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Pole barn buildings are suitable  for some people, but many who choose them wind up playing the coulda-shoulda-woulda game when they realize what they could have gotten by choosing a Worldwide Steel Building instead.

If you’re weighing your options, and don’t want to miss out on the best building choice, check out these seven things you can’t get with a pole barn building that you can get with steel.

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1. Vertical Spacewwsb-high-cielings-steel-buildings-vertical-space (1)

For the sake of security in certain weather conditions, a pole barn can only rise so high and tends to be more susceptible to the wear and tear of extreme weather.

With a steel building, the sky’s the limit for vertical space, and the strength of our steel trusses, girders, and framework can withstand anything Mother Nature has to offer.

2. More Roofing Options

With a pole barn, roof options are limited to designs that coordinate with the layout of pole supports. In other words, if you want to get more creative than a typical pitched shed, things can get complicated and expensive.

Choosing a steel building can give you the roof style you want whether it’s shed, hip, gable or gambrel. Want to throw in some skylights for natural lighting? A steel building can do that, too.

3. Open Floor Plan

Adding an auxiliary building is often to meet some sort of storage needs. If this is your main focus for your building, you’ll end up losing a lot of space with poles in the way. It also makes it difficult to navigate large equipment. Steel buildings help to get the most out of your potential storage space because they’re supported by trusses and framework that can create a completely open floor plan.wwsb-building-manual-photos-second-story (1)

4. Mezzanine Ceilings

Because of the interference of support poles, it is practically impossible to integrate a mezzanine into a pole barn design.

If you need an elevated area in your structure to oversee work down below, or to create office space above, a steel building is your best option.

5. Customizable Extras & Add-Ons

It’s the endless extras and add-ons that make steel buildings a more attractive option than pole barns. For instance, a steel building’s frame can handle the load for free hanging eve extensions, while a pole barn’s can’t.

These custom features can be used to increase the functionality of your building, while also giving you more options to personalize the overall style of your structure.wwsb-self-supporting-eve-hang-steel-building (1)

6. Longer Lifespan

Why spend loads of money on a wooden pole barn building that will rot in the ground over the years? Instead, choose the stronger option that’s built to last. Concrete piers and sound anchoring increase our steel building’s structural integrity, which means it’ll be stronger and last much longer than a pole barn.

Related Read: Insider Tips on How to Budget for Your Worldwide Steel Building

7. Options for Growth

Think expansion may be necessary in the future? You’ll have to tear down that pole barn in order to expand. However, our steel buildings are easy to expand thanks to the live trusses. This means, that instead of starting from scratch in a few years, you can simply build upon what you already have!

So, what are you waiting for? The professionals at Worldwide Steel Buildings are waiting to answer your questions! Give us a call at (800) 825-0316 for more information!

Have you always wanted your own man cave, but haven’t found the time to make it a reality? We’ve got some inspiration to get you back on track! Check out these ten must-have features for the ultimate man cave.

Related Read: Top 10 Features Every Guy’s Dream Garage Should Have

1.  The Boys Need a Bar

Every man cave should come equipped with a wet bar. Slide in a counter, add a few comfy stools, and stock it with all the best beer and cocktail fixings. If you’re going to do it big, this is definitely one feature you’ll need to include!

2. Upcycled Welding Benchwwsb-personal-welding-bench-airplane-enthusiast (1)

Your personal welding station should be more than functional. It should make a personal statement about the kind of craftsman you are.

Airplane hobbyists can not only craft their own designs, but they can do so on a welding station that channels their inner pilot with an upcycled airplane lift outfitted as a welding bench like the one on the right!

3. Hi-Tech Keg

Gone are the college frat days of the aluminum keg in a trash can full of ice. Grownups have a sleek keg on wheels with a professional tap on top. Click here to explore all the hi-tech options!

4. The Real Deal Theaterwwsb-man-cave-theatre-garage-workshop (1)

Sure, you may have a huge flat screen television with the latest gaming system hooked up and streaming services, but do you have a projector that re-creates the theater experience? The go-big-or-go-home mentality definitely applies in this situation!

5. Submerged Lift

Although you may love to restore a classic automobile from time to time, that’s not always what’s on the menu in your man cave. Install a submerged hydraulic lift and keep your floor space open in between projects.

Related Read: The Perfect, Easy-to-Assemble Steel Building Kit for Every DIY Guy

6. Master Remote Control

Doubtless, your man-cave will be filled with hi-tech gadgets. Too many remote controls spoil the fun. Pull it all together with a single master control unit and quit wasting time looking for the right one to do the job.

7. Personal Climbing Wallwwsb-indoor-rock-climbing-wall (1)

Sky’s the limit, right? If you’ve got a larger-than-life space that needs filling, get your own indoor climbing wall! Skip the bench press and go vertical.

8. Secure the Goods

Upgrade entry security to “Fort Knox” level with an entry door facade that imitates a bank vault. If that’s too over the top for your taste, at least lock up your space with a remote locking system. That way you can play gatekeeper from anywhere!

Ready to get started on your man cave? Contact the experts at Worldwide Steel at (800) 825-0316 for more information on how we can make your man cave a reality with our steel building kits!

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Let’s face it. No matter what form your building takes–whether it’s a simple backyard shed or a spacious machine shop–paying for it will require some planning. If you’re attracted to the value of a high-quality steel building, but worry that you’ll have to pay a hefty premium for it, we have some good news!

Customers frequently discover that working with a Worldwide Steel Building Kit is substantially more budget-friendly than they thought. Here are a few reasons why:

Lower Installation Costs

This is perhaps the biggest advantage of our do-it-yourself building solutions. Most quality steel buildings are specialty projects constructed on-site, using hired labor and heavy equipment that can rapidly grow your total cost by several thousand dollars. Many do-it-yourselfers are intimidated by the prospect of erecting a steel building, but our easy-to-assemble steel building kits make the process so simple that any property owner with access to these tools can do it.

Related Read: How to Save Money With DIY Building Kits From Worldwide Steel

Because our parts are prefabricated in easy-to-handle units that are simply bolted together on-site, no welding is necessary, and the only heavy equipment you might need is a power lift–which, thanks to the ease of assembly, you’ll only have to rent for a day or two instead of weeks at a time. So the money you save on labor and equipment can go toward what really matters: higher quality building materials and getting the building you’ve always dreamed of.

Built to Last with No Hidden Maintenance

WWSB-steel-structure-outdoor-trussesMany property owners fail to consider the maintenance costs that will sneak up on them over the life of your average building, and that’s a big mistake. What many forget is that wood buildings require continual monitoring and periodic treatment for wood-destroying insects, moisture penetration, and basic rot and decay.

Composite roofing requires replacement every ten years, and paint jobs fade even sooner. Worse, an inadvertent lapse in maintenance or an undetected infestation of termites can lead to structural problems, requiring costly major repairs.

By contrast, our steel buildings are impervious to water, require no treatment for insects, and come with pre-painted sheet metal boasting a 40-year warranty–and that’s on top of our industry-leading 50-year structural warranty on all prefabricated trusses. Your return on investment (ROI) is substantially higher with steel because you’ll enjoy a much longer use of your building, and the premium you pay for superior materials will likely be more than offset by the amount you save in long-term maintenance.

Related Read: Why Tornado Alley Chooses Worldwide Steel Buildings

Special Financing Options

Our customers are shrewd bargain-hunters, and we respect that. That’s why we keep our prices competitive and regularly offer special pricing deals and discounts that can help you kick-start a project at an even better value. We’re also proud to offer affordable in-house financing with low fixed rates for well-qualified customers. Our partnership with Lightstream means you may be eligible to borrow as little as $5,000 or as much as $100,000 through a paperless application process, with no fees, no down payment, and no collateral requirements.

If you’re ready to invest in a high-quality, made-for-a-lifetime steel building, then now is the time to act. Give us a call at (800) 825-0316 for help selecting a package that is just right for your budget. Our guys will gladly lead you toward making your dream a reality–for less than you might think.

 

Do you want more than just a sheltered space for your car? What if you could completely customize your garage to fit your every need? Now you can with Worldwide Steel Buildings.

If you’ve been wanting to transform your garage, make sure you get exactly what you’ve been looking for. To get the ideas flowing, we’re showing you the top 10 features every guy’s dream garage should have.

Want to try it before you buy it? Click here and try out our free 3D Building Designer!

worldwide-steel-buildings-custom-garage1. Add Windows

Is your current garage dark, dreary, and depressing? Let the light in with a few windows. Adding windows or skylights will make your building look custom and will offer awesome natural lighting.

2. Fix Up Your Flooring

Concrete may seem like the manly choice, but why not amp it up a bit? Adding an epoxy coating to your garage floor is an easy way to turn boring concrete into a work of art that’s also durable.

Related Read: The Perfect, Easy-to-Assemble Steel Building Kit for Every DIY Guy

3. Wash Off with a Sinkgarage-storage-worldwide-steel-buildings

What happens in the garage should stay in the garage! If you’re constantly being nagged to stop tracking your grease and grime into your family’s kitchen, adding a sink to your garage can make it stop. The ability to wash up where you work will not only keep your garage a cleaner space, but your wife will thank you.

4. Stock Up On Storage

The garage is the top place for clutter to accumulate, but the right storage can help. Add cabinets and a few matching shelves and hooks to allow access to everyday tools while eliminating the eyesore of built up junk.

5. Power Up with Electricity

If you’re not wired for electricity, you’re wasting tons of potential in that space. Add outlets in convenient spaces to expand the opportunity for future electrical needs. Not to mention, without electricity you can’t have these awesome features below…

6. Turn It Up with Audio/Soundgarage-with-tv

Who says the garage can’t double as a man cave? Install a sound system and flat screen television. Enjoy the big game with the boys, or make DIY jobs a breeze by streaming instructional videos, right in your workshop.

7. Lock It Down with Security

You’ve invested in some really cool stuff, but make sure you protect it! Don’t forget to add the garage to your security system and install security sensors on your new doors and windows. If you want to further control who has the keys to your castle, consider adding a keypad lock to your door with your own personalized security code.

8. Workbench

wwsb-workbench-collapsableNear your new storage solution, install a workbench. Don’t forget to make it fully functional with a vise and electrical outlets for all of your favorite power tools.

Related Read: All You’ll Need to Build Your Steel Garage Kit: Your Toolbox + These 4 Tools

9. Man Lighting

Who needs mood lighting when you can have man lighting? Windows may improve natural lighting conditions, but some special projects require special lighting. Add high-quality LED overhead lighting and dimmers for more lighting options.

10. Keep Your Cool

Working on a project, or having your buddies over to enjoy your new digs, means you will need refreshments. The same reasoning for the sink, what happens in the garage stays in the garage, applies here. Forget about trips back and forth to the kitchen! Install a refrigerator and keep your refreshments right where they belong.

Getting the custom garage of your dreams is easier than it seems. Call us today for more information (800) 825-0316 or contact us online! We’ll help you find the best steel building kit to meet all of your dream garage needs.