Arizon’s Frame Structures vs. Steel Clad Buildings

Thinking about buying a steel building for your next temporary or permanent structure? Arizon Steel Frame structures have many advantages over traditional steel clad structures.

The Top Reasons Why Arizon Steel Frame Buildings Are Superior to Steel Clad Buildings

Arizon Buildings Are Resistant to Leaks

Steel buildings use thousands of fasteners on their roofs, which are subject to fail over time. This means thousands of penetrations and seams, which may provide a channel for water to enter and air to escape. The cover on an Arizon Building is neither water nor air permeable. There are no penetrations through the cover to allow leaks and drips. With Arizon’s fabric structures, all panel seams are double overlapped and sealed.

Arizon Buildings Are Quieter

Arizon’s fabric dampens sound waves instead of reflecting and creating echo effects.The result is a “hushed” atmosphere, which is superior for conversation and allows for crisp, clear sound travel when addressing a group or an audience. A steel, prefab building would require installation of sound attenuating insulation, which would add to the initial construction cost of your structure.

Arizon Buildings Are More Attractive

Steel buildings have a harsh appearance, with straight hard lines and unattractive exteriors. The interiors are very dark and dreary. Arizon Structures have attractive, graceful lines complete with bright white covers with color trim options, and a more unique profile than the flat box look of a steel building. The interior appearance of a Arizon Structure is steel truss framework or a clean, crisp white cover underside. It’s a much more attractive building both inside and out.

Arizon Buildings Are More Corrosion Resistant

Arizon’s PVC covers do not contain any metallic components like metal roofing and siding; therefore, it will not rust from exposure to water and air. In corrosive settings, such as salt storage or locations near salt water, this translates to a longer lifespan.

With an Arizon building, ongoing costs such as lighting are reduced or non-existent, depending on the use of the building. Building designs can incorporate options to manage the ventilation naturally and more efficiently with less need for forced airflow ventilation systems, which are costly, noisy and require regular maintenance. Arizon’s PVC covers are virtually maintenance free. They do not trap dust and dirt nor do they require painting or shingling to maintain their clean appearance.

Arizon Buildings Have More Air Volume

Steel buildings, with their low roof slope, have a comparably smaller volume of air in the building. As a result, as the air warms and rises, it is trapped making it hot and stuffy inside the steel building. In an Arizon Structure, the high ceiling and larger volume of air allows the warm air to rise to the peak of the building, keeping the ground surface cooler. Warmer air also typically contains odors common in a sports facility and as it rises, in a properly vented Arizon Building, it will be vented out of the building. A steel building would need to be constructed twice as tall to enclose the same volume of air. This would further add to the cost for additional leg and sidewall materials.

Arizon Buildings Are Brighter

Not only do Arizon Buildings’ PVC covers help retain cool air inside the building, they are translucent and allow a tremendous amount of natural sunlight in. This provides a very pleasant and evenly lit, shadow-free area that is unlike a steel building which needs artificial lighting resulting in many shadows and dark corners. Even on cloudy days, a Arizon Building does not require daytime artificial lighting. A steel building would need thousands of watts in lighting to compare to the brightness of an Arizon structure.

Arizon Buildings Are Cooler

The non-conductive properties of Arizon’s PVC cover provide a barrier between the heat of the suns rays outside the building and the air inside the building. The exterior heat is not radiated through the cover to the interior to the extent of a metal building. The bright, white underside of the fabric remains cool to the touch and the UV inhibitors reflect the damaging rays of the sun extending the life of the building cover. Tests by independent agencies have claimed fabric structures as “500% more airtight” than conventional structures. This dramatically reduces the amount of cool air lost resulting in a cooler, more comfortable environment. To keep the interior walls cool, a metal building would need to add substantial insulation to negate the heat gain of the metal surface, adding extra costs and construction time.