The Benefits of Steel as a Building Material

There are many different benefits of using steel as a building material.

Video transcription

Hi everyone. Welcome to another episode of "The Ultimate Guide to Metal Buildings".

In today's episode we will be discussing the benefits of steel as a building material.

The use of steel as a building material, for both residential and commercial applications is growing in popularity over more conventional materials - such as cement block and/or wood.

There are number of reasons for this growth:

Number one - Strength: Steel buildings are extremely strong and sturdy but at the same time they can be flexible in the event of an earthquake - unlike a typical block or brick design.

Number two - Durability: Steel is immune to insects, mold and rodents. It is more heat resistant than a wood building - and of course that means less of a fire hazard. Steel also holds up well in severe winds and heavy snow fall.

Number three - Cost effective: Steel Buildings are typically less expensive than other building materials and because the components are pre-drilled and pre-numbered it goes up very quickly with significantly less labor costs. Steel is also very easy to maintain unlike other building materials.

Number four - Eco-friendly: Steel is considered a "green product". It is not only recyclable but also has a longer usable life than other more conventional materials. Energy star paints are growing in popularity around the country. And finally with the increased use of a solar power it should be noted that is very easy to apply solar panels to metal roofing.

That is just a brief summary of the advantages of steel over more conventional building materials.

Tune in next time when will discussed the main components of your steel building.

Thanks for watching this episode of "The Ultimate Guide to Metal Buildings".