Red Iron vs Prefabricated Metal Buildings

Red Iron vs Prefabricated Metal Buildings

Constructing steel buildings is becoming more popular compared to other traditional materials. Unlike wood, metal is more durable against weather fluctuations and storms. It lasts longer, demands less upkeep, stands up to fire more effectively, and doesn’t swell or shrink like wood. This means less money out of your pocket for repairs and maintenance, giving you a more durable and longer-lasting building, which makes constructing outdoor buildings such as carports, garages, shops, commercial buildings, and barns out of steel a very smart choice.

There are two kinds of metal buildings to choose from: red iron and prefabricated metal. Knowing the facts about both can save you time and money.

red iron vs prefabricated metal building

Red Iron Metal Building


Red iron buildings are very popular across our great nation. They are usually welded together instead of bolted and screwed. They are strong and can handle a lot of weight, making it possible to use fewer materials to finish your building. In the past, it has been easier to find someone who knows red iron and can build with it.


Red iron buildings usually cost more compared to the prefabricated buildings. Budgeting for the additional upgrades needed to make this building fit your needs can become a financial stretch. That’s why red iron is often used on large projects or bigger budget projects, especially in industrial applications. In addition, they require a longer install time.

prefabricated metal building frame

Prefabricated Metal Building


Prefabricated buildings are growing in demand for several reasons. They offer a more affordable and flexible solution while maintaining many of the same benefits as red iron buildings with their maintenance-free durability and strength. They are generally premade in a warehouse and installed on your property, resulting in quicker assembly time and quicker overall turnaround time. That means they are lighter on your budget, giving you extra money to make it 100% the way you want. Simply add a lean-to, windows, or doors to get the customization you need.


Some manufacturers sell prefabricated metal buildings in kits often leaving their customers frustrated and disappointed with their purchase. Here at Leland’s Metal Buildings, we don’t use YouTube to install your building. We include installation from our experienced and professional crews.

Protect your assets with a metal building from Leland’s Metal Buildings.

At Leland’s, our buildings are made to last and come with an industry-leading warranty. We employ our own construction crews and have our own metal production facility, so you can be sure there will never be any finger-pointing because we stand by our products.

Let us help you design the perfect metal building for your needs – whether it’s for protecting your animals, cars, or favorite humans! We are here to help.

Call us today at (817) 866-2703 to get started on your new metal building!

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