractive to buyers.

If there is any question about which type of building is the strongest and most durable, a quick Google search for "storm damage" should answer the question.

How many times have you seen a steel building ripped apart in the aftermath of high winds or a big storm?

The images we see after storms are of traditional wooden structures completely decimated by the elements.

Pre-engineered metal buildings can endure the strongest storms time and time again, unlike traditional construction.

And in case something does go wrong, it is most likely covered in your warranty.

Many steel buildings come standard with warranties like 50-year structural, 40-year paint, and 25-year roof warranties.

And, pre-engineered steel buildings are non-combustible, so you don't have to worry about it being destroyed by fire.

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Prefabricated metal buildings are eco-friendly

3. Eco-Friendly and Sustainable

A significant benefit is that steel is 100% recyclable and the most recycled material on the planet. Metal buildings can help the environment and produce less waste than traditional construction materials. 

Most of the steel used in construction today has been recycled from other uses.

That means, if your pre-engineered metal building ever needs to be taken down in the future, it can be recycled and used somewhere else instead of contributing to a landfill somewhere.

There is a considerable emphasis in today's world on being green, making steel an ideal building material.

Steel doesn't give off toxic fumes during production or construction or in the event of a fire or other disaster.

To get a LEED certification, which can make your building more attractive to people who prefer an eco-friendly building, sustainable construction is crucial.

It is also very easy to insulate your steel building and have tighter fittings around doors and windows, reducing energy costs.

With a cool metal roof design, heat island effects can be all but eliminated, so the surrounding environment is subject to less heat.

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4. Low Maintenance

No matter what exterior materials you choose, whether it is steel panels, brick, stone, combination, or a combination of those, the exterior of your metal building will require very little maintenance.

There will be no need to paint every few years as you would if you had a wood exterior.

The termite industry alone is $5 billion annually, something you won't be contributing to with a metal building.

Steel is termite and rodent resistant, so you can use that money for other things.

Since steel isn't part of a termites diet, there is no need to worry about shelling out thousands of dollars every year to keep them away.

Mold is also an expensive building repair. 

Because steel is an inorganic material, it does not support the growth of mold, mildew, or other fungi growth.

Your steel frame won't warp, rot, split, twist, or creep as a wood frame will.

metal buildings are low maintenance

When you build with wood, you have to worry about nails backing out and your structure becoming loose over time.

Those worries don't exist when you build with steel.

Your steel building is erected quickly on the construction site, and it stays that way for decades of maintenance-free service. It doesn't get better than that.

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Work With STEVENS, The Best Metal Building Erector

Those are just four of the main benefits of building with steel, but there are many, many more.

If you're readily looking for the best company to work with on your next project, STEVENS is proud to offer high-quality, pre-engineered steel buildings.

They will help you customize your facility and erect your steel building.

Our metal building erector team takes pride in the relationships they build with their clients.

We ensure that we meet their specific needs and requirements for their steel building projects. 

We will also make sure your building meets all of your local codes and requirements for industry-specific steel buildings.

With STEVENS, you have a full-service construction and building systems team (design, engineering, project management, installation, erection, and completion) for your next steel building project.

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