Advantages of Prefabricated Steel

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When it comes to prefabricated steel, it has plenty of uses and this is especially true in the commercial world. For example, you may have seen the material used in the following ways:

  • Stair treads
  • Stairs
  • Anti-slip products
  • Post bases
  • Bollards
  • Stanchion posts
  • Downpipe protectors

In some cases, you’ll even see buildings made of this material. Why is prefabricated steel such a popular material? For the following reasons!

Flexibility in Design

Firstly, one advantage of choosing prefabricated steel, especially as a building material, is that it’s flexible in design. What do we mean? Well, the roof panels of this material can actually be made to look like asphalt shingles or wood. Depending on your goals, you can also paint the wall panels to mimic brickwork. Alternatively, you might choose to cover the steel frame with synthetic materials or stone. In terms of design, there are lots of options to customise, and this is something that many customers enjoy.

Durability

Of course, how could we ignore the durability of prefabricated steel? Over the years, this material will last the test of time, and it is why people choose this material for stairs and similar products that will be kept outside. Prefabricated steel will stand up to extreme weather and it will be a reliable partner for many years. Even if you’re in a location that experiences high winds, you won’t have to worry about any items made from this material.

Although it sounds silly, many materials are affected by termites and small pests. Fortunately, this is also not a problem for prefabricated steel.

Environmentally Friendly

If you’re buying prefabricated steel for commercial reasons, the fact that steel is often 100% recyclable is something that will keep your clients and customers happy. For the vast majority of steel used today, it is recycled and reused somewhere else. Not only is this a good selling point now, it means that the material won’t take up space in a landfill when you’re eventually finished with it.

As well as the recyclable nature of the material, it goes further because there are no toxic fumes during construction, and it won’t even generate toxic fumes while burning if it were to catch fire. As a sustainable solution, it fits the philosophy of companies with ‘green’ goals.

Affordable

All in all, prefabricated steel is also an affordable material, and this makes both products and the material itself cheaper than other options. For this reason, many businesses erect a steel building when they outgrow their initial building. It’s a cheap option and it allows a business more space when they need it most.

Considering that the material is so easy to work with, manufacturers don’t need to spend too much money transforming the material into fantastic products. Therefore, there’s no huge cost to pass onto the consumer and we can enjoy the products for an affordable fee.

Strength

We spoke about durability, and a part of this is a result of the great strength on display with prefabricated steel. When used in a set of Advantage Industries stairs, for example, you can be confident that the material is top of the list when it comes to strength-to-weight ratios. No other material can top steel, and wood is 25 TIMES weaker.

Conclusion

With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that more businesses are recognising the value of prefabricated steel as a material. Whether you need a building, some stairs for a warehouse, or another product, prefabricated steel will last the test of time, stand up to harsh weather conditions, and it won’t break the bank!

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