Steel is known to be used in commercial buildings, but steel framed homes are increasingly in demand. When most consumers think of steel homes, roofing is the first thing that comes to mind. Most builders, too, still consider wood the first choice in home building material. Steel homes development basics may give you a different perspective and new product to offer your customers.
A steel frame home is built much in the same way a wood home is built except that steel beams are used for floor joints, wall studs and trusses in place of wood. Beams are pieced together on site but material quality is consistent and pieces come precut to the right size so it does not take as much time as preparing supplies a wood build. Other benefits of steel framed homes for the builder include:
1. Price stability means easier pricing and better profit for the steel home builder.
2. Building steel homes uses recycled materials, leaving less waste and the waste is all recyclable.
3. Steel beams offer better product quality and performance that does not expand or contract, rot, split or warp in comparison to wood.
Consider benefits of steel framed homes for your customersConsumers who are unfamiliar with the steel home market will want to know why they should build a steel frame home instead of a wood home. Presenting them with benefits of steel building provides a strong sales pitch. The strength of steel against wind sparked the steel frame home market, but the benefits of using steel are plenty, which makes the product universally marketable, not just in areas where hurricanes and tornadoes frequent.
View product potential from suppliers and steel home buildersGetting to know more about available products will make you feel more comfortable about offering them to your customers. Once you have decided to add steel homes to your revenue stream, you can choose to offer steel home kits or custom steel homes. Viewing what other builders are succeeding with can help you decide what to offer.
Understand the process of steel framed home buildingA builder already knows the basic concept of constructing homes. The only thing that changes when building a steel home is the medium. With little training, a builder can easily understand how steel home development works.
- Partner with a financial institution to offering financing for your custom steel homes or steel homes for sale for a seamless building process.