Reasons Why a Steel Building is the Cost-Effective Option

Exploring construction options for a new commercial or industrial building? If so, don’t overlook steel as a potential construction material for your new structure. At SteelCo Buildings, Inc., we specialize in the design and construction of metal buildings for a wide range of business and personal needs. From existing plans to custom designs, we’ve got options to suit your needs.

From a cost standpoint, you might be surprised to learn that steel is among the most cost-effective building materials out there. Let us tell you more reasons why steel is the cost-effective option.

1. Lighter Weight

Compared to other common building materials such as wood and lumber, many of the steel components are significantly lighter while being just as (if not more) structurally sound. When lighter building materials are used, this saves money on material transportation costs because it will require less fuel to get your materials from point A to point B.

Likewise, because steel is lighter than other materials, it’s easier to work with. This can result in reduced labor costs, and equipment costs, as your building can be constructed more quickly.

2. Pre-Fab Options

If you need a custom steel building, we can absolutely handle that here at SteelCo Buildings. We’re also proud to offer existing building plan options that can maximize your savings and help your money go even further.

SteelCo pre-fab steel buildings are available in a wide range of sizes and styles to suit your needs. From agricultural buildings and churches to commercial buildings to aircraft hangars, a pre-fab steel building can drastically reduce your construction costs. That’s because these buildings are designed to be delivered ready to assemble.

With these pre-fab buildings, many framing sections can be quickly and easily erected upon delivery—and it is not uncommon for some sections (such as roofing trusses) to come pre-assembled. This cuts down drastically on labor and construction times while also reducing waste. In turn, the savings are passed onto you while you still get a quality steel building that meets your needs.

3. Low Maintenance

Steel buildings are known for being extremely low-maintenance, which makes them even more cost-effective. By its very nature, steel is very durable and is not as easily damaged by extreme weather and other conditions. Unlike other building materials (such as wood) that can rot or degrade over time, steel buildings are meant to stand up to the test of time with very little maintenance required on your part. As a result, you’ll cut down on repair costs over time while enjoying greater longevity. 

4. Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking for a building option that will help you cut down on your energy bills, steel wins out yet again. Because steel is reflective, it is excellent at reflecting solar heat. This makes steel buildings a practical choice for cutting energy costs, especially in a warmer climate like we typically see here in Georgia.

With greater energy efficiency, you can keep your building cool and comfortable all year-round while using less energy in the process. This allows you to save on your energy bills and do your part to reduce your carbon footprint. 

5. Ability to Scale and Grow

If you ever need to add onto your building for any reason, steel makes it easy—especially when compared to other types of construction. Whether you need to build upwards or expand outward, it will almost always be more cost-effective to add onto a steel building than onto another type of building. Meanwhile, the ability to add onto a steel building could save you from having to move into another larger location, which can once again save you money in the long run.

6. Potential Insurance Savings

Because of steel’s excellent durability, it’s common for insurance companies to offer savings to policyholders with this construction material. Steel buildings are typically seen as a reduced insurance risk because they’re not as prone to damage from storms, fires, and other factors that often lead to insurance claims.

If you’re thinking about constructing a building out of steel, we encourage you to consult with your insurance company to see if you may be eligible for any discounts or other savings versus another building material. You might be surprised at how much you could save.

Explore Steel Building Options Today!

As you can see, steel buildings are a very cost-effective option whether you’re in need of a commercial, industrial, or even residential building. The low maintenance and unrivaled durability of steel save you money in upkeep costs, while improved energy efficiency can help you cut down on your energy bills. Meanwhile, pre-fab steel buildings are extremely cost-effective because they reduce construction times and cut back significantly on waste.

Whether you’re interested in a pre-fab or custom steel building, our experienced and knowledgeable team has you covered. Since 2001, we’ve been serving Oxford and the surrounding areas of Georgia with the highest quality design and construction services. Reach out to SteelCo Buildings, Inc. today to request your free quote or find out more about what we can do for you.