Five Long Term Advantages of Pre-Engineered Buildings
For four generations, Pacific Building Systems (PBS) has been one of the premier providers of high-quality pre-engineered metal buildings on the West Coast. Because we have been in this business for so long, we have a unique understanding of the many advantages that our steel buildings provide to our clients. No matter what industry we are serving, the short term and the long-term benefits that our clients experience are profound. Earlier this month, we highlighted the top three benefits of building with prefabricated steel building systems, this month we’ll be focusing on the long term advantages.
Let’s begin with the basics. Pre-engineered metal buildings are structures built using a structural steel framing system specifically engineered to fit your project requirements. Some builders prefer this system because all of the components of the structure are fabricated off-site under precise factory conditions and come ready to assemble and are more economical for most projects. However, due to the quality and the durability of our steel components, the savings will continue over the lifecycle of the building.
Here are just a few of the advantages of steel construction:
Advantage #1 – Our steel buildings are strong & durable
Metal buildings and its components like metal roofing or metal siding are known for durability and resistance to natural elements like wind, rain, heavy snow, and even fire. At PBS, our prefabricated metal building kits are designed and manufactured using the highest quality steel in the industry, and all of our secondary framing (purlins and girts, doors and window framing, base and gable angle) is G-90 galvanized, both for longer life span and also much better light reflection. The screws have neoprene washers that are also designed to withstand the elements for the life of the building. Some manufacturers use lightweight channels for the end wall framing, but PBS always uses heavy steel I Beams because it is easier to erect, and provides a strong, safe, stable building. Because they are so durable, property owners often save on insurance premiums as most insurance companies offer discounts for steel buildings!
Advantage #2 – Metal buildings are easier to maintain (especially ours)
Our steel buildings are manufactured with a heavy coat of high-quality enamel paint for cladding and steel and applied in a controlled environment. The result is an exterior that requires little maintenance and eliminates the need to paint every few years. Prefabricated steel buildings are also resistant to corrosion and weathering, which increases the lifespan of the building and keeps the valuables stored inside safe. Our steel building components are renowned for how easy they are to assemble and erect.
Advantage #3 – Steel buildings have lower repair costs
Most metal buildings are immune from damage and costly repairs resulting from maintenance nightmares that commonly plague property owners like bore-bees, termite infestation, wood rot, mold, mildew, or other fungi growth. Another advantage is steel framing will not naturally warp like wood framing over time. In many cases, pre-engineered metal buildings are also lighter than wood buildings since there are fewer pieces which means less weight and long term damage to the foundation.
Advantage #4 – Prefabricated metal buildings are more versatile
One of the many advantages of prefabricated steel buildings is its versatility and flexible design. Prefabricated metal buildings are not a one-size fits all! As we mentioned in our other post, these buildings are highly customizable, so they can be built to suit your long term needs. If additional space is needed later down the road, pre-engineered steel buildings are easy and less expensive to remodel. PBS building systems can be supplied with various types of metal wall panels, fascia, canopies, and curved eaves and are designed to accommodate pre-cast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, block walls as well as other wall systems.
Advantage #5 – Pre-Engineered buildings retain their value longer
Steel is an ideal construction material due to its durability and unique combination of lightweight and strength. We manufacture steel components that add strength and consistency to our metal buildings, so they retain their original beauty and value through the decades. PBS structures feature sturdy frames made of high-quality steel that is built to last- making them an ideal choice for structures in the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and retail industries that require customization.
Why PBS Pre-Engineered Buildings?
Whether you’re starting from scratch with a metal building structure or adding metal roofing or metal siding to an existing structure, there are countless advantages in working with a premier metal building component manufacturer like PBS. For over 50 years, we’ve provided high-quality, affordable steel building components to a wide variety of industries, including the industrial, commercial, agricultural, aviation, government, and community sectors. When you purchase a pre-engineered building with PBS, you can relax knowing that you purchased the strongest building available in the industry. To find out more, get in touch with one of our team members today.