Wood is a familiar, cost-effective and user-friendly material that people have defaulted to as a construction material throughout history. The vast majority of home building structures were wooden, from detached pole barns to attached garages.
Wood used to be the best choice for building materials because it was found in abundance all over the world, and was especially convenient for people who designed and built their structures themselves. It was much easier to build a pole barn than a metal garage when working alone. However, despite the initial savings in cost, traditional wood construction has fallen away to steel construction because of the several significant advantages steel building presents.
Most contemporary commercial, industrial and warehouse applications – even in the agricultural and livestock sector – opt for pre-engineered steel buildings rather than wood stud. Find out why steel structures have become the preferred alternative to wood construction: