Texas has lots of expansive land, several thriving commercial hubs including Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin, and is growing rapidly, so residents, business owners, and agricultural farmers alike are constantly looking for the most affordable, reliable, and practical buildings for their various endeavors. A sturdy pre-engineered metal building is one of the best investments Texas can make to keep their homes, businesses, farms, and ranches protected.
Why Do Texas Choose Metal Buildings Over Other Building Materials?
There are many reasons Texans are increasingly choosing prefab metal buildings over wood, concrete, or brick and mortar. First, metal buildings are incredibly versatile, and they can serve almost any purpose. Some of the most common ways metal buildings are used in texas include:
- Agricultural buildings
- Aircraft hangars
- Commercial warehouses
- Vehicle storage
- Personal or commercial workshops
- Retail stores
- Riding arenas
- Churches and other religious buildings
- Veterinary offices
In addition to their versatility, Texans like metal buildings due to their affordability, quick construction times, low maintenance requirements, and durability. A few key advantages of pre-engineered steel buildings include:
- Fast erection time–get your building up and running in a matter of days or weeks
- Very little maintenance is required for the structure of the building
- Sustainable and recyclable materials
- Options for insulation and ventilation
- Customization benefits such as premium colors, windows, and more
- Affordable and long-lasting
- Pest, fire, and water-resistant
- Get any size building you want–from big to small
Metal Buildings are No Match for Hot Texas Summer Heat
In addition to the overall benefits, there are some specific reasons why Texans, in particular, are likely to be attracted to prefab metal buildings. One is because metal buildings are energy efficient and can be insulated and ventilated properly to stay cool during the Texas summer heat.
Texas is in the top three hottest states in the U.S., and summer heat indexes can exceed 110℉. The scorching temperatures lead to high energy bills during the summer months. Although metal conducts heat, metal buildings can be designed to be some of the most energy-efficient structures out there.
At Titan Steel Structures, our prefab metal buildings can keep Texans cool in the heat of the summer by:
- Creating an effective heat barrier with the right insulation materials
- Applying cooling add-ons to the windows or doors
- Opting for a cool metal roof system
- Manufacturing the building with proper ventilation
- Choosing light paint colors that reflect heat rather than absorb it
A well-insulated metal building can reduce cooling costs by 25-50%, making metal buildings a practical choice for Texas businesses, agricultural buildings, and buildings with living quarters.
Metal Buildings are Strong and Durable, Perfect for Tornado Season
When purchasing a home or designing a building for commercial or agricultural purposes, Texans have to think about strong storms, heavy rain, high winds, and especially tornados. Tornado season affects the state of Texas every year from April through June, bringing an average of 136 tornadoes each year.
A strong F5 tornado can bring maximum winds between 261 and 318 mph. Winds of this force have the ability to flatten virtually any structure. However, F5 tornadoes are rare, making up less than 1% of tornadoes that hit the U.S. 93% of tornadoes are rated as F0 (40-72 mph winds), F1 (73-112 mph), or F2 (113-157 mph) on the Fujita scale.
Pre-engineered metal buildings can be engineered to withstand winds of up to 170 MPH, so they can withstand the vast majority of tornadoes that hit Texas as well as the rest of the United States.
Tornadoes cause damage in more ways than just wind. They can also damage buildings by producing flying debris, moisture, and electrical fires. Metal is extremely strong and resilient, so it can take the beating from flying debris, falling limbs, and hail. Metal buildings also don’t trap or absorb moisture, so they can resist heavy rains, downpours, and damage in the form of rust or mold. Finally, metal is an extremely fire-resistant material, and the metal framing of your building is unlikely to be affected in the event of an electrical fire.
High-Quality Metal Buildings for Sale in Texas
Titan Steel Structures is an industry leader in pre-engineered metal buildings throughout Texas. Each of our metal buildings is manufactured according to local and state building codes and our Texas-certified metal buildings are designed to adhere to the highest quality standards.
Your metal building project is important to you which is why our top priority is customer satisfaction. We believe in a multidimensional approach to offering the best customer satisfaction and maintaining our position as a leader in the pre-engineered steel structures industry.
We offer affordable and reliable metal building kits with extensive customization options. Learn more about our Texas metal building kits or get a free customized building quote by calling us today.