9 Things To Know About Commercial Metal Buildings

9 Things To Know About Commercial Metal Buildings

It should comes as no surprise that pre-engineered commercial metal building make great industrial structures of both large and small businesses.

These prefabricated structures can be built to provide a tool manufacturer with housing for its factories, accounting firms with offices, or even warehouse and showroom combo for an RV distributor.

The point is, among the many reasons to hire a metal building contractor for your commercial project, one of the best reasons to choose metal buildings over wood or brick is the flexibility to customize the commercial structure for whatever purpose you need.

Startup companies face unique challenges and typically need options that are flexible and can adapt to a company that will inevitably change as well. Here are just a few reasons commercial steel buildings are perfect for startups.

1 & 2) Privacy & Ownership

Often times with commercial space, newer companies rent office space from other owners because they don’t have the funds right away to build their own facilities. As a business grows, they’ll hire more people and just generally need more space and privacy. Prefab steel buildings are a great option when weighed against leasing or renting for long periods of time.

3) Cost

Startup companies may or may not have to funds in the early stages to build their own offices, but when they eventually reach that stage it will still be important to ensure the costs are as reasonable as possible.

Particularly if a business only needs a small – but separate – space, steel buildings offer a great alternative to traditionally built structures.

Think of the cost as an investment into your company that will more than pay for itself. Renting a quality location can be expensive, unless it is a incubator / cooperative office set-up and it will never be customized to your particular standards or needs.

Conversely, building your own entire office space with traditional building methods can prove nearly impossible, not to mention the high amount of potential waste production and costs of waste removal.

4 & 5) Ease & Speed Of Construction

In addition to its cost effectiveness, prefab buildings are simple enough to put together that they can be constructed in a number of weeks instead of months.

This bodes well for startup companies who, depending on the market and niche, can progress very quickly and experience a boom in sales, production, staffing or other development.

Prefab steel buildings are perfect in accommodating that type of rapid movement, having the ability to be finished in a short span of time to house a growing company.

6) Environmentally Friendly

More than ever, startups are starting to be environmentally conscious regardless of industry.

As environmental issues with wasted resources and energy continue to come to the forefront, more startups are beginning to place greater importance on offices that use energy in smarter ways than before. With virtually waste-free construction, steel prefab buildings already have an advantage in this area.

7) Flexibility

Steel prefab gives you more flexibility in terms of where your offices, branches or headquarters are located.

Instead of renting, leasing or purchasing an existing structure that may not only be outside of your budget but also far outside your preferred location.

With prefab steel structures, long commutes or uprooting your business to a brand new city may be a thing of the past.

The interiors can be insulated and finished in a wide variety of ways and can easily transform into a space that is truly reflective of the company, branding and personal tastes.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a pre-fab metal building:

What is the main purpose of the commercial metal buildings you are considering?

  • Automotive Repair Buildings
  • Industrial Parks
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Multi-Level Buildings
  • Pharmaceutical Facilities
  • Recycling Centers
  • Stations and Terminals
  • Steel Crane Buildings

What are the dimensions of your prospective commercial steel structure?

Weight = End Wall

Length = Side Wall

Height = Eave

What type of shape would you like  you Commercial Metal Buildings to be?

Future Expansion

Roof Insulation

Wall Insulation

Will your own land / Will your lease?

Pro install / DIY

Budget

Ordinance

Timeline

8) Cost of upkeep

9) Ergonomics

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10 thoughts on “9 Things To Know About Commercial Metal Buildings

  1. I like the range of benefits offered by prefab metal buildings. Probably the most attractive benefits of a metal building are the cost, speed of construction, and the flexibility it offers. Flexibility seems like a great advantage since it would allow the building to be set up locally, saving a lot of money and time on employee commute. Thanks for the helpful info.

  2. I really like that metal buildings are an environmentally friendly option. Is it easy to insulate building like this? That would also help us cut down on our energy use. Thanks for sharing all this great information!

  3. I appreciate this information about commercial metal buildings. It is interesting to learn that start up companies might not have enough money in the beginning stages to build their own offices but when a company reaches this point, it is very helpful for them. Something else to consider would be to carefully select the location of the building.

  4. Painting a metal building improves aesthetics but, more importantly, it also improves its durability and longevity. Metal roofs and exterior panels are known for their strength and resilience, but they’re still vulnerable to rust and corrosion via exposure to moisture and environmental contaminants.

  5. Hypothetically, I am wanting to start a business and deciding whether or not to have the storefront built. I was told that I should look into getting a steel building for it, and was wondering if this was a good idea. I do like knowing that if I do go this route that choosing metal will help cut the construction time from months to just weeks. I think that a good suggestion would be that when it comes to finding a contractor that has years of experience with this type of building concept. Thanks for the insight!

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