When designing a self-storage facility, it’s important to choose a material that balances durability with aesthetic appeal and maintenance needs. Steel happens to check all those boxes, which is why it’s the material of choice for self-storage facilities.
We discuss the advantages of using steel in storage facilities in detail below:
Resistance to Adverse Weather Conditions
When it comes to durability, few construction materials can beat steel. Red iron steel buildings can withstand high winds, heavy snow, hail, and even fire.
Keep in mind that the durability of steel buildings is closely tied to the quality of the metal used to manufacture them. To ensure your building is durable enough to withstand adverse weather conditions and remains up-to-code, it’s best to stick to using steel components made by large, reputable manufacturers.
Minimal Maintenance Needs
Steel storage facilities don’t need a lot of upkeep to maintain their durability. Their minimal maintenance needs means building owners can save a lot on annual maintenance costs.
Here’s a tip: To maximize savings on maintenance costs, contractors recommend installing metal roofing panels with protective coatings. Metal roofing systems have an average lifespan of more than 30 years, but with protective coatings and proper maintenance, they can easily last up to 70 years.
Fast Assembly Times
Another factor you should consider when planning a storage building is the assembly time, which can have an impact on labor costs. Since components for prefabricated steel buildings are pre-cut and ready for assembly, it takes less time to build pre-engineered steel buildings, helping you save on labor costs.
To maximize the returns on your investment, a bit of future-proofing is needed. For instance, in case demand for storage increases, you’ll need to make sure your storage facilities can be expanded. Compared to other buildings, steel buildings are easier to expand thanks to their components’ wide range of attachment styles, profiles, colors and finishes.
Metal Warehouse, Inc. is the state’s leading manufacturer of quality steel products, including pre-engineered metal building components, in the state. To request a quote, call us at (903) 465-6699 or fill out this form.