Steel or Stick Frame Homes?
So once you have decided that a DIY home kit is right for you, do you go with steel or wood construction, or both?
Well we believe sometimes both is the best option!
With standard home construction, you see typical stick frame homes. 2×4 and 2×6 lumber walls, wood trusses, and osb sheeting.
This is a great construction method. But with steel you get a lot of open space. Unless you have a scissor wood truss, the longer the truss you go, the higher the truss become in the center to take into account the roof pitch.
A steel building home on the other hand still has a roof pitch of course, but because of technology and engineering, you have a lot less truss width and height compared to traditional wood.
Now of course a lot of this depends on your room sizes and space requirements.
Also we always recommend that you contact your local building department to ask about construction codes for your area including wind speed and snow loads.
What many of our customers do is build the shell out of steel, then build interior walls out of lumber! Alternatively you could use metal studs, but unless your creating a retail or commercial store, wood works just fine and is typically less expensive!
What… Combo Steel Home Kits?
A new trend going around is the combination steel home option.
Many people create combo home designs that have a regular metal building home on one side, and then say a horse barn, aircraft hangar, or garage on the other side to create a seamless design.
This house option is great for country living where you are away more than your home. Or you just love the simple life and want everything under one roof. If this is you, then consider combo home kit today!
Steel Home Package Cost
We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but at AMF Steel Buildings, we focus on quality metal buildings for a fair and honest price. In fact many of our clients purchase bigger than expected steel building home kits because our prices are so affordable and easy on the budget.
Call today to get your new home kit without expanding your budget! Contact our design team today to hear about more options and advantages our steel buildings offer.