The steel buildings your parents knew and recognized are much different than the modern steel constructions of today. Not only are they often unrecognizable, but they have also become new and improved structures that are unbelievably affordable. So, what would you use a steel building for, and what are the benefits of owning a steel structure?
If you are having a gathering of hundreds and weather is threatening your activity, whether it is a political event, an award ceremony, storage of supplies after a natural disaster, or a LAN party, a steel building may be just the answer to your needs. Easily erected, secure from whatever Mother Nature throws at you, and able to hold large crowds, a sturdy structure like the SteelMaster buildings can fit into even the most last-minute plans.
If you are having a musical event, the high dome ceiling can allow the music to resonate, allowing the party-goers to hear the music no matter where they are inside the unit. The same can be said for a political rally, church assembly, or community celebration. When the speaker speaks, the sound can travel to anyone inside the area.
Consumers using steel to build a farmhouse, wilderness cabin, or survival cottage is just a few of the ways steel buildings have become popular. While stick homes cost around $150 a square foot to construct, the typical steel arch only runs between $10 and $13. Although it is only a shell, there is little doubt that the interior space inside the shell would cost less than $120 a square foot to construct.
Many homeowners opt for a textured roofing fabric to cover the steel, along with rock or brick as a building face. Add a deck and entryway, and few people may realize the building was created from an eco-friendly steel arch. Other permanent structures that have been built using steel quonset huts include greenhouses, garages, seaside restaurants, and commercial storage units. Not only are the buildings wind, fire, and hurricane resistant, they can provide protection for many years to come because the steel structure has a UV protective coating that helps prevent the metal’s breakdown.
Have an airplane in need of a hanger? The steel arch is the perfect solution. The way the walls slope is completely up to you, so you can make the arch into a gentle slope with less height, or you can make the sides create less of an angle, allowing a great deal of inside elevation. Consumers looking to build a two-story home or storage space over the garage, love the way they can choose the space by changing the curve.
Other advantages include design. Farmers often use the steel structures for machine storage, because even the biggest harvester can easily fit inside a quonset hut. If you are worried about the crushing pressure of snow buildup on your eastern barn, wilderness home, or sport’s arena, the arch design can give you peace of mind and keep you from stressing. The arch can support many more inches of snow than a standard wooden structure.
Greenhouses, RV storage, swimming pool covers, and open community gathering areas are just some of the many outdoor buildings consumers have used steel arches to construct. The variety of uses is limited only by your imagination. Need a picnic area cover or a place to store all your machines, chemicals, or mechanical toys? Consider the arch.
Whether you call it a quonset, steel arch, or arched metal hut, the building has become a popular addition to many towns across the United States. Not only are they practical, but they are also eco-friendly and have a relatively low construction cost. Check out the steel unit next time you want to add a building to your land. You may be surprised at what you can get for the price.
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