Picking out the right kind of building material for your project can certainly be a bit trying. You may not be certain of all the right components that you will need, and you may end up stuck wondering how you can make your project happen in the easiest and most efficient way possible. After all, your project is important to you! Whether you are looking to construct a new sanctuary for your church or a hangar for your airplane or a new barn on your farm, choosing a prefabricated steel building is the best option. You may be skeptical of how this can be so. How can any project be better in steel? The simple fact is that it comes down to stability and durability. There just is nothing like steel as a building material. There is a reason why we have phrases like “arms of steel” and other idioms indicating the strength of something. Steel is powerful and it holds up against the outer elements better than any other material. Take for comparison using wood as a building material. Here are just a few of the ways that steel buildings compare to wood buildings in terms of longevity and strength in the long term:
First, it is important to note that steel buildings have become increasingly popular because of their durability. Over the last few decades steel buildings have become particularly important in construction because of the versatility and strength of steel as compared to other methods of construction. In fact, steel buildings are just like no other in terms of durability. Comparing the strength of steel building to the strength of a wood building demonstrates the disparity clearly. A wood building lacks the foundation that a steel building has and there is no foundation as well as limited power in the siding material. Whereas steel building have sides that are made of corrugated steel or aluminum panels and poles spaced about eight feet apart, a wood building a poles that are much less stable.
The construction processes are also quite different. The ease and simplicity of the construction of a prefabricated steel building from General Steel makes it easy to see why using a prefabricated steel building is so popular. First, the steel columns are anchored into concrete piers or a concrete pad to give the structure stability. Next, the building is put up! Because the welding, drilling and cutting are all done at the factory, there is little need for skilled labor on the construction site. This cuts your construction costs by as much as 50%! With a pole barn or wooden building, wooden poles are buried into the ground and used as columns for the roof of your building. Walls are made of wood or occasionally tin, neither of which is particularly strong. The walls are either nailed into the poles or screwed into the poles. This construction process does not leave one feeling particularly confident in the strength or long term reliability of a wooden building as compared to a steel building. Choose General Steel to ensure your building stands the test of time!