How to Plan for a Steel Building
Investing in a steel building is one of the best moves a business can make—especially considering the long-term benefits of a steel structure. However, just like with any other investment, you have to be diligent and detailed when planning for a new steel building. It’s easy to breeze by the small details with any project, but there are no “small details” when planning a new 100 x 60 steel building. To make sure you don’t make any easily avoidable mistakes during the planning process, count on these tips from Arco Building Systems.
Be Cautious of These 5 Mistakes
1. Not Carefully Considering the Plot of Land
Even if you had a phenomenal piece of real estate, you still need to mindfully plan where your new structure will be.
Consider factors such as:
- Ease of Access
Since steel buildings can be easily expanded upon, you will want to assemble your structure in a position that could allow for expansion if needed in the future. Build on a plot of land that is conducive to a solid foundation, and also make sure that the location of your building has convenient and practical access for all its functions.
2. Not Obtaining Proper Permits
The permit and zoning process is among the most important when planning for a new steel building. Not only is it illegal to skip this step, but going through this will help you to plan for the safest structure possible by ensuring all regulations are accounted for.
3. Forgetting the Essentials
The team at Arco is passionate about equipping business owners with steel buildings because they are the best all-around option for any business function. That being said, you will need to invest in some other aspects such as HVAC, insulation and vapor barriers.
We can talk all day about the benefits of steel as a building material, but the one downside thankfully can be easily fixed; condensation and moisture can build up on steel walls depending on the temperature and climate of your area, which is where vapor barriers come in. Vapor barriers prevent condensation from accumulating on a steel building’s walls, which almost always makes them a necessity in any steel building investment.
Factor in all these costs beforehand.
4. Not Considering the Building’s Function
Steel buildings are incredibly versatile structures that can accommodate many functions, but keep your company’s operations in mind when designing the layout of the 100 x 60 building. Make sure it’s practical; in other words, don’t make yourself work harder—make your building work for you with a well-thought-out layout.
5. Choosing the Wrong Company
Who you work with will make all the difference. Start by finding an experienced steel building distributor, one that has passion for the job and decades of experience to back it up. A great distributor will be able to connect you with great people to carry out other parts of the job, such as the assembly process itself.
Make the Right Choice
Let Arco Help You Through This Process
Our customer service team would love to hear from you and help address any questions or concerns you might have about investing in a steel building, so reach out to us today at 1-800-241-8339 or by requesting a quote on our website for a 100 x 60 steel building. Be a part of our online community by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more on how our products can benefit your business.