If you want a storage building that is built to last, then you want a steel storage building.

We’re talking galvanized steel, a polyester enamel finish that is double baked on, and a galvanized frame that is hot dipped for extra strength. They may not be as pretty as some wood storage building, but you’re not looking for beauty. You’re looking for toughness, durability and security.

Let’s do a quick comparison. Wood is subject to rot, weather damage, and even rats that can work their way inside. When a rat burrows in, it won’t be too long before you find the cables on your lawn mower chewed. Your tools may begin to rust. There are a number of things that can go wrong. A steel storage building offers protection.

And if you have delicate items or antiques, metal storage buildings can be climate controlled much easier as well. Those extreme temperature changes outside will not damage any delicate items on the inside.

If you worry about crime, metal offers you protection that is unmatched by any other material. Expensive items are safe from all intruders.

So now that you’ve decided on a steel storage building let’s take a look at your options, and discuss a few of the disadvantages. The most common and basic unit has an arch style. Interlocking metal ribs form the sides and the roof. They are relatively easy to put together with nominal construction abilities. However there are some drawbacks. These buildings are not easy to customize. The overhead clearance gets considerably smaller towards the edges making shelving space harder to come by. And you can only place doors and windows in the endwalls, not on the sides.

A rigid frame building however does not have some of these restrictions. Steel skeleton framing and flat steel panels on the roof and walls makes it so windows and doors can be place in any wall. These buildings can also be expanded if necessary. However you’ll need more equipment and more know how to construct one. The good news is that you can easily construct your building to any size you might need.

The size you get of course depends on your needs. Just remember that if you are making the building temperature controlled, more space means higher heating and cooling costs. Don’t get more building than you need.

A steel storage building is a great way to keep your valuables safe. And it’s durable enough to last a lifetime and stand up to bad conditions. It will keep your items safe from theives and it can be climate controlled to keep more delicate items. But remember that it does require a certain amount of expertise to put one up. And you can’t just simply lift it and move it should you decide you want it in a different location or if you happen to be moving. Plus, it will never look as good as a finely constructed wood building. Weigh the plusses and minuses to determine if this type of building is right for you.

By | 2016-09-25T07:05:36+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Roofing|