Wood has always been the preferred building material for most construction projects. Understandably so – it’s easy to use and widely available. However, wood isn’t always the sturdiest or most environmentally-friendly material to use. Recently, steel has gained popularity with construction contractors for its sturdiness, durability, and rugged look. It’s not just for skyscrapers – steel can be used to create just about any kind of building. Debating whether steel is the best material to use for your building? Here are five reasons why steel is so popular.
Fire? Not a problem. Termites? What are those? Structural steel buildings are resistant to natural and man-made wear. In fact, steel’s strength makes it a popular choice when building in regions prone to earthquakes. You can rest easy knowing that your building will stand any tests mother nature sends its way.
Steel buildings are incredibly versatile. With structural steel, you can build a warehouse, mancave, she-shed, airplane hangar, garage, and almost anything else your heart desires. If the look of steel doesn’t fit your vision, you can customize your build with windows, doors, stucco, or different paint colors.
3. Quick Construction
Steel buildings are typically pre-manufactured, meaning that they can be assembled quickly. This could greatly reduce your construction time depending on the scale of your building.
4. Low Maintenance
Steel buildings and roofs require virtually zero maintenance. They are weather-resistant and impervious to insect damage. No matter where your new steel building sits, you won’t have to worry about moisture or the age of the building. Many steel buildings can go without being painted every few years and may even come with a warranty. This could translate into less operating costs for your metal building.
Building with steel is great for the environment. Most steel is made out of recycled products and is often manufactured to order. In fact, steel is the most recycled material in the world. Additionally, steel provides great insulation year-round, keeping your energy use low and your monthly bill even lower.
Additionally, pre-engineered metal buildings are low cost and add a unique aesthetic to your project. Ready to get started on your new steel build? Contact us today.