Metal Building’s ModernizedPosted on November 28, 2018 by Lynn Chesnut
Metal buildings come in all shapes and sizes with color options that are almost limitless. The profiles, of pre-engineered metal buildings, are also extensive. With insulated metal panels that now resemble pre-cast concrete or stucco, you may mistake a metal building for being built with some other material. Don’t judge a book by its cover as appearances can be deceiving.
The Evolution of a Steel Building
Metal buildings first came on the market in the late 1700’s and began surfacing across the textile industry. During WWII, metal buildings began being used in large numbers for airplane hangars and Quonset huts. Steel buildings have traditionally been thought of as a plain, gray, boring box structure like the manufacturing plants or warehouses you see that line the highway. While manufacturing plants and warehouses are still often made of steel and metal, they are anything but boring and certainly not limited to one color choice. Gone are the days when a metal building was restricted to look like just a square metal box. Today, metal buildings are used in a vast number of industries for nearly any purpose you can think of.
Metal Building Colors
Colors are ever-changing and depending on the industry, go in and out of popularity relatively quickly. However, across the metal building industry, owners are requesting what were once unfathomable color choices for their buildings. Whether the main focus or accented, colors are now a huge driving force behind the design of a building. Manufacturers have adjusted and now offer expansive color options. With choices that span the color spectrum, the reality is that color is being tastefully incorporated into the metal building design quite frequently nowadays.
The Advancement of All Things Technology Driven, Green and Sustainable
Metal buildings have evolved with time, technology, building codes and the industry. Undoubtedly, technology has revolutionized how we do business today and going green isn’t slowing anytime soon. Customers expect better tools everyday and the metal building industry is shifting to keep up with the technology advancements. Sustainability is on the lips of everyone in the metal building industry. The green movement has set an unprecedented change in what customers are asking for and expect manufacturers to supply…enter stage right: insulated panels and higher R-values. The benefits are evident and designing with IMPs has become increasingly important across the industry.
It’s important to be open to the idea of what a modern metal building can look like for you. Learn more about the metal buildings we’ve worked on by viewing our project gallery or contact your local Ceco representative to see how we can turn your vision into reality.