If you’re looking for a sustainable and flexible building solution, you may want to consider metal. Although most people associate metal buildings with industrial warehouses and factories, there’s actually a growing demand for them in residential settings. From sheds and garages to barns and workshops, these structures can be used to store just about anything—from cars to boats and everything in between. So what are the benefits of owning your very own metal shed? And how should you go about choosing the right size?
Metal buildings are a great choice for a number of reasons. They can be used for many different purposes, from agricultural and industrial to commercial and residential. They’re durable, lightweight and easy to assemble.
The versatility of metal gives you the ability to create structures that meet your needs. For example:
- If you’re looking for a space-efficient storage solution for farm equipment or other large items.
- A metal building with an attached carport can protect vehicles from inclement weather while still providing necessary access by opening one side of the structure up (and installing an automatic door).
How to choose the right size for your building
The size of your building will depend on whether you are planning to build on a new lot or if you are replacing an existing structure.
To choose the right size, make sure you have measured the dimensions of your property. Also measure the size of your existing structure because this can help you decide what size metal building is best for your needs.
Choose a metal building that is big enough to meet your needs, but not too big. Don’t make it so large that it takes up all the space outside of it; otherwise there will be nowhere for trucks and other equipment to get in or out!
Why benefits of a metal building?
There are many benefits to a metal building:
- Metal buildings are durable. They’re made from steel, which can withstand the elements and wear-and-tear for decades.
- Metal buildings are energy efficient because they don’t absorb or retain heat like wood does, your building will stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter—reducing your operating costs over time.
- Metal buildings are fire resistant, so you know you and your business will be safe if there is ever an emergency situation on the premises.
- Metal buildings are affordable thanks largely to their durability; they require less maintenance than traditional construction methods because they don’t rust or decay as easily over time (which means fewer repairs). Plus there’s no need for paint or other costly coatings! If you do want something fancier though (like bronze), custom color options make it possible without breaking the bank… just ask us about that when we get started!
Here at Apex Contracting services, for our buildings we use foam or vinyl backed insulation.
What else should you know?
If you are building a metal building with windows, doors or other features that require a permit, you will need to contact your local building authority. If you do not get the proper permits and approvals for your project, it could be considered illegal construction and subject to fines and penalties.
Building codes are updated regularly, so contact your local building authority before starting any work to make sure you are up-to-date with current regulations.
If you want to customize your metal building with an additional door, window or other feature that requires approval from a municipality or county (such as painting), we recommend contacting them first before beginning construction on these items.
The takeaway is that metal buildings are durable and long-lasting, affordable, energy efficient, customizable, sustainable and easy to maintain.
If you’re looking to build a metal building, there are many things to consider. If you have any questions about the process or want to learn more about what we do here at Apex Contracting Services, please feel free to contact us!