The buildings that house essential businesses are essential buildings, and there’s one preferred type of construction for an essential building. If you own or operate an essential business that needs a new building, a metal building will offer advantages that traditional construction simply can’t match.
General Benefits of Metal Buildings
Before examining the specific benefits that are particularly important to essential businesses, metal buildings have a few general benefits that make them broadly attractive to any business that needs a new building. When compared to traditional buildings, metal buildings are affordable, low-maintenance, eco-friendly and durable.
First, metal buildings tend to cost less than traditional buildings to construct. While the cost of any building can vary, prefabricated steel buildings require fewer materials and less time to build. This reduces both material and labor costs at the time of purchase.
Second, metal buildings also have lower maintenance costs than traditionally constructed buildings. Prefabricated steel is resistant to mold and mildew, and the metal is developed so that it doesn’t rust quickly. Wood is much more prone to damage, such as mold, mildew and rot, that requires periodic repair.
Third, the prefabricated steel that’s used in metal building construction is a recyclable resource. Even though a building won’t be torn down for a long time, the metal in the building can be recycled when the time to tear the building down eventually does arrive. Being able to recycle the building’s main material greatly reduces the overall carbon footprint of the building.
Fourth, prefabricated steel is an extremely strong building material. Because of this, metal buildings are very strong and durable — and not easily damaged or destroyed.
Specific Benefits for Essential Businesses
That last benefit, prefabricated steel’s strength and durability, is especially helpful to essential businesses. It results in a couple of more specific advantages.
Metal buildings aren’t easily damaged or destroyed by many of the perils that take out traditionally constructed buildings. Metal buildings withstand high winds and are made mostly of incombustible steel, which helps prevent fires. Whether in the throes of a nasty storm or of a violent protest, a metal building will likely fare better than its traditionally built counterpart next door.
In the unlikely event that a metal building is substantially damaged or destroyed, less time is required to rebuild a metal building than a traditional one. There are fewer individual parts to assemble when rebuilding a metal building, and fewer contractors have to be arranged. This makes the sourcing, managing and actual assembling of a metal building go faster.
Your essential business is less likely to lose its building if it has a metal building, and the business can get its building back faster if the building is destroyed. When society needs your business and your business needs its building, metal is the way to build.
Learn More About Metal Buildings for Essential Businesses
To learn more about what a metal building could do for your essential business, contact SteelCo Buildings. Experts in metal buildings, one of our representatives will get you a free estimate for a building and answer any questions you might have about these structures.