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Metal Storage Buildings | The Benefits of a Steel
Red iron buildings, which are
also called pre-engineered steel buildings or prefabricated
steel buildings are an option that is cost effective and
durable. They are forged out of steel and the steel frame
truss is what holds the primary support of the structure.
Each truss usually consists of two wall sections and two
The Strength of Red Iron
Strength is a major factor when it comes to building the
supports for your structure. When you build a red iron
building, the components are significantly stronger than
wooden ones. This also allows you to use fewer pieces for
essentially the same design which in turn will save you
money. This savings comes in the form of a standard
prefabricated unit that takes less time to produce and
easier to install.
A Recognized Form of Industry Standard Construction
With a system like red iron, also referred to as Steel
I-beam Buildings, they are commonly used so that if there is
ever an issue in the future you wonít have to worry about
factors such as material inconsistencies or specialized
Less Obstructions Equals More Utilization
One of the more serious concerns with using a wood frame
for a building is the constant need of columns throughout
the structure to manage the weight and support of the
building. The wonderful benefit of a red iron building is
called clear-span, which means that throughout the building
you wonít be impeded by poles or other obstructions allowing
for more functional space. This also affords you more
overhead clearance if you plan on storing large farm
equipment or any projects that require greater heights.
A lot of people like the idea that, if this building is
used a lot for equipment being brought in and out a lot,
they donít need to install concrete flooring or any flooring
for that matter. It is a common belief that all buildings
need some sort of a flooring foundation to build upon, but
this particular system doesnít require it. The metal
framework can offer a foundational stability that allows you
to forego the basic flooring structure adding one more value
to using this system of building.
Reasons for Insulation
When youíre building, you have to decide how important
insulation will be to your area and the possessions youíll
be housing. It can significantly cut down costs for heating
or cooling and adds extra protection against more extreme
forms of weather. If you are storing expensive farm
equipment that is sensitive to extreme heat or cold or
providing shelter for livestock, insulation might be the
right choice for you.
If you are handling animals, an appealing feature is
that the structure is non-flammable and a secure place to
take care of them. You can be sure that the area is
contained and safe for housing the food for them as well.
Red iron buildings are designed to resist pests and termites
making it significantly more hygienic and durable as a
choice of building material. Buildings that arenít as
subject to fire risk are typically cheaper to insure, saving
you stress and money.
Red iron can be slightly more expensive than other
materials, but in general, there is very little waste
material involved in erecting a red iron building. The
materials are sized well before construction so that there
arenít unnecessary adjustments that need to be made. You can
also choose the material you want to accent the exterior of
the building according to your own personal tastes. The
maintenance involved in red iron is minimal due to its high
durability and structural integrity.
The process for building a red iron structure starts
with erecting the trusses and then attaching the steel
purlins and girts. Insulation, if it is being used, would be
installed, followed by sheeting. Finally, finishing touches
like windows and doors are placed to complete the building.
If it sounds fairly simple, thatís because it is for us. A
professional will be helping every step of the way to
explain certain material options and give you a chance to
ask questions you may need answered.