It happens to everyone. No matter how judicious you are about purchasing new stuff, over the years, all the things you bought will pile up and begin to look cluttered and disorganized.
For many people, the solution to this collection of clutter is to rent out or buy storage space. In fact, the self-storage business is booming and has grown at a 7.7% rate since 2012!
If you are looking to get a slice of the self-storage business, or if you have a ton of stuff to store (such as for a business), chances are that you have already looked into building a storage facility.
Storage facilities with walls built with concrete and steel may not be easy to build or cost-efficient enough to serve your needs. The good news is that a prefab storage building may be the best option to get your storage needs taken care of ASAP. Keep reading to see our top 8 advantages to building a prefabricated storage building and why prefab is pretty fabulous!
Variety is the spice of life and we are all prone to changing our minds. The problem with a permanent building is that it is not easy to change when the mood strikes or when circumstances change.
There is no worse feeling than building a structure with concrete and support beams only to decide later that you would rather have put the building in another location.
With a prefabricated building, it is easy to move the whole building to another spot if you need to. Grab your tools and take apart the building, then move it and build it again somewhere else!
2. Customizable and Versatile
Not all prefabricated storage facilities are cookie-cutter copies, and that’s a good thing for you! A standard storage building design may not be a one-size-fits-all solution.
Need a large area with no obstacles or support beams? How about some internal walls? A prefab building has lots of custom building options and is easy to manipulate into something that fits your specific needs.
Another neat feature of using a prefabricated building is how easy it is to attach a more prefabricated structure later on if you ever need to expand your storage space.
3. Ease and Speed of Construction
Building a concrete storage facility requires a full construction crew as well as a construction engineer to ensure the building construction is correct during each phase. It also takes months or even years to build a permanent facility, even with a team of construction experts!
With a prefabricated structure, careful engineering ensures everything has a perfect, snug fit. You won’t need to worry about making changes to the building plans which cost precious time and money.
To build a prefabricated facility, all you need is a couple of days and some old fashioned elbow grease. Therefore, you could put together the whole building yourself!
4. Prefab Storage Building Durability
Depending on where you are building your storage facility, the weather could be a serious concern. Hurricanes and tornadoes can demolish a wooden structure as if it were only toothpicks!
Prefabricated storage facilities have the engineering and strength to be able to withstand hurricane-force winds. Likewise, as well as the ability to support the weight of a hefty snowstorm. This all-weather feature makes the prefabricated style of building a great choice for any climate you might need.
6. Eco-Savvy Structure
Global warming is a phenomenon we are all familiar with by now and the pressure to reduce our carbon footprints is high.
Using a prefabricated storage structure is much more friendly to our environment than the old fashioned building method of concrete and wood beams.
Prefabricated buildings need much less open area to build, which means you will not need to clear away as many trees or other plants before starting construction.
Another environmental benefit is that the materials used in prefab structures are recyclable and are easy to reuse later for another building or to meltdown and mold into something new!
7. Energy and Insurance Cost Savings
For storage facilities that need to have electricity and air conditioning, energy efficiency is important. A well-engineered prefabricated building will have tight-fitting windows and doors which will keep the cold air on the inside. And reduce the cost associated with climate control.
On top of that, the cost of insuring your storage facility could save you a pretty penny as well. Because of the fire-resistant qualities inherent in prefabricated buildings, the cost of insuring one is much less than insuring a wood-framed building.
Since both of these are recurring costs, the savings you see by using a prefab storage option compounds over time!
8. Lower Construction and Maintenance Cost
While we are on the topic of saving money, construction and maintenance costs for prefab storage is way less than traditional buildings.
If you were to build a new single-level storage facility in the traditional “brick and mortar” style, you could be spending from up to $65 per square foot whereas a prefabricated building will cost somewhere between $25 and $40 per square foot.
As far as long-term maintenance goes, prefab storage facilities outlast even the best wooden frame structures which are prone to warping and rotting over time.
Some of the longest-lasting buildings are FLEX storage solutions, which have a super durable PVC material encasing the steel supports. The PVC coating ensures they won’t rust like other prefab models made from only steel.
Prefab-ulous! The Safest Way to Store Your Stuff!
With all these advantages of a prefab storage building over traditional storage buildings, what do you have to lose?
Prefabricated buildings are better for both the environment and your budget! It’s cheaper, faster to build, adjustable, durable and more!
No matter what you need to store or how big of a facility you are looking to build, there is a prefabricated building that is perfect for your needs.
If you have any questions about this article, prefabricated storage buildings, or if you have an idea and you want to get an order started, contact us today!