Is a Steel Building a Better Choice over Wooden Pole Barns?
Answer: Yes. A steel building is a longer lasting form of structure that often comes with a warranty. A wooden pole barn has to be treated yearly to avoid weathering and rot. However, don’t take our word for it, we’ll explain below.
Don’t take our word for it. You Decide…
Trying to decide what kind of storage building is correct for you can be a daunting and overwhelming task. If this building is going to be used within your commercial venture like agriculture then you know how difficult it can be to attempt to run your business while sifting through the thousands of search results and ads available for the construction of such a structure. There are various models, materials, and companies to choose from, and at the end of your searching you can sometimes be more confused then when you started.
The same can be said for if the storage building will be used for personal or familial usage. For one, you are probably not acquainted with what sort of structures are out there and which one will work best for you, but even if you are, looking through all of the different choices can still be equally as overwhelming. Not to mention that you are more than likely working on a budget of some sort and need to have the structure built in a manner that fits into your and your family’s schedule.
At Titan Steel Structures we understand this, and we know that simply doing a Google search for steel storage buildings can be nothing more than an exercise in information overload. So with that in mind we have decided to help break some of this information down for you, in a digestible way, so at the end of the day you receive the desired result of a storage building that works for you.
So with that said, let’s take a look at one of the questions that commonly comes up among people who are looking to purchase a storage building, and that is what is a better choice: a pre-engineered steel storage building or a pole barn storage building?
What are Pole Barn Buildings?
Although most people have probably never heard of a pole barn building before, they can probably surmise what they are by their title. Pole barn buildings are essentially buildings that are used for storage, that are constructed using wooden beams, or poles. These poles are generally 4 to 12 inches in diameter, and they are used to create the structural frame of the building, and are used to support the roof and add strength and durability to the overall structure.
This form of building structure has been used for over a hundred of years and for a time were the go-to buildings when an individual needed a quick solution for storage or housing of livestock. However as technology has advanced and the ability to create pre-engineered steel structures has become incredibly easy, the use of these buildings have fallen out of vogue.
What are Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings?
Pre-engineered steel buildings are buildings that are made out of steel but are fabricated away from the construction site and brought in for assembly. This means that the entirety of the fabrication process will done before you even receive the product, so there is no down time or having to wait once the structure arrives.
The popularity of this form of building structure has grown exponentially over the past few decades and the reason for this is because of how easy these steel buildings are to manufacture and how easy they are to assemble. In the past constructing a steel building could be tremendously costly and would require a team of specialized builders to work for weeks. However, this same process can now be completed in a few days or even sooner, due to the fact that fabrication is completed before construction begins.
Why Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings are a Better Option then Pole Barns
Now that you are aware of what pre-engineered steel buildings and pole barn buildings are, let’s take a look at why pre-engineered steel buildings are a better choice for your storage solutions then polar barn structures are.
- Pole barns buildings are highly combustible, whereas steel storage buildings are not.
- Poles barn building run the risk of decay over the years, due to the fact that they are made from wood, but with pre-engineered steel buildings you will never need to worry about this.
- You may have to contend with rodents or pests, such as mice, rats, termites, or raccoons, who have been known to make their homes in wooden structures. With steel buildings these pests are unable to do this, so their ability to affect the structural integrity of your building is almost none.
- Pre-engineered steel buildings offer a durability that wooden structures cannot offer. Whether this is from pests, environmental conditions, or simply the aging process, steel storage buildings are simply a better overall product then pole barn structures.
- Steel Storage buildings offer a flexibility when it comes to design that pole barn buildings cannot. The reasoning behind this is because they’re manufactured off site. You’re able to customize every aspect of your structure and add on for expansion with ease.
- While it is fairly easy to construct a
pole barn structure, as this has been done for hundreds of years now. There’s no comparison to how easy a pre-engineered steel building can be put together. Since the manufacturing of the structure is done off site, it arrives to your locale ready for assembly.
Interested in Steel Storage Buildings?
Our goal at Titan Steel Structures is to give you the easiest building solutions without compromising quality, so if you are in the interested in learning more about the benefits steel storage buildings then give us a call today at 1-888-807-6006, or request a free quote online. Titan Steel Structures’ expert and knowledgeable staff are available Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. We’re here serve and guide you through the building selection process.