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The Top Uses & Benefits Of Metal Buildings

Metal buildings are one of the most flexible and customizable ways to create a building. They can be used for various purposes, making them popular for residential and commercial applications. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of the best uses for metal buildings and their unique benefits. 


As an Oklahoma-based steel building and roof company, Indaco Metals specializes in metal buildings, carports, and roofs; for nearly 30 years, we’ve seen the versatility and durability of steel building structures firsthand.  


The Top Uses for Metal Buildings 

Agriculture Buildings

One of the most common uses of metal buildings is for agricultural purposes. Farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and beyond rely on metal barns and storage facilities to protect their equipment, livestock, and crops from the elements. 


Metal buildings for farms and ranches offer ample space for: 

  • Storing machinery

  • Storing grain and feed

  • Storing supplies

  • Providing shelter for animals 

  • Storing crops

  • Dairy facilities 

  • Stables 

  • Hay storage   


Additionally, metal buildings are easy to maintain and resistant to pests. They can withstand the harsh conditions often found in agricultural environments. We know Oklahoma weather can be extreme, and our steel buildings are built to withstand strong winds, hail, rain, snow, and everything in between. 


Metal barns and agricultural buildings offer unparalleled flexibility for farmers and ranchers. With customizable designs and layouts, these structures can be tailored to accommodate specific farming equipment, facilitate efficient workflow processes, and optimize space utilization. If you’re interested in learning more about our custom steel buildings, reach out to our team


Whether used for hay storage, livestock housing, or workshop spaces, metal buildings and carport-style open-sided structures provide the durability and functionality required to withstand the rigors of agricultural work. Their resistance to pests and ease of maintenance ensure farmers can focus their time and resources on maximizing productivity. Steel building kits from Indaco Metals are ideal for agricultural uses. 

Commercial Buildings 

Another common application for metal buildings is in the commercial sector. From warehouses and manufacturing facilities to retail stores and office spaces, metal structures offer a cost-effective and efficient solution for businesses of all sizes. The clear-span design of metal buildings allows maximum use of interior space without supporting columns, making them ideal for accommodating large equipment, machinery, or interior rooms and spaces. The customizable nature of metal buildings enables businesses to tailor the design to meet their specific needs. 


In addition to their design advantages, steel buildings are also cost-effective and efficient. Metal structures offer unparalleled flexibility for businesses seeking to optimize their operations. If a company needs to change the layout or arrangement within the building, steel buildings allow for change with few limitations.   


A few common commercial uses for metal buildings include: 

  • Warehouses

  • Manufacturing facilities

  • Retail stores 

  • Office spaces 

  • Automotive shops 

  • Churches

  • Restaurants 

  • Storage units  


Indaco Metals’ steel buildings are also customizable to meet your design and brand needs. Incorporating branding elements such as signage, facades, and color schemes enables businesses to establish a distinctive presence that aligns with their corporate identity and values. Our steel buildings are fortified with a high-performance two-coat modified siliconized polyester coating. Each product has a durable finish, with a 40-year warranty, that resists damage by ultraviolet rays and does not flake.

Residential Homes, Garages, and Carports  

In addition to agricultural and commercial uses, metal buildings are popular for residential purposes. Many people in Oklahoma and Texas are considering metal buildings to construct their homes. The term “barndominium” is commonly used to describe a residence built using a steel or metal building kit that is finished inside to be a home. 


Homeowners appreciate metal homes' durability and energy efficiency, which can withstand extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy snow loads, and wildfires. Metal buildings are also environmentally friendly, as they are often made from recycled materials and can be easily recycled at the end of their lifespan. With various design options, homeowners can create a custom metal home that reflects their style and meets their family's needs.


Metal carports are convenient for those needing extra storage space or vehicle protection. Whether used for storing cars, RVs, boats, or equipment, metal carports provide shelter from the sun, rain, and snow, helping to extend the life of valuable assets. Additionally, Indaco Metal’s steel carports are quick and easy to install compared to traditional garage structures, making them a popular choice for homeowners and businesses.

Recreational Buildings 

Finally, many of our customers in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and beyond purchase steel building kits for recreational use. Metal buildings also serve as excellent options for recreational facilities such as sports complexes, basketball or pickleball gyms, community centers, and gyms for homes, schools, or retreat centers. 


The versatility of metal construction allows for large open spaces, perfect for accommodating various recreational activities and events. Metal buildings can also be insulated and climate-controlled, providing comfortable environments for users year-round.


Top Benefits of Metal Buildings 

There are many benefits to steel building construction, and our team would love to discuss how Indaco Metals could fit your project. Contact our team to talk specifics about your building needs. 


We’ve included a few of our favorite benefits of steel buildings below. 


Energy Efficiency

One advantage of metal buildings is their energy efficiency. With proper insulation and ventilation, metal structures can help reduce heating and cooling costs, saving homeowners and businesses money on their energy bills. Additionally, the reflective properties of metal roofing can help keep buildings cooler in the summer by reflecting sunlight away from the structure, further enhancing energy efficiency. Are you curious about the reflective and insulative properties of metal roofs? Read more about metal roofs in this article


Design Flexibility 

Furthermore, metal buildings are highly customizable, allowing for endless design possibilities. Whether you want to add architectural features such as dormers, cupolas, or porches, or you want to incorporate specific materials or colors to match existing structures, metal buildings can be tailored to suit your vision. This flexibility in design also extends to interior layouts, with options for partition walls, mezzanines, and other features to maximize functionality and usability.


Environmental Impact 

In terms of sustainability, metal buildings are an environmentally friendly choice. As mentioned earlier, many metal buildings are made from recycled materials, reducing the demand for new resources and minimizing waste. Additionally, steel buildings are highly recyclable at the end of their lifespan, reducing their environmental impact. Steel can be melted down and reused in the future. Individuals and businesses can reduce their carbon footprint by choosing metal construction and contributing to a more sustainable future.


Local Steel Buildings for Commercial, Residential, and Agricultural Use 

Metal buildings offer various uses and benefits for individuals and businesses alike. From agricultural and commercial applications to residential and recreational purposes, metal structures provide durable, cost-effective solutions that can be customized to meet specific needs.


As an Oklahoma-based steel building and roofing company, we are committed to providing our customers with quality products and exceptional service. Whether you're looking to protect your assets, expand your business, or create your dream home, metal buildings are an excellent choice for achieving your goals. 


With our unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, we would love to be your partner in your next project. Contact us today.

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