All About Steel Buildings

Prefab Metal Building

The term “prefab”, short for prefabricated, metal buildings refer to buildings where the majority of the construction is completed in the factory. The components are then shipped to the construction site in pieces. Upon arrival to the site, little work is required to erect them. Prefab metal buildings can be found across the Internet. Many suppliers even offer Internet specials on buildings that can save even more money. Local suppliers can be found easily and usually offer specials on inventory prefab metal buildings. Plus you can save on the delivery charges. Taking the time to do some research will get the best cost for the materials used to construct your prefab metal building.

Prefab metal buildings are structures, whose main components are steel. Each design is engineered for your specific use. Because of the custom design, each building fits together perfectly for ease in the construction. There are two different types of designs in prefab metal buildings: straight wall prefab metal buildings and arch buildings. Depending on your intended use of the building, will greatly impact the type of building that you should construct.

Straight Wall Prefab Metal Buildings

Straight wall prefab buildings can be used for any construction. They have a traditional building look and feel. They come with gutter systems to protect the buildings against the weather. This type offers excellent strength and sturdiness even stronger than buildings made from other materials and they are quick, easy, inexpensive to construct.

Arch Prefab Metal Buildings

Arch prefab metal buildings resemble airport hangers. The roofs can be rounded or have slight pitches and there is no need for a gutter system. This type of design is approximately 30% less costly than straight walls construction. The shape adds to the strength and sturdiness. The arch buildings are quicker, easier, and less expensive to assemble. The arch prefab metal building were some of the only types of building that withstood the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The roof design and steel construction withstood the strong winds and water.

There are many options that come with prefab metal buildings. From customized color and design, the options to design your building to best suit your needs is open. Prefab metal buildings are mainly constructed at the factory to ease the erecting process at the building site. Suppliers offer special Internet deals to help in the cost of the construction. Some companies offer kits for the do-it-yourselfers. If you are not handy, most suppliers offer lists of qualified contractors that can help with the construction that can help you with your new prefab metal building.

A.T. Moss


Steel Building Construction

When deciding to construct a steel building, a couple factors should be considered. What type of roof are you planning? What type of flooring will the building need? What type of building will you choose, prefabricated or custom built? Researching and planning, with the use of the Internet, is the best way to start. Most companies offer not only the materials to construct your building but will supply you with a list of qualified contractors. Unless you are an expert at building steel buildings, finding a contractor or a company to answer any questions that you may have before the building construction is started.

There are many prefabricated steel building companies in today’s market. Prefabricated steel buildings can come in unlimited lengths. They also come middle column free widths of up to 300 feet. Prefabricated steel buildings are customizable with many more options that are not available in custom constructions. The roof, the most important feature of the prefabricated steel building, is made with certain techniques to ensure no roofing troubles. Steel roofs offer more protection from water damage and leaks.

When it comes to price, quality, and reliability, prefabricated steel buildings are the better choice or custom building construction.

Steel Building Roofs

There are different types of roofs for steel building construction. The standard steel roof panel is made of 26-gauge steel material roll-formed into a structured shape. For added stability, it should be purchased with a shoulder support for the top. You can purchase the panels unpainted for the silver finish or paint feature that can add to the overall look of the building. If you are constructing a barn, garage or smaller building, you may look into the steel buildings that resemble airport hangers. The come with a seamless edge without the need of a cutter system. This may save money on the construction.

Steel Building Flooring

Reinforced concrete flooring is the best choice for steel buildings. A building with a reinforced floor means that the concrete is secured with a steel bars meshed together. Reinforced concrete adds extra strength to your steel building. Reinforcing concrete is used in floor systems. The design and implementation of the most efficient floor system is important in creating the best and most secure steel buildings. Small changes in the design of a floor system can be customized to suit the needs of the building. If cost is not an option, there are several finishing options such as staining and pressed design that can enhance the looks of the floor.

Steel buildings construction is very easy if you leave it up to a professional contractor. Decisions that must be made are choosing from the many options available: roof design, prefabricated or customized construction and flooring. Companies that sell steel buildings offers a wide range of options that can be customized to fit the needs of the buildings uses. Most suppliers even have a list of professional contractors in your area that have constructed their buildings before. Check with your local suppliers first to cut the cost of shipment of the supplies for your new steel building.

A.T. Moss