FREQUENT LY ASKED QUESTIONS
Navigating Your Project with Clarity
We know that construction projects can come with many questions. That’s why we’ve compiled our frequently asked questions on this page, covering our methods, materials, and services. For any additional queries not addressed here, please feel free to call us or fill out the form below. We’re here to make your construction journey as clear and seamless as possible.
I've heard the cost of steel is more expensive than traditional construction materials. If that's true, how can a steel system save me money?
Using a metal building system can help you realize significant cost savings. During construction, labor costs are reduced because the system arrives on site already cut to the pre-specified design. And because metal systems provide greater loads and can span greater distances, they require fewer materials to build overall. Ultimately, a custom engineered system will make installation and erection go much faster, saving you costs on labor and speeding up the process to allow for faster occupancy.
How can I tell the difference between a metal building system and a traditional building?
In many cases, you cannot tell the difference! That is why metal building systems have become an increasingly popular choice for office buildings, hangars, schools, churches, recreational arenas, and much more. You get the attractive look of a traditional to a modern building with the added benefits of steel, including cost-savings, durability and longevity.
When people refer to a "pre-engineered" metal building system, does that mean it is a fixed structure with limited alterations available?
A “pre-engineered” building and a “custom-engineered” building are two different things. We offer one “pre-engineered” line of Express Buildings that offer basic structures quickly and very inexpensively. At the same time, we provide a broad range of “custom-engineered” buildings that are uniquely tailored to fit a broad array of specifications in the way of size, shape and accessories.
We have a special building design in mind-will a steel system be flexible enough to work within our architectural requirements?
Absolutely. Many people mistakenly believe that a metal building system would be too limited and inflexible to meet their needs. The fact is that metal structures can be applied to virtually any building application. Our engineers work one-on-one with external architects, general contractors and builders to customize each system in accordance with the desired appearance and functional demands of the project.
Is it true that a metal building system can reduce my insurance costs?
Yes, in some cases you will find insurance costs are lessened by the use of a metal building system. This is because metal systems are more durable, easier to maintain and less susceptible to fire, water and weather damage. The best way to find out if you could benefit from insurance discounts with a metal structure is to contact your independent insurance agent.
Can I use a metal building system in tandem with traditional construction materials and special accessories?
Of course you can! Metal building systems work well with conventional roofs, walls, windows and so on. At Metallic, we have dedicated teams for hybrid structures that combine steel systems with conventional construction materials. There are no limits to what you can accomplish with a metal building system. Try one for your next project and you’ll see there are countless advantages – from the inside out.