What Constitutes To The Popularity Of Prefabricated Warehouses?

In order to meet the growing demand for storage space, steel is the ideal building material for warehouses, workshops, and other industrial buildings. In terms of developing new storage facilities, PEB frameworks are quite useful due to their inherent advantages, which include innovation, cost, speed of supply, and adaptability. In addition to being economical and durable, these structures also provide an affordable and simple solution for large open-space building designs.

The need for warehouses to be built, monitored, and serviced efficiently and affordably is becoming more and more important as market needs shift. A variety of budgets and quality levels are now available with pre-engineered technology. Even though prefabrication is perceived negatively, it offers numerous benefits.


  1. Shorter Lead Time 

Lead time refers to the gap between placing an order for the building and when the building materials actually arrive on-site. The shorter lead time results in quicker construction which is what makes prefabricated structures so popular in the current market. An average traditional warehouse takes about 3 or more months to complete whereas its steel version reduces the construction time to one-third. 


  1. Longer Clear Span

A clear span determines the suitability of your structure. It refers to any clear length of a building that does not require any structural support. This wide-open area makes room for extra floor space allowing production lines to function without a column blocking its access. However, traditional buildings are under the risk of sagging without columns and trusses. Steel warehouses are an ideal choice for large distribution centers owing to the absence of any load-bearing poles. 


  1. Termite-free Structures 

Steel warehouses are best known for keeping out unwanted guests. Termites, who feast on the cellulose in wood, don’t find the same temptation in steel which turns out to be beneficial for us since it saves us a lump sum amount that otherwise would have been used in the pest control and structural repair fees. 

A rodent-free warehouse is a huge employee morale booster. Furthermore, it limits product damage and wastes from a fiscal standpoint. You no longer need to worry about:


  • Chewed-through wires 
  • A scruffy or holey bed sheet or garment
  • Nests, eggs, larvae, or droppings of insects
  • Torn food boxes and bags which compromise the product quality and carry various infections.


At times lax security policies aren’t enough to curb bugs and rodents. The good news is that you can maintain a pest-free warehouse by weatherproofing your building and taking other simple precautions such as disposing garbage as soon as possible, keeping trash lids closed, etc.


  1. Reduced Heating and Cooling Expenses

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is a surprising cost-saving method. Reflective roofing diverts sunlight away from the building below, thus preventing your AC from being overrun with heat. Energy costs are reportedly cut in half thanks to these metal roofs. A heat pump can provide space heating, water heating, and air conditioning in one unit. Traditionally, these functions are carried out by different kinds of equipment, but a packaged heat pump can fulfill all three functions. Another way to limit overhead expenses is to choose insulation with a high R-value. It helps keep your warehouse at a comfortable 70 degrees, as well as limit indoor humidity that can distort books and furniture


  1. No Restriction on Length, Width or Height 

Since pre-engineered metal buildings are 100% custom, everything about your warehouse can be adapted to meet the needs of your business, meaning, your warehouse can be as long, wide, and tall. Your budget and your requirements determine the size of your structure. Higher clear heights are achievable, thanks to the absence of columns, pillars, or trusses giving your structure more cubic square footage for: 


  • Additional space for future flooring 
  • Easy entry and exit of heavy machinery
  • Increased vertical storage space for inventory
  • Wider walkways between racks and shelving


The larger the warehouse, the more space your company has to store surplus. Compared to average warehouses, steel warehouses can provide double or even quadruple the amount of space. Almost any width and length is possible with a custom build!

These industrial masterpieces are by no means indestructible. The out-of-pocket costs remain low thanks to their high-strength steel framing, weatherproof features, low-cost insurance plans, and decades-long warranties. You can save 30% on insurance plans with the proper structural components and lock down a 50-year warranty. Pinax offers premium quality warehousing facilities from scratch to finish. To know more, contact us on www.pinaxsteel.com