When you invest in a new build, you likely want your building to stand the test of time. Having to spend more money a few years down the road to reconstruct that same building seems less than appealing.

 

Steel buildings are a popular choice when it comes to construction because of their association with durability. But just how long do they actually last?

 

We explore the longevity of a steel building below.

 

The Lifespan of a Steel Building

 

The Benefits of a Steel Building

 

While there are several material options to choose from when building, steel has established a reputation for celebrating three main aspects:

 

Durability

 

As you can imagine, steel buildings are strong. They are designed to withstand Alberta snowstorms and rainfalls. It is difficult to compromise the makeup of steel, and they are more resistant to the wear and tear that affect other building materials.

 

Low-Maintenance

 

Steel buildings typically require less maintenance during their early years. This is an attractive feature for builders who simply want to finish construction and not have to worry about repairs immediately after.

 

Long-lasting

 

Steel buildings are generally made to be permanent.

 

It must be noted, however, that aspects like permit status and maintenance will impact this permanence. 

 

How Long a Steel Building Lasts

 

The general consensus is that steel buildings can last approximately 50 years, provided you ensure regular upkeep. This can include actions as simple as washing your building and treating small scuffs as they appear.

 

This isn’t to say that they will be structurally compromised once they surpass that 50-year mark and that they will need to be torn down and rebuilt. Rather, professionals will be needed to be brought in to inspect the building and work on restoring it.

 

The life expectancy of steel is greater than most other materials used in construction, so choosing to build with it is never a poor decision. Never hesitate to reach out to professionals who specialize in steel buildings to gather more information and gain expert opinions.

 


With over 20 years of industry experience, Coverco Buildings is the team you can trust when it comes to fabric and steel structures. We offer versatile solutions by providing economical and customized pre-designed buildings for the oil & gas, agricultural, mining, and recreational industries. Our superior engineering is what separates us from the rest, as we emphasize structural integrity, guaranteeing that our buildings can stand against all sorts of terrain and weather changes. With 50-year warranties, we offer you the best service in Ontario, Calgary, and Regina. Call us on 855-931-8600 today.

Choosing a fabric-covered building for your commercial construction may seem a little unconventional. However, it may actually be the smart decision when you consider how you want to use the space.

 

Let’s look at the pros and cons of building with fabric. 

 

Pros of Choosing a Fabric Building

 

Quick Installation

 

From a structural standpoint, there are fewer elements that need to be considered. With a standard roof, you are required to cover the roof framing with sheathing and the underlayment before even starting the process of adding the shingles. 

 

A fabric build consists of considerably fewer steps. Once you have your truss frame ready, you only have the fabric to deal with.

 

Less Expensive

 

Considering that you are dealing with fewer components and that fabric is often a less expensive building material, it only makes sense that fabric buildings can be a more affordable option.

 

Additionally, since the installation process is quicker, you save on labour costs.

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Bright Interior

 

Who needs windows when your entire roof lets in light? One of the most significant visual benefits of a fabric building is that it naturally offers a bright, sunlit interior with a clear span frame.

 

Easily Relocatable

 

By investing in a fabric building, you are able to change your mind about where it’s located more easily. A quick installation means a quick uninstallation, plus you won’t have to spend additional money on materials- you’re simply relocating what you’ve already paid for!

 

Cons of Choosing a Fabric Building

 

Less Durable

 

This isn’t to say that fabric buildings are flimsy and will tear at first sight of bad weather. However, when comparing fabric to other building materials, it’s reasonable to say that fabric is less durable than steel.

 

That said, some construction companies will include warranties with their builds. It’s never a bad idea to ask them what they cover.

 

Fabric buildings can be an excellent choice for your company if you find that it fits your needs. Always feel free to consult with a professional when deciding which build works best for your business!

 


With over 20 years of industry experience, Coverco Buildings is the team you can trust when it comes to fabric and steel structures. We offer versatile solutions by providing economical and customized pre-designed buildings for the oil & gas, agricultural, mining, and recreational industries. Our superior engineering is what separates us from the rest, as we emphasize structural integrity, guaranteeing that our buildings can stand against all sorts of terrain and weather changes. With 50-year warranties, we offer you the best service in Ontario, Calgary, and Regina. Call us on 855-931-8600 today.