The Truth About Steel Building Durability
When you look at an old home, the design and architecture are probably the first things that jump out at you. The intricate detailing and now-quirky components are often beautiful, sometimes strange and occasionally just baffling. But sure enough, the durability and lifespan of the property are always what we find most impressive. After all, if the structural integrity of the building wasn’t there, the beautiful details would have disappeared decades ago. It’s the historic construction and solid building material that allows these buildings to stand the test of time.
You’ve heard people say “They don’t make them like they used to,” I bet. Changes in our economy, technology, priorities and culture have led to definite differences (read: low-quality workmanship and cheap construction materials) in many of today’s mass-produced buildings. And it’s sad but true. Traditional construction today compared to traditional construction 100 years ago is certainly lacking. Is it still possible to erect a beautiful, thoughtful wood building today? Absolutely. But it won’t be quick and it definitely won’t be cost-effective. But don’t give up! There are new building techniques and building designs available that are always durable (even backed by a one-of-a-kind warranty that guarantees them to stand strong for 50 years, even when put up against harsh working conditions and extreme weather) and attractive, and are also quick to build, cost-effective and low-maintenance.
We are speaking, of course, of metal and steel buildings. Unfortunately, some people are wary of the durability and strength of steel structures, primarily due to their ease of construction and low cost. They assume that because steel framing can be erected quickly and relatively inexpensively, it’s likely to fail just as quickly. But the exact opposite is true — metal structures give you the best of all worlds. You get the strength of steel combined with the value and ease of prefab, precision-fit framing systems.
Steel buildings are made of the strongest metals on earth, and are designed in a way that allows the building to stand up to absolutely anything you could throw its way: they’re fire resistant, impermeable to termites and other pests, not prone to corrosion or water damage, dependable in the face of high winds and natural disasters, and provide excellent energy efficiency. When all these benefits combine, they add up to a building that can last just as long as the antique homes we admire today.
At Worldwide Steel, we’re strong, vocal proponents of this and many, many other benefits of steel buildings. And why wouldn’t we be? The more proof of quality you have, the more confident you can be. Seeing these buildings in action is enough to calm any nerves. This is why our steel and metal building kits come with a 50-year structural warranty directly from the manufacturer. It is our promise that your building will be designed and manufactured to meet your specific building codes and withstand the test of age, whatever that may include.
Metal buildings also offer better sustainability than wood framing materials (yep, really!) and unmatched versatility, perfect for everything from outdoor storage to residential homes. Steel buildings are ideal for all sorts of needs, from barns and stables to garages, workshops and commercial buildings. The steel buildings are available in a wide variety of sizes and designs, functioning as commercial and residential properties just as easily as an airplane hangar.
Whatever building projects you’re considering, a metal or steel building kit can meet your purposes and meet them well. When you opt for a metal building, you know you are finding a budget-friendly solution to your building needs—one that will last a lifetime without issue.
For more information about Worldwide Steel building systems, construction processes and midwest-manufactured materials, give us a call at (800) 825-0316 or request a quote online.
Metal Building Clearance and Specials
The decision to begin a construction project isn’t one that comes lightly. There is a long process of planning and organizing exactly where the structure will go and how you need the building set up so that it fits your needs exactly. When it comes to actually constructing the building, the easier the process is, the better. This is why so many people turn to steel construction, and Worldwide Steel Buildings offers state of the art products that are top of the line in stability and cost effectiveness with the design and ease of construction for the do-it-yourselfer.
When the option comes to save money on the product you need, you don’t turn it down. We shop sales for clothing, for food, even for specials on travel and vacation destinations. But when it comes to a construction process, you don’t usually think of what sales you can find. Thanks to Worldwide Steel Buildings, this way of thinking is a thing of the past.
Worldwide Steel Buildings has a large compilation of manufactured parts that are at discounted and clearance prices, making it more affordable than ever to construct the building that you need.
Save Money, Still Build New
Why should you buy new? Here are a few reasons why steel building kits are the way to go for your budget project:
- Reduce the risk of manufacturing issue with controlled products that meet high standards
- No issues with potential damage from previously owned buildings
- Guaranteed parts that are pre-manufactured at the factory, meaning you know the product you get in the end
- Steel buildings are 100% customizable to your needs
When you think of ways to save money on a building, you may first consider that the only way to do this is by purchasing a pre-constructed building—often one that may have experienced some wear and tear and may not be in its prime stage of life anymore at a location maybe not where you wanted it. However, this is actually not the case. When you purchase a used building you are imposing a series of limitations on your business options, as well as opening yourself up to a world of potential financial barriers and improvement projects that will add up in the long run. Discount materials are available in steel or hybrid steel packages ready to be constructed in your ideal location.
Constructing a steel building allows you to control the cost of your project. It puts the construction process in your hands and gives you the opportunity to start with something fresh and new that comes with a warranty giving you security of knowing you’ve controlled your future expense. On your terms, on your property, and in your timeline and budget.