Long-term Benefits of Pre-engineered Steel Buildings

You may have an idea that steel construction reduces costs on every stage of construction. But did you know it provides benefits for as long as the steel structure stands. Here are just some of the advantages of pre-engineered steel buildings.

Promotes Energy Savings

Pre-engineered steel buildings are more efficient when it comes to heating and air-conditioning than traditional materials. This feature ultimately reduces energy costs. Pre-engineered steel buildings have thicker and deeper wall cavities, which allow for better energy insulation.

Reduces Insurance Rates

Steel structures are durable and highly resistant to strong winds, earthquakes, heavy rains, fire, lightning, and heavy snow. Considering this, many insurance companies offer discounts for buildings constructed with commercial-grade steel. 

Lowers Maintenance Costs

Steel building exteriors generally require little maintenance. You don’t need several coats of paint to keep up its appearance. Moreover, there’s no risk of damage from rodents or termites. Therefore, you won’t have to use harsh chemicals regularly. Steel also doesn’t support the growth of mold, fungus, or mildew. It also doesn’t split, rot, or twist like wood structures. And the steel frames can be sold for recycling!

Easier Remodeling 

Steel structures allow easy, quick, and inexpensive remodeling. You can simply add other steel structures to build additional space on the sidewalls. Just make sure the steel frames you order match with the original building.The benefits of pre-engineered buildings are obvious. It should also be evident that you need an experienced builder to deliver the best pre-engineered building solution. Gundlach Champion has decades of experience in pre-engineered buildings for a wide range of customers. We havebeen providing construction services with exceptional quality and value to a diverse range of clients across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. The GCI team brings over 350 years of combined experience to every commercial construction project, from new buildings to renovations. To discuss your next project, contact us at

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