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Metal and Steel Buildings 2019-06-03T17:54:34+00:00

Metal and Steel Buildings

We manufacture metal and steel buildings at our home office in Conway, SC the are completely customized depending on your specific needs and budget. Our staff will walk you through the entire process of designing your metal or steel building, offering a complete turnkey solution. We handle everything from design, to the products, to the delivery and installation.

The point about metal buildings is that they can be both residencesĀ and additional storage spaces, if that is what works for you. Metal buildings with living quarters are not difficult to design and build. Commercial, residential, and industrial construction all benefit from using steel for the frame, walls, and roof. The building should be designed for its intended use, including specialized ventilation, lighting, insulation, and other requirements.

If your desire is to live where you work or to carve out living space you can do so with a little work. You can easily create a single structure to accommodate living areas for you and your family as well as a workshop, retail store, warehouse, or other non-residential space. Our staff at Homewood Metalworks can help you sort through the different requirements for each area of your building. Make sure there are no codes that prevent you from living in a combination metal building and residence, as well as taking into consideration things that can impact your quality of life when it is combined with your barn, business, warehouse, or other structure. Just make sure the entire facility is compliant with local building codes. Before contacting us, you may want to do some research to make sure what you want to do is permissible at your location.

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Flack Global Metals
Homewood Metalworks | 843-365-9111
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Advantages of Steel Residential Buildings and Homes

Durability

Steel is extremely durable:

  • It can withstand wind speeds up to 150 mph without damage to the exterior or foundation. That is enough to stand up to an F2 tornado or Category 4 hurricane.
  • ItĀ is seismically stable, up to zone 4, which is the highest classification of seismic activity.
  • Metal buildings and components require very little maintenance to last for decades
  • Steel is flame retardant, and rodents find it impossible to chew through.

Quick build time

A pre-engineered or pre-fabricated steel building is not created until the plans have been finalized. Once it is fabricated, it can be put together at the manufacturer for quality assurance purposes, disassembled, and quickly reassembled on your lot.

Quicker erection means lower labor costs, even with the special skills required for constructing a metal building.

Sustainability

Steel is made of iron and carbon with smaller amounts of other components mixed in according to the rigidity required of the steel. There are no hazardous chemicals.

Steel is 100% recyclable; most steel available today is made up of over 85% recycled material. When it comes time to reuse it, steel needs no additional processing. Steel can be used over and over endlessly with no loss of strength.

Flexible and expandable

A steel building can be designed in almost any shape and, if needed, are easily expanded with additional framework and panels. If your business expands, you can create a larger space. If it changes, you can repurpose the space. Steel is durable but easy to change.

Energy efficient

Metal frames readily accommodate insulation. This is plenty of room between the frame members and the panels. Also, insulation is available that fits well within the frame member. Insulation keeps the building at a comfortable temperature with less need for heating and cooling.

With white or light-colored roof panels, sunlight can be reflected away from the building in summer, making it less costly to cool. If your living area is the second story, it will certainly make it more comfortable. You can also choose reflective coatings to enhance the cooling effect.

Customization

You may have heard that metal buildings cannot be customized. There is nothing further from the truth. However you want your building to look, it can be fabricated that way. With the addition of the right accessories and ornaments, you can have a shop/home that looks like anything from a large shed to an ornate French Colonial.