Just as there are several advantages to prefab construction, there are also several benefits to factory-manufactured metal buildings. Seven benefits include:
These buildings are made entirely out of steel, which means they will be able to withstand just about anything thrown at them. Steel is known as the strongest alloy, which is made through a combination of metals. Steel gets its strength from a combination of iron and carbon. Other impurities, such as silicon and phosphorus, are also known for enhancing steel’s strength and hardness.
A metal’s overall strength can be determined by its:
- Tensile strength: Also known as a metal’s ability to resist being pulled apart.
- Compressive strength: A metal’s ability to resist compression, or being pushed together.
- Yield strength: A metal’s ability to resist deformation.
- Impact strength: Known as a metal’s ability to withstand impact before it shatters.
Carbon steel has high resistance in all four strengths. Stainless steel also scores highly on most of the above. It is highly resistant to shattering upon impact and boasts a yield strength of up to 1560 megapascals (mpa) and a tensile strength of up to 1460 mpa.
Prefabricated metal buildings will also not fall prey to inconsistencies from an outside worksite, ensuring that it has the maximum strength-to-weight ratio and that its building codes are up to date.
Just as steel buildings are much stronger than wood buildings, they are also much more durable than them. It is resistant to several destructive elements, including fire, termites, and harsh weather. Steel has a melting point of 2500 degrees Fahrenheit while wood can burn at as low as 930 degrees Fahrenheit. Wood is also susceptible to termites and insect damage. Wood can also attain water damage and warp as a result. It is also able to withstand natural elements better than brick buildings.
Since prefab metal buildings are so strong and durable, they are also low-maintenance. Steel buildings are susceptible to very little compared to wood and will need little to no maintenance as a result. Wood, on the other hand, can warp from rain, be chewed through by termites, and burn easily in fires.
Prefab metal buildings are also extremely versatile and can be customized to your desire. The parts are manufactured to allow for flexibility and can be built into farms, sheds, garages, and much more. They can also be built to great sizes and used to extend pre-existing buildings.
At Dayton Barns & All-Steel Buildings, it is easier than ever to test the flexibility of the parts and build a custom steel building that fits your every desire.
5. Quick and Easy Assembly
Since prefab metal buildings are made before they are sent to their destination, this greatly cuts down construction time since the focus can go entirely on assembly.
A prefab metal building is also cost-effective due to its low building and maintenance costs. Since these buildings are ready-made in the factory and not on the worksite, the building process is sped up and there are fewer pieces to put together, which ultimately costs you less money. Since the building goes up quickly, you get to spend less on labor. There’s also less waste that needs to be removed, which is another way you save money on labor.
Since they are so durable and require little to no maintenance, maintenance costs also go down. This is different from wood buildings, where an owner would have to pay to fix the roof if rain warped the wood or if termites chewed through a wall.
Prefab metal buildings provide less of an environmental impact than ones not manufactured beforehand. Due to being built in a factory-controlled environment, prefab metal buildings result in less air, water, and noise pollution than ones constructed entirely outside.
Prefab metal buildings are also recyclable since steel is 100% recyclable and does not lose its quality when recycled.