Why Steel and Metal Are The Best Materials for Building Construction

Posted on October 30, 2014
The inside of a metal building with two trucks and a tractor inside
The empty interior of a metal building designed and built by Worldwide Steel Buildings

Making a decision about adding the building you want to add to your property can be difficult. It can feel like a single choice — stainless steel, traditional wood, or a hybrid of wood, stone and steel components — but it’s one that involves many other choices before you even break ground on your construction site. It’s also a choice that has a lasting impact on the quality and longevity of your finished product, so it’s smart to do your research on the best material for building structures. When considering factors such as quality, durability, style and price, we think it quickly becomes clear: A metal building is often the best option when choosing a material for constructing large buildings without breaking the bank.

Steel is Durable

When deciding on a building material, longevity and durability are among the most important factors. There are a lot of inexpensive ways to erect a building on a property, but if you want the high strength to withstand the forces of Mother Nature, steel is the way to go. There are Worldwide Steel Buildings in all 50 states, including those that are prone to high winds and heavy snows, so need the higher strength and durability of steel. Plus, in nearly 30 years of building projects and our customers’ heavy use, we have never had a building fail due to structural design. (Hey, if steel is good enough for skyscrapers, it’s good enough for our customers’ homes, commercial buildings and garages!) Steel structures are also nearly immune to some of the other long-term maintenance issues that plague those who choose the traditional construction industry, like dry rot, wood deterioration, fire damage (thanks to steel’s high melting point) and termite infestations. 

Steel is Versatile

Another quality that makes steel the best material for building structures is its versatility. Steel buildings can be designed to suit any purpose, and Worldwide Steel Buildings designs and manufactures all types of steel buildings. They can be used for agricultural purposes, storage, youth centers, horse arenas and more. All of this customization doesn’t come at a cost to quality. Worldwide Steel Buildings reviews the blueprints for every structure built to ensure it meets the needs of the customer and that it can stand up to Mother Nature. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t offer a 50-year structural warranty.

And if you’re thinking about the sustainability of your new building, look no further than steel. Steel is energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and recyclable. 

Steel is Cost-Effective

Steel is an excellent construction material for business owners because it helps keep building costs down. Besides being durable, steel framing is light enough that, normally, no cranes are needed when you buy a structure from Worldwide Steel Buildings. Additionally, steel products from Worldwide Steel Buildings don’t need a full foundation poured, nor do they need to be welded. The money saved can be used to buy a larger building than would be possible if another building material was used.

Why Worldwide Steel?

Of course, there is more to consider when planning a building than the technical issues and the price. The building must be aesthetically pleasing and match the style of other structures on the property. Structures from Worldwide Steel Buildings can be finished with colored sheet metal panels and roofing (which come with a 40-year limited warranty) so your building doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. When you read how a customer of Worldwide Steel Buildings reviews their new structure, it’s undeniable that steel buildings are a perfect mixture of function and form.

And when you choose Worldwide Steel, you’re choosing to partner with a team that guides your decisions every step of the way. Our experts are there to help you design buildings, to assure you about your building’s structural engineering, to ensure the precision-welding done in our midwestern manufacturing facility, and to make sure you aren’t overlooking any of the little things (like eave overhangs, railings and other finishes). 

Have more questions? Check out our blog to learn more about the benefits of steel, the ways in which Worldwide Steel stands out from the competition, the basics of a structural steel construction project and more.  

And if you’re interested in getting a steel building for your personal or business use, contact us today.

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