TORO offers a versatile, reliable, and affordable solution if you need a warehouse or storage building for your business. Our prefabricated metal storage buildings are the ideal choice for companies in any industry and are customizable to suit the needs of both small and large businesses. Steel is one of the strongest building materials and is naturally resistant to mold, pests, rot, and fire. This gives peace of mind that the valuable assets your business keeps inside of your metal storage building will be well protected.
When purchasing a steel storage building, it is important that you do your research to determine what size, style, and accessories will best suit your needs. Being aware of some key points will help ensure you make the right decision.
Why Should You Choose a Steel Warehouse?
Metal and steel buildings are growing in popularity because of the benefits they offer. Many businesses from different industries have built their warehouses with steel and experienced the advantages firsthand. Some of the top reasons a steel warehouse is perfect for your storage needs include:
They Are Strong
Extreme weather is a significant concern for most buildings, especially those that are protecting valuable assets. Since the weather is unpredictable, it is essential to select a storage building that can handle a variety of conditions. Steel storage buildings are able to face a variety of extreme weather events without compromising the safety of your property. The strength of steel paired with a solid foundation makes these structures some of the strongest buildings in the world.
They Are Extremely Cost-Effective
From initial construction and throughout the lifespan of the structure, steel storage buildings are much more affordable than ones made with traditional materials. When you factor in the cost of building supplies and labour, a prefabricated steel building is the best solution for your business. The building kits are faster to assemble and do not require the help of a professional to get the job done.
They Require Less Maintenance
In contrast to the traditional wooden, concrete, and plastic storage buildings, steel storage buildings are composed of much fewer parts, greatly reducing the maintenance needed to ensure they all work in harmony. Steel is also resistant to rot, mold, and warping, leading to fewer costly repairs. Some simple maintenance tasks done once or twice a year are often enough to keep your storage building performing well for decades.
They Can Be Erected Quickly
Typical building construction can take well over a year or more to complete, as you need to account for contractor scheduling, acquisition of materials, and any delays. If you have an urgent need to expand or upgrade your storage facilities, this can be inconvenient. On the other hand, a steel warehouse can be built and ready for use in a matter of days.
They Look Great
Many manufacturers of storage facilities focus on function at the expense of design. Steel buildings provide exceptional storage capabilities without being an eyesore. They feature a sleek modern design and are available in a variety of colour options to seamlessly blend into any style.
If you are investing in an addition to your company’s storage facilities, it should last. Our steel warehouses are guaranteed for 25 years, so durability is never a question. They are also customized to meet your local wind, snow, and seismic loads, helping ensure they are prepared for anything the area has to offer.
They are Fire Resistant
Fire is a risk in any storage facility. Traditional storage buildings are made from flammable materials such as wood and drywall, leaving your items vulnerable. Steel does not contribute to a fire, and its high melting point means that the building’s contents are well protected should a fire happen outside the building.
Commercial Steel Storage Buildings and Warehouse Applications
The variety of styles, accessories, and customization options mean that a steel structure is perfect for your unique needs, regardless of the type or size of your business. Our steel buildings are an excellent choice for any of the following:
- Storage Centre
- Shipping Centre
- Construction/Heavy Equipment Storage
Metal storage buildings are available in the following styles, allowing you to choose the best option for your business:
A gabled style building typically has an eave height of 10 to 26 feet and a width between 30 to 100 feet, each measured in one-foot increments. The length can be 30 to 200 feet, increasing in four, five or six-foot increments.
A single slope style building typically has an eave height of 10 to 22 feet on its low side and a width of 30 to 60 feet, each measured in one-foot increments. The length can be 30 to 200 feet, measured in increments of four, five or six feet.
There are a variety of arch buildings styles that are perfect for storage. The center height is variable, and they are available in widths from 10 to 125 feet, depending on which style you choose. By adding additional arches, the length of the structure is virtually unlimited.
Important Considerations When Buying a Prefab Storage Building
Each company’s storage needs will call for different size buildings. Larger, more complex structures will require a larger crew and additional equipment, while smaller, more straightforward prefabricated metal buildings can be assembled easily with the help of a few friends.
Storage buildings don’t have to look dull. With the various customization options, building styles, and accessories available, it is easy to design a warehouse that complements the space it’s in and matches the existing structures on your property.
There are three primary materials that are used for storage buildings: wood, plastic, and metal. Of these options, metal is the most durable. It is pest and mold resistant, keeping the structure and your belongings protected. With minimal maintenance, a metal storage building can last for decades.
Cost is an important consideration in any construction project. However, don’t let price be the leading factor in your decision-making. You could find a storage building at an unbelievably low price but end up sacrificing other aspects such as quality. A shed made with high-quality materials and built solidly will last longer and look better than one that is made with cheaper materials. After all, you get what you pay for.
Storage Solutions for Canadian Mining Industry
Canada is one of the largest mining nations in the world. As the industry continues to expand rapidly, there is an increased demand for reliable storage options. Steel storage buildings provide the most practical and sustainable solution due to their customizability and flexibility. What makes metal storage buildings the perfect choice for the Canadian mining industry?
You Choose the Size
Every project has different needs. Choosing a steel building allows you to select from a variety of different sizes and shapes so you can find the perfect structure for your site.
Easily Equipped with Insulation Systems
Mining sites are located throughout the country and are subject to all the weather conditions it has to offer. Adding an insulation system will help you regulate temperatures, control condensation, improve noise control, increase staff comfort, and reduce your energy costs.
Steel buildings are perhaps the most environmentally sustainable building solution. The manufacturing process is eco-friendly, and the steel structure can be recycled at the end of its useful life. Additionally, adding insulation improves thermal efficiency, helping you reduce your energy needs and save money.
Countless Customization Options
Steel buildings have an unmatched level of flexibility. There are thousands of customization options available, letting you design a building that meets your specific needs. Some of the options available include:
Wall Accessories: Various hardware configurations and custom products for your unique needs, including different doors and translucent light transmitting panels.
Roof Accessories: Choose from a variety of curbs, roof jacks and ventilation options.
Trim and Flashing: Easily add window trim, base trim, gutters, and downspouts.
Multiple Frames: Clear-span, multi-span and lean-to frames are available to match your requirements.
Create the Ideal Warehouse for Your Business
If you are considering investing in a storage building for your business, the steel structures from TORO are the best option. They are safe, durable, reliable, cost-effective, and extremely customizable.
Our specialists can design and create prefabricated metal building kits to fit different applications, industries, and budgets. They will work with you to understand your needs and provide guidance to ensure that you get the best structure. To learn more about our metal storage buildings, reach out to us by calling 1-877-870-8676 or request a free online quote.