You’ve seen them around here. Shops, businesses, and homes are built in various styles, colors, and sizes, but they all have something in common: they’re made of metal. They’re not the only building here; metal buildings are typical in West Texas. And if someone isn’t already sold on their pros and benefits, they might be asking themselves why metal buildings are so famous. Well, there are a few reasons.
Metal buildings are versatile. Just look at the fact that they can serve as businesses, homes, and shops. A metal building doesn’t have to be just drab, corrugated metal panels arranged in a boxy shape. The exterior metal components come in various colors and styles, mixing, matching, and customizing until you achieve the look you want. For a unique look, you can also include traditional building materials like wood or stone.
Honestly, the only limits here are your imagination and budget. Add a warehouse or installation bay behind your storefront. Put balconies in your second-story bedroom. Build a sunroom with rounded walls that are filled with windows. Attach a workshop and garage to your house. Whether it’s for a shed, a carport, a barn for your farm equipment, or a home for your family, a metal building can do the job and can be customized to your exact needs and tastes.
Metal buildings are long-lasting. Wood is susceptible to warping, rot, and termite damage and is more vulnerable to fire than metal and steel. It must be maintained regularly to withstand the elements and time. While metal also has to be maintained to keep it from deteriorating and to repair any damage, it doesn’t require as much maintenance as wood. Metal beams and supports also give structures a better chance in a storm, and we know West Texas can whip up a proper wind or hail storm when it wants to.
The longevity of metal buildings is a huge selling point, making them a more cost-effective choice. Less maintenance and fewer repairs, plus a long lifespan, equals a reduction in overall costs during the structure’s lifetime. Taken care of properly, your metal building could (and should) outlive you.
Metal buildings take less time to build. While crew size and experience and the complexity of the design will affect the construction time, metal buildings are generally quicker to erect than other types of buildings. This will save you time and money, so your home or shop will be ready for you sooner.
Metal buildings are an eco-friendly choice. Many of the components used are recyclable and often made from recycled materials. When a building is dismantled or demolished, many parts can be repurposed or recycled, thus reducing waste. Plus, thanks to their superior durability and long lifespan, they don’t need to be replaced or repaired as often, meaning fewer materials and resources are used over their lifetime.
So are metal buildings the best choice? Constructing a home or other building is a costly investment regardless of your choice, and there are pros and cons to every option you consider. We might not go so far as to tell you that metal buildings are the best option for you, but they could be the best in some aspects.
Metal buildings aren’t all we do here at Best in the West Construction, but we aim to be the best at everything we do. Our top priorities are excellence in the quality of our products and customer service, and we strive to ensure every customer and project is treated with honesty, transparency, and integrity. So call us if you still have questions or are ready to start planning and building.