If you look around, there’s no denying metal warehouses are on the rise. There are several reasons for this, but the five that stand out most are their low construction costs, design versatility, mixed use capabilities, environmental friendliness, and the rise in ecommerce business. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors.
Low Construction Costs
The cost of building a metal warehouse is typically less than that of constructing a traditional brick and mortar one. The reason for this is that the materials are cheaper to produce, easier to transport and quicker to assemble. Because there are fewer labor hours required, it’s more affordable overall.
Metal warehouses can be designed in a variety of ways to fit the specific needs of your business. The shape, size and height can all be customized so that you have as much or as little storage space as you need. If your company is expanding and you need more office space, this too can easily be incorporated into the design. Additionally, metal warehouse designs are not limited to one style- they have a range of custom design options from steel frame gauge and roof style, to panel and door colors, so that you can find the perfect look for your company’s branding and personality.
Mixed Use Capabilities
Mixed use facilities have become increasingly popular in today’s commercial property market. A normally industrial area can be transformed into a lively and functional place where businesses can thrive and grow, in one location. The generally wide-open interior of metal buildings can provide cost effective warehouse space for inventory, while leaving room for interior office units. This can be a real asset to businesses from distribution centers to retail stores.
Rise of eCommerce
This is especially beneficial for eCommerce businesses who’ve seen an exponential a rise in popularity in the last 2 years due to a change in shopping habits associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The ease and affordability of setting up a metal warehouse allows these companies to quickly expand their storage capacity as they grow, which can be essential to keeping up with consumer demand.
The last factor that has contributed to the increase in metal warehouses is their overall environmental friendliness. Metal is a recyclable material so when it’s time to tear down or remodel any steel structure, 100% of the materials can be reused instead of going into a landfill. Additionally, metal warehouses require less energy to heat or cool than traditional construction methods- making them more cost effective and less environmentally taxing in the long run.
As you can see, there are many good reasons why the popularity metal warehouses are on the rise. But it’s the numerous benefits they can provide any type of business that truly makes them a superior investment.
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