If you’re looking to capitalize on the purchase of a boat, you’re in good company. These days, many new boat owners are finding creative ways to turn an otherwise depreciating asset into a successful, for-profit enterprise. The benefits of a steel building facility for boat storage may be something you want to investigate.
Whether they’re running a boat charter or eco-tour business, or are the new owner of a luxury speedboat and considering peer-to-peer (P2) rentals, boat owners who want to maximize their profits recognize the importance of keeping their main investment in mint condition. They know a boat can’t be left out exposed to the elements or vulnerable to potential theft or vandalism. What they need is safe, secure storage—and a steel storage facility is the way to go.
Why Build a Steel Storage Facility for a Boat?
There are in fact many benefits of building a steel storage facility for your boat. These eight advantages of a steel storage facility can directly impact a business’ bottom line:
1. Virtually Indestructible
Steel is a more durable, long-lasting material than wood. It’s less apt to bend, shrink, or creep in the event of a major hurricane, falling tree, or other natural disasters. Your boat—your main investment—is, therefore, more likely to stay safe and secure in a steel storage building.
Just how indestructible is steel? At Peak Steel, we use top-quality, commercial-grade steel. One way to gauge its resilience is via our 25-year warranty. We’re able to offer that length of the warranty because we know that the metal materials that we use in building steel storage units are really that durable.
2. Highly Secure
Steel is also a more secure option. Whether you’re worried about keeping out the elements (sun, rain, snow, ice, and high winds) or deterring your local pest population, thieves and vandals included, a metal building structure can help you do both. Steel buildings are very hard to break into.
3. Most Cost-Effective
A metal building is usually more affordable to build and requires less maintenance, saving you dollars over the long run. Steel buildings also cost less to insure. One reason is that unlike structures made from wood or other materials, a steel building won’t burn down.
4. Better Energy Efficiency
The energy-efficient design and materials that go into building a steel storage facility helps to ensure that your heating and cooling costs will be minimal.
5. Better Climate Control
With metal storage units, there’s the added option of climate control, which reduces the problem of mildew, mold, and rot caused by dampness in the winter months. Climate control can also be helpful during the summer when high temperatures and overheating can cause damage to vinyl seats. (Naturally, both of these features can be desirable when you’re storing boat(s).)
6. Faster to Assemble
If you’re needing quick construction, a steel building facility is your best option. A steel building takes, on average, 30% less time to erect. Off-site manufacturing also helps to reduce assembly time. Once the unit arrives at your site, the faster assembly and installation time can mean significant savings in what you’ll pay a contractor to build the facility.
7. Visually Attractive
Yes, steel storage buildings can be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, contrary to a frequent misconception. Today metal building systems offer a host of architecturally interesting and attractive storage options. The virtually infinite diversity of configurations and colors can accommodate an equally broad array of tastes and sensibilities.
8. Easily Customizable
A wide variety of sizes and types of metal buildings means greater versatility in meeting your particular needs and preferences. For example, if space is an issue, a metal unit can be designed to maximize the use of the existing space to meet storage needs.
Units are also easily expandable and can be customized according to your specific needs. If you need an extra high roof, multiple docks, or other personalized features, a steel storage building offers more flexibility.
The Next Step in Building Your Steel Boat Storage Facility
At Peak Steel, we’ve made customizing steel storage facilities an art form, thanks to over two decades of work in the field. We can speak with firsthand experience about all of the reasons a storage facility is a smart business decision for entrepreneurial boat owners. For more information about the great benefits of a steel building facility for boat storage, contact us today.