Buildings use many different types of materials these days, including steel and concrete. When compared to buildings using other types of materials, there are some definite advantages when it comes to choosing prefabricated commercial steel buildings. In plain speech, a prefabricated building has many of its components made in a factory. Those components are then delivered to the building site for assembly.
Because so many of the building’s parts are already made, once they arrive at the construction site very little work is required to complete the construction. This is a major advantage. However, it is not the only one. Some others are listed below.
When compared to other types of buildings, it takes considerably less time from start to finish to put together a prefabricated building. At the factory, the pre-engineered component parts of the building have already been designed and constructed. Once they are shipped to the construction site, all that remains is the assemble the component pieces. There is no need to hire multiple crews of experts such as engineers, carpenters or plumbers to arrive onsite since all of their work has already been completed within the factory. In fact, this process is so efficient that it’s possible to finish a 10,000 square foot prefab steel commercial building in just a short three months.
When compared to other types of building materials, these prefab structures cost considerably less. The fact that automation can be used within a factory setting during the creation of component pieces is the primary factor driving down costs. Savings of up to 60% on the cost of new construction have been reported.
Because the designs are dynamic, prefab buildings can be easily expanded in the future. These expansions can be added as the initial stage of construction nears it’s end or quickly modified after completion. The cost of adding an extra wing or square footage at a later date is much more economical because only a single wall will have to be removed. Matching roof panels and walls can be ordered to add space as necessary. For businesses that are expanding, this is very good news because their physical location can grow with them.
Steel is noted for its ability to stand up to extreme weather conditions such as earthquakes, high winds, and snowstorms which is what makes it such an in-demand building material. With a steel building, there is no need to worry about termites, fire, rot, cracks, or splitting. Because of this, many building manufacturers who use steel as a building material can offer 25-year warranties on their buildings. A prefab steel building will last a long time. In order to protect the buildings surface from the damaging effects of rust, special coatings are used.
When compared to other types of building materials, there is a reduced need for maintenance over time. These major advantages of prefab steel buildings are a major reason that they have been in-demand.