Why Your Next Storage Unit Should Be A Steel Building
Storage units are often synonymous with steel structures, perhaps concrete depending on who you ask. While both options are strong contenders for durability and quality, there’s a few benefits that prefab steel has over concrete that make it an important consideration for a personal or commercial storage unit.
It’s obviously important that a storage unit be secure enough to protect whatever items you have inside, so choosing the best material and method for the job is a process you have to take into careful consideration. Here’s just a few reasons you should consider prefab steel for your next storage unit project – no matter the size!
Steel buildings need smaller foundations to go up seeing as they weigh significantly less than concrete and traditional forms of construction. In turn, this means there is much less excavation and substructure required which is no only easier on your wallet as the builder but also easier on the environment around the structure. All forms of construction take some sort of a toll on the space around it, but with steel buildings this carbon footprint is minimized when comparing it to other types of building.
Quick & Simple Construction
Because all the parts of your structure is delivered on site already ready to be constructed, the construction time is greatly reduced. Their easy DIY construction makes it much easier to put up, so on average, construction time of a steel building is 30% less than that of other materials and building methods. This is another way construction costs will be saved, as you won’t need special contractors to get the job done and labour you will require will be finished the job faster than other building methods.
Obviously one of the most beneficial elements of steel is its durability. It can withstand exterior elements like extreme weather and more in ways that materials like wood or aluminum wouldn’t be able to. This prevents you from having to do constant repairs, maintenance or upkeep of the structure. Because of this, steel structures are the perfect long term investment that can last for decades.
In addition to these benefits, prefab steel buildings are made from 100% recyclable materials that can be re0used in any capacity later on dwn the line. They’re also specifically engineered to be “green buildings”, able to efficiently use energy and naturally maintain comfortable temperatures. Depending on what the storage units are being used for, additional insulation and temperature regulating devices will help you make the most of that aspect and keep your items in the appropriate conditions.
Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Get A Steel Building
For many, the option to build a new structure comes after much deliberation of needs, wants, resources and other factors. Whether you’re adding to your own property or building commercial space, it’s important to be able to commit not only to a project but to a material and building method as well. There may be uncertainty about building time, customization options and more, but having an understand of the benefits of steel buildings is essential to making the final decision. Here are just a few reasons you shouldn’t wait any longer to decide on building a steel structure.
The Cost Of Steel As A Resource Is Changing
Though steel buildings will always be one of the most economically sound choices when it comes to construction, it’s important to keep in mind that steel is a worldwide commodity whose price varies day to day based on factors like currency strength and the environment. While the cost of our steel buildings will always remain competitive, large fluctuations in the world market may make it (as well as other things like add-ons, labour and maintenance) more expensive in the long run. As the demand for steel buildings continues to rise, it’s a good idea to take advantage of steel’s current price point and market position.
You’ve Always Needed The Extra Space
No matter what you need a bit more storage for, steel buildings are the perfect way to meet all those needs and more. If you’re considering building in the first place, it’s likely you’ve needed the storage for a while and were holding it off for any number of reasons. Worrying about not having the resources or the whole process taking too long are both things that lead many to be wary of undertaking a steel building project, in turn making them question if they even need it to begin with. It’s imperative that you put your needs into perspective and examine the pros and cons to help you make the best decision.
It’s Simple To Construct
Our prefab steel buildings have easy DIY construction that can be completed in a matter of days (depending on the size) without the need for any special contractors. A lengthy construction process is enough to scare anyone, particularly if you wanted to put the structure to use sooner rather than later. This is especially great for commercial spaces, giving you the ability to start and open your operation much sooner than with other forms of construction.
It’s Easier On The Environment
Prefab steel is better for the environment for a number of reasons. Not only is steel 100% recyclable as a material, the pieces of your structure arrive specifically engineered for your project; meaning little to no leftover parts and waste.
…..And Your Wallet
Most people think they aren’t able to afford to build a structure even though they need one, but the reality is that the upfront costs of steel buildings are approximate 30% less than other forms of construction. With it’s easy DIY construction, building times are much shorter and don’t need special contractors to get the job done. And because steel is a durable and lasting material requiring virtually no maintenance, the long-term costs are also greatly diminished.