Want a Safe & Durable Structure? Get a Steel Building System by PBS

When it Comes to Durability, Safety and Protection, A PBS Pre-Engineered Steel Building System Reigns Supreme. 

When it comes to protection from natural elements like flooding and fire, metal buildings meet the highest standards. Steel is widely recognized as one of the safest options for construction, in part due to its natural strength and fire resistant nature.

Steel frame buildings are the most popular building method due largely to their durability and unmatched strength to weight ratio. Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any commonly-used material, which makes it exceptionally durable. Because of its enormous strength, steel can handle more weight on load-bearing walls.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are designed to stand up to floods, earthquakes, blizzards, hurricanes, extreme heat, bitter cold, and other weather conditions. Unlike traditional construction materials like wood, steel framing will not swell, crack and distort over time as moisture levels change, which affects the stability and durability of the building.

Durable and Safe Steel Building Systems Information Sheet

Steel is Fire Resistant

While no building is completely fire-proof, noncombustible materials like steel are fire resistant and unlikely to burn when faced with heat. A fire will spread slower through a metal building than a traditional wood building, an enormous advantage in regions facing natural disasters like forest fires and dry conditions.

Here’s a story from one of our customers, Brandon Crawford of Lyons, Oregon, that demonstrates this point. 

Brandon purchased a 50’ x 60’ steel building shop for his property in March of 2020. Unfortunately, a devastating forest fire hit the Detroit Lake area just months after the metal building was constructed, and did significant damage to Brandon’s property.

Thankfully, the fire hurt no one, but as you can see in the pictures below, there is an empty space where a wood building once stood, while the green metal building on the right remained intact.

PBS Steel Building System Survives Fire - Before & After

Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) Kits from PBS are a Better Choice for Safety & Durability

When you purchase a Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) kit from Pacific Building Systems, you are getting a higher-than-average quality of steel components. PBS has a design – or will gladly work with you in developing a custom solution – that meets the strictest building codes, industry methods and standards.

Unlike some manufacturers, we never cut corners. Some of our competitors 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. All screws in our building kits have neoprene washers designed to withstand the elements for the life of the building.

Let’s Build Something Together! 

Pacific Building Systems has been the premier metal building component manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest since 1962. Whether you’re starting from scratch with a steel building system or adding metal roofing or metal siding to an existing structure, we can help. Give us a call at 800-727-7844, and we’ll be happy to discuss your next project.

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