Metal Warehouse Buildings
August 4, 2023 | Warehouse
A warehouse is a large building used for the storage and distribution of goods. They typically have large amounts of open space with fewer, if any, interior walls. In most cases, warehouses are used to store large quantities of products and materials for businesses.
However, warehouses are very versatile and can be used for many things. If your business requires a warehouse, one thing you’ll have to consider is the kind of material you want to use. For example, these days, metal warehouses are becoming an increasingly popular option.
Metal warehouses offer a wealth of benefits, from long-term durability to cost efficiency and more. The following is a detailed breakdown of how you can use your metal warehouse building and why you should work with us at Sunward Steel Buildings.
Different Uses For A Metal Warehouse Building
Businesses are turning to metal warehouse buildings for their storage needs because of how versatile metal warehouses are — especially when compared to warehouses built out of other materials, such as stone or wood. As such, the following are the main ways in which you can use a metal warehouse building:
Industrial storage requires a significant amount of space for large machinery and materials. Metal warehouse buildings are perfect for industrial use because their spacious open floor plans offer space for even the largest industrial equipment. Metal warehouses are such effective industrial storage solutions because of their clear-span designs, which allow for large, uninterrupted spaces.
In addition, because of how strong, durable, and lightweight the metal roof and wall panels are, metal warehouses can be designed with no interiors, columns, or walls. This is known as a clear-span design and is a crucial feature for industrial use.
Agricultural businesses often need spaces to store equipment, supplies, and other materials. Metal warehouses are an ideal solution for agricultural storage because they can be designed in various ways to suit your needs. For instance, you could have metal warehouse buildings built with no interior walls so that you have open space for storing large farm machinery.
Additionally, if you need a warehouse for agricultural storage, you’ll need to be able to control the climate inside to protect your crops from extreme temperatures. Metal is a great thermal conductor because it can absorb and regulate heat naturally.
Not to mention, metal warehouse buildings are easy to insulate. They can be designed with various vents and other features to ensure your crops stay at the optimal temperature. Not only does this make a metal warehouse perfect for storing crops, but it also makes it an ideal solution for storing livestock.
Commercial & Retail Storage
Commercial and retail businesses require space to store products, materials, and supplies. Metal warehouses are great for this purpose because they provide all the space you need and can be customized with doors, windows, skylights, and much more.
In addition, commercial and retail businesses must abide by strict zoning laws and regulations. Metal warehouses are ideal for ensuring that you comply with zoning laws because of how flexible their design can be.
This is because the steel spans in the framing system of a metal warehouse are adaptable, meaning that you can easily customize, reconfigure, or expand your building based on your needs.
Why Work With Sunward Steel For Your Metal Warehouse Needs?
Sunward Steel Buildings is a leading provider of pre-engineered metal warehouse buildings due to the quality of our buildings and our outstanding customer service. We work closely with each and every one of our clients to ensure that their building meets their needs.
The following are some of the reasons why you should consider Sunward Steel Buildings for your metal warehouse building needs:
Our Warehouse Building Kits’ Features
All of our metal building kits are pre-engineered at one of our three factories, which means that all the necessary components will arrive on-site on time, ready to assemble.
Some of the different features of our warehouse building kits include the following:
- Colored base trim standard
- Full wrap trim on all of your doors, windows, eaves, gables, and corners
- Siphon groove sheeting with hi-rib panels to prevent water damage to your insulation and corrosion on your fasteners.
- Double-sided flange bracing on warehouse frames with extra bolts
- Extra rugged main frame haunch to protect against high winds and seismic loads
- Extended corrugated ridge cap up to 4:12 roof pitch
- G90 galvanized purlin bridging and girt sag angle
- Designed to meet your local building codes
Customizable Building Designs
One of the significant benefits of choosing Sunward Steel Buildings is that we can customize your metal warehouse building kit to meet your specific requirements.
The following are some of the customization options you can choose from when designing your pre-engineered metal warehouse building:
- Exterior Aesthetics
- Individual Work Bays
- Insulation Packages
- Interior Aesthetics
- Ridge Vents
- Roof Styles
- Windows and Skylights
Metal is incredibly durable and long-lasting. Compared to other materials, metal is more resistant to damage resulting from long-term exposure to the elements, fire, rot, mold, mildew, and more.
On top of that, our High Rib PBR metal panels come standard in 26 gauge, meaning they’re even more durable and long-lasting. In addition, our steel panel systems come in a variety of color options that are protected by a 25 to 40-year paint warranty.
In general, metal is more energy-efficient than other materials. This is because metal tends to be more thermally efficient, which can help reduce your energy costs by preventing heat transfer.
Our metal warehouse building kits can also be customized with energy-efficient features, such as our insulation packages. For example, our Energy-Saver Insulation Package includes a double layer of insulation within the metal roof and walls.
The first insulation layer consists of fiberglass that fills the purlin and girt cavities. A second layer of insulation is then placed over the top, helping eliminate thermal transfer between the interior and exterior metals. Other energy-efficient feature options include foam-insulated panels and LED lighting.
Investing in a pre-engineered metal warehouse building will be much more affordable than building a warehouse on-site from the ground up using other materials. This is because our building kits are prefabricated, meaning that all the components you need arrive on-site ready to assemble.
As a result, you’ll only have to pay to have your warehouse materials and components shipped from one location instead of sourcing materials from different suppliers all over the country.
Additionally, our building kits are easy to assemble, so you’ll pay significantly less labor costs. This adds up to an incredibly affordable building solution that can save time and money.
Our Recent Metal Warehouse Building Projects
At Sunward Steel Buildings, we understand the importance of having a reliable warehouse building kit constructed with quality materials and customizable features. Our metal warehouse building kits can be designed to be affordable, energy-efficient, and durable enough to withstand the elements.
Plus, our team is available to address any questions you might have throughout the whole process.
To see how much of an impact a pre-engineered metal warehouse building can make, be sure to look at some of our recent warehouse building projects.
Sunward Steel ensures your metal buildings are built to last. Request a free quote from us to meet your prefab building needs.