Whether you need additional storage space or somewhere to work, you need a garage fast but you do not have a lot of time and money to spend. In situations like these, prefabricated garages are ideal. These types of structures come pre-made from a manufacturer and packages include everything you need to erect it. Below are the benefits of using a prefabricated steel building for your garage.
Steel is extremely durable which makes the prefabricated garages last for long periods of time without any damage to the structure. Steel garages can withstand unfavorable elements such as heavy snow, earthquakes, powerful storms, and strong winds.
The steel can be coated with aluminum compounds so as to prevent rusting of the underlying steel thereby increasing the life of the steel panels. Additionally, steel is fire resistant and non-combustible which means that the risk of your garage being destroyed by fire is greatly reduced. A well built prefabricated garage could very easily last a lifetime, giving you the space you need for decades to come.
2. Ease of construction
While a normal garage would take at least a few weeks to completely construct, a prefabricated steel structure can be completed in a much shorter time period. What makes the process faster is the fact that the panels are guaranteed to fit together easily and this is checked before they are even shipped. The only assembly required is at the site which can be completed in a few hours if supporting structures such as the foundation are ready. There is no concrete to form and let dry which makes it possible to have your garage ready in a day.
Another major factor in the reduction in construction time is that the steel panels come ready for installation with all the necessary features. A few hours of simple welding is all that is required for the garage to be completed. Some prefabricated garage packages are even weld-free, meaning the owner can easily assemble to structure with the nuts and bolts included.
3. Lower construction costs
Due to the ease of installation, prefabricated steel garages tend to be much cheaper than traditional garages. The installation process can be done at home by anyone with basic knowledge of construction. If you need professional help, it is still much cheaper to hire someone to assemble the structure than it is to hire a mason, contractor, or landscaper.
Apart from the steel panels, few to no other materials are needed. The panels are also much cheaper than the cost of ordinary materials used in the construction of garages.
4. Great interior insulation
Prefabricated steel structures are designed to offer high levels of insulation when completed. The panels are made in such as manner that they overlap when put together during the installation process. This overlapping ensures that there are no gaps that would allow the garage to be affected by external weather conditions or temperatures.
The increased insulation feature helps keep the garage warm during winter and cool during summer therefore allowing you to work in comfort and reducing the need for additional HVAC units.
When choosing a prefabricated steel garage, you have a lot of options to choose from. You can choose from different designs that are offered by the different steel panel manufacturers and even specify the layout that you will require as well. Prefabricated garages are versatile because they are easy to alter as well. This means that if you ever need more space you can add on to it with relative ease.
If you would like something unique, since the steel panels are initially made in a factory, it is very easy to customize your garage to the exact specifications desired. You can have the panels made into any shape, size or color you prefer. Most manufacturers of the steel panels have designers to help you come up with the perfect design for your garage.