With growing industry and retail comes a need for storage space and quality warehouses. Indiana is a world-class leader in manufacturing and research, with a major role in the automobiles and energy industry. Advanced manufacturing such as innovative electronics, motor vehicles, metals, transportation equipment and parts, rubber and plastics, furniture etc. is a big industry in the state. There are over 2,900 food processing, agribusiness and technology companies that contribute nearly $38 billion annually to the Hoosier economy. The industries of energy, IT, life sciences, aerospace and aviation, logistics and transportation are also important to the economy. Further, the state is a leading exporter of motor vehicles, industrial machinery and pharmaceuticals. Many international players have chosen to establish plants and offices in Indiana.
A prefabricated precision steel warehouse is often the number one choice for distribution and warehousing facilities around the world and in the state of Indiana. Steel is widely regarded as one of the best material options available today for warehouses. It offers greater efficiency of cost and energy, makes it easy to expand space as and when required, is long-lasting, offers insurance advantages and has many other advantages as a warehouse building material. There are many reasons for the popularity of steel as an industrial and commercial warehousing material, as opposed to other traditional materials like wood.
Improved Quality of Construction & Safety
Steel doesn't warp, twist, buckle or bend and is easy to modify and install. Pre-fabricated warehouse engineers work with your technical specifications to design the perfect warehouse for your needs. You can choose from a variety of styles including single-sloped straight wall styles, double sloped straight walls, two-span or three-span structures etc. depending on the site specifications and your storage requirements. Additional elements like roofs materials, skylight belts, ventilation, downspouts and gutters, panels for walls etc. can be decided in consultation with designers in the planning stage. You can specify whether you need overhead doors for trucks, walk doors, sliding doors of aluminum or steel, glass windows or doors and so on. Components are manufactured at the factory, partly pre-assembled and shipped to your location where you can then quickly install the structure. In some cases, the site may need to be prepared with poured concrete during the parts manufacturing stage.
Short Construction Time, Eco-Friendliness & Easy Maintenance
Once the design stage is past and the blueprint of your warehouse is ready, steel warehouse construction can take less time than most other types of materials. The components of the warehouse including posts, H-beams, sides, roof panels, fasteners and girders are machine-engineered at the factory and shipped to the site. Installation and final construction can be done with a reputable erector of your own choosing or you can do it yourself. Quicker installation means you can begin to stock your warehouse that much sooner. Steel is also considered a 'green' material, since it is both structurally sound and can also be manufactured to strict tolerances and specifications. Precision engineering allows parts to lock perfectly together, leading to greater energy efficiency. In addition, steel is also recyclable, so any excess material can always be re-used. When you use steel for your warehouses, you can rest assured that you are avoiding burdens on landfill and practicing responsible building.
Steel rarely fluctuates in price and is therefore a cost-effective option. Machine-manufacturing of pre-fab steel buildings can also lower construction or material costs by as much as 40 to 60 percent. Your steel warehouse will also need much less maintenance as compared to other materials, because it is not subject to mold and mildew. Residential buildings and other warehouses are often vulnerable to these infestations, but the lack of a porous, moist substrate in steel buildings keeps mildew and mold away. As long as the design is top quality, corrosion can be avoided. Temperatures can be maintained more easily in steel warehouses, helping you to maintain ideal storage conditions and saving money in the long run.
Steel can also be painted in a variety of colors and textures for aesthetic appeal. The planning of your warehouse design is an important stage that should be given careful thought. Besides the dimensions, energy efficiency should be an important consideration. A steel building can be kept cooler with white roofing and fluorescent lights and low-speed fans can keep air circulating in buildings that are air-conditioned. Also be sure to visit your local building council before you begin planning, and make sure that you are following local building codes.