Pre-engineered metal buildings have long proven their utility in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to agriculture. Traditionally used for storage, raw material inventory, housing machinery and more, pre-engineered metal buildings are fast becoming much more flexible in their application. Now, it’s not uncommon for them to be used as offices, personal workshops, hobby studios, and as storage or facilities in a wide range of industries.
But why the widened application of pre-engineered metal buildings? It’s simple: people have realized the inherent benefits that come with choosing to use these structures, whether for storage, personal use, or some other purpose. Here are just a few of the benefits that pre-engineered metal buildings provide that other types of buildings don’t.
7 Benefits of Prefab Metal Buildings
Strength and Long-term Durability
Pre-engineered metal buildings are specifically engineered to be long-lasting and tough. Made with galvanized steel and other premium, heavy duty materials, they are designed to outlast wooden pole buildings by decades, and are also more practical and convenient than buildings made from traditional materials like brick, block or wood. And in industries where durability is critical, pre-engineered metal buildings are the go-to type of structure. For example, steel field and farm buildings are increasing in popularity because their strength and durability makes them the preferred choice of for farmers.
Quick, Convenient Construction
Pre-engineered metal buildings are much easier to erect than other types of buildings. Complete with a DIY assembly manual – not to mention technical and engineering support available, should the need arise – these structures can be constructed without the need for a costly contractor or construction crew. This means not only is a pre-engineered metal building cost-effective, but it will also produce faster return on investment.
When you opt for a pre-engineered metal building, you choose a building type that maximizes the use of space, meaning you receive unparalleled storage capacity. The sheer amount of space at your disposal is ideal for stalls, lofts, storage compartments, hoists and much more. Furthermore, because pre-engineered metal buildings are made to order, you can get the dimensions that perfectly suit your particular storage needs.
Contrary to popular belief, pre-engineered metal buildings aren’t always gray and drab. In fact, you have quite a wide range of customization options any time you order one: windows and door frames, vents, skylights, insulation and the colour of your endwalls, for example, are all customizable options. You can even have pre-engineered metal buildings made to match existing structures on your property!
Flexibility & Versatility
Since our preconstructed metal buildings don’t have interior columns, they have much more flexible interior layouts. They can support sliding and rolling doors or be left open, depending on your needs. A pre-engineered steel building can be made to be a nearly unlimited length, with widths designed for your intended use. This allows you to use your structure for anything, including storage, a garage, an office, agricultural buildings, and more.
Steel structures help to reflect the sun’s rays, keeping the temperature inside more comfortable. It also reduces the work an HVAC system needs to do to keep the building at the preferred temperature. This improved power efficiency can reduce heating and cooling costs significantly. Additionally, the insulation for your steel building is cut and measured for an exact fit, making it more effective.
Steel buildings are very low maintenance. They don’t require the same frequent aesthetic touch-ups, repair work, and day-to-day care compared to traditional structures. Additionally, steel is resistant to pests and termites. With no wooden pieces, the building offers no food source for these creatures. Since steel is an inorganic material, it also resists mold, mildew, rot, and other fungal growth.
Unlike a wooden structure where there is worry about wood shifting or nails loosening over time, a metal building is attached using nuts and bolts. All fasteners are the same, and each piece has been pre-cut and drilled to ensure everything fits tightly and properly.
For all of these reasons, pre-engineered metal buildings are a great choice, regardless of what you may be using them for. Geared to be multi-purpose, space-efficient and cost effective, these structures are quickly becoming more and more popular for not just industry, but also personal use.
Prefab Metal Buildings Have Multiple Uses
When you choose a steel structure from Future Buildings, trust that you have selected the best option. We have been in business for over 30 years and have provided prefabricated steel buildings to over 55,000 clients. To learn more, call us today at 1-800-668-5111 or visit our website to request a free quote.