A cookie-cutter building design may work for applications such as a backyard shed or sod storage, but it’s likely a more customized structure would work better for you. Some of the customizable aspects of our pre-engineered steel buildings described below make your structure more reliable while others add functionality and aesthetic features. Either way, as you envision your new building, customizability is the difference between the perfect building and settling for the status quo.
- Designed According to Use: No matter the reason for constructing your new building, there are design considerations that simply make your building more efficient and functional. Here are some instances where being able to design for a specific use is beneficial.
- Customizations: Choosing the right mix of metal building components is just as important as the size and shape of your building. Adding any of the following accessories to your building order will improve the functionality of the exterior and interior of your building.
After learning about all of the ways you can customize your building, it’s easy to conclude that this type of construction is versatile. Below is a range of applications we have supplied within each building category.
- Auto Shops: The right combination of bay sizing and spacing is essential for an auto shop to generate revenue from every possible square foot.
- Churches: Accounting for a stage, chairs or pews and even a fellowship area is a science. General Steel designs its church buildings to utilize every square foot of space efficiently.
- Garages: Our team takes your unique combination of cars, gear, tools and other garage essentials into account when designing your garage or workshop.
- Warehouses: Engineering a warehouse space to be column free ensures that every available portion of rentable or storage space is available.
#3 Strength and Durability
For many people, a pre-engineered metal building is one of the biggest investments they will ever make, especially if it’s being used as a primary residence. Simply put, you get what you pay for and if you opt for a cheaper “economy” building you will be sacrificing the strength and durability synonymous with rigid frame buildings. The difference is in the framing and here’s what sets a pre-engineered metal building apart from the alternatives.
- Enduring Storms: If there’s any question what type of building is the strongest and most durable, do a simple Internet search for storm damage. Most of the images you see of failed commercial buildings are Quonset huts, pole barns and light gauge buildings. General Steel pre-engineered buildings, on the other hand, have endured even the strongest storms time and time again as seen in this video.
- Warranties: All General Steel buildings come standard with the best warranties in the industry. Your other options may come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, but that perils in comparison to the General’s 50-year structural, 40-year paint and 25-year Galvalume roof warranties.
Consumers are always looking for the most value whether they’re buying a car, television or pre-engineered building. While rigid frame buildings are not the cheapest available option, they certainly deliver the most value. Prefab buildings often carry a higher initial investment than light gauge buildings or other building designs. At around $8-$14 per square foot, metal buildings can be out of some preliminary budgets, but it’s better to save your money. In fact, in some areas local insurance companies won’t even insure the alternatives, so you may end up replacing your building out of your own pocket. It’s better to buy once than twice and have a building that will last for generations.
Pre engineered buildings require no welding and feature all bolt together construction. Each building’s framed openings are pre-punched at the factory, making installing the customization components extremely easy.