Why Your Next Agricultural Building Should Be Steel

There have been mind-boggling advancements in agriculture in the past 20 years alone.  Autonomous tractors, automated harvesting, advanced weather capabilities, and drones are just a few. Many embrace this technology because it makes farming more effective, efficient, and profitable. But when it comes to adding or replacing a barn or other agricultural structure, many of us are stuck in the romantic era of the traditional wood farm building. At SteelCo, we want to encourage you to embrace the advancements available in agricultural buildings by learning more about our modern, sturdy, and attractive steel farm buildings.

There are many reasons you may be considering a new agricultural building. Perhaps a current structure has become too old, too expensive to maintain, or simply outlived its usefulness. Your needs may have changed or you added more expensive equipment to secure. It just may be time to move into the modern era. 

Benefits of A Steel Building

If you are considering a new barn, hayshed, storage building or workshop, there are plenty of exceptional reasons to explore your options with a steel agricultural building over a traditional wood structure.

Steel Buildings Require Less Maintenance

Sure, a brand new, traditional wooden barn looks great. But in just a few short years, it will require painting and maintenance. In fact, you can plan on having it painted every few years after that. You have better things to do with your time and resources than painting and maintaining existing structures. A new steel building dramatically reduces maintenance. It never needs painting.

Steel Is Impervious To Rot and Insect Infestation

Wooden agricultural buildings are subject to rotting wood and insect infestation like termites. The wooden building materials are subject to wood rot. A steel building is impervious to termites, and steel does not rot. Galvanized steel will not rust.

Steel Buildings Cut Back On Construction Time

Using modern construction techniques, a steel building can be constructed more quickly and efficiently than a traditional wooden building.

Steel Is More Fire Resistant

A steel building is less prone to being destroyed by fire, especially when compared to traditional construction. This can be critical in the agricultural industry, where flammable materials are often already prevalent. 

Steel Buildings Are Sustainable

Steel is recyclable and considered sustainable, especially when compared to other building materials like wood and wood products. Since it is custom prefabricated off-site, there is little to no waste. That is far different from the wood that is wasted when cut on-site.

Steel Buildings Are Energy Efficient

When crafted to your specifications, a SteelCo building can be extremely energy efficient. Have a workspace or office you wish was more highly insulated? We can do it. Have a larger storage area where insulation isn’t as critical? Your space can be designed to meet your needs. 

Steel Buildings Offer Attractive Features

A modern SteelCo building allows you the ability to add features to customize your steel building. This can add value and beauty to your property. Choose from an almost endless selection of features and options, including brick and stucco facings.

Steel Buildings Add Versatility

Did you know that SteelCo buildings are used for everything from agricultural buildings to places of worship? It is this type of versatility that makes them so attractive for various needs, where you may need loft space, an office, a workshop or even a spare room. You will be amazed at how you can customize your SteelCo Building.

Getting Started is Easy!

Taking the next step toward your new steel agricultural building is as easy as filling out our online form or calling us. We’ll discuss your needs, goals, and budget. Once we create plans suitable for your needs, we begin prefabricating the components to be used for your structure. Pieces are pre-welded and pre-drilled for assembly on your site. We can even assist you with locating a contractor in your area.

You can have confidence in your SteelCo Building. We are a leader in the building, contracting, and steel building industry with over 20 years of experience. Our steel buildings are located throughout the country as storefronts, churches, mini-storage, homes, and as agricultural buildings. Our design and construction experts stand ready to assist you.  

Farming has changed dramatically over the past fifty years. At SteelCo, we are helping to change how agricultural buildings are being constructed. We invite you to contact us today.