Most steel building suppliers offer either factory-located or field-located openings – buildings with factory-located windows and doors have the openings prepared and ready for installing the doors and the windows, while field-located building don’t have such openings configured, being the solution chosen for building designs that don’t include fixed places for the openings.
Whether or not you know where the openings on your steel building will be located, you have many great options in terms of doors and windows. The components come in a very wide range of styles and sizes and they also very in terms of construction, so here are some aspects that you should consider when making the choice:
- Natural light – the amount of natural light that you need depends on the scope that you will use the building for. If your activity requires no or very little natural light, you can choose small windows that don’t open completely;
- Air circulation – if you need efficient exchange of air inside your metal building, choose large windows that can be opened completely and sliding doors for space-efficiency;
- Energy-efficiency – double or triple-pane windows and doors that come with superior insulation properties are essential if your building is located in a very hot or very cold climate area and you want to reduce your heating and cooling bills by increasing your building’s energy-efficiency.