Going green has increased in popularity over the past few years as more and more people grow environmentally aware. Currently, our way of life is not sustainable, but if we all pitch in and do our part to help the environment, we can make a tremendous difference. Opting for a steel building as opposed to a metal one can go a long way in helping the environment.
Metal buildings are often made out of recycled metals making them a significantly reusable resource. Additionally, recycled metal won’t decrease in strength or possible uses like other materials.
Metal does not result in the same amount of emissions as when working with other materials. Steel production plants produce little waste, and some penalties are so efficient that they don’t produce any carbon dioxide, the water used in the production and manufacturing of steel is recycled.
The energy used to heat and cool a typical building often accounts for about half of the total energy. With a steel building, good insulation, insulated panels, and a reflected roof, you can dramatically cut your expenses. The cost of making your steel building as efficient as possible will pay for itself.
Metal buildings will last a long time and require little to keep up and maintain. While easily overlooked, the durability of a building is an essential aspect of going green. Unlike wood, steel is naturally pest and fire resistant meaning that a lot less can damage it. A mishap that can completely annihilate a wooden building may not even phase a steel building. Treated wood may be more resistant to pests, fire and water damage. However, the chemicals used to treat wood can pose health risks, this is particularly true for animals who may be interacting with the wood.
Steel buildings are an excellent investment, not just because it’s beneficial for the environment, but for your wallet, as well. If you need help deciding which building will work best for you or want to consider more options, call Keen’s Buildings today! We would love to hear from you!