Hope After Disaster; How Working from Home is Changing the Corporate World
Worldwide disasters leave us searching for one thing: hope. A the Covid-19 pandemic begins to wind down, we are looking for hope. This is especially true for people in the business world. Livelihoods disappeared during the last two years, and everyone is looking to rebuild.
There is hope on the horizon. In fact, the pandemic brought a beautiful realization to many companies; unconventional working spaces are just as productive, if not more so, than conventional working spaces. Working from home has its challenges, but its benefits far outweigh them. As we shift into a “new normal,” businesses are looking to take those benefits with them. The best way to do this is with coworking offices, or new branches with an intimate, home-like environment. Now, where do we get these buildings and how do we know what type of building will work best?
What Makes Metal Buildings the Best Office Spaces?
Now that you have an idea of what kind of office you want, you need a physical space. After all, an idea can only bring success if you bring it to life. We are here to tell you that a metal building office is the best option available. These commercial metal buildings have everything you could ever need and so much more.
1. More Usable Space
Commercial metal buildings and metal workshops are unique because their clear span design gives you the most usable space per square foot. Supports and braces are made from strong steel, a durable material that far surpasses wood. Steel can support more weight in much less space. This gives you the most space possible for your office or business.
2. Best Protection
Metal building offices provide you with the best protection, both for your employees and your equipment. This is because steel, one of the strongest building materials around, is also one of the most resistant to damage. It is too strong for creepy critters to chew or claw through, it does not harbor mold and mildew, and it withstands fires because of its high melting point.
Thanks to their durability, steel metal buildings, and metal workshops are the most long-lasting office spaces you could have. In fact, Metal Garage Central guarantees that their building won’t rust for twenty years. With warranties like that, you can rest assured that your commercial metal building will last for decades to come.
4. Cost Savvy
You want to choose the most cost-efficient options for your business. This means avoiding cheap products that will quickly fall apart and expensive products, if there are less expensive alternatives. Steel metal building offices are the perfect solution. They cost less than similarly strong options, like stone, and they are far more durable than wooden options. This means that you save money upfront and avoid costly repairs in the future.
5. Utmost Hygiene
Hygiene is important anywhere you have a large number of people working in close proximity. That means it is especially important in metal building offices. Thankfully, it is not something you will ever have to think about. Since commercial metal buildings and commercial metal building kits do not absorb water, they will not grow mold or mildew. With standard cleaning services in place, you and your employees will stay safe and healthy.
6. Minimal Maintenance
For the same reasons that metal buildings are safe and more hygienic, they are also easier to maintain. Clean the inside of your metal building office as you normally would, and simply spray off the outside of your metal workshop with a pressure washer. It is as simple as that!
7. Fire Safety
We mentioned it already, but it is worth noting again; metal buildings are fire-resistant. The melting point of steel is significantly higher than most fires (though there are some exceptions), so you, your employees, and your building will fare far better in a metal building office than a wooden one.
There is no need to worry about compromising on the aesthetics of your office when you choose a commercial metal building or commercial metal building kit. These structures appear beautifully sleek and modern. This is a great look for any corporate or office space. Your metal office building will catch everyone’s eye.
9. Design Your Office Your Way
The aesthetic of steel buildings is more than just looking sleek and modern. Your metal building office or metal workshop can be designed entirely how you want it to be. This is because every part of a metal building from Metal Garage Central is completely customizable. You get to decide the dimensions, the paneling and framing gauges, the wall and trim color, the roof color, the types of doors and windows, the foundation types and anchors, the certifications, the add-ons, and everything in between.
Here’s What You Need to Consider
When you decide to buy a metal office building, there are some things you need to consider. Looking at these eight things will help you determine exactly what you need and how to get the metal building that will take your business to the next level.
• Office size and Employee size
Office size is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about planning for a metal building office. You need to make sure that your employees have enough space to work comfortably, and you also need to consider what kind of work environment you want. Cubicles will require a different amount of space than collaborative working spaces.
Security is important for any office or building for your business. You want to keep your employees and your equipment safe. Steel buildings are easy to outfit with security systems and all the bells and whistles you need to keep your business secure.
Parking is an important consideration for your employees’ contentment and your customers’ satisfaction. This is because no one wants to park blocks away from the business. Make sure you have adequate parking for both your employees and your customers. Consider designating different parking lots for each group.
• Building regulations
Building regulations are incredibly important. This is especially true if you plan to use your commercial metal building as a metal building office. You want your building to be safe for people to work within. Every state and county has different building requirements and regulations, so be sure to check with your local officials to see what requirements your metal building needs to meet.
• Land and foundation
Your installation site is important for two reasons: your business’ success and your building’s stability. As a business owner, you know that location is everything. You want to get the right foot traffic and the right attention. However, your location is important for your building’s foundation, too. It will help you decide whether ground, gravel, asphalt, or concrete is right for you.
Setting your budget ahead of time is critically important when you are planning a metal building office. This is because there is a wide variety of metal buildings available at a wide range of prices. A general rule of thumb is that the larger your commercial metal building is, the more expensive it will be.
• The weather of the area
An area’s weather might not be the first thing you think about when preparing your new office, but it should be. Areas that frequently experience severe weather will need strong buildings that can withstand anything Mother Nature throws their way. That is exactly what you get with a metal building office or metal workshop. Steel always stands strong.
It’s important to consider what warranties are available. At Metal Garage Central, we offer three main warranties. The first warranty is our 1-year workmanship warranty. This means that if anything goes wrong in the first year because of an installation issue, we will fix it. Our second warranty is our 10-year “no peeling” warranty. If your paint begins to chip or peel within 10 years, we will fix it. Finally, our 20-year “no rust” warranty. If you get rust on a properly maintained metal building in the first twenty years of ownership, we will fix it.
Choosing the Right Size & Considering a Kit
The size of your commercial metal building office depends on a lot of factors, but there are four popular sizes that we see purchased again and again. Those sizes are:
Each of these metal buildings has its own advantages. If you are looking for a cozy, intimate co-working space, the 24×30 metal building is perfect for you. On the other hand, if you need a space to house a large employee base and lots of equipment, the 80×80 metal building would be your best bet.
No matter what size metal building you decide is best for you, Metal Garage Central offers a unique opportunity. You can get a commercial metal building kit that you put together yourself! These kits are a fantastic option for anyone with construction experience or anyone who knows how to read an engineering drawing. The commercial metal building kits come with everything you need to create the perfect metal building office for you and your business. You can expect to find the framing, the paneling, the doors and windows, the trim, the fasteners, the foundation anchors, and any add-on features you picked in your kit. You even get a discount for installing the metal workshop yourself!
Taking Your Business to the Next Level with Metal Garage Central
Metal Garage Central is your one-stop-shop for the best metal building offices and metal workshops around. Our products are made from high-quality steel and manufactured by the best manufacturers in the nation. But you get more than that when you work with us – you also get the full attention of our dedicated metal building specialists. These metal building professionals are ready to guide you through every step of the process and bring your ideas to life. What are you waiting for? Call Metal Garage Central today at (980) 223-3072 to get your new metal building office and take your business to the next level!