5 Things to Know About Metal Commercial Buildings
Some of the most famous landmarks in the world are metal buildings. For example, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Even though some of these buildings were constructed over 100 years ago, they remain strong and immutable today. That is one reason why modern builders continue to rely on metal for their commercial builds.
Read on to learn five impressive facts about metal commercial buildings.
1. Metal Buildings are Sustainable
Metal building structures require fewer resources to make compared to building materials such as wood and stone. And, because metal is durable, it requires less maintenance and upkeep. That means it takes fewer resources to maintain and produces fewer toxins into our environment.
Commercial metal buildings are mostly made from recycled materials. In fact, almost 70 percent of all steel in North America is recycled each year. That is a higher percentage than paper, aluminum, plastic, and glass combined.
Besides, many metal commercial buildings are portable. If you purchase a portable warehouse, for example, you can have your entire building picked up and moved whenever you need.
This reduces the need to rebuild in a new location, saving you both time and money. Plus, it’s better for the environment to reuse a building than to construct a new one.
2. Commercial Steel Buildings are Energy Efficient
Commercial buildings are often quite large. That’s why energy efficiency is a top priority for most building owners.
Metal buildings are easy to insulate to save on heating and cooling expenses. Some buildings are made by pressing two steel panels together with insulation in between.
Also, special energy-efficient coatings on the exterior of metal construction materials reflect the light to keep your building from absorbing the hot sun’s rays. This allows you to spend less money on cooling costs.
3. Metal Construction Materials are Versatile
Metals such as steel and iron are some of the strongest building materials on the planet. Yet metal is extremely flexible which allows for a variety of incredible structures that could not be built with other building materials.
Steel’s impressive strength to weight ratio makes it possible to build large and open spaces without support beams limiting the interior flow of the space.
Metal’s flexibility allows you to fit structures in complex spaces or ones that have limited space. With metal, design options are vast.
4. Metal Buildings are Long-Lasting
Metal is not susceptible to insects or rot like wood is. Galvanized steel is extremely resistant to corrosion from the elements.
The inherent strength of the building material means that your commercial building will need fewer repairs because there is less wear and tear.
Over the lifetime of a building, metal constructions are a smart investment.
5. Metal Commercial Buildings are Affordable
Steel is an excellent, affordable option for commercial buildings.
The raw material itself is inexpensive. Manufacturing metal is quickly becoming more efficient as technology advances. Both of these factors make contribute to the affordability of building with metal.
We’ve already discussed the longevity of metal, so imagine the money you will save by not having upkeep costs.
Steel is also light and easy to transport to your location. This will save you money on both delivery fees and installation costs.
Well, there you have it, five things to know about metal commercial buildings.
These are just a few of the many advantages of choosing metal for commercial constructions. There are many more reasons why metal is a smart choice in our modern world.
Next, check out these 10 common uses for portable buildings.