Benefits of Using Steel for Mini Storage Construction

interior view of a climate controlled mini storage facility


Maximizing Space with Steel Construction

If you’re started to run out of space in your home or need more room to store products and materials, you may have considered renting a storage unit. You may have also noticed that mini storage unit facilities typically have steel buildings as opposed to brick, concrete, or wood. 

This isn’t a coincidence, as there are many benefits to using steel for mini-storage construction that you should know about.


Durable and Easy To Maintain

Galvanized steel is what typically makes up the walls and ceiling of a metal storage unit. Unlike wood, metal doesn’t absorb moisture, nor does it expand or crack under freezing temperatures. Concrete just can’t compare in terms of strength and durability. 

Pair these facts with steel’s corrosion resistance, and you have a material that will last you for years to come, all with very little maintenance involved, if any.

green steel mini storage facility


Lower Costs, Longer Lifespan

Cost-effectiveness is undoubtedly going to come into play when searching for a storage unit. While the cheapest option may be appealing, this typically means a dip in quality and durability, costing you more in the long run. 

However, with mini-storage steel buildings, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. The reason why so many storage facilities use steel is that it’s cheap and effective, leaving customers satisfied every time.


Safer and More Secure

This may go without saying, but metal storage buildings are hard to break into, and if someone wants to get to your belongings, they’re going to have a tough time. However, it’s not just theft that steel storage units can protect your belongings against. 

Steel is highly resistant to moisture and mold, pests, insects, and fire damage. Unlike wood and concrete, steel is much less temperature sensitive and won’t crack, warp, bend, curl, or rot over time. Therefore, steel storage units can even protect your belongings against Mother Nature.

steel commercial building in beige and green


Easy Customization and Expansion

Worried about how metal tends to absorb heat? One of the great benefits of using steel for mini-storage construction is that it’s easily customizable, so it’s quick, easy, and affordable to add vents and cooling systems. 

Plus, you may want to add more storage units or expand on your current unit down the line. It’s easy to add one another unit or take down a wall and make it bigger for extra storage room.

If you’re ready to take advantage of all the benefits mini-storage steel buildings have to offer, contact Trusteel Buildings today. We’ll send you a high-quality, easy-to-assemble kit that you can erect on your own, or we’ll send out one of our experienced installation crews to help you. 

Either way, we’re here to make sure all your storage needs are met and comply with your area’s building codes and requirements.

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What You Need to Know About Roof Pitch

Selecting the ideal roof pitch for your metal building kit is an important decision that hinges on a few key considerations. If your area is prone to heavy snowfall, opting for a steeper roof pitch can help snow management. However, it’s important to balance this with the cost implications, as a higher pitch can increase the overall price of your building.

A 0.25:12 roof pitch strikes that perfect balance for most customers. This pitch is not only cost-effective but is as efficient in bearing snow weight as a 6:12 pitch. While a higher pitch can aid in shedding snow more quickly, remember that it comes with a higher cost. Our goal is to help you make an informed choice that aligns with both your environmental needs and budget, ensuring your building is both functional and financially feasible.