The Building Process Has Changed For The Better
The metal building homes industry continues to rise in 2020 as more and more people are considering using this emerging type of eco-friendly prefabricated home construction. From steel framed construction to pole barn style homes to repurposed shipping containers, there are cost-effective ways to purchase a steel home today.
On the commercial side, the lower overall costs and the strong construction has allowed farmers to adequately supply the storage and shelter needs for their animals at a far lower cost than traditional building methods for many decades now.
Residential metal home construction may have been late to adapt to the concept but the trend is moving in the right direction as more and more people understand the benefits of using steel.
By comparison, a traditional stick-built 2,000 sq ft residential build would cost approximately $264,000 to build in 2020.
Metal houses are now at the forefront of innovative home technologies.
While early pioneers like Jim Walter Homes have stopped their operations, other steel building manufacturers have sprung up offering a wide array of metal home kits and custom options to the everyday consumer.
Two of the most popular metal home kit options available today are a modern steel building update to traditional farmhouse style classic and a unique, green refurbishing idea for shipping containers.
Pole Barn Homes
Pole barn homes are essentially homes built with metal frames. While in the past these were not easily customized, now you can choose to have a real looking home built to your specifications. These homes come fully equipped with bathrooms, plumbing and lighting.
In fact, it will be hard to distinguish between your pole barn home and any other homes on the block.
For all intents and purposes, this looks and functions as a normal home would. The only difference is that it is prefabricated and metal is used for the framing and the roof in most cases. The one significant benefit, aside from cost savings, that these homes offer is durability.
From roofing to siding, metal homes are much easier to maintain. Since no rotting can occur, these homes can last for decades with very little upkeep involved.
Shipping container homes are gaining immense popularity as of late.
These homes are made out of old metal shipping containers in some cases, or they are fabricated into a rectangle. These boxy homes may be a single rectangle with windows, a deck and stairs, or they can be multiple levels or have numerous containers attached to each other.
This minimalistic trend is becoming quite popular with the inside of these containers lined with beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings and the utmost in amenities. Since the shape is simple, these homes are fairly inexpensive.
Some people have even bought the containers themselves, for an average cost of $2,000 and have completely revamped the inside into a beautiful dwelling.
Metal Home Floor Plans & Costs
Method Homes is a prime example of a company that has prospered with the need for cheaper, more durable housing and then offering custom metal home floor plans. This company builds beautiful, metal prefabricated homes that offer flexible design choices and easy future expansion.