From railroads to skyscrapers, steel has been an important material in construction since the 1800s because of its strength and other benefits. It would be strange to suggest that steel buildings have become popular only in recent years when the truth is that steel has been popular for a very long time for good reason. Here are some reasons why steel buildings are so popular:
- They are eco-friendly. Steel requires relatively little energy to produce in the first place, but it’s also sustainable because it can be recycled over and over again and still retain its strength and functionality. In fact, steel is the most recycled material in North America. Not only can you choose to construct your steel building out of recycled steel, but that steel can be recycled and used again if the building doesn’t have a use in the future. In addition, steel buildings allow for better insulation, making the building more energy efficient. You won’t have to overspend on heating and cooling.
- They are easy to remodel. Buildings made from a wood frame can be a pain to add onto because it can be difficult and time-consuming. In addition, wood doesn’t last that long compared to steel since wood is more prone to damage and things like rotting. With steel buildings, remodeling or adding extra space is relatively simple and quick.
- They are cost-efficient. Steel buildings are well worth the money because they are so durable. They hold up in all kinds of weather conditions, and they last anywhere from 50 to 100 years. They also don’t require much maintenance, which keeps costs down.