Metal Church Buildings for Added Structures

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February 13, 2018

Why Churches Choose Steel Buildings for Support Structures

It is a given that cost-conscious religious congregations prefer metal church buildings for their houses of worship.  Only pre-engineered steel buildings supply the elevated ceilings and uninterrupted space so important in a church sanctuary design.

As churches grow and find the need for additional supporting structures, building committees again find metal structures prove to be the most logical choice.

Maximizing Space with Metal Church Buildings

Strong and durable steel buildings suit the needs of many annex church buildings, such as:

  • Administrative office building
  • Audio/video production
  • Bus garage
  • Child care center
  • Choir rehearsal room
  • Church gym or youth center
  • Parochial classrooms
  • Sunday school building
  • Fellowship hall with kitchen
  • Mailroom operation
  • Open air pavilion for outdoor activities
  • Multi-use buildings

Why Congregations Choose Metal Church Buildings

Good stewardship of church resources is crucial to any religious building project.  That is why pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) meet the demands of so many church expansion projects. PEMBs stretch the building budget now— and cut future operating costs, too.

These steel building advantages win the hearts of the most skeptical building committee members:

ECONOMICAL:  Affordable metal church buildings save parishioners thousands of dollars over other construction methods. The church gets more structure per building fund dollar with a prefab steel building system.

Church expansion PEMBs are also economical to operate.

Premium insulation systems, like RHINO’s Pro-Value Insulation package, slash utilities in half.  The thick insulation reduces distracting traffic noises from penetrating the building, too.

Commercial-grade steel’s fire resistance reaps substantial discounts on insurance.  That’s another cut for the church operating budget.

VERSATILE:  Size, design, and style are almost unlimited with steel structures.  Steel panels, brick, stone, glass, tilt-up concrete, stucco, or wood may grace the structure’s exterior.

STRONG:  The strength of steel allows wide spans of uninterrupted space.   All that clear span space works well for sanctuaries.  It also supplies complete design freedom for religious supplementary buildings, too.

Steel’s greater strength also provides extra protection from lightning, wind, earthquakes, snows, fire, mold, termites, and premature aging.  And RHINO steel church buildings meet or exceed all current local building codes for the lifetime of the structure— guaranteed.

FAST:  PEMBs cut construction time by about 33%.  Faster construction saves money on labor.

SIMPLE:  Many smaller churches elect to erect small-to-medium-sized building projects themselves.  With supervision from a talented member of the congregation experienced in construction, the building goes up quickly and easily.

EASY CARE:  Metal church buildings do not require the frequent repainting, repairs, and costly termite treatments necessary for wood-framed buildings.

Steel buildings also assure economical expansion later.

GREEN:  As the most recycled material on the planet, steel framing is the most eco-friendly building material, too.  Amazingly, steel never loses any strength, regardless of how many times it is recycled.

RHINO: On Time and On Budget

RHINO would love to team up with your congregation on a new church expansion project. Our versatile building system allows for essentially any interior floor plan.

We have supplied many metal church buildings, both sanctuaries and auxiliary and secondary structures.

Call RHINO today at 888.320.7466 for a free quote on your next church or religious facility project.

- by Bruce Brown,
Steel Building Systems, Inc

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