The Major Benefits of Building with Steel: Breaking Things Down

When it comes to your next big building project, you certainly have a wide range of options to choose from in terms of materials. However, there are a number of unique benefits that you’ll only get by building with steel that are certainly worth exploring in more detail.

  • Buildings constructed from steel tend to cost as much as 50% less than those built with other types of materials.
  • Not only can steel buildings easily accommodate clear-spans of up to 300 feet in width, they’re also available at a surprisingly low cost per square foot as well.
  • Not only is steel itself more economical, but those cost benefits carry over into other areas of the overall project, too.
  • Because steel is so durable, buildings constructed with steel often have lower fire insurance costs as well. That alone can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your building.
  • Steel buildings, by design, also stand up far better to wind, fire, water and other elements. This, too, can save thousands of dollars in repair costs, insurance costs and other disaster-related financial obligations moving forward.
  • Earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, floods and similar types of extreme weather events happen every day. But when the dust settles, steel buildings generally suffer less damage because of their light structure and rock solid connections – resulting in less movement from seismic force during these types of incidents.
  • As a building option, steel is almost unparalleled in its dimensional stability. It doesn’t expand or contract when exposed to moisture or extreme temperatures, as is true with other types of materials like wood.
  • One of the biggest areas that steel can help you save is also one of the most important: time. Steel is every bit as malleable as it is durable, meaning that you can design, customize, and build a steel structure in a matter of weeks.
  • Steel buildings are also far easier to get approved by local building authorities than those constructed using other materials. This is because they’re often designed to either meet or (in many cases) exceed any and all local building codes that you’re working within.
  • Speaking of flexibility, this is another area where steel has you covered. Steel is commonly used in a wide range of different applications, including but not limited to things like tool sheds, dog houses, family homes, aircraft hangers, sports arenas and absolutely everything in between.
  • This is because steel buildings often do not require load-bearing columns or walls on the inside of the structure. That means that your flexibility in terms of design and layout is practically limitless.

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