What are the Advantages of Steel Buildings?

Steel’s versatility and durability make it appropriate for many applications.  Its flexibility leads to cost savings and faster construction times.  Here’s a few reasons.

  • Durability even in adverse conditions including adverse fire, snow, winds and seismic conditions.
  • Resistance to rot, termites, and mold.
  • Lower insurance costs versus wood structures
  • Materials are produced and packed in controlled factory conditions free from warping or expansion/contraction.
  • Faster construction times through pre-cut, finished materials and light weight.
  • Flexibility in application – storage, residential, agricultural and commercial uses are common.
  • Low maintenance and long warranties
  • Sustainability and recyclability of the materials

Related FAQs

Yes! All Kentucky Steel buildings come standard with full load trusses at both endwalls. That allows you to open the endwall and attach more bays to continue your free span facility. Want to make the building wider and add offices/classrooms? Perfect we have thought of that as well, attach enclosed sheds on both sides with the same snow and wind loads of the original building!


Absolutely! We love to work with churches and realize that it takes a great effort from the committees to ensure they are buying and constructing the best possible building for their congregation. We have a few close to our manufacturing/showroom in Winchester, KY and would be happy to tour them with you and allow you to talk with the pastors one on one.


Yes, Kentucky Steel Manufactures special wall columns for churches, The Cathedral Truss Column. The columns are 8” wide straight up to 8’6” then tapers out. We provide 8” wide girts to go in between the truss legs to hide the truss in the wall. Girts are on 2’ centers so no need to build out addition wall for the exterior as you can attach your sheetrock straight to our girts. Ask your building specialist for more details.