What makes steel such a beneficial building material? Image Building Systems has worked with clients throughout Arizona, and we have discovered five of the top reasons people love steel construction. Cost-efficient, eco-friendly steel structures reduce cost and impact of construction for communities and industries wherever metal is used. In addition, durable, versatile steel buildings are useful and can be erected anywhere, for just about any purpose!
What are the benefits of pre-engineered steel construction? If you have any familiarity with pre-engineered steel for buildings, the question may have crossed your mind of whether or not this type of construction is truly advantageous, and if so, for what. You may or may not have had some experience with pre-engineered construction already, but we can offer a closer look that will allow you to observe all that a steel structure can do for your business, your home, or your community.
The Benefits of Using Steel for Building
While some of the benefits of using steel for building pertain to cost and convenience, clients have mentioned some unique features of metal buildings that stood out to them, such as the speed of installation and functional and visual aspects of steel construction.
You may have noticed, but steel construction has grown in popularity and widespread use throughout the years. It commonly makes its appearance in industrial settings, commercial buildings, storage and recreational spaces, and even for residential use. You may be curious what makes pre-manufactured steel a great choice for construction in all of these contexts. Perhaps you haven’t yet considered the reasons why steel construction like this may be a great option for your own purposes as well. We can show you a few reasons you may want steel for your project, and how you can save money finding the material you need to build.
Steel structures take little time to erect since most components are engineered at the manufacturing facility. Because of this, even large-scale projects can be put together in just a short period of time. Since steel is pre-engineered, the chances of human error go down significantly, also reducing time needed to fix mistakes.
There’s almost nothing you can’t use a space inside a metal structure for! Having the flexibility and versatility a metal structure offers means you can adapt to situations as needed. It’s useful to have this freedom, irregardless of whether your structure is for commercial use, for your community, or for residential purposes. Metals lightweight properties make it an easy, flexible choice that you can use to construct just about anything imaginable in a record time, while maintaining a structurally sound building.
Cost-Efficient Eco-Friendly Steel Structures Reduce Waste & Expense
It’s rare that a widely used, cheap material is the best thing for the environment. You can let your environmental conscience rest assured; steel construction is one of the most eco-friendly materials out there! Not only is it cheaper than other materials, it is completely recyclable and so energy efficient!
While steel itself has dropped in price dramatically due to advancements in how it’s made and engineered, using steel is also cost effective for a variety of other reasons. Since construction takes less time than other traditional materials, you save money. Steel also requires little maintenance, so you spend less on upkeep.
Tens of millions of tons of steel are recycled on a yearly basis. Most steel is made completely of recycled material and will be completely recycled again. Due to its low weight, steel uses much less fuel to transport from place to place.
Steel buildings can also be energy efficient. Since parts are pre-engineered, they can fit more exactly, so when they’re combined with proper insulation, a building is completely airtight. Steel roofing panels can also be primed to prevent solar rays from heating a building.
Because steel can be completely recycled, our buildings are sustainable and a great form of waste-free construction. You can save money on construction and operating your facility at the same time as you can lighten your environmental conscience with the knowledge that you have one of the most eco-friendly construction options out there.
Durable Versatile Steel Buildings Mean Design Freedom
No more worrying how your elaborately designed structure will hold up. The strength and resilience of metal makes it an unstoppable building material. You can translate your theoreticals directly into realities when you design with steel. This type of structure has a long lifespan and a powerful ability to bear its own weight without extra support.
Steel has an incredibly long life, especially when compared to other materials, such as wood. This durability means you spend less on maintenance. It also allows for the wide-open spaces needed in buildings, such as airplane hangars and indoor arenas, as well as the incredible heights of skyscrapers.
The durability of steel also extends to how well it holds up under various weather conditions. Earthquakes, strong winds, heavy snow, and hurricanes all have minimal effect on well-built steel structures. Unlike wood, steel faces negligible danger from fungi, termites, mildew, mold, bugs, and fire.
Additionally, if you ever need to expand a steel structure, the material’s durability means that you don’t have to replace aging or worn sections to give the addition structural integrity. You can simply build onto the existing structure.
Were you worried that steel might not give you the aesthetic you were looking for? That it might be flimsy and unable to hold up under the harsh weather you experience in your climate? That it might take too long or cost too much to construct for your project? That it would be heavy and cumbersome to build? Fear no more, you have no limitations when it comes to steel construction. We can build stronger, more affordable, more versatile structures in a faster timeframe. We can also design any aesthetic you have in mind, and customize your building to fit your functional and visual needs in any context.
5. Versatility and Beauty
With the development of steel construction over the years, there is a wide variety of possibilities in not only building function, but also the visual appearance and aesthetic of your building. This is great news, since the appearance of buildings can make a bigger difference than ever in today’s architecture! There are so many options in visual design, and having a building material that does not limit these options gives you the upper hand when it comes to visual design as well.
Steel can be cut and shaped into an incredible variety of shapes and sizes, and the steel will not buckle, warp, distort, or splinter. You may notice, if you ever go to a contemporary art museum, how many sculptures are made from steel, thanks to its ability to shape practically any way the designer wishes.
Buildings with steel structural components can be eye-catching and unique with an extra artistic flair. Steel can also be designed to mimic other materials and textures such as shingles and wood siding, so you don’t need to sacrifice certain visual appeal.
It’s time to hire a clear span steel construction contractor for your next project! You can’t go wrong with a pre-engineered steel structure, and after seeing all the benefits metal for construction can offer you, you have every reason to invest in this great option today. Our team is here and ready to design and build a steel structure we know you’ll love and benefit from for years and years to come. Make an investment in steel construction today, we know you’ll never go back to traditional construction once you experience the difference for yourself.
Maybe you’re looking for a great steel structure for your own community or industry. Image Building Systems is here to help, and we can share more of the benefits of using steel for building in your context. Contact Image Building Systems 602-216-3706 about the advantages of steel and how your building can benefit.
Whether you’re building a commercial establishment, an industrial facility, a manufacturing plant, a recreational institution, an agricultural structure, or a residential building, you want a solid foundation you can rely on. We have you covered, and the affordable, energy-saving, cost-effective, construction we do takes less time and is durable, giving you a structure you can trust and use for just about any purpose. Talk to Image Building Systems today, let us show you how pre-manufactured construction with metal can be the perfect fit for your construction needs.