Pre-engineered metal buildings are a safe, easy way to add more space to your business. Whether you need to create an additional structure on your property to make room for your vehicles, equipment, or inventory, or already have an arch wall metal building that you would like to expand, Future Buildings has a solution for you.
Why Select a Prefab Steel Building for Expansion?
A metal building offers you several advantages that you won’t find in a building constructed with more traditional materials such as wood, brick, and stone. By choosing a structure from Future Buildings, you get:
- Simple and fast construction, letting you operate with minimal disruption
- Eco-friendly building materials, as steel can be recycled at the end of its life
- Unmatched durability with little maintenance requirements
- Customized engineering for the loads and conditions in your location
Expanding Your Business with Metal Buildings
If your existing structure is made from traditional materials, but you find yourself in need of more space, you can place a metal building on your property. You can then use it to house everything you need and feel confident knowing the contents are safe and protected.
If you are already using an arch wall building, you can expand it by placing more arches on either the front or back. The number of arches you can add is virtually unlimited, meaning you can create a building that is as large as you need as long as you have the space available.
Curb Appeal and Aesthetics
A metal building is an appealing addition to your property. The Galvalume PlusTM steel we use features a resin coating to protect it from rust, ensuring that your structure continues to look as good as the day it was built. Should you wish to paint it, this coating also acts as a bonded primer.
When it comes to the endwalls, the possibilities are endless. You can select the standard option or choose to build one yourself, allowing you to have more control over the appearance, materials, and colour. Both are equally acceptable, and the one you should pick depends mostly on personal preference.
Things to Consider When Expanding
This is when you decide where you want your structure to be and is determined by the building’s use. For example, if you will be operating a storefront, consider placing the building where sunlight comes through the windows throughout the day. If your area has a prevailing wind direction, place the doors against it to avoid gusts blowing through your building.
Another important consideration for placement is future expansion. You want to be sure that there is enough space around the building to add to it should the need arise. This means placing it away from roads, parking lots, and other structures.
Identify how large you need the structure to be. This includes consideration for hallways, offices, paths for vehicles and equipment, machinery, and more. It is recommended that you select a building that is larger than what you may need, as it is better to have extra space than find that there isn’t enough room for something you need. The length can also be expanded in the future if you find you’ve outgrown the space.
With an arch wall building, you can expand length but cannot make adjustments to the height or width once it is constructed. This is why it’s important to get this right before ordering. Determine the clearance required for your tallest vehicles or equipment and add a few feet, as the endwalls will need to be taller than the garage doors. Also, consider the height of the things you will keep in the structure, such as shelving. If your building is tall enough, you can add hanging lights, ventilation systems, and more if needed. Be aware of any outside factors that limit the height, such as power lines.
You can add several accessories to your steel building, including doors, windows, ventilation systems, and insulation. Depending on your needs, you can select simple man doors, overhead garage doors, or sliding doors if larger openings are needed. Ventilation systems are perfect to increase airflow and allow fumes from equipment, paint, or kitchens to escape.
Insulation helps to support your climate control systems, keep the temperature inside comfortable regardless of the weather conditions, prevent condensation, and reduce noise. Our steel buildings are available with a pin and cap insulation system that is precisely cut to fit the dimensions of your structure.
Learn What Our Prefab Building Kits Can Do for You
If you feel your business is growing and requires an expansion to optimize profits, consider using prefab building kits. Contact us today by calling 1-800-668-5111 to select and customize your structure. We will be happy to help you grow your business!