Steel Buildings for your Auto Shop

Using metal for commercial, industrial and auto shops has increased.  The cost of a steel building is 15-20 % of the total cost of constructing a building. This also includes land cost, labor, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning installation and interior finish. Technological advances in metal products and materials have led to the development of structural systems that are compatible with more traditional construction materials.

Designers are combining a steel building with masonry, glass and wood exterior facades to meet the aesthetic requirements of customers.  This will preserve the inherent characteristics of metal building systems. And as a result the uses for metal buildings are now office buildings, showrooms, retail stores, warehouses, factories and auto shops.

Some advantages to owning a steel building for an auto shop are significant cost advantages, increased architectural acceptance and advances in design versatility and production processes. It will take less time to construct a steel building than any other type of building.  Most auto shop buildings are done in the factory which will not allow for weather conditions to interfere.  Computer analysis and design are used to fabricate structural members with high strength-to-weight ratios, minimizing raw materials costs.

Other advantages are steel buildings will lower construction costs because manufacture of steel building systems allows the builders to substitute less expensive factory labor for much of the skilled on-site construction labor. Another great thing about steel buildings is that they can be modified quickly and economically before, during and after the building is completed to accommodate all types of expansion. This way, your steel auto shop building can be expanded by removing the end or sidewalls, erecting new framework and adding matching wall and roof panels.

Another fact to consider is that steel is one of the strongest materials and can withstand extreme weather conditions such as high winds, severe snow storms, hurricanes, and even earthquakes. They are also resistant to termites, creeping, cracks, splitting and rotting, and will increase durability. There are also options for reinforcing steel against vandalism and fire and most reputable steel building manufacturers offer a 25 year warranty which gives you immediate security when building your steel factory. All the above elements are extremely important for your auto shop, as your cars are ensured protection against all kinds of weather conditions.

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