If you are in the planning stages for a new retail development, you may be wondering about steel building costs. After all, steel buildings have become a very popular choice for business owners in recent years. But do the benefits of using steel for your retail space outweigh the costs?
While we can’t give you an accurate quote for your building project without knowing the details of your retail development, we can help you to take a closer look at the benefits steel construction provides. And we can also safely say the benefits far outweigh steel building costs! Here’s why:
Steel Buildings Last Longer than Traditional Structures
If a building can withstand the test of time and the elements, you are going to be able to get more out of your investment. When you choose high quality steel buildings, you can expect the structures to stay in good condition for many decades. Even when faced with high winds, snow, rain, and storms, steel buildings are built to last. Steel is also fire-resistant. Instead of spending money repairing or rebuilding your retail development bulidings, you will be able to use that money to build additions or grow your business in other ways.
Steel Buildings Are Low Maintenance
A simple truth of any building or business: low maintenance means low cost. When you don’t have to continually spend money on the upkeep for your building, you are saving a lot over the lifespan of that building. Not only are you saving money by choosing to go with a low-maintenance steel structure, but you are also saving the time you would spend hiring out the maintenance jobs or doing the jobs yourself. Common maintenance issues such as damaged shingles, termite infestations and chipped paint are no longer concerns when you have a steel building for your retail space.
Steel Building Construction Requires Less Labor
When you think of building a retail space, you factor in that you will pay as much if not more for the labor than you will for the building materials. However, when you choose steel buildings for your development, labor costs are drastically reduced—especially when you use a steel building company that provides everything from pre-engineered and custom construction to delivery on-site.
Steel building systems go together in far less time than it takes for traditional building construction. This also means you will need fewer workers to get the job done. Some buildings can go up in a matter of days—verses the weeks and sometimes months of labor necessary for traditional wood, stone or brick buildings. As the saying goes, “time is money,” and saving time is yet another way the benefits far outweigh steel building costs.
Steel Buildings Allow for Customization without the High Cost
Do you have a specific vision for your retail development? Want to add special design touches to make your buildings stand out from the rest? No problem! While many people think steel buildings have that warehouse-type look and feel, today’s steel structures offer so much more. When you work with the right steel building provider, the options for customization mean you can create the building of your dreams while taking advantage of the cost benefits steel has to offer.
At Peak Steel Buildings, we have user-friendly online tools to help you bring your vision to life. You can tailor your steel building to have the exact look you have in mind. Play around with different colors, window styles, skylights, cupolas, and exterior finishes. Check out the wide variety of layouts available, or customize one to meet your business needs. There’s no need to settle for a cookie-cutter steel building if you have something more unique in mind. Let our team of experts help you to create the perfect retail space.
Steel Buildings Make New Additions Easier Than Ever
Many retail developments grow out of the existing space. What if you could build additions for less cost and effort? With steel buildings, incorporating additions is easier than ever. At Peak Steel, our building systems are designed to have new additions easily—far easier than with traditional building materials. Steel buildings have long spaces in the frames without columns, which gives you the freedom to modify the building whenever the need arises. This aspect is perfect for growing businesses, whether you are planning for a strip-mall or a large retail complex.
Let Peak Steel Prove to You the Benefits of Steel Buildings
We are ready to put our decades of experience to work for you. Get in touch with our team of experts today to learn more about how the benefits outweigh the steel building costs. We can discuss your vision for your retail development and show you how you can use our online tools to bring it to life.
What type of building frame would work best for your project? Visit us online now to explore your options with Peak Steel Buildings.