Metal Industrial Buildings vs. Conventional Buildings: Which is Better?

Metal Industrial Buildings vs. Conventional Buildings: Which is Better?

Posted by Gray & Becker Construction, Inc. on 2/11/2013 1:45pm

The choice between conventional and metal industrial buildings requires careful consideration. When you need a place to work, play, or just store things, you need a structure that's secure, safe, and give you the freedom to do what you need to do, not to mention a good value. Both structures can offer this, but after weighing the pros and cons, it's easy to see why metal buildings are the best choice.

Metal Industrial Buildings Provide Flexibility

Conventional wood structures can offer flexibility, but their extensive and complicated construction and design is their biggest downfall. This easily puts these buildings out of most people's budgets. Commercial steel buildings are a different story, however.

Because metal structures have a simplistic yet durable design, you can easily transform them into virtually anything. Shelving and storage units make the most of available space while organizing everything and making it easy to access. Rooms and dividers can turn the large open space into a building that works for everything from educating students or additional office space to a separate room for storage, work, and other activities. You'll hardly know you're in a steel building!

Commercial Steel Buildings Offer Superior Comfort

Like those made from wood and traditional materials, metal industrial buildings can be insulated easily, different ventilation systems, and windows. You can also install heating and cooling systems as well as electricity to ensure the space has good airflow and remains at a comfortable temperature all year around. You'll never have to worry about anything freezing or having to work in an oven all day long!

Best of all, because of their smart design, installing these various systems is a breeze. This translates into a faster job with less materials needed. You'll be able to start using the building faster and have to invest far less cash to get it up and ready to go. Even the initial construction requires a fraction of the time needed for conventional structures. They can be furnished just like an office, workplace, or home, and with a bit of interior decorating, you can make it impossible to tell you're in a metal building.

Metal Industrial Buildings Provide the Best Value

As mentioned earlier, the simplistic construction of commercial steel buildings can help you save a significant amount of money. They're easy to work with and customize, and require a fraction of the materials and time to construct to begin with. Also, they're highly energy efficient to save you even more money on your utility bills.

Because they're so durable, a metal building will withstand more abuse, and therefore, save you money because it needs less repairs. This ensures you always get the best value for your money, no matter what features or options you choose.

More and more people are realizing the superior value metal industrial buildings have to offer over their conventional counterparts. This has made this structure style increasingly popular. And with as good as they look on almost any property, who wouldn't want one?

Author: Steve Brady