Monday, September 30, 2013
7 Facts About Steel Construction
It turns out that not a lot of people know the full extent and benefits of steel construction. Most questions are easily answerable—and here are seven of them that you might want to know about.
1. Steel is naturally energy-efficient.
The steel framing can be designed in such a way that it will meet government efficiency standards—possibly granting you tax exemptions along the way. The steel framing also has the natural capacity to prevent cracks caused by warping or shrinkage. This means that there will be no air leaks that often cause loss of energy and additional electricity expenses.
2. Steel doesn’t rust.
If you are worried that steel will rust over time, you shouldn’t worry, as modern steel construction uses galvanized steel frame components, which will protect buildings from rusting.
3. Steel buildings can resist earthquakes and hurricanes.
Another concern most building owners have with steel is its capacity to withstand natural calamities. Because of the ductility and high strength of steel, it makes for the best material to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes.
4. Steel will not affect the indoor quality of your building.
Having a steel building will not compromise the indoor air quality, as they don’t require constant treatment for termites. Steel buildings also don’t require resin adhesives and chemicals that are usually found in most construction materials that affect indoor air quality.
5. With a steel building, remodeling is easy.
There’s little limitation when remodeling a steel building. Interior partitions are easy to install in a steel building, making it easy for the building owners to make alterations without completely altering the structure.
6. You don’t have to pay a higher insurance premium with a steel building.
If anything, the premium will be much more affordable, considering that steel is generally resistant against earthquakes, is non-combustible, and protected against termites.
7. You will get a fairly high resale value for your building.
Perhaps one of the most important considerations is the resale value of your home—which is a problem you thankfully don’t have to worry about with a steel structure. Any smart buyer would know the merits of steel, so you won’t have to worry about potential buyers.