When it comes to building storage facilities or other commercial construction projects, custom steel buildings are an excellent choice. There are many factors that make commercial steel buildings a solid choice, including versatility, durability, energy efficiency, quicker builds, low maintenance, and cost effectiveness. Erecting a metal building is a significant investment, and the fact is, your metal building contractor can make or break your project. So keeping all of these factors in mind, it is crucial in finding the right steel building contractor that can help design and develop the most cost-efficient commercial steel building that meets the requirements.
Commercial steel buildings are very versatile and customizable to meet the needs of the project. Steel buildings offer strength and the ability to be expanded as requirements change. The strength of the steel beams allows for a wide-open construction for large space requirements.
You can even achieve the appearance you are looking for with features like brick facades, wood veneers, vinyl siding or even stonework. The solid framework of a steel building allows for the inside to be remodeled easily as your needs change.
The construction of a steel building offers cost efficiency for the initial construction as well as the cost of ownership over time. For example, a steel building can be less expensive to insure as it offers resistance to fire damage. The strength and durability of a commercial steel building is built to last and should require less structural maintenance over the years of ownership.
Additional savings can come from lower maintenance requirements versus traditional wood or brick construction. The steel frame and metal panels are safe from the destructive effects of termites that can cause expensive damage.
Properly constructed commercial steel buildings offer excellent interior temperature protection. With proper insulation, ventilation, and HVAC service the interior climate can be preserved during extreme heat or cold weather. This is key for storage unit contractors. The building can also be designed in a way that encourages natural air flows that help with ventilation and comfort. This can be extremely important for use in commercial storage facilities.
A commercial steel building can be built in much less time than a traditional brick or wood building. Commercial steel buildings are designed off site and made to fit together quickly and efficiently. This faster build time can make a big difference in carrying costs as well as construction costs. The shorter the construction time the sooner you can be utilizing the new building. This can mean faster revenue for your business or savings from being able to leave a less cost-effective location sooner.
Steel metal buildings are now being used as warehouses, distribution centers, and industrial facilities. Commercially they are also used for office, government, and retail sectors. According to the Metal Building Manufacturer Association, shipments have grown to 1,094,064 tons in 2017 and this growth continues today. That’s why it is crucial to work with the most qualified commercial steel building contractor for your project.
One great example is where the team at Forge Building Company completed the Coppertop Storage Facility in Washington state. This 18,000 square foot pre-engineered steel building was added to an existing business park.
When selecting a steel frame building contractor, it is key to work with one that has created custom steel buildings of every shape and size. It is also most cost-effective and efficient when working with a company that:
The right steel building contractor should also be able to provide:
With choosing between different metal building contractors, the most important factor is making the right choice. But the right choice will be different for different people. This is because everyone has different requirements and preferences. Therefore, the best way to make the right choice is to first outline what your own requirements are.
So, to make a proper decision, we recommend that you first decide which criteria is most important to you. It is helpful to divide your analysis into a few key areas. The features to consider include the following.
The first consideration should be what products and services the company actually offers. No metal structure is the same. So, if a company doesn’t offer the products and services necessary to help you achieve your specific project, then it simply isn’t the right company for you.
This is why it is so important to have clear plans beforehand. If you have a clear idea of what you need to build and the services you require to build it, then you can easily see which company offers the best range of services.
Certain companies specialize in building different types of metal structures. Different companies also offer different construction services when it comes to helping you build the structure. Know what you are looking for in this regard and find the company that offers it.
Of course, having the proper certifications to do the work offered is pretty much a bare minimum for any construction company. However, while not a concrete rule, you can expect a contractor with more certifications to have a better understanding of the industry. And while a more experienced company may cost a bit more, the extra experience is often worth it for the higher level of service.
Of course, price is a valid consideration in just about any decision you make. However, when shopping based on price, it’s best to think in terms of the quality that you are receiving for that price.
Price alone isn’t a very good metric, because that doesn’t consider what you are getting for what you pay. You should first decide on which products and services you actually want, and then shop on price based on that. See which company can give you the most value for the lowest price, and that’s the decision you want to make.
Customer support is a big one as well. This is especially important in this industry. Ongoing support is important when you may have frequent questions about your construction process and your steel metal building materials.
With metal building companies, look for one that has a customer support line that is easy to reach, and covers many hours of the day. And with a construction service, good customer support also includes a competent and efficient construction team.
Overall, try to find a company that is friendly, responsive, and very knowledgeable about their products and services. They should also be quick to solve any problems or issues that may arise.
It’s a great idea to research a company by looking at their website and their service offerings. To get a truly objective view of a company’s competence, you should be looking at customer reviews.
These are just a few of the qualities that make custom steel buildings the right choice for business use cases. When you are ready to learn how a metal building can help you achieve your goals the team at Forge Building Company is ready to serve you. Give us a call to discuss your project.
To view our pre-engineered steel buildings, see our completed projects