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5 Ways to Customize Steel Buildings in North Carolina

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There are many things to consider when purchasing and customizing steel buildings in North Carolina. Our warm, humid climate in the spring and summer can easily give way to termites and other pests, which is why steel is often the recommended choice for storage sheds, garages, and buildings that will serve various other purposes. There are also different ways to customize your steel building to ensure it meets your needs, weathers the elements, and stands the test of time. Here are some of the options available on our metal buildings that you’ll want to think about when beginning your project.

#1. Size. This will depend on your building’s intended purpose and should be one of the first factors you consider when purchasing a metal building in Charlotte NC. How large of a space will you need? If it’s a small storage shed or a workshop, and you’re on a tight budget, then you may be looking for something small. Also consider placement. How large of a building can you accommodate on your property, and where will it go. Will it be placed far away from your home or close to it?

#2. Color. Again, the rest of your property will play into your decision here. Do you want a metal storage shed that stands apart from your house and looks entirely different? Or do you want something that will blend in with the rest of the colors on your home. We can customize a metal building to suit your needs in either case. You can choose from a large variety of colors for your siding, trim, and roof. Speaking of roofs …

#3. Roof styles. There are several different roof styles you can choose from for metal buildings, and the options will differ depending on the building’s intended use. A barn or cottage-style building will have a different roof style from an industrial or warehouse building, for example. When you call us for an estimate on your steel building in North Carolina, we’ll help you wade through these options as well.

#4. Type of steel framing. We use high-quality tubular steel or red iron steel for our metal buildings, and the type you choose will again depend on the size of your building and its intended use. Tubular steel buildings are best for smaller operations such as metal garages, metal carports, or metal workshops, while red irons steel buildings are best for industrial, warehousing, commercial, or other large operations that require more space. Both options are relatively lightweight and extremely durable, but red iron steel framing is heavier, which is why it’s usually recommended for larger steel buildings. No matter what, you want something that will be able to withstand the elements, especially with the severe thunder and hail storms that our Carolina climate is known for!

#5. Windows & Doors. Again, depending on the intended use of your metal building, you’ll want to consider the placement of windows and doors for easy access and light penetration. You can also add electricity and insulation if you plan to spend a lot of time inside your building, if, for example, you’ll be using it as a greenhouse, wood workshop, or automobile shop vs. just a simple storage shed that won’t need the extra bells and whistles.

At Metal Buildings Charlotte, we specialize in the construction of prefabricated or pre engineered steel buildings in North Carolina for a variety of purposes. We can help you customize a metal building that will suit your needs and be unique to your individual tastes. Give us a call at (980) 365-6583 to start the estimation process, and let’s get going on your project today!

6 Creative Uses for Metal Sheds

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Metal sheds are useful for more than just storage. There are so many ways to get creative when it comes to building a steel building that can serve multiple purposes. Here are a few of the ways our clients have used their metal buildings for uses other than storage.

#1. Metal Workshops. In addition to storing your tools, a metal shed can be used as your construction workshop. Whether you’re a builder of knick-knacks and furniture, or you need a place to fix up your hot rod, a small metal building is just the ticket. Steel is a great building material for this purpose as well, since it’s rust-, fire-, and pest-resistant. Your metal workshop shed is sure to last you quite a long time!

#2. Art Studios. A metal building is the perfect solution for your art studio. Just like builders need a place to store and work on their pieces, as an artist, you likely could use a private place to store your paintbrushes, sculpting tools, canvases, etc. and to work on your art without interruption. A steel art studio has a great industrial look and can even be customized to your personal artistic tastes, making it a truly unique place to gain inspiration and execute your art projects.

#3. Man Caves & She Sheds. Unwind after a long week in the privacy of your own backyard “cave”, with all the comforts of home! You can install plumbing and insulation, and decorate the inside of your space however you like. The customization options for our metal sheds are endless and a great place to invite your friends over for drinks a relaxaction.

#4. Playhouses. Your kids will love hanging out in their backyard playhouse, and steel buildings are designed to weather the elements, so they’ll be protected come rain or shine!

#5. Greenhouses. Now you can not only have a place to store your gardening tools. With the right upfitting, you can have your very own indoor garden as well. Metal sheds can be customized with glass panes on the roof to allow for plenty of natural light to flow in and help your plants grow in the optimal environment.

#6. Home Offices. If you work from home, a metal building is a great place to get the privacy, peace, and quiet you need to do your job efficiently.

These are just a few of the creative uses for metal sheds. Depending on the size of your prefabricate steel building, you can get a lot more out of your purchase at Metal Buildings Charlotte. We offer a variety of options to help you get the most bang for your buck, and steel is the best material if you’re looking for a flexible building option. It’s durable, economical, and easy to add on to if you need to change or expand the size of your building as its purpose changes and grows.

Give us a call at (980) 365-6583 to get started on your steel building project!