13 Dec 2010
SteelMaster Commercial Steel Building
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Steel storage buildings are quickly replacing traditional construction for all of you storage needs. Whether it be for a small garden tool or an airplane hangar, the longevity and flexibility of steel makes it the perfect choice for all of your storage needs. Also, over time, the cost for steel is lower than timber construction.

A steel structure will last much longer than a traditional building made from timbers. Termites can infest a wooden structure and cause it to collapse within months. This is not the case with steel. Steel can also withstand many times the force that traditional construction can reasonably be expected to tolerate, such as heavy snow or gale-force winds. In arid climates, steel will not dry out and crack. No matter what weather throws at a steel structure, the savvy property owner can be rest assured their storage facility is in no danger of collapse. Be aware that even if the weather and temperature are mild, rot and mildew love wood but bypass steel.

Steel’s flexibility also makes it the best choice in storage needs. As steel is modular, alterations can be made after the fact to add, remove, or replace partitions and doorways. With traditional construction, this may or may not be feasible. Don’t discount the possibility that one man’s storage shed can become the next owner’s detached home office and the next owner’s art studio. Steel can also be modified with many options such as overhead doors and skylights both upon original construction and any subsequent re-purposing of the building.

Cost-efficiency is another area where steel trumps timber construction. Smaller steel buildings can be ordered as kits and assembled directly by the client. Larger structures are assembled by skilled tradesmen in a matter of days. Compare that to wooden construction, where warped or cracked timbers can set the project back, and the cost and time increases exponentially. Also, steel buildings require next to no upkeep. Forget spraying for termites, re-varnishing and re-sealing wood, dealing with cracked or bowing timbers, and, of course, the inevitable weakness of wood after a few decades of intense pressure. Hayloft storage above barns and horse stables constructed of wood often need far more support than steel construction.

In selecting your steel building, be sure it’s galvanized to prevent corrosion. Rust is the only natural enemy of a steel building, short of an extraordinarily violent storm such as a tornado. Otherwise, steel buildings are the perfect solution for all of your storage needs, from hay or farm equipment to classic cars or aircraft. With no possibility of infestation, steel is reliable and the go-to choice for any new construction.

In summation, steel buildings are the perfect storage solution. Whether large or small, steel construction is durable, flexible, and cost-efficient. Pest resistant and versatile, you can depend on steel for your next storage project for your property. Maintenance is next to nil, especially if you’ve chosen a galvanized building. Steel is the best option for all of your storage building needs.

To learn more about building with steel or the benefits of steel storage buildings, visit http://www.whirlwindsteel.com.

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