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Why You Should Consider Metal As a Building Solution

The metal building industry has evolved so much and is now a leader in providing on-budget, on-time and innovative projects for its clients. Owners and developers who may be uncertain about metal buildings will surely discover several benefits positively impacting both form and function, and of course, their bottom line.

Speedy Project Completion

A custom metal building solution that is managed proactively can significantly fast-track the completion of the project. When there is productive collaboration among the contractor, design team and the manufacturer, the project timeline can even be condensed further. In addition, metal buildings can be erected in even the least ideal weather conditions. With prefab textured finishes, the installation process can be limited to a single step, removing the need for repeated pass applications that conventionally applied finishes (for example, brick veneers, EIFS, etc.) need. In traditional construction, the weather makes a huge impact on project timelines as installers have to rely on ideal conditions before moving to the next step of the construction process.

Energy Efficiency

Because of ever-changing energy codes that are becoming tougher than the last, energy efficiency should be a priority when making product improvements. Insulated wall and roof panels have a crucial role to play in constructing metal buildings, offering R-values as high as R-42. These insulation values don’t just meet present energy efficiency code requirements; they also offer building owners unending savings with their minimized external HVAC equipment loads.

For applications where it is not ideal to use IMPs, several manufacturers have created high R-value standing seam roof systems. With these systems, clips enable single-skin standing seam roof panels to hold a maximum of 12-inch blanket insulation (R-30) above the supporting roof members with little compression.

Firerated panels, which are a lot like foam IMPs except for their mineral wool core – are another addition to the industry. They can be used for exteriors or interiors as desired by the owner or required by codes.


The metal building industry has now developed to provide a whole range of options in terms of colors, finishes and embossing, allowing owners to choose the final look of their building based on their own preferences. There are also other options, like factory-formed corners and others that boost the building’s aesthetic appeal. With the range of options offered to construction pros, there is a lot of freedom in terms of creativity, all while ensuring the simplicity and efficiency of the process by maintaining just one supplier.

Indeed, it’s a great time in the history of the metal building business. With all the choices and freedom at hand, contractors can come up with solutions that will satisfy aesthetic and energy requirements while ensuring that costs are reasonably low and timelines are shorter without compromising quality of results.

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