It used to be that constructing a new building was quite the task. Armstrong Steel explains that it used to take up a lot of resources, time, and money, not to mention the headaches the entire process caused.
Today, more and more people are turning to pre-engineered steel buildings, and for good reason. Steel buildings are the most flexible solutions for builders, contractors, and do-it-yourselfers.
Below, we’ll dive into the top five benefits of pre-engineered steel buildings.
1) They’re Quick to Assemble
A pre-engineered steel building removes many of the headaches associated with constructing new buildings in the past. What once took as much as a few months to complete now can be done in a fraction of the time.
Armstrong Steel provides detailed assembly drawings and a step-by-step erection guide to make the entire process run smoothly.
2) They’re Durable
In terms of the actual building itself, nothing beats steel. The material can withstand just about anything Mother Nature can throw at it — from strong earthquakes and high winds to heavy snowfall.
The roof panels provided by Armstrong Steel are coated with an aluminum compound that prevents rusting, which in turn increases its lifespan. Further, pre-engineered steel buildings are non-combustible, meaning it’s very unlikely to be destroyed by a fire.
Armstrong Steel’s pre-engineered buildings come with a 50-year structural warranty, a 35-year roof warranty, and a 40-year paint warranty, all because the materials used are so durable.
3) They’re Affordable
Something to consider when weighing your options for a new building is not just the materials, but the time it takes to put it together and, as a result, the labor costs involved.
With wood structures, labor costs can be pretty high. It takes time to cut everything to spec, drill holes, and construct the building from the ground up. The labor cost can often equal or exceed the materials’ cost.
Pre-engineered steel buildings cut labor costs significantly. All pieces are designed to fit together seamlessly. Pre-punched connections, numbered components, and detailed assembly drawings streamline erection.
This saves customers plenty of money on the construction of their new building.
4) They’re Flexible
Pre-engineered steel buildings are becoming so popular because of how flexible they are. They can be used for anything you can imagine since there’s little need for any interior columns to hold the structure up.
You can have a completely open floor plan for your pre-engineered steel building, allowing you to install just about anything you would want inside the structure. Steel buildings also allow for larger door openings, which is essential if you’re storing larger equipment.
These are reasons why industries, from agriculture to aviation, love steel buildings.
5) They’re Energy Efficient
A trickle-down benefit of pre-engineered steel buildings is that they’re energy efficient. Compared to wood structures, steel buildings provide much better insulation, which can significantly reduce ongoing heating and cooling costs, according to Armstrong Steel.
This may not be a major determining factor when you’re considering the type of structure you want to build, but keep in mind that it can be quite expensive to regulate the temperature of large structures. Pre-engineered steel buildings help in this matter and can actually save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
About Armstrong Steel
As a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings, Armstrong Steel Buildings takes pride in delivering high-quality steel buildings across North America. Armstrong Steel Buildings has been delivering high-quality steel buildings for nearly twenty years and provides structures to residential, commercial, agricultural, government, and military agencies.