5 Benefits of Steel Buildings
Have you ever wondered just why so many people are looking at prefabricated steel buildings for their next home? It isn’t only off-grid dwellers who are interested in constructing homes from metal but also schools looking for extra classroom space, industries looking to expand operations and even work-from-home professionals are looking at the advantages of using steel as a building material.
Not only are steel buildings durable, but they are also weather resistant. For this reason, many homeowners looking to expand usable living space have begun erecting metal garden buildings to use as spare rooms or mother-in-law quarters. There is no fear of deterioration from the elements because special weather resistant coatings protect the underlying metal from rust and corrosion.
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It is no secret that our schools are overcrowded but most districts lack the funding necessary to build new schools. Many school districts around the country have taken to building what they call portable classrooms, although they aren’t really portable in the true sense of the word. They are simply metal buildings on the grounds which can be used for extra classes or for special activities such as after school care or gymnastics. This type of construction is much more affordable than the cost of concrete buildings. In fact, they are so popular that the EPA gives guidance on maintaining the quality of air in buildings separate from the main HVAC system.
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3. Fast and Easy Construction
Prefab steel buildings are also fast and easy to construct. They take a fraction of the time to build than a concrete building, which makes it easy to begin using them within days rather than weeks or months. When you are in need of extra space (or living quarters!) now, a prefab metal building is your easiest solution. Even planning the build can be quick when using websites such as http://armstrongsteel.com/, as they have a section where you can select all of the essential elements for your building e.g. dimensions, doors and windows, and get a quote for it immediately.
4. Easy to Expand
Many steel buildings are modular. This means that you can expand them as the need arises and at much less the time and cost of expanding your home or shop, as the case may be. If you are looking for room to grow, prefab steel buildings are, once again, the best choice.
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5. Easy to Insure
Since metal buildings are strong, durable and weather resistant, they are also easier to insure than other types of construction. You might think otherwise, but the reality is, insurance companies like the fact that steel buildings reduce the amount of risk they are exposed to. Consider the fact that metal buildings are also naturally fire resistant and you will see why insurance underwriters love them.
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This list of benefits could go on and on, however, this is enough to show you just how beneficial prefab metal buildings truly are. Use them for your main dwelling and expand as your family grows, add extra space to your home or place of business or even use them as storage sheds or classrooms. There is no end to the uses you can find, so that, in itself, is the best benefit of all.