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Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better in Modern Steel Architecture

Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better in Modern Steel Architecture

Did you know that custom built steel buildings can be a smart long-term investment? Our pre-engineered metal structures are proven durable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance so you won’t have to worry about expensive repairs or replacements. Plus, they are easy to expand down the road, if you need more space.

Some customers make the mistake of buying cheaper prefabricated steel buildings from one of our competitors only to be disappointed later. Don’t make the same error. In this blog post, we’ll explore why choosing high-quality custom built steel buildings from Armstrong Steel are the best choices for cost-conscious property owners. We’ll uncover the hidden costs associated with cheaper prefabricated structures and demonstrate how custom builds deliver a superior return on investment and peace of mind.

It’s a major purchase.

For most people, a custom prefabricated steel building is a significant investment that will serve them for years to come. Because of this, it’s crucial to understand what you’re getting and ensure you’re making a choice that minimizes future expenses.

Details and quality

At Armstrong Steel, we are committed to customizing every detail of your structure while staying within your budget. Our in-house building consultants can even provide design tips and recommendations for saving money on your project without compromising on attention to detail and quality design.

Cheap metal building manufacturers may have more favorable prices to win projects, but they tend to cut corners and surprise their customers with change orders and additional costs. This leads to unexpected expenses and subpar builds that don’t suit the customer’s requirements.

When you ignore quality and the details to cut costs, your budget suffers down the road. These factors impact how fast and easy you can assemble your custom built steel buildings. Many low-cost metal building manufacturers outsource detailing and design services overseas. You might get upfront savings this way but it leads to more headaches when it’s time to assemble the structure and it has missing parts, inconsistent holes, and other issues.

Assembly and erection costs

Cheap metal buildings might come with imperfections that will force you to hire welders and specialized fabricators to make the missing parts and improve the components that don’t fit together. If you choose to order replacement parts, it could take months before they arrive, resulting in unwanted delays. All these mishaps make you spend more money than necessary, but this is what you’ll get when you choose cheap custom-built steel buildings.

Avoid cookie-cutter designs

While lower-priced prefabricated steel buildings may seem attractive initially, their designs can be limiting. This often results in structures that appear overly industrial or lack individuality, potentially resembling other buildings in the area.

At Armstrong Steel, we say no to cookie-cutter designs and emphasize customizations and unique features in our custom built steel buildings. This is especially important for branding commercial structures and to make homes look and feel more stylish and comfortable for the homeowners.

When we customize steel buildings, our in-house consultants and engineers will help you make the most of our clear-span designs for any application. Our team will save you time and money when finishing your building’s interior and exterior, too. Part of a steel building’s flexibility is its ability to accommodate all exterior and interior finishes. Moreover, it supports all roof and wall designs, from shingles to CMU, brick, metal panels, and stucco, so your building can look exactly as you want.

Steer clear of brokers.

Did you know that many websites claiming to sell prefabricated metal buildings are actually middlemen for other manufacturers? They give the lowest quotes to make you choose their products, and if you agree, they use overseas contacts to contract the cheapest detailing and design services.

As you might have guessed, these overseas detailers are only concerned about finishing the project on time without regard to the structure’s quality and durability. In addition, these brokers and detailers won’t be accountable if you are unsatisfied with the building, so you have limited recourse. Resolving any quality issues or unexpected repairs could become a significant burden for you, both financially and in terms of time.

With Armstrong Steel, you know exactly who’s designing and making your custom-built steel buildings. We manufacture everything in-house from scratch, based on your exact requirements. Moreover, we provide reliable support from the moment we price your building and even after you erect your structure.

Get the best warranties for your metal building.

At Armstrong Steel, we stand behind the quality of our custom-built steel buildings to give you more confidence in our products. This unwavering focus translates into the trust you place in our products. We don’t take that trust lightly, which is why we ensure exceptional customer support every step of the way. Plus, we offer these warranties on all our buildings:

  • 50-year structural warranty
  • 35-year paint warranty
  • 40-year rust through perforation roof warranty

A worthy investment

You won’t regret buying custom-built steel buildings from us. Instead of settling for cheap metal structures, choose our prefabricated custom steel buildings to eliminate the guesswork and any worries. Get started by pricing your building here. You may also call Armstrong Steel at 1-800-345-4610.