Why Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Are Better

Posted by CDMG Team on Jan 21, 2021 10:06:34 AM

Prefabricated or pre-engineered steel buildings provide many advantages over traditional building materials. 


Steel buildings have it all; customization, speed of construction, and decreased maintenance and insurance costs.


Whatever you need out of a steel building can be created at a manufacturing plant and delivered to the job site ready for assembly. This is one of the reasons that pre-engineered metal buildings are better than concrete buildings. 


Warehouses, retail spaces, event centers, airplane hangars, and sports complexes are all ideal steel projects.


Any building is an ideal steel project, no matter its intended use. 


Your steel building can be designed to match the surrounding environment or stand out as a wonder of architecture. 


It doesn't have to look like a barn.


Today's steel building manufacturers can create panels with the textures, colors, and shapes of other materials that retain the strength steel can impart, while giving you a modern look. 


Those are just a few of the things that make pre-engineered metal buildings better than traditional building materials.


In the article below, we will discuss why pre-engineered metal buildings are head and shoulders above the rest.



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Steel buildings are the most economical choices for businesses


How Much Does A Pre-engineered Metal Building Cost?

The first thing most people ask is how much does a metal building cost?


Metal buildings are designed and manufactured more efficiently than traditional building materials.  


Technology has streamlined the process even further, making pre-engineered steel buildings the best option for most structures.


Metal buildings are much more economical to operate.  


Their excellent insulation systems can cut utilities in half.  


Steel buildings also require very little maintenance, so you won't have to worry about maintenance costs.  


Add to that steel's fire-resistant qualities that earn significant discounts with most insurance carriers.







As we already discussed, your pre-engineered metal building doesn't have to look like a steel barn.  


You can utilize brick, stone, cement board, and tilt-up concrete for your metal building exterior.  


Steel framing gives you the option to use of any conventional facade.



Strong and Durable

Steel-framed buildings usually weigh less than wood structures.


They also weigh less than concrete or block buildings.  


This is possible because steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all common building materials.  


Therefore, it takes far less steel to create a much stronger building.


There's no building material currently available that lasts longer than steel.  


Your prefabricated metal building will hold its value and appearance year after year without the constant upkeep required by wood buildings.




The strength of steel provides a sturdier, safer structure than wood framing from the beginning.  


Steel also offers additional protection from heavy storms and natural disasters.


Steel is also non-combustible, so it never ignites or adds fuel to a structural fire.  


Wood structures cannot make that claim.




Prefab metal building systems are extremely flexible and versatile.  


It can easily adapt to virtually any size.


A gigantic warehouse or an enormous commercial aircraft hangar framed in wood wouldn't work.


But a simple steel system will work equally well for small and mid-sized buildings.  


From your workshop to a busy grocery store to mega-sized online fulfillment centers, steel can do it all.




Once your prefab metal building arrives on the job site, it is ready to erect.  


The factory that makes your metal building will mark each piece, making assembly a breeze.  


That means you can use a smaller construction team than you would need for more labor-intensive buildings.


Steel's high strength also means fewer framing pieces are needed as compared to wood framing.  


Steel building columns are generally spaced at 25-foot intervals, while wood studs are placed only 16-inches apart.


Expect to decrease your construction schedule by a third or more when you choose a prefabricated steel building over traditional methods.



Steel buildings are very eco-friendly


Are Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Eco-Friendly?

Steel is the most recycled and eco-friendly building material.


The high-recycled content of steel, as well as the longer life-cycle of the structure, makes it a favorite of green building enthusiasts.  


At the end of the building's usefulness, the steel framing is recycled once again without any loss of quality.


Steel can be used again and again and again, something we can't say about wood.


You will never find piles of steel taking up space in the nearest landfill, making prefabricated steel buildings one of the most environmentally friendly building materials. 



Trust The Metal Building Experts At CDMG

Steel garners 71% of the commercial market and 95% of the industrial market.


Would that be possible if it was not economical, cost-efficient, and durable?


Most people have caught on to the fact that steel is the best building material.


You can put your trust in CDMG for your next building project.  


From design to construction, CDMG can manage the entire process.  By going with one metal building company to manage the entire process, you can shorten your construction schedule and stay on budget. 


To see how CDMG Metal Buildings can help with your pre-engineered metal building project, click the button below.



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