QA Steel Buildings

In the past there really were not many choices in materials when it came to creating a building. You were pretty limited and many times it was very expensive. Thanks to the application of steel into framing and building, many people now have the convenience of having cheaper and more durable options when it comes time to build. You have probably seen steel buildings. They are used as warehouses, office buildings, churches and even sometimes are erected as homes. In this article we will cover the basics of a steel building and what you can expect.

Are there different types of steel buildings?

Commonly used designs refer to straight walled, arch and clearspan structures. Straight walled and arch buildings refer to the design of the exterior of the building. Arch designs are the most cost effective and structurally sound. Straight wall designs provide the greatest amount of useable space and often are chosen to blend in with other "standard" architectural designs. Clearspan designs refer to the internal structure of the steel building, utilizing stronger overhead supports. These allow fewer internal supports to be used, providing a greater amount of uninterrupted space.

Are steel buildings better than other construction types?

Steel buildings, like most other construction methods, have advantages and disadvantages. Construction is substantially faster than other materials require. Steel has very low maintenance costs. Insects that thrive on other materials find steel tough to swallow. Compared to other construction methods, steel has a lower overall cost. On the down side, steel is susceptible to corrosion, in that rust can affect the structure.

Where can I buy a steel building?

Apparently, if you listen to some of the adds, just about everywhere. Steel building ads, which used to be aimed towards members of the construction trade, now seem to be coming out of the woodwork all around us. Television commercials and radio ads announce that steel buildings are now available at all time low prices. A quick search of the internet on the subject returns millions of hits. Even the local home improvement stores have stock and recommendations.

Where can I find out more about steel buildings?

The absolute best source for finding out about steel buildings is by going to a local contractor in your area that specializes in these types of buildings. You can also find a wealth of information by going online. A great source online is General Steel. You can go to their website at and find out about all the different types of buildings that they have to offer. They even offer financing so you will be saved a step.


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  3. In the US, a lot of steel is recycled, which makes homes, storage buildings and other structures made from steel very green comparably. The more we can recycle building materials, especially for non-primary steel structures, the better.

  4. I have always been a fan of steel buildings. From my knowledge, they are usually always strong and sturdy. It would be interesting to see a house made from steel though! I don't think I've ever seen that!

    Will Jenkins |

  5. I am wanting to add another building to my business, and I think it would be good if I was a steel roofing. I like concrete and everything, but I would feel like I can breathe a little easier if it is steel roofing. I hope someone can help me out with building it.

  6. I feel like steel buildings are mostly used for garages or storage. the steel is relatively easy to set up, and can protect whatever is inside of it. In fact, I built myself a little metal storage shed in my yard to store all of my tools and more important things.

    Seth Ashford |

  7. I think steel buildings are great. They seem like they are really sturdy. I want to build my shed out of steel.

  8. Every time I think of a metal building I think of the whole structure being made of metal. You would be surprised at how many metal buildings we have in the world. Are there other materials that are stronger than steel that we still use or is steel still the only lightweight material we use to build structures?

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