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Use a Worldwide Steel Buildings Kit to Erect Your Pre-Engineered Steel Building

So, you’ve decided a steel building might be right for your new expansion. But you still have a lot of questions and don’t know where to turn. Never fear, the experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings are the best metal building manufacturers and provide not only complete, ready to assemble engineered steel building kits, they are available to answer all your questions and/or address your concerns. Just give them a call today at 888-229-9972.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Questions You Should Ask When Shopping for a Steel Building

Are You Buying from the Manufacturer? Or from a Broker Buying a Building from Whoever has the Cheapest Price That Day?

At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we have designed and built the best metal buildings available for 30+ years. Our highly trained, professional consultants will stay with you through every step of the process; ensuring your Worldwide Steel Buildings project is a complete success that will last for many years to come.

Is the Building You Are Buying Manufactured Using 26 Gauge Steel on 5’ Centers? Or 29 Gauge Steel with Framing on 2’ Centers?

This is how a Worldwide Steel Building kit compares with our competition:

  • 26ga on 5′ centers live load approx. 22 PSF Worldwide Steel Building 29ga on 2′ centers live load 108 PSF
  • 26ga on 5′ centers wind load approx. 30 PSF Worldwide Steel Building 29ga on 2′ centers Wind load 144 PSF

Is the Manufacturer Using Galvalume? Or a Lower Quality Galvanized Steel?

At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we offer a full 40-year warranty on painted panels.

Is the Warranty the Typical 1 year Offered by Most Brokers and Manufacturers?

At Worldwide Steel Buildings we offer the best metal buildings and the best structural warranty in the industry; a full 50 years!

Is the Building a Complete Bolt up System? Or are You Required to do Field Welding?

A Worldwide Steel Buildings kit is completely bolt & screw together system, eliminating the need for any on site welding.

To get answers to all your questions, and learn what other questions you need to ask, contact WorldWide Steel Buildings today at (800) 825-0316. Let’s get started on your steel building project. The building you build today should be designed and built to serve you for many tomorrows.

At Worldwide Steel, we’ve noticed something interesting. Often, when potential customers are researching their new building project, they’re drawn to a metal building (and for good reason — there are so many benefits to a steel structure). But they’re immediately wary of metal building prices. For some reason, the price of steel has gotten a reputation for being more volatile than the price of other building materials. And yes, the price of steel does fluctuate along with the economy. But so does the price of every other material. Look at what happens to the price of wood, tile and brick as the economy fluctuates!

So rather than looking at just the cost of building materials, it makes sense to consider the cost of metal building kits against traditional construction from start to finish. And when you do that, you’ll see steel building cost benefits begin with construction and last a lifetime. 

Affordability is Key

Steel and metal buildings are cost-effective from the very beginning. Because they are so customizable, you’re largely in control of the final price tag. With Worldwide Steel, you can design something well within your price range. Of course, larger buildings with more add-ons will come at an additional cost, but your design will be very affordable per square foot regardless of building size. 

From there, it is up to you what materials you use to finish the building, which means that you have even further control over the total cost. Exterior finishes are available in sheet metal, vinyl, stucco, wood or brick, and while all offer enhanced durability and strength, each can provide your building with a unique finishing touch.

You’ll also see metal building cost savings beginning with construction costs. Because your metal building is so simple to erect, it will go up quickly with minimal construction needed. That means a smaller crew, fewer days dedicated to building, and less need to rent equipment, all of which ultimately add up to a more affordable construction process.

Another factor that makes the steel building construction process so affordable is how comprehensive Worldwide Steel building kits are. Our steel building kits include everything necessary for your metal building, from the trusses to the last fastener. That means:

  • Buildings are able to be erected in minimal time, oftentimes within just a matter of days
  • Steel buildings can be constructed with unskilled labor, thanks to comprehensive building kits and an easy-to-follow manual. When putting together a building is truly a simple, DIY task, you’ll save big on labor costs.
  • No heavy equipment is necessary for construction, which further reduces labor and rental
  • Steel kits are lightweight, which makes for an easier construction process

While it can be tough to think past the initial costs when you’re about to make a big financial investment, it’s crucial — especially when it comes to a new building. When you’re investing in something you’ll own and maintain for years to come, the cost of that maintenance is a major factor in the cost of the building over its lifetime. 

Steel frame buildings are extremely low-maintenance, durable and energy-efficient, all of which means they’re cheaper to own over the decades as well as upfront. Because our steel frames are designed to stand up to harsh winds, heavy snow loads and other environmental concerns, they’re less likely to fail under normal circumstances. They’re also less susceptible to common annoying building issues, like rot and insect infestation.

We’re so confident in our building systems that each one is backed by an industry-leading 50-year structural warranty. 

Affordable Steel Buildings From Worldwide Steel

Ready to see exactly how much your prefab metal building will cost? Worldwide Steel Buildings offers top-of-the-line steel building kits at affordable prices. Call us at (800) 825-0316 for a free building quote, or request a quote online.

A Worldwide Steel Buildings expert can help you determine what size and material types are best for your project (for example, a metal barn used to house animals may have different requirements than a metal garage built to store heavy machinery). That means you won’t have to waste precious funds on unnecessary building materials or put money into a project that doesn’t meet your needs. 

Contact us for more information about steel building prices! Financing options are available to make the construction process even more affordable. 

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home_made_of_steelWhen you hear the words steel building, you may think of warehouses, commercial buildings, horse arenas or stadiums just to name a few. However, more and more people are electing to build their homes from prefabricated steel materials.

What are the benefits of a steel home?

Steel framed buildings are stronger than wood. They don’t buckle under pressure which may be a deciding factor for those wanting to always be prepared for the impending natural disaster or apocalypse. They can also withstand some pretty extreme weather conditions that would otherwise start to break lumber down. You don’t have to worry about splitting, settling, warping or twisting. As of right now, steel framed houses are very comparable in price to the average wood framed home. The cost of lumber is often on the rise whereas the price of steel stays steady for the most part. Steel is also fully recyclable which helps the environment. It also helps keep the cost fluctuation at bay.

Customization

A prefabricated steel home allows you to make most of the decisions when it comes to the floor plan. Oftentimes when you go with a traditional, wood constructed home, you only have the choice of 4-10 floor plan options. Once people realize they can customize the floor plan, the sizes of their rooms, as well as where they want to build, the decision to use steel is made easy. Contact us to talk to one of our home experts and discuss all of our available options.

Can I use other materials as well as steel?

You can use multiple materials along with your steel framed home. If you want to use a different type of roof system or even vinyl siding, that works. With WorldWide Steel Buildings you can even use wood for the secondary framing if you would like. One benefit of the secondary framing being on 2’ centers is that the interior can be finished off without having to build additional interior walls.

Construction

Not only can you build a home out of steel, YOU can build a home out of steel. Like our other steel buildings, our residential kits are prefabricated with the DIY person in mind. You can literally build your home yourself if you choose.

Time

‘Time is money’ is an understatement for steel homes. Depending on your plan you could have your home constructed the same day the kit is delivered. If this is something that entices you, you may want to hire a professional. Whether you decide to build your entire home out of steel, or just pick and choose steel parts, WorldWide Steel Buildings is here to provide it.

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