The Amazing Versatility of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

At their core, pre-engineered metal buildings are designed to be a cost-effective, convenient alternative to traditional construction. Not only are they ultimately far more versatile than the alternative, but they’re also faster to put together as well as everything you need comes in one easy to work with system. That includes the roof, the wall panels and more – everything is manufactured at a factory and then shipped to the location in question.

All told, pre-engineered metal buildings bring with them a wide range of different benefits, all of which are worth a closer look.

Exceptional Versatility, Unbeatable Performance

One of the benefits that people are usually referring to when they say that pre-engineered metal buildings are versatile has to do with the design options they bring with them. In terms of both the interior floor plan and the overall look and feel of the outside of the structure, there are virtually no restrictions to speak of. This isn’t always the case with traditional construction as environmental concerns may rear their ugly heads and cause limitations.

Most providers these days use sophisticated CAD technology, meaning that they can quickly design something to your exact specifications without any compromises being made. This also means that customizing the building with a consideration towards things like local regulations is far easier, too.

Another one of the ways in which pre-engineered metal buildings show their versatility comes by way of the size options that are available. When you see examples of these types of buildings being erected in commercial environments, many of them can get quite large – think frames of hundreds of feet in length. But at the same time, the same benefits extend to smaller jobs as well – like if a homeowner wants to put a shed on their property but doesn’t want to go through the hassle of the traditional construction process. 

As mentioned, pre-engineered metal buildings are also known for their versatility in terms of the types of floor plans you can select. In most situations, even those large commercial structures that are hundreds of feet in length or width don’t require support columns, meaning that the floor plan can be as open as necessary to store things like heavy equipment or other assets. Because they’re made using high quality steel they are typically very safe and secure, too.

In terms of safety and security, pre-engineered metal buildings are more resistant to the elements and are generally known for their very low maintenance requirements. This, too, becomes a major advantage for someone looking to meet their building needs in a more cost-effective way over the long-term. Pre-fabricated metal buildings are even able to resist certain issues like fires or seismic activity as well. It’s very common for traditional buildings to be damaged or even destroyed during these types of events, but the chances are decidedly less so when you’re talking about the steel options that are available.

Based on all this, it’s easy to see why pre-engineered metal buildings are used in so many different industries. Farmers often use them for barns, stables and for heavy machinery storage. In the aviation industry, these techniques are often used to make massive aircraft hangars. They’re also quite common within the context of church buildings. 

These are all in addition to the other benefits that pre-engineered metal buildings bring with them, with cost-efficiency being chief among them. Not only are they less expensive than traditional construction, but they can also be erected far faster as well because everything comes pre-made. So not only are you saving money, but you’re also speeding up your time to return on investment.

The SteelCo Approach

At SteelCo, we’ve been proud of the reputation that we’ve earned since 2001 as one of the leading providers of pre-engineered metal buildings operating anywhere in the area today. We have deeply rooted experience in everything from agricultural buildings to aircraft hangars to barndominiums, cold storage buildings, recreational buildings and more. Regardless of what your needs happen to be, our team will work directly with you to come up with the perfect design to satisfy all requirements. We even offer construction services, allowing us to act as a true one-stop shop in every way.

If you’d like to find out more information about the exceptional versatility and performance of pre-engineered metal buildings, or if you’d just like to discuss your own needs with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact SteelCo today.


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