You may have noticed that fabulous steel buildings are popping up all around California and wondered, “What’s the rage?” This cutting edge trend of custom-designed, turn-key, locally-manufactured buildings is exploding, and there are some pretty good reasons why.
Living in California we’re all pretty familiar with the favorite snack of termites—your wood-framed building. Every time you buy or sell a building you’re required to get a “termite report” to evaluate all the damage these little critters have done to your structure. What also comes inside this handy little report is a list of damage from water and dry rot. An obvious reason why smart people buy a steel building is that termites don’t snack on steel, and dry rot is certainly not an issue.
From an environmental perspective, if you have a steel building then you don’t have to feel responsible for the quantities of trees chopped down to build your structure, and steel buildings are 100% recyclable. Steel lasts longer than wood and makes more sense for a support structure. Add in the fact that they cost less and go up quicker and you’ve got a smart pick for the savvy shopper. With the beauty and choices available today in a custom steel building it’s no wonder why it’s becoming the new trend of the affluent shopper as well.
So, why is this catching on now, when steel buildings have been around for many years? The evolution of the steel building process has changed significantly from the days of ordering a kit on the phone and getting parts dumped on your front lawn. “Some Assembly Required” being the understatement of the year. In the old days you had to have a group of buddies and some serious equipment waiting for that delivery truck which might arrive from another state, and often the materials didn’t meet our strict California building and seismic codes. Then you had to get a permit, get foundation engineering and find someone to put the building up for you when you realized it wasn’t a set of Legos.
Today’s cutting edge manufacturer and builder understands that a beautiful custom crafted building is only the beginning. They offer a turn-key solution, providing outstanding customer support through the planning, permitting, and construction processes. That winning combination is why you’ll be seeing even more of these structures around the golden state.