Prefab steel buildings for many purposes.
Until recently, most prefabricated and pre engineered metal buildings were built primarily for industrial and warehousing uses. Today, steel buildings have a wide variety of applications, including commercial use, agricultural use (i.e. metal barns and horse stables), community use (churches and recreational buildings), garages, carports, and storage sheds.
What is a pre engineered metal building?
Prefab steel buildings are custom-designed and custom engineered to suit whatever unique purpose to which they are intended, as well as taking into consideration your budget, climate conditions in your area, and future expansion plans. Unlike wood and other building materials, steel offers the advantages of being budget-, weather-, and expansion friendly. Pre engineered metal is a widely recognized construction method in use today because of the many advantages it offers.
Prefabricated, yet fully customizeable?
Yes! Prefabricated simply means that all steel beams, wall panels, roof supports, holes, and openings are precisely engineered and completed before the building materials arrive on site. Erecting the building is easy at that point, and you still retain full flexibility and customization options. In fact, we will provide engineered drawings to your specifications before your building project begins.
The advantages of prefabricated metal buildings:
1. Delivered as designed. While other construction methods may require modifications to be made at the construction site, prefabricated steel buildings are delivered as designed. This cuts down on the construction time, saving you money and ensuring that the strict attention to detail is maintained as required for the best experience and sturdiest building possible. All cuts, openings, and welds are completed ahead of time in a controlled atmosphere so you can be sure that everything is up to spec before it arrives.
2. Truly unique. Contrary to popular belief, if you were to put two metal buildings side-by-side and compare them next to each other, you’d find more differences than similarities. Prefab metal does not mean that you’re choosing one of several pre-designed cookie-cutter steel buildings. It simply means that your tailored specifications are matched ahead of time so that you get the precise building you desire and deserve.
There are two primary factors that distinguish one steel building from another: 1) its intended use, and 2) its location. The end-use of a building will, of course, determine exactly how it is built so that it adequately serves its purpose. It’s common sense that a small storage shed will look vastly different from a recreational community center, for example. And environmental factors must be considered in the engineering of every steel building to ensure its durability and longevity. A building in cold Alaska will have different specifications than one located in Florida, as both of these areas have different building codes that engineers and contractors must abide by.
Here in (mostly) sunny Charlotte, NC, we make sure our metal buildings are built to last and will stand up to the unpredictable Carolina climate for many years to come!
3. Budget-friendly. As mentioned before, because prefabricated metal building components are completed off-site, in a controlled environment, with great precision, the on-site construction time is very short compared to other types of buildings. This saves you time and money. And because steel buildings are strong and sturdy, they are truly built to last, making your next metal building project one of the most budget-friendly construction projects you’ll likely undertake.
These are just a few of the reasons to choose a pre engineered metal building over other types, no matter its intended purpose. We cover many more of the advantages of prefab steel buildings on various other pages of this website, and we hope you’ll take some time to read through them before making a decision on your next metal building project.
If you need help customizing your steel building, give us a call at (980) 365-6583! We’d be happy to discuss your options over the phone, or stop by in person if you’re in the Charlotte area!