There are plenty of misconceptions about prefabricated metal building kits. Because of the incredibly long term cost savings available only with steel, your initial impression may be that metal buildings cost less. In reality, a steel building is a significant capital commitment. You’ll likely be able to get the same size building for less upfront cash if you build with organic building materials like wood. So, why do contractors, entrepreneurs, and even homeowners continue to choose steel? The answer lies in the long term cost savings that the only man-made steel buildings can offer. Over the life of your project, you’ll spend substantially less on maintenance, repairs, and even insurance premiums.
Cost of a prefabricated building kit
The cheapest building material is virtually never going to be your best option. Each steel building is prefabricated offsite to create the most reliable possible components with industry-leading quality standards. The result is a building that is less vulnerable to natural elements like pests and environmental concerns. While steel buildings are a substantial investment, there are steps that you can take not only to lower your initial costs but to further your cost savings down the line.
- Work with your representative to get customizations in early. Your prefabricated metal building specialist will go through your wishlist to create the ideal prefab steel building for your exact needs, along with customizations such as overhead doors and windows. Having those requirements handled from the get-go will eliminate the need for more costly renovations in the middle of your project.
- Do your research. Design and delivery are covered in the initial cost of your prefabricated metal building kit. From there, you should work with an experienced steel building contractor to ensure that no costly mistakes are made with the installation. We recommend working with our preferred list of general contractors. Check out our article here on finding the best general contractor for your job, or talk with your sales representative for a recommendation.
- Double-check your permits. Prefabrication is ideal because offsite design and fabrication of the building components mean less time paying a contractor. To make sure that there are no hiccups down the line during the construction process, you should ensure that all the proper permits have been obtained. Your general contractor may be responsible for this, so check to make sure you’re both on the same page about your responsibilities.
- Go for the top of the line insulation. Blanket insulation is an added investment at the beginning of your project that will pay for itself down the line. Not only will the best available insulation save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year in heating and air conditioning, but it can also extend the life of the structure. Especially in cases of frigid climates, the temperature differences between the inside and outside of the building can cause cold transfer, resulting in condensation and potential water damage.
- Talk to your insurance agent. Steel buildings are less susceptible to fire, pests, and damage from hurricanes and earthquakes. For that reason, most insurance agents will offer lower premiums to cover a prefab metal building. Talk to your insurance agent to ensure that you’re getting the best rate. It could save you thousands of dollars a year.
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