With benefits such as fast and efficient construction, durability, and stability, prefabricated metal buildings continue to receive high marks from hordes of happy and satisfied customers that include businessmen and homeowners.
Add to the list of benefits, clear-span construction and good looks, as evidenced by the following testimonials:
“I am using my steel building as a riding arena. It has a lot of room for our family to ride horses inside. And it looks great outside too.”
“I chose to build with steel because of the building’s price and I saw the supplier’s state-of-art manufacturing facility myself. And I made the right choice. My building looks great!”
Prefabricated metal buildings are made of high-grade, premium steel, the strongest construction material today. The physical properties of steel include high strength, low weight, durability, flexibility, and resistance to corrosion. The flexibility of steel allows it to be molded to form any desired shape.
Steel grades are based on the hardness of the metal, which differs depending on the percentage of its carbon content. High quality steel contains less carbon, yet retaining the desirable properties such as strength and hardness.
Unlike its alloy iron, steel does not corrode easily even when exposed to moisture and water. Another desirable property of steel is its dimensional stability. This means that its dimension remains the same even after many years of being exposed to the elements and extreme environmental conditions.
The toughness of steel allows prefabricated metal buildings to be designed as riding arenas, gymnasiums, aircraft hangars, and warehouses. These structures have one thing in common – clear span construction. The structural frame of prefabricated metal buildings is so durable that these structures can be built with column-free interiors of up to 300 feet.
Configurations achieved by prefabricated metal buildings are growing in number, thanks to steel’s flexibility. In fact, it’s quite likely that a metal building can be mistaken as a traditional building because today, it is very hard to distinguish one from the other.
Besides, there are many options available for customizing modern prefabricated metal buildings. Different architectural finishes such as bricks, stone, glass, or stucco and a wide variety of paint options can make prefabricated metal buildings look like conventional structures and blend in with the neighborhood.