What Can Steel Do For You?

by RainF 28. April 2014 05:35

In today’s age, we as consumers have lots of choices on the type of building materials we can choose from. Wood, aluminum, concrete and steel are the building foundation of choice for many private and commercial buildings. Each one has there uses base on what the architect and engineers have designed, but we wanted to educate you on the properties of each material and illustrate why steel is the preferred material for long lasting and ecofriendly structures.

 

Steel

Wood

Concrete

Aluminum

Warp resistant

X

 

X

X

Resists decay

X

 

 

X

Affordable

X

X

 

 

Fast to Build

X

 

 

X

Strong

X

 

X

 

Recyclable

X

 

 

X

Disaster Resistant

X

 

 

 


Why else do you think 80% of all commercial buildings are made with steel as the foundation and frame for each structure. It’s affordable, strong and resilient to any disaster that might be inflicted on it. The other materials are good in their own right, but the benefit that steel possesses is a no brainer for anyone ready to build a structure.
Steel Building structure

Steel is a great building material, but what can you build with it? Most people have a perception that since steel is so strong and resistant to damage that it’s hard for it to be molded to a custom shape for a building or structure. That’s further from the truth; steel can be cast for special building shapes or bent to fit any building’s design. Below are some custom buildings ProBuilt Steel has created on their lot to show the versatility of steel: 
PBS Building Collage 1

These steel buildings can serve multiple purposes from being garages, carports, barns or even storage sheds in the backyard. Steel structures are a budget friendly alternative to the other materials and it can be used for almost any job.

In addition from being affordable, strong and fast to build with; steel is highly resistant to damage from Mother Nature. There are some areas in the country where the weather can take a toll on our buildings. Sun damage, high humidity, rain, snow and pests are some of the main culprits to building damage or decay. Steel can resist the damage of the sun’s rays with the right paint job; humidity, rain and snow don’t pose a threat to steel as our buildings are special coated to protect the life of the material. Finally, steel is inherently resistant to pests like termites. We all know that termites have caused major building damage across the country. With steel you won’t have to worry about that issue.

We hope you consider steel for your next building or home, there’s lots of benefits and it’s more customizable than you think. ProBuilt Steel Buildings would be more than happy to help you get something created!
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Post Written by Rainier Fuclan

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