Compare Steel Buildings to Wood Buildings

There has often been controversy surrounding what material is better to utilize when building. Discover the differences between steel buildings and wood buildings with this guide from American Buildings in Shawnee, Kansas. We want you to be informed to aid in your decision making process. Contact us to learn more about our American steel frame services or to ask about building metal buildings for retail stores.

Steel Buildings Benefits

Steel buildings have none of the issues inherent to wood buildings! Whether you are in metal buildings for retail stores or any of our other American metal buildings, we are confident you’ll be pleased. Some benefits include:

• Insects won't deteriorate steel buildings. 
• Pre-fabricated steel frames significantly reduce the amount of building waste.
• Insurance costs are lower & Steel maintenance is free.


Downsides to Wood Buildings

Wood, as a building material, has some downsides to our American steel frame services:
• Wood cracks, rots, splits, and is not maintenance free.
• Nails back out of wood, cows and horses chew on wood, and horses kick wood.
• Insects, especially termites, deteriorate wood and treated wood becomes vulnerable.
• Wood ceilings are filled with trusses to support the structure rather than being open for usable space.
• Insurance costs are higher on wood buildings.
• Appraisal values are lower on wood buildings
• Fire, wind, and major storms will damage wood structures more easily.
Steel Buildings in Shawnee, KS

Contact us at (866) 305-7345 in Shawnee, Kansas, to learn more about why our American metal buildings are superior to wood buildings.