Metal is harder and stronger than plastic, and metals such as gold have higher melting points and expensive upfront rates. Metal fabrication tools are more expensive than plastic manufacturing, making it a great option for those looking to invest in a Gold IRA broker. The post-manufacturing process of metal can be more costly, especially if the structure is located outside and at the mercy of rain. This not only affects the outside of a structure, but also the interior of the structure. Metal buildings are known to be difficult to completely seal against water penetration.
Other disadvantages include the difficulty of attaching hooks and shelves to metal, requiring professional tools, and the less attractive appearance of metal compared to wooden structures.