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Why a Metal Building for Your Garage or Shop

Metal Building for Your Garage or Shop

Why on earth should you purchase a metal building for your home garage or workshop? With all of the options available to you, what makes a metal building your best buy? If you are considering a new garage or shop, you should find the answer to these questions before you make your purchasing decision.

The answers will! help you in your decision and may just save you money for years to come!

Quality

First and foremost, the quality of a new building should be of utmost importance. Metal buildings offer huge benefits over other types of building materials Al! of the usual benefits of steel in buildings apply here. Steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of all building products. Metal building components do not warp, twist, crack, expand and shrink like wood.

why metal build garage or shop
why metal build garage or shop

A metal building that is fabricated to be square and true and when built that way, stays that way. No costly repairs here! Steel is impermeable to termites and other rodents and does not support the growth of mould. Even kiln- dried framing lumber has a residual moisture content of about 12%.

Most metal building fabricated a manufacturing "roof"
Most metal building fabricated a manufacturing “roof”

Most metal building packages are fabricated in a manufacturing environment. The controlled environment and quality control measures in place assure you of a very high quality product.

Safety

Steel buildings are non-combustible. This can be a very important factor depending on the building’s use. You will want to check with insurance broker as well. Many offer good discounts in insurance premiums for non-combustible buildings. This item alone can make your metal building purchase worth while.

Metal buildings can be engineered to suit the worst climatic and seismic conditions. Your garage or shop building can be built to withstand gale force winds, hurricanes and earthquakes with relatively little or no damage.

Building Types

There are a number of different types of metal building construction. Choosing the right building to suit your garage or shop building needs may save you money up front as well as long term returns. Structural steel framed buildings are usually only economical for the larger garage and shop buildings, or those that will have heavy loads like cranes added to them.

Structural steel framed roof building
Structural steel framed roof building

Are you eco friendly? Steel is considered a green building material for a number of reasons. First of all, steel is 10% recyclable. Approximately 67% of the steel in metal framing components is recycled For a 250 square foot house, it would take about 7 or recycled automobiles while the same wood house would use up about 25 old growth trees.

Metal stud framed buildings are an economical alternative to the wood pole barn type structures. These buildings are often more flexible in design than wood. They can be panelized in a manufacturing environment then shipped to the site for easy erection. Metal studs can be insulated to suit your particular needs as well. Even the roof trusses can be constructed of metal framing.

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Metal arch buildings have long been an economical solution for garages and shops. They are often supplied in do-it-yourself type kits. An experienced handyman can erect these kids with little difficulty. Hanging things (cabinets etc) from the wall can be difficult as the walls and roof of this type of structure are also the structure itself Any penetration of the skin is a potential! leak.  To be Continued…