29 August 2017

4 Benefits to Using Structural Steel Portal Frames

Steel is one of the leading products used to build new structures. Unbeknownst to some, steel is a greatly versatile building material that can save money, time, and is friendly to the environment. If you are in the market for building materials to use on your new structure and have not yet considered working with steel, this article will point out some of the most popular benefits to using the industrial material for your next project.


Lighter Than Wood-- 

While it seems odd that wood weighs more than steel, it is true because of the Law of Density. Due to the steel weighing less, it will also cost less to build and will decrease material shipping costs. The versatility of steel and the ability to cut down on the need for complex building infrastructures that is required with the use of other materials, steel is a smart choice.

Faster to Build-- 

Believe it or not, it is much faster to build a structure made out of steel than wood. Because steel parts are engineered and manufactured for a certain role within a building, they are shipped out ready to go and can easily be erected. Because of this, production and build times are sped up by weeks, saving the company money and allowing the business to open much sooner than if you were to build the same structure with wood.

Save Money--

Because it is so much faster to build with steel than other materials like wood, there is a big cost savings that you can count on just in labor costs. Another cost savings is in material shipping costs. Due to steel being lighter than other materials, shipping the steel is also less expensive. Because steel is a recyclable material, you will forgo having to pay landfill fees for waste from the construction site. Steel is also durable and can withstand weather-related elements. Because of its durability, steel does not need to be replaced as often as other materials. The decrease in needed maintenance is also another cost savings that many do not consider. Overall, building with steel is helpful to the environment (as well as your checkbook) and will not need to be replaced or fixed regularly like other materials.

Friendly to the Environment-- 

Steel is made from items that have been recycled and after being used, it can also be recycled and made into other materials. When seeking green building certification for your new structure, one of the best ways to earn points is by using frames made of steel. For example, we found these portal frames made of steel that fit the requirements of being sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Whether you want to save the environment, cut costs, build your structure faster, or decrease maintenance and repair costs over the life of the building, using steel frames as the foundation of your structure is a smart move and one that you will not regret.

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