Cold Formed Building Advantages
Cold Formed Metal Buildings represent a great opportunity for both progressive contractors and building owners. Advantages range from end-user preference over conventional red-iron, welded buildings to lower man-hours to install, which is especially important in today's tight labor market.
20% - 25% Less Concrete
Cold Formed buildings spread the loads out over multiple frame lines, resulting in smaller loads at each column. As a result, foundations can utilize post installed anchors and don’t require footings that are labor intensive to frame and require multiple visits to pour. This results in a more efficient foundation design in both labor and material, which saves money.
Improved Aesthetics For Open Interiors
Traditional red iron frames have visible weld seams and manufacturing blemishes. Red coating is not a finish coat, but designed to somewhat protect raw steel during the manufacturing process and also camouflage corrosion.
Cold Formed buildings are manufactured from Galvanized material, offering a clean appearance and barrier to combat corrosion.