Pre-engineered steel buildings offer significant benefits that standard buildings cannot. Particularly as add-ons, they are an easy way to expand your home or business without breaking the bank. Here’s what you need to consider when adding steel buildings as additions to existing structures.
When Do You Need a Steel Building Add-On?
Just like the reasons for investing in a prefabricated metal building, the reasons for expanding your home, business or office are uniquely your own. Take a look below for some of the most common reasons for steel building additions:
- To accommodate more employees
- To add more offices to the property
- To add a guest house to your residence
- To add space for storage
When you run out of space in your residential property or commercial building, but do not wish to move, adding a steel building is your best choice. Also, expanding your property is a big-budget investment when dealing with conventional buildings. Steel building additions, on the other hand, are more affordable and easier to complete.
How Do You Add a Steel Building to Your Structure?
If you are planning on expanding your current metal or conventional building, there are several ways to make it happen. Here are some of them:
- End Wall
A common method of expanding your current structure is to remove a side or end wall and build the addition onto it. If you decide to expand from the end walls, you need to install a vertical roof to ward off leaks.
For a side-by-side attachment, a new metal structure will be attached to the side of an existing unit to create a larger structure.
- Second Story
Second-level additions are also possible. With proper planning and correct materials, you can successfully add a second story to your prefab metal building.
- Extend the Roof
In order to extend the roof, you will need uprights. Or you can have an extended overhang instead of extending the roof.
Perhaps, the easiest and most common way to add storage space to an existing building is to have a lean-to attached to one or both sides.
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