Steel is one of the most versatile, durable and strongest building materials used in modern construction. It offers far more benefits when compared to wood and concrete and has the industry-leading strength to weight ratio. A prefabricated steel building will last for many years and has the ability to withstand the variety of things that mother nature can throw at it. The building will often require little maintenance to remain in great shape.
Here are some reasons why steel is an excellent option for your buildings:
Designed for You – Our prefabricated steel buildings are designed by a team of engineers who have a background in structural design and are skilled in CAD. Having these resources available in-house means that the planning of your steel building is faster, more flexible, and less expensive. We take the time to learn what you will be using the building for and accurately match our designs to your needs and create the perfect structure for you.
Fast Installation – As steel is a lighter building material, the concrete foundation underneath it doesn’t need to be as thick, resulting in less cost and quicker setting time. Our steel buildings arrive in pre-cut, easy to assemble pieces that are designed to go together perfectly. This eliminates the need to cut, alter or weld anything and means there is little if any waste left once completed. This helps to save on labour costs and construction time, as many of these buildings are easily assembled with a small team of friends.
Recyclable – Steel is one of the few building materials that is able to be recycled without losing its chemical integrity. Old buildings can be recycled, and new steel is always being made using the old. This makes steel a widely available material.
Low Maintenance – A building made from steel is designed to last. Wood and concrete can begin to degrade over time and need frequent upkeep and repairs to remain in good condition. Steel, however, is resistant to common issues that affect other materials like water damage, fire and pests. Steel is also more resistant to the weather, able to withstand heavy snowfall and the corrosion brought on by winds and rain.
Easy to Expand – At some point, you may desire more space inside your building. If you’re looking to add room for another car or wish to expand for more recreational use, we can help. Many steel buildings can be expanded by removing an endwall and adding additional pieces as needed to get to the size you need. There is minimal effort required, and the process is quick and efficient and results in little disruption or downtime.
Insurance is Reduced – As steel is a durable material, it requires less maintenance and repairs. As such, insurance companies generally offer reduced premiums. While other construction materials are susceptible to fire, water damage and more, steel is more resistant and the costs to insure it are often lower in comparison.
They Retain Their Value – Because steel is stronger, more flexible and offers improved durability over other construction materials, a steel building will often hold its value over other buildings. This means your investment in the building will likely be in great shape for years to come.
Contact Us to Learn More Information About the Benefits of Steel
There are many benefits to selecting steel for your next building including durability, value and reliability. If you would like to get more information about the steel building options available from Future Buildings, get in touch with us by filling out our online form to request a quote or call us directly at 1-800-668-5111 to speak to an expert for your region.
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