A number of consumers, businesses, and organizations have questions as to how a metal building will compare to more conventional methods and materials used for construction. Metal buildings have begun to have more appeal because of their state-of-the-art design and their ability to adapt to almost any application. A number of questions about metal buildings are addressed in the following article.
Many purchasers of metal buildings want to know what their environmental impact will be as compared to more traditional building materials such as wood. Attard Engineering provides complete Metal fabrication in Adelaide. The metal frame constructed building has advantages over its wood counterpart in the areas of construction waste, recycling, and reforestation. Building a 40’x60′ metal building will have a minimal amount of waste because all component parts are pre-engineered at the factory prior to shipment to the job site. The same size building built as a residence with wood may generate five tons of waste or more before completion of the project.
The metal building industry is also a leader in the American recycling processes. The majority of all metal used in the United States is recycled and all new metal will contain some recycled metal in its make-up. The landfill concerns of many communities are alleviated with the knowledge that there is unlimited recyclability to any metal product.
America ‘s “old growth” forests have been harvested almost to the point of extinction because of the insatiable demand for wood for housing requirements. Metal framed buildings in many cases can be labeled as “green” for their adherence to environmental and economic conservation considerations. Metal building construction allows for the continued preservation of acres of woodland.
The value of a metal building can be superior to a conventionally built structure. The selling features of metal’s superior strength, flexibility, and cost-efficient use of energy are attractive to many buyers. The unique heating and cooling qualities of a fully insulated metal building can help to reduce energy consumption when compared to similar sized, more traditional structures.
You have a high likelihood of paying less in insurance premiums for a metal building than you would for a building constructed with alternative materials. Metal is a non-combustible product and extremely resistant to fire. Also, properly constructed metal buildings have a track record of being extremely resistant to the forces of wind, snow, rain, seismic activity, and insect infestation.
Although a qualified erector is highly recommended for any metal building project, “doing it yourself” is possible for experienced consumers on smaller structures. Most quality metal building manufactures and suppliers are going to deliver an unassembled structure with a pre-engineered framing system that will have each structural component part cut to the proper length, marked and ready for assembly. A detailed assembly handbook will be included. The metal framing itself goes up easily with all component parts bolted together easily and securely and with very little waste, if any.
The advantages of all-metal construction clearly outweigh the competition of using any other building materials. Consider a metal building strongly for your next project.