Steel is the material of choice when it comes to commercial buildings, and for very good reason. Many of the same reasons why steel is such a desired material for commercial buildings can also be applied to a steel garage.
When housing your investments, like your tools or a vehicle, you don’t want to worry about the protectant being subject to damage. Steel is resistant to many things that can lead a wooden building to ruin, like fire, water damage, termites. With a protective layer of paint, steel is also resistant to water damage, unlike wood which can swell and rot. If this happened, the cost of repairs for a wooden structure can take a long time to repair and will cost you greatly.
Quick to construct
A steel building is constructed significantly quicker than wooden buildings. Depending on the type you can have your steel garage constructed and ready for use in a matter of weeks (as opposed the several months, as is common with most wooden buildings).
Steel is not only durable and long-lasting, but it’s also cost-effective. With proper cleaning and maintenance, when required, your steel garage can last for an incredibly long time. Steel buildings have been known to last for upwards of 80 years! And even when they have outlived their use, the material can easily be moved and recycled.
Steel is significantly easier on the environment than wood. Wood takes years to grow and with the water, and minerals needed to produce a healthy tree a lot of resources are used. Steel, on the other hand, can be recycled and used without adding further damage to the environment.
Reduced insurance cost
Because steel is so durable, many insurance companies will reduce your insurance rates for steel constructions. Additionally, you’ll increase the value of your property if you ever decide to sell it.
Steel is a fantastic material to construct garages from. If you need help selecting a style for your garage, or just want to know your options, Contact us today!