Adding or replacing a garage to or on your property is a big investment. Therefore, you must weigh your options before making your decision. There are different layouts, designs, sizes, and prices to choose from, but one of the important things you should focus on while choosing your new garage is its building material.
Metal and wooden garages are two of the most popular choices. However, choosing between the two may seem like a difficult decision. Traditional wooden structures have been around for many years and are vouched by millions of people for their durability. In comparison, modern steel and metal garages have started to make their mark in the market too, due to their numerous advantages over wooden garages.
So how do you select one over the other? Here, we mention some of the benefits of metal structures over wooden garages to help you choose the best option for your home.
Metal garages are way more durable and secure than wooden garages, especially if made with high-density steel. Their inherent strength makes them long-lasting with minimal maintenance. Moreover, their weather, pest, and fire-resistant qualities, which we will describe below in detail, make them the best and most durable of all garage types.
By installing metal garages, you’ll never again have to worry about rotting, cracking, or your building being ripped apart by a storm.
Metal garages are weather-resistant and can stand up to the harsh weather elements of all seasons. From high-winds to heavy rains, snowstorms, and even earthquake damage, metal garage structures can take it all.
Furthermore, metal structures are rust and corrosion resistant, allowing them to withstand increased humidity, heat, and rainfall levels. They are also easier to insulate, helping you keep your things inside protected from harsh temperatures.
As mentioned above, metal structures are not harmed by rot, mold, insect, and pest infestation. Steel is inorganic and does not support any microorganism’s growth, including fungus, mold, and mildew. These microorganisms, pests, and insects can cause a traditional wooden building to crack, rot, warp, and bow leading to their expensive repairs and replacement.
Unlike wooden structures, you don’t have to worry about your metallic portable building catching fire. Steel garages are durable and fire-resistant and will, therefore, protect your stuff from the fire outside. You don’t have to worry about losing everything because of a stray ember or lightning strike with metal garages.
Due to their fire-resistivity, you can also store your sensitive and expensive assets, prone to catching fire, inside them.
Metal buildings, especially metal sheds and garages, are becoming increasingly popular worldwide due to their versatility and customization options. No matter what a client may like, they can be custom-built to meet the client’s specifications and requirements.
Furthermore, they can be designed to match and blend with the surrounding environment. They can also be made to mimic the aesthetics of other buildings around them. For example, they can even mimic the look of a wooden garage.
Metal garages are cost-efficient and save you a lot of money both initially and in the long run as they require little to no maintenance over their lifetime. On the other hand, wooden garages are far more expensive and require costly maintenance at least once every two years.
Moreover, if you get termite or pest infestation, you have to go through expensive treatments or replace the damaged areas. With metal garages, you don’t have to worry about maintenance costs or repair bills. All you have to do is pressure wash your building once in a while to keep it in top shape.
About Stahl Storage
At Stahl Storage, we build premium quality and aesthetically pleasing metal garages that can be used for different purposes. For more information on our products, visit our website or contact us here today.