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Buying Guide: Metal Workshop Buildings

Buying Guide

Steel Shop Buildings

Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Metal Workshop Building:

What are you going to use your metal workshop building for?

When planning to purchase a steel workshop building, you should consider what you want to use it for. This will help you customize your building and choose the right materials and sizing for your needs.

Do you have enough space for your metal workshop building?

Even the smallest steel workshop occupies a good amount of space. That’s why it’s important to consider whether or not you truly have enough available space to accommodate your needs.

Are there any building regulations in your area?

It’s important to understand building regulations in your area because it can limit certain sizing and customization aspects. Also, you might have to purchase a permit or certification for your building.

Different Roof Styles:

While choosing one of our three roof styles is a great customization option, it is also beneficial for the safety and security of your metal workshop building.

Regular

Regular roof style

Our regular roof option is a traditional triangular roof style that has curved edges. This economical roof option is perfect for people who live in an area that experiences minimal inclement weather and have a smaller-sized metal workshop building.

A-Frame

Horizontal A-Frame

Similar to our regular roof option, our A-frame roof option has a traditional triangular appearance. Unlike a regular roof, an A-frame roof has straighter edges with horizontal panels. Since A-frame roofs are a little bit larger, they can accommodate medium-to-large-sized metal workshop buildings. 

Vertical

Vertical roof style

The last roof style we offer is vertical. A vertical roof style has a same general layout as an A-frame roof style, but has vertical panels instead of horizontal panels. This makes a vertical roof the perfect option for oversized metal workshop buildings.

How to Choose the Right Size:

Choosing the right size dimensions is critical to the success of your metal workshop building. That being said, here are a few things you should know about our width, length, and height options.

Width

We offer width sizes from 12’ to 50’ to accommodate a variety of budgets and needs. While customers have the option of choosing an oversized width, they usually choose a width between 12’ and 26’. 

Length

Like width, we offer a variety of length sizes ranging from 21’ to 60’. For everyday-use buildings, most customers choose a smaller length between 21’ to 31’.

Height

Lastly, we offer heights ranging from 1’ to 15’ larger than our width sizes. It’s important to ensure your metal workshop building is tall enough to store your belongings and to use as a functional space.

All About Different Steel Framing:

We understand that our customers have different budgets and needs. That’s why we offer two types of steel framing.

  12 Gauge

The first type of steel framing we offer is 12 gauge galvanized steel. 12 gauge steel is extremely durable and resistant to extreme weather and other types of external factors. That’s why it’s the best option for larger-sized steel workshops.

  14 Gauge

The other framing option we use is 14 gauge galvanized steel. Although 14 gauge steel is a more economical option, it is still strong and resilient and a great option for small and medium-sized steel shop buildings.

  Should You Certify Your Building?

Although it’s not required to certify your building, we strongly suggest you do. Certifying your building will ensure its strength, durability, resilience, and lifetime. Call us today to learn more about why certification is important!

 
 

Additional Elements:

Personalization is important to us. That’s why we offer a variety of customization options, so you can create the metal workshop building of your dreams. Here are just a few of the customizations available to you! 

  Windows

Whether you plan on using your metal workshop building as a place to do work, exercise, or relax, you should install windows to draw in natural light.

  Doors

Customizing your doors is another way to ensure your metal workshop building is truly unique. With door customization, you can make sure your metal workshop building showcases your design aesthetic. 

  Insulation

One of the best customization options is insulation. Insulation is great if you plan on using your metal workshop building as a functional space. In addition to regulating energy while you work in your building, insulation can also protect your belongings that are temperature sensitive.

Different Colors:

The easiest way to personalize your metal workshop building is by choosing one of our 17 bold colors. We handpick each of our color options to ensure we have an eclectic variety to satisfy everyone’s desired style.

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How to Prep Your Site for Installation:

Once you purchase a metal workshop building, you should start preparing your site for installation. This is simple. All you have to do is ensure the site is leveled and cleaned. It’s also important to make sure that the landscape around the site is trimmed and cleaned. If you have any questions or concerns about preparing your site for installation, give us a call!

General FAQs:

1. Will I be able to customize my metal workshop building after it’s installed?

Yes! If you ever decide to customize your metal workshop building after it’s installed, simply give us a call. It’s important to note that while we can customize your building after installation, it’s easier and cheaper if you customize your building before it’s installed. 

2. Can I add utilities to my metal workshop building?

While utilities can be added to your metal workshop building, we do not install your utilities. Instead, that’s a project for your utility company. If you know you want to install utilities in your metal workshop building prior to installation, let us know and make sure to contact your utility company.