Using Structural Steel In Your Building

When you need to have a new building erected, structural steel should always be an option that you consider. While steel can be extremely affordable and durable, it is common for individuals to misunderstand this option for their building.

Myth: Structural Steel Erection Services Are Only Needed For Large Multistory Structures

Individuals will often associate structural steel with large skyscrapers, and this can lead to them assuming that this option will only be viable with large multistory structures. However, it is possible for structural steel to be utilized in buildings of any size. In addition to being used as structural support for the building, it is possible to make an entire building out of structural steel. In fact, this can be a common option for those who need a building material that can be erected quickly and for an affordable price.

Myth: Structural Steel Structures Will Be Unsightly

Another common belief about structural steel is that it will be an unsightly building material to use. In reality, this option can come in a range of styles, designs, and colors that will allow you to get the exact look that you are wanting for your building. Additionally, it can be possible to install vinyl or other exterior shells on the building so that you can further customize its look. Not surprisingly, businesses that are looking to avoid a building with a bare industrial look will often find this option to be extremely important in deciding to utilize structural steel for their building. During the design process, you will be able to evaluate these aesthetic options so that you can choose the one that will look the best with the building that you are looking to build.

Myth: Structural Steel Will Always Be Secured With Large Bolts

A common assumption that people have about structural steel is that these buildings are only secured with large bolts. While these bolts can be essential for holding some of the components together, this is far from the only option for securing these components. In fact, many of these components will actually be welded together. This can be a far more secure option as there will be no risk of the bolts loosening or otherwise failing. Additionally, welding can allow for the sections of the structural steel to be joined together without leaving gaps between them. For exterior walls, this will be vital for reducing drafts or stopping water from entering between small gaps.

Contact a structural steel erector for more information.