About Pre-Engineered Buildings
Nash Building Systems is proud to be North Carolina’s leading manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings. Customized to meet the specific and diverse needs of their eventual owner, pre-engineered metal buildings have proven to be an exceptional choice in the commercial, industrial and agricultural markets and offer a number of clear advantages over other types of structures.
Savings in Cost
There is a tremendous cost saving realized by choosing a pre-engineered metal building over traditional construction. From the original design process and construction to building assembly and maintenance there are significant savings to be garnered along the way. An efficiently designed pre-engineered building can be lighter than the conventional steel buildings by up to 30%, leading to less steel and a price savings in a structural framework.
Savings in Time
“Time is money.” At Nash Building Systems, we can provide a completed building project in a fraction of the time compared to other construction methods. From design to building occupation, traditional construction cycles can be very long. But at NBS, buildings can typically be delivered in just a few weeks after approval of drawings resulting in a time savings on the project by 50% or more. This also allows our customers to occupy their structures quicker and for them to start making money off them earlier.
A metal building from Nash Building Systems will last longer than traditional construction structures. Our buildings are designed to withstand extreme conditions such as hurricane force winds, hailstorms, heavy snow or seismic activity. Pre-engineered metal buildings are more resistant against pests like termites and vermin. Steel is not susceptible to mold or wood rot, and structural members can be hot-dip galvanized for the protection from rust helping them withstand the ultimate test of time. And steel has a melting point of approximately 2,500 degrees making it one of the best fire-resistant materials to use in new construction.
You can be confident that a pre-engineered metal building from Nash Building Systems will maintain their strength and durability throughout their long lifespan. In fact, we offer a 40-year warranty on all of our painted metal, without exception.
Flexibility in Design
At Nash Building Systems, we understand design flexibility is crucial to the success of a project. We can produce a standard box design, but we can also provide a completely custom pre-engineered metal structure. If you can imagine it, we can design and build it. Buildings can be supplied with various types of fascias, canopies, and curved eaves and can be designed to receive pre-cast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, block walls and other wall systems. We’re always thinking ahead on how you may want to maximize your investment in the future through enhancement or expansion. We take that into consideration during our initial design process by building structures that can be easily expanded in width and height. An efficient design will also transport better resulting in more cost savings through lower freight charges to your job site.
Ease of Construction
Pre-engineered buildings require no welding and feature all bolt-together construction. The framed openings of each structure are pre-punched at the factory, making installation of the customization components extremely easy. Our prefabricated steel buildings can be erected on-site in a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional building.
One of the greatest advantages of metal buildings is the low maintenance factor. You can install it, utilize it and virtually forget about it. In fact, metal buildings come as close to being maintenance free as you can get. Unlike their timber counterparts, metal buildings do not require painting every few years. Steel roofs are especially growing in popularity in the commercial building industry because they require minimal maintenance. Most just need to be hosed down once a year, with a quick inspection of the gutters and downspouts included. All these reductions in maintenance translate into lower operating costs for your metal building and more money in your pocket.
Metal buildings lend themselves well to various modifications that can save even more money on the utility bill. While poorly sealed windows and doors can be a major source of heat loss in most buildings, well-fitted windows and doors in a metal building are pre-fabricated to precise measurements, and sealants are used to keep them tight.
Over time, repeated heating and cooling can shrink or damage concrete and wood, but steel remains strong. Films, low-emission glazing, blinds, and solar screens can be added for an even greater energy reduction. Metal framing members are perfectly shaped to hold several types of insulation within the walls and ceiling providing yet another layer of protection from heat loss in the winter while keeping the building cooler in the summer.
As buildings are manufactured completely in the factory under controlled conditions the highest quality of the finished product is assured.
As the complete building package is supplied by a single vendor, compatibility of all the building components and accessories is assured. This is one of the major benefits of the pre-engineered building systems.
Pre-engineered buildings are a far greener choice than most construction alternatives. In addition to the fact that steel has a much longer life cycle than competing materials like wood or shingles, our steel is typically comprised of at least 25 percent recycled materials. It’s also fully recyclable at the end of its life.
Many of our color choices are also reflective enough to meet Energy Star’s criteria for efficiency. The ability of a structure’s surfaces to reflect the sun’s heat is critical to its overall energy use. By choosing “cooler” colors, customers can feel confident that they are minimizing their impact on the environment—and their pocketbooks.