Metal buildings are widely used in construction these days because of its durability and strength. In some cases, it is sold as a prefabricated package, which make it much easier – and faster – for businesses wanting to start or extend their current or future commercial projects.
As with any type of construction material, there are pros and cons, but the overall functionality makes them among the most preferred material to date.
Its pros include:
- Cost effectiveness. It can incur savings of up to 50%, compared to wooden buildings.
- Less wear and tear. You can include this under cost effectiveness as well, as the natural resistance against wear and tears helps you avoid unnecessary repairs and increases building longevity. Some buildings have warranties of up to 50 years.
- Sustainable. In a world where pollution and climate change are becoming a pressing issue, metals are among the environmentally friendly materials that help alleviate such conditions because they can be recycled once they no longer serve their original purpose.
- Aesthetics. Innovation enables metal structures to be designed visually creative while also serving their technical purpose.
On the contrary, its cons include:
- Prone to corrosion if not properly and sufficiently coated. Rust can weaken the structure and affect its functionality and longevity.
- Conductor of heat. Metal conducts heat easily and therefore can affect the overall thermal conditions of the building without proper and sufficient insulations in place. During the summer, metal buildings tend to absorb energy from the sun and warm up the entire inner space and surrounding outside grounds.
Metal buildings in Colorado are popular among commercial and noncommercial entities because the pros outweigh the cons.