Cost: When working with steel there are no excess materials left over because there is a specific calculation of how much steel per building size.
So, you are only paying for the materials being used and not the lumber that is usually left behind when building with wood. Also, labor costs decrease dramatically because of pre-punched holes, marked components, and easy to read, in-depth assembly diagrams.
There are a great number of different choices for insulating a steel building. Most of them are enormously effective for cooling and heating. With the proper insulation you can vastly lower your overall energy consumption. Also when using metal roofs, especially light colored roofs, it redirects the heat in high temperature weather. At the end of the day that means much lower cooling expenses.
Stability and Security: Steel does not warp, crack, twist, rot, settle, or become bug infested. When using wood or other materials, these are all unfortunate problems that can occur. Steel can withstand Mother Nature’s harsh winds, treacherous snowstorms, and profuse rainfall. Little to no maintenance is require with a steel building.
Safety is an extremely important advantage when it comes to steel. Steel is very heat resistant, so it cannot burn and it wards off the heat. Obviously steel has proven its great strength and will not crumble under rough weather conditions. Steel cannot absorb water, so the structure will never contain harmful molds or mildews. Steel also does not need to be treated with any chemicals of any kinds.
Environment: Steel buildings are better for the earth because they are made of efficient, recyclable materials. They do not cause harm to the environment unlike non-reusable products, such as composite wood. The steel mostly consists of recycled scraps. When producing steel, there is no waste considering all measurements are exact and preplanned. Even the minute amount of unworkable or non-recyclable products leftover is still less harmful than using other types of resources.
Considering that steel has such a long life expectancy, it reduces the impact on the environment to the bare minimum. Steel can also be relocated and used again for other projects in the future. If you want to go green and help preserve the environment, then use steel today!
Versatility: Steel buildings have different framing systems, such as clearspan and modular, which gives steel maximum flexibility when it comes to building. Any kind of building can be constructed whether it’s warehouses, manufacturing plants, office buildings, or retail spaces. Steel buildings can achieve endless sizes, unlike wood, so the size of length, height, and width can be whatever you please. If you use steel and want to expand your building, it’s not the slightest hassle. It’s simple enough to extend.
Quickness: Steel buildings can be built remarkably fast, particularly with an experienced construction crew. Fantastic construction progress will be made in a pleasing, short period of time because the steel is pre-engineered. The faster the building is constructed, the more satisfied the client is and that makes the construction crew pleased, knowing it was a job well done.
D.R. Hartman Construction
Serving the Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and Maryland regions, D.R. Hartman Construction offers professional, licensed general contractor services for commercial, residential and industrial projects. D.R. Hartman Construction offers commercial steel building construction services and has constructed steel buildings internationally. Learn more by visiting www.drhci.com or calling (301) 926-9000.