Common Myths About Residential Steel Homes

Are you looking for a new home? If so, you may want to consider a home that’s made of steel. Many people are hesitant to consider such a proposition, but residential steel homes are more common and more beneficial than you might think. You just have to get past all the misinformation first. Here are the most common myths about residential steel homes to look out for.

Steel Buildings Are Uncomfortable

When you’re building a home, comfort is one of the most important factors. Comfort isn’t typically associated with steel buildings since they often bring to mind the image of cold metal, but they’re more comfortable than you might think. They’re remarkably easy to insulate to the point where you can’t even tell that you’re inside a steel building from the interior. In fact, steel buildings can be equipped with reflective roofing that helps keep the warmth out during the summer and the warmth in during the winter.

Steel Buildings Are Ugly

Steel buildings commonly evoke images of factory and commercial buildings, but residential homes made of steel can be as aesthetically pleasing as homes made from just about any other material. You can easily outfit a steel building with siding, and you can design one using either shapes that resemble traditional houses or more unique designs if you prefer some more originality in your home. Steel is remarkably strong and allows for some designs that would be downright impossible or far too expensive to replicate using wood.

Steel Buildings Are Expensive

If you compare the cost of steel to the cost of wood pound-for-pound, steel is more costly. That’s about the only instance in which steel is more costly, however, as a steel building is typically a far greater investment. Since steel is so strong, you can use less overall material to achieve structures that would take far more wood to replicate. In fact, steel’s strength is why you can craft wide, open interiors without the need for interior support columns.
Steel Buildings Only Come in Prefab Kits
While steel buildings can come in prefab kits, that doesn’t limit your design freedom. Quality metal building companies are happy to work with you to design a home that best fits your unique needs rather than forcing you to choose from a catalog of options. Steel’s strength also gives you a lot of freedom in your design, especially if you’re hoping for something with an open floor plan. The lack of necessary interior support columns will come in handy if you’re looking for open spaces.

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Residential Steel Homes From Metal Pro Buildings

At Metal Pro Buildings, we’re always happy to help with your plans for residential steel homes. Our team of expert designers can work with you to craft the perfect layout for your ultimate steel home. Then, all the pieces will be cut and welded and sent directly to the work site for construction. Given the fact that all the pieces are ready to go, construction should take a matter of weeks rather than a matter of months. Contact our team today to get started designing the steel home of your dreams.