When looking at different materials to construct buildings many mistakenly think steel is not aesthetically pleasing. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s steel structures can be made to look like wood, brick, or stone inside and out. The steel buildings of yesteryear were certainly drab, but technology has changed all that.
Steel does not burn meaning the likelihood of fire is diminished, and steel cannot be eaten by termites. In addition, steel lasts many decades, and at the end of its life can be recycled. Steel buildings can even now be bought as kits; however kits do not come with doors, windows, vents, or ductwork. Many steel building companies can provide these necessities for you, or you can buy them on your own.
Steel buildings can withstand harsh weather, like the sun, rain, snow, and wind better than other materials. In addition, properly insulated steel buildings will be cooler in summer and warmer in winter than properly insulated buildings made from other materials. Many people tend to think that because a building is constructed from steel it will be too hot to work in or bitterly cold in winter. This is simply not true.
Warehouses have traditionally been built with steel. The framing is spread farther apart than wood, and you can expect interior columns to be few and far between, and in smaller buildings may not be needed at all. This makes these structures well suited for forklifts, cranes and other equipment that must have free access inside a warehouse.
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Metal roofs are of course resistant to fire and may lower your insurance premiums. Since metal roofs can conform to any existing building design they are increasingly becoming popular, especially in industry. Moreover, the roof reflects heat so if your area gets significant snow accumulations it will melt faster off a metal roof.
In conclusion, steel buildings are thought by many to not be aesthetically pleasing. Today’s steel structures can be produced to look like brick, wood, or stone. While old metal buildings are dowdy, this is no longer true of today’s modern steel structures. Steel buildings are cooler in the summer and warmer in winter than their wood counterparts. Since steel buildings are fire resistant they can save a significant amount of money on insurance premiums. Add a metal roof and the likelihood fire is reduced even further.