When you need a new space for your business, workshop or barn, red-iron steel buildings might not be the first thing to come to mind. But when it comes to construction, the truth is you might be wasting money by not considering these types of buildings. Here’s why:
What is Red-Iron Steel?
Red-iron steel is another name for steel I-beams used in construction. They’re called I-beams because they are shaped like a capital “I” during manufacturing.
What’s So Great about Red Iron Steel?
Steel I-beams used as trusses in steel building construction are manufactured to the tolerance requirements to withstand extreme weather including wind, rain, snow, and ice. The I-beams are also made of 100% steel; And, they’re durable and incredibly strong for red-iron steel buildings.
Why Does Red Iron Steel Matter in Construction?
Some steel building contractors will try to cut costs by using tube steel, or light gauge tubular steel beams, thin sheet metal, or even wood components in their framing and construction. In order to sustain the weight and load of a large steel building, those materials are woefully inadequate.
While the price of inferior products might be appealing, only red-iron steel can guarantee the strength and longevity to create a safe, sound, lasting structure.
The primary support structure used in steel building construction are steel trusses which come in different types of frames. Each building can be customized to best fit its use.
Clear span columns are manufactured to support the weight and construction of the building without any internal support columns. Doing so creates an unobstructed, wide open interior space.
Multiple span frames are built to use interior columns as part of the support structure to distribute the weight of the building. These columns come with a lower cost than the clear span. In addition, the columns break up the interior space, which allows for a much larger building.
Lean-to systems are a quick way to add space to an existing building. These steel systems create additional rooms, storage, office space, and other features.
Who Needs to Know about Red-Iron Steel Buildings?
Anyone considering building with steel should understand how important red-iron steel is to their construction. The stability and structural soundness of the steel building is paramount. Even on the tightest budget, you can’t afford sub-par materials and shoddy construction. You’ll just end up paying for it in the long run with repairs and rebuilds.
Don’t fall prey to offers of cheap steel buildings with the idea you will be saving money. The truth is that you’re wasting money by not considering strong, durable, long-lasting red-iron steel in your steel building construction.
Peak Steel Buildings uses only 100% structural steel I-beams, or red-iron steel, in their buildings. For more information on red-iron metal building prices, call us toll free at 844-333-7325.