There are many reasons why many people choose prefabricated steel garage kits for their auto shop building projects. An auto shop is more than just a space to hang your tools. They are also a safe and secure space where you can comfortably fit your car bays, parts, tools, paints and more while also meeting fire, health and safety regulations. Conventional buildings such as those made from wood or brick and requiring walls or load-bearing columns to support the roof don’t quite fit the bill. If anything, they greatly limit the operation of an auto shop.
Customized pre-engineered metal buildings, on the other hand, can seamlessly meet the needs of any commercial applications, including welding shops, warehouses and auto shops. They are exceptionally durable, provide wide-open space free of interior columns or obstructions, and are cost-effective. Those are just some of their many benefits.
Advantages of Metal Garages
Flexible Design and Space
The design of metal garages delivers many benefits to the users, chief among them being significant cost savings. On top of that, the flexible design creates more height and space to fit hoists, lifts and other specialized auto part tools like diagnostic equipment, air compressors and other large pieces of machinery. You can also customize your garage to allow for office space and even a customer waiting area.
Technicians in auto shops work with many combustible materials. For this reason, auto shops need to be fire-rated, which is largely dependant on their building materials. Steel is a non-combustible material which gives more fire protection.
Metal Garages Can Be Easily Ventilated
Exhaust gases such as carbon dioxide can pose a big challenge in an auto shop, particularly when engines are running. There is also the danger of inhaling solvent fumes and paint. The design of straight wall steel buildings, in particular, can be easily ventilated to allow for better air circulation by installing fans and vents as well as ensuring the building is well insulated.
Metal garages are built to last while requiring very little maintenance. Except for cleaning and the occasional inspection, you can focus all your time and resources on the core functions of your business.
Why You Should Use Pre-Engineered Steel Garage Kits for a Mechanic Shop
Flexibility in Design
One of the great things about using prefabricated steel garage kits is that they can be designed to meet the needs of any application, regardless of size. You can use them to construct a small 1000 square foot workshop with a couple of bay doors or erect an expansive industrial mechanic shop with clear spans of over 100 feet. These steel garage kits allow you to incorporate additional features to meet the needs of auto garages and truck service shops, including;
- Solar panels
- Additional ventilation
- Overhead cranes
- Insulated wall panels
- Tall bay doors to accommodate oversized vehicles
- Extra doors
- Skylights and window openings
Strong and Durable
Mechanics are used to high-end tools in their line of work. Pre-engineered steel buildings are designed to match this level of quality and professionalism. With so much going on in an auto shop at any given time, custom steel buildings are designed to handle it all for decades, including:
- Gas and other solvents
- Open flames
- Accidental bumps
Virtually Maintenance Free
Successful mechanic shops and auto shops are always a hive of activity. Owners, managers and employees have a lot on their hands already and maintaining their shop should not be a thing they worry about. Most prefabricated steel buildings require very little maintenance save for cleaning and an annual inspection.
Protect Your Assets
Auto shop tools and machinery can be quite costly. Keeping them in secure steel garages gives you peace of mind. On top of that, your clients will appreciate the fact that their vehicles are being worked on and stored in a safe, secure and professional looking facility.
Design the Perfect Garage with Toro Steel
If you are looking to create a custom steel garage using steel garage kits, you are on the right path to owning a durable, economical, safe and secure, professional-looking shop. Contact Toro Steel Buildings today to learn more about how using steel garage kits can benefit your business, or to get a quote.