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Quonset Hut Homes that Will Steal Your Amazement

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Some people may rarely hear about Quonset Hut Homes. What is actually quonset hut? Quonset hut is a structure with a semicircular shape and it is completed with long steel which is self-supporting and. The steel which is used is wavy.

Quonset hut structure is light and also prefabricated. This kind of structure became quite popular around the year of 1940s or the era of World War II. It is because quonset hut is easy to construct. And that is one of the reasons why it becomes popular nowadays as one of other structures which are made from steel.

House with quonset hut structure does not need a foundation which is concrete if the stability of the wind in the area you live is not a problem. If you live in a country which has four seasons, you do not need to shed the snow when it is winter.

The snow will be easily shed because of the design of quonset hut structure which is arched. So that there will be less work for you. If you have a plan on applying quonset hut structure on your house, here are some pros and cons of it.

The Pros of Having Quonset Hut Homes

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Here are some beneficial things you are able to get if you decide to apply quonset hut structure in your house.
1 The resistance of quonset hut to the wind is really great. So that this kind of structure is really suitable for you who live in a windy area.
2 As it is said before, it will be an easy work for you to shed snow, since the snow will fall easily because of the arched structure of quonset hut.
3 Quonset hut homes may able to be said as the cheapest option of steel structure among any other steel structures for a building. The height of quonset hut structure is about 40 feet to 60 feet and it is shorter compared to other steel structure such as rigid frame. The height of rigid frame is at least 300 feet. And the price of the steel is equalized by how many of steel is needed.
4 If your house has a small space and you need an open floor without any columns which are internal added, quonset hut structure is able to provide you one.
5 If you want to make your house to be instantly unique, quonset hut structure will be able to help you. Because of its semicircular shape, quonset hut will instantly make the look of your house unique and attractive.
6 The construction of a house with quonset hut structure is really easy. If you want to easily construct your house by yourself, quonset hut house will be really suitable.
7 If you want your house to be minimalist, then quonset hut structure is really suitable for you. It is because quonset hut structures is really perfect and suitable for tiny house.
8 If you want the architecture of your house to look traditional yet attractive, quonset hut is really able to help you.

The Cons of Having Quonset Hut Homes

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Along with the beneficial things you are able to get by applying quonset hut structure in your house, there are also some cons of it as well. Here they are.
1 It will be a little bit difficult if you want to expand your quonset hut structure house. It is because quonset hut is limited in the potential of expansion compared to any other steel building structures such as rigid frame. Rigid frame structure is able to be expanded in height, width, and also width. While quonset hut structure is only able to be expanded in length.
2 Because of its semicircular shape, there will be limited storage spaces if you apply quonset hut structure in your house. The square footage of quonset hut structure is usually less usable. It will be better if you do not place any kinds of things against the wall of quonset hut house. So that if you want to have a lot of efficient and usable storage spaces in your house, it will be better if you choose any other kinds of building structure.
3 If you want some spaces in the roof of your house and want some headrooms, it will be pretty difficult in quonset hut house. It is because quonset hut structure is limited in headroom and also the space of the roof.
4 The guarantee of house with quonset hut structure is less compared to any other kinds of structure, such as rigid frame structure. While the guarantee of quonset hut structure is only about 30 years if it is attached to slab which is concrete, the guarantee of rigid frame structure is able to be up to 50 years.
5 The durability of a house with quonset hut structure is less compared to any other kinds of steel structures, even though it has already improved with other features.
6 The versatility of quonset hut house is also less compared to any other kinds of steel structures. It is because of its construction which is rounded and also the shape of the roof is like a dome building, a house with quonset hut structure is hard to support some stories.
7 If you want your house to be looked modern house, it will be better if you do not choose quonset hut structure to be applied in your house. Quonset hut structure is more suitable for those who love traditional look for their houses.

Those are all about quonset hut homes. It has its own pros and cons which is able to help you deciding whether to apply this kind of structure or not in your house. If you want to build a house which is less pricey, then quonset house is suitable. But if you do not like traditional look, it will be better if you do not choose it. Just make sure it is suitable with your taste and also the area of your town.

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