Why Are More Companies Choosing Metal Buildings?

Every year the number of companies using metal building construction increases.

It's estimated that between 75-80% of new commercial and business construction consists of prefabricated steel buildings.

If your company is looking to expand or build a new structure for cold storage warehouses, automotive manufacturing plants, or taking advantage of all that metal buildings offer government agencies, a metal building project may be exactly what you need.

Metal building kits have come a long way since their inception.

With the fantastic advances we're experiencing with technology, pre-engineered metal buildings can be customized to look and feel just the way you want.

There are several reasons why more companies are going with steel building kits for their construction projects.

In the article below, we will go over a few reasons why pre-engineered metal buildings are ideal for new commercial construction and why you should choose a pre-engineered steel building for your business.

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Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings Can Be Customized To Your Business

When companies first began using metal buildings for their buildings, they were limited in terms of aesthetics and customization options.

However, things are different now because you can customize your metal building to fit any style and meet specific industry requirements.

It's also possible to build steel buildings so that they are made to match the size and shape your business needs.

If you choose to build with steel, there are many options available.

You can design a customized floor plan, pick the number of windows and doors your metal building will need, skylights, and how to design the exterior with options like brick, stone, or another material via a faux covering. A custom-engineered metal building provides many other exterior cosmetic and functional changes to meet your needs.


Your Custom Metal Building Is Versatile

While many other building materials face certain levels of restraints due to the weight they can handle, you have many more options when you choose to build with steel.

When you work with a steel building company, you can build a clear span building with minimal support beams because of its strength.

This is something that you can't accomplish with other traditional building materials.

You also have more options with metal buildings when it comes to expansion than you would with any other kind of building material.

It's easy to take out a metal building wall and add on to it, making the space as big or as small as your business needs it to be.

Prefab Metal Buildings Are Cost-Effective

When you purchase an industrial steel building, it will often cost you much less than a similar-sized building with another type of building material, like wood or brick.

The reduced maintenance costs over the life of the structure will make the building more cost-effective over time.

Because steel is so durable and has high longevity, it means your maintenance and upkeep will be minimal.

Steel also protects everything inside the building, like your employees, products, equipment, and anything else that may be inside.

Steel is resistant to fire, mold, and pests, and it can stand up to many natural disasters, letting you continue to operate confidently.

Steel is also quicker to assemble and erect than any other building material, saving you money with your metal building company on labor costs during the construction phase.

Over time, the benefits of pre-engineered steel buildings provide your business with substantial savings.


Prefabricated Steel Buildings Are Energy Efficient

Steel buildings are very energy efficient.

First of all, steel is the most recycled material in the construction industry. It can be used and reused several times over with no loss of quality.

Most of the steel you see today has already been recycled.

When it comes to heating and cooling your building, business owners find that metal buildings are the best.

Much less money is spent controlling the climate in a metal building. When extreme temperatures hit, you will have a much easier time retaining a pleasant temperature inside of your metal structure.

This can be substantial cost savings on heating and cooling bills, and it's the green thing to do since your company will need much less energy, which is good for the environment.

And in many parts of the country, you may end up qualifying for tax breaks and other incentives from the government because of your energy-efficient building design.

Commercial Metal Buildings Assemble Quickly

Metal buildings are made to fit together quickly and efficiently so your company can have your new steel structure up and running in no time.

Metal buildings are completed much faster than their counterparts made of other building materials.

This will you get your company generating revenue much more quickly. It also means that you will have to deal with fewer costs during the construction process.

Metal Buildings Are Extremely Durable

When you compare steel construction to any other type of construction, you will see that steel is much stronger and more durable.

Metal is one of the most durable building materials available to be used in construction.

This keeps you from ever worrying about any durability issues down the line, no matter what your building goes through.

Durability usually isn't an issue for you when you construct a building using steel.

Commercial Metal Buildings Can Be Used In All Types of Industries

Steel buildings are perfect for a wide range of industries.

Here's a quick look at just a few of the major industries building structures with steel.

  • Automotive industry – While cars are mostly made of plastic these days instead of steel, the factories they are manufactured in are mostly made of steel. The automotive industry continues to use steel for numerous reasons, including state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing plants. 
  • Distribution and Storage Warehouses – Thanks to the open floor plan with minimal support beams, prefabricated metal buildings are perfect for distribution and storage warehouses.  They can be designed to accommodate efficient flow for distribution centers that need space and the optimal flow to allow for quick order fulfillment. In addition to the clear span capabilities metal buildings offer, the easy expansion also allows for the business to grow as needed.
  • Industrial and manufacturing businesses – The industrial sector stands to benefit the most from custom-engineered metal buildings. Some typical industrial spaces are business parks, terminals, recycling centers, stations, and manufacturing facilities.



Work With STEVENS Metal Buildings

The prefabricated building systems team at STEVENS takes pride in focusing on their relationships with their clients.

They work to understand their client's specific needs and requirements for their steel buildings project. 

STEVENS develops and erects commercial metal buildings that provide building solutions that fit the needs of many business types while also meeting all the local building codes and requirements for industry-specific steel buildings.

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

To get started with STEVENS on your pre-engineered metal building project, click the button below.


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