Curious about the advantages of steel buildings? Metal buildings have a number of perks compared to other building materials.
Steel buildings are known for their durability. Similarly, steel buildings have fewer foundation problems. There is less weight on the foundation of steel buildings because there are fewer pieces of framing which also contributes to the durability of steel.
Although steel may be a bigger investment upfront, over the long run the building is less expensive to own and maintain. When comparing the costs of steel building vs. wood, steel wins out. When using steel you have fewer labor costs than wood, you have a stronger foundation and lower maintenance costs. In addition, since steel is known for being strong and durable, it’s potentially less money to insure since it’s fire-resistant and is less susceptible to natural disasters than other building materials.
Compared to other types of construction, steel buildings are built relatively quickly. It typically takes Maverick Steel about 1 week on 1200 square-foot jobs, but sometimes more depending on the complexity. It all depends on the complexity and size of the particular building project. When building steel buildings with Maverick you can expect around 1-4 weeks depending on the different variables.
Metal buildings are low maintenance. Maintenance fees and repairs are low for steel buildings. Want to clean up your metal building? Give it a quick hose down and you’re good to go.
Steel is a recyclable material, which means it is an environmentally friendly option. Also, metal buildings are easy to insulate, which can help save money on heating and cooling and helps reduce energy use, which is another win for the environment. If you’re interested in insulating your steel building during the construction process, Maverick Steel offers insulation upon request from the customer.