We live in fast-moving and fast-changing times, we need buildings, structures, and architecture that can morph in light speed. What made sense a few years back might be completely absurd today. This is why more and more companies and individuals are considering prefabricated metal buildings. They are looking forward to several years in the future, and they see key advantages in putting up prefabricated buildings that aren’t present with more traditional buildings made from traditional materials. Here are just four of the reasons why prefabricated metal buildings are the wave of the future.
Significant advances in metal technology
It used to be that metal had to be squat, wide, and heavy to be strong or provide support. This is no longer the case. Thanks to modern metal technology, the strength-to-weight ratio of modern steel has exploded. As a result, you can get a lot more building with a lot less steel. This frees up lots of value as we explore space efficiency below.
Traditional buildings made with traditional building materials tend to have lots of ‘wasted’ interior space. Why? Support structures eat into the interior space. This is not the case with prefabricated buildings. Thanks to modern advances in steel technology, steel support structures for metal roofing don’t need to be thick in order to provide support or carry weight. In fact, relatively thin prefabricated metal buildings can hold up quite a bit of pressure.
As consumers and builders become more and more environmentally conscious, most are looking at the final stages of buildings’ lives. Traditional buildings need to be torn down. This requires a lot of costs and lots of debris and pollutants might be released into the air. Moreover, the heavy machinery used to demolish the old building might crank out pollutants as well. Since prefabricated metal buildings are assembled on site, they are easy to disassemble and there is no demolition or heavy machinery needed. Plus, the steel panels can easily be recycled.
Modular approach to growth
Instead of having to spend tons of cash in one sitting, prefabricated buildings allow for a modular approach to building. This saves lots of money as the company only builds one small pre-fabricated structure at a time. The company or homeowner can build newer buildings in the future to add to the existing pre-fab buildings as their needs evolve.