Building An Energy Efficient Farm Building11 March
When it comes to the construction of our farm buildings, Americans demand quality. We need buildings that will last. We discovered long ago that steel was the strongest material available. Now with the help of modern machinery, pre-engineered farm buildings go up fast, last for decades, and are virtually maintenance free. We now have farm buildings that are energy efficient, costing us less money in operation costs. Let’s look at how this all comes together to create the metal building of today.
Steel farm buildings are pre-engineered. Because of this, you can customize your farm building to suit your needs. There are no support bars to get in your way ensuring an open floor plan. There is ample room on the walls for shelves and storage compartments.
The plans are developed and the building prefabricated at the factory level to ensure that when it is erected, everything goes up seamlessly. The buildings are shipped to your location, and assembly is done on-site by professionals who know how to construct the buildings. The very design and pre-engineering process saves you time and money. Shipping your pre-engineered metal farm building is arranged by professionals who group shipments to save you shipping expense.
These super-farm buildings are made from the finest commercial grade steel in the county. Steel eliminates the possibility of costly damage that traditional farm buildings receive. This includes:
- Termites and other bugs that feed on wooden structures
- High winds and storm damages
- Decay of materials
- Mold and mildew
The steel used in construction is treated with Galvalume Plus ® which is more durable than the standard galvanized steel used by some companies. Galvanized steel is coated with zinc. The zinc slowly breaks down, and is normally gone within 10-15 years. By then the farm building is showing signs of corrosion. Galvalume Plus ® is steel which is treated with aluminum and zinc, The combination gives the end product the best of both alloys. Even 20+ years after construction, there is virtually no corrosion to the building panels.
Efficiency – Going green
We all want to do our part to protect the environment. We feel good about the fact that a steel building is going to last for many years and the steel is recyclable But how do we make a building made from steel that sits in the sun all day in the summer, and freezing temperatures in the winter months? Of course, the key factor is the insulation you will use in the building. The walls and roof assemblies of your pre-engineered steel farm building are versatile and can be made to work with any type of insulation. As the building is going up, it is doing so with the highest efficiency ratings available. The assortment of available paint colors allows for sun reflection.
Steel farm buildings stand up to the harshest elements that nature can throw at it. FEMA actually recommends the use of steel buildings as shelter for people who live in hurricane areas. Snow and ice is no match for the metal systems. High winds have no effect on the structure. Of course, steel will not burn like wooden farm buildings.
As mentioned, metal farm buildings are customizable. By taking all your needs into consideration, you can easily design a multi-purpose farm building. With this in mind, you can use your steel farm building to house equipment, tools, vehicles, and crops. If you need additional structures later, you can have the same design and color of existing structures for a uniform look that adds to the value of your home. Steel buildings are constructed across the nation and used in a variety of ways, such as:
- Commercial buildings
- Military facilities
- Airplane hangers
- Educational facilities
- As protection for automobile collections
- Retail space
- Recreational facilities
With the assistance of a good design team, there are no limits to the uses you can command from your steel building.
Fidelity Steel buildings never need painting. With the strength of the farm buildings, there is no maintenance required. They come with:
- 35-year warranty on the paint finish
- 25-year limited warranty on the roof and wall panels
Steel farm buildings made with Galvalume Plus ® are high quality and aesthetically pleasing They are energy efficient and are easily assembled on your site. Steel farm buildings will not need maintenance or repainting which saves you money. These buildings are customizable to suit your needs and come in a wide range of options. They stand up to high winds, ice, snow, the sun, and rain. They are fire-resistant and will not be damaged by insects or animals.
When it comes to high quality, American made construction products there is none better than steel with Galvalume Plus ®.