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Thursday, July 27, 2017

How a Steel Home Can Be a Great Choice For Your Family

If you have a family then you’ll want to make sure that they’re raised in the right environment. You’ll need to know that they’re happy, healthy and insulated from the dangers of the outside world. If you’re in the fortunate position of building your own home then you have complete control over your ability to do this right down to the materials you build with. You can build a perfect home that’s specifically matched to the needs of your family.

While self building is often considered the preserve of the very wealthy, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that a huge amount of ordinary Americans self build. If the idea of building a home that’s just for your family then you may be interested to know the numerous safety, environmental, ethical, and (of course) financial benefits of building with steel.

Steel is great for keeping your family safe

Ever wonder why Superman is referred to as the Man of Steel? Steel is extremely resilient and can handle extremes of heat, cold, and weather conditions. It’s durability means that it is designed to survive for decades without maintenance unlike wood, stone or brick. The high grade steel that is used in construction is proven to have these qualities that will keep your family safe and secure:

  • Steel buildings can easily withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour, making it perfect defense from storms, gales and tornadoes.
  • Steel cannot be inhabited by pests such as termites, rats or squirrels.
  • Steel is water resistant so it cannot be compromised by damage from rain, floods, mildew and mold.
  • Steel buildings can remain standing through earthquakes.
  • Steel shells and cladding are naturally flame retardant.

Steel is cost effective

Because steel homes are quick and easy to build, this saves on expensive labor costs. Steel building projects can be erected by low-skilled laborers in a fraction of the time it takes to build a home from wood or brick. Steel frame building costs per square foot can vary depending on fluctuations in steel prices, but on average a steel home costs around $50-$65 per square foot. around 30% cheaper than homes made with most other materials.

  • Steel construction products are treated extremely durable paints and coatings with a service life of decades (in most cases at least 40 years).
  • Steel requires no ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Steel buildings naturally conduct heat so will save on your heating and cooling costs.
  • Steel buildings may be subject to tax benefits.
  • As steel buildings are immune to many extreme weather effects they tend to be cheaper to insure.


Steel is environmentally friendly

Steel can be multicycled. This means that it can be melted down and reused over and over again without any detrimental effect whatsoever on its strength or durability. When steel made buildings are demolished, their components can be reused or melted down to create brand new components. In fact, 50% of new steel production all over the world is made from recycled steel. This makes for enormous savings on environmentally harmful mining. Building a steel home is a wonderful way to save money while doing your bit to make sure that your children grow up in a healthier planet.





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Homey Flair said...

I have always pushed people I know to build homes that are made of steal for just the reasons you have stated. They will last longer and hold up to so much more then a wood frame home.

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