Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Steel Homes: The Ultimate Property Investment

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Whatever the whims of the market, property is still a safe and stable investment. While ‘a foot on the ladder’ is vitally important, it’s important to bear in mind that not all homes represent an equal investment. If you’re building a house to live in or buying to lease, there are few more prudent investments you could make than in a home made from steel.

Steel homes offer much greater return on investment, as well as boasting many unique selling points that are unrivalled by their wood, brick, stone or concrete counterparts. Steel houses are relatively quick and inexpensive to build, yet promise greater protection against environmental damage and natural degradation than virtually any other construction material. Since 50% of new steel worldwide is recycled rather than mined, it’s even better for the environment, too!

Unparalleled versatility

When they hear the term ‘steel house’ many people imagine a menacing looking chrome slab, standing out in the street looking like a silver filling in a row of white teeth, but the chances are, you’ve walked or driven past a great many steel houses and not even realized it. Steel frames and exteriors can be tailored to suit just about any taste and style. Gone are the days when old-fashioned Quonset huts were the industry standard for steel houses. Steel houses are first designed using 3d modelling before being subjected to rigorous testing and approval and finally going into fabrication. The degree of skill and craftsmanship that goes into their construction means that with the help of a knowledgeable architect, the sky’s the limit.

Attractive cost

Every investor wants to get as much for their money as possible and this is greatly facilitated by buying steel properties. Steel homes quicker and easier to assemble, than their brick or wood counterparts, leading to reduced cost for contractors and lower construction lead times. It’s also simply a cheaper material. On average a steel home costs $50-$65 per square foot, making them around 30 percent cheaper than homes made from other materials. It’s durability also means that maintenance costs are virtually non-existent. Moreover, prefabricated steel materials are designed to withstand severe weather and acts of nature, making them cheaper to insure. Since it’s a naturally conductive material, steel will even help to reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Unmatched Safety

Steel’s durability vastly exceeds that of most construction materials, even under the most extreme of circumstances. It rarely needs to be repa ired or maintained, and offers unparalleled protection from extreme weather conditions. Steel constructions are built to last and whatever your circumstances you’ll benefit from knowing that your steel home will last for decades with virtually no maintenance requirements. Rigorous testing has been carried out to determine the durability of construction grade steel. Here are some key findings:
  • Steel buildings can easily tolerate wind speeds of up to 150 miles per hour without incurring any damage structurally or externally.
  • Steel is practically uninhabitable by animals, providing protection from pests, eliminating the risk of termite and rat infestation. It is also highly water resistant, making it impervious to mildew, mold and flood or rain damage.
  • Steel buildings can withstand serious seismic activity, and their outer shell is completely flame retardant.

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