When you make the decision to invest your money in a metal garage building, it’s imperative to take all available building materials into consideration – the two most popular options being steel and wood. Long before anyone ever though to use steel as a building material, wood was the material of choice for carports, barns, garages, and other building styles. And while both materials have their own pros and cons, the benefits that steel has to offer are incomparable. To help you make an educated decision, we’ve provided a list below with some of the advantages steel holds over wood.
If you’re trying to stick to a budget or if you have a limited amount of funds to work with, a steel garage is the best option for you. Not only do prefab steel garages cost less to build, but they cost much less to maintain than traditional stick-builds. And with less maintenance required, you can save even more money over time. There are some metal building companies, such as Metal Garage Central, that offer metal building kids with their products, allowing you to save more money by assembling the structure yourself.
While both wooden and metal garages can be built to withstand your area’s typical weather conditions, wood still lacks the durability that steel offers. When left exposed to the elements for long periods of time, wood can begin to experience rotting, warping, and cracking, which can eventually lead to even bigger problems such as mold, mildew, and leaking. During manufacturing, each steel component of a garage undergoes a galvanization process to help the unit withstand Mother Nature’s brutal forces and provide your property with better protection.
Quick and Easy Installation
When designing a traditional wood garage, there is a lot of time required to ensure the unit’s design will meet your local building codes and requirements. And when it comes to following through with your design and building the structure from scratch, there is even more time required. While some people opt to construct their garage themselves, we highly-recommend having a professional crew involved. Compared to wooden structures, steel garages are pre-engineered, meaning it’s pre-drilled and pre-cut in a factory – ready to be assembled when it arrives on-site. And because the metal garage only requires the framing and paneling to be pieced together, a professional assembly team can have your steel garage building up and ready-to-go within a matter of hours or a few days.
Did you know that out of each building material used today, steel is one of the most recycled? Once a steel garage has reached the end of its lifespan, it can be broken down and reused somewhere else, unlike wood which would eventually end up as a pile in a landfill. And not only is steel recyclable, but unlike buildings made of other materials such as concrete, brick, or wood, steel does not require any heavy equipment, minimizing the amount of chemicals released into the air.
Little Required Maintenance
Over time, as wood garages are left exposed to the harsh forces of Mother Nature, they will become susceptible to rotting, warping, cracking, termites and other pest infestations, mold, and several other issues. And if not addresses quickly, these issues can only worsen, soon requiring a significant amount of ongoing maintenance. Wooden structures are also susceptible to fires, which could ultimately lead to total loss of all your property stored inside. And unlike steel structures, wood will also require a new coat of stain and paint every few years. On the other hand, steel is not susceptible to rotting, warping, mold, critters, fires, or rust! And to ease your mind about fading or peeling paint, the color is applied to the steel during manufacturing.
If you’re planning to invest your hard-earned money into something such as a new garage, carport, or other building, take time to consider all the options. We wouldn’t want you to waste your time, money, or patience on a wooden garage if we can offer you a much more supportive, longer-lasting means of protection. Here at Metal Garage Central, we care about you; we want you to find the perfect solution to all your needs. Unlike other metal building companies, we aren’t here just to make a profit, we’re here to help others. So, don’t waste your time on a company who will just sell you a metal building for money, partner with someone you trust. Partner with us at Metal Garage Central. Give us a call today at (980) 321-9898 and one of our friendly building specialists will be more than happy to help you find your dream garage at a price you can afford.