Metal Storage Building Prices – Is your home, garage or basement overcrowded with clutter and confusion? A pre-engineered steel building kit can help you get your home in order.
Imagine an immaculate and secure space to store your tools, lawn mower, garden hoses, shovel and rake, bikes, ski and snowboard equipment, and all those objects that belong neither in the home nor outside.
The superior solution to all your storage needs, the beauty of a prefab steel building kit lies in its flexibility. A multi-purpose structure, a steel storage building kit is a low-cost and hassle-free investment that can significantly increase the value of your property.
For homeowners on a budget, a DIY steel storage kit is also a low-cost solution to hiring a costly contractor. No matter your skill level, constructing a ready-to-assemble metal storage building yourself is easy and can also be an incredibly gratifying experience.
Kit buildings offered by our suppliers offer do-it-yourselfers the chance to hone their building skills, from pouring a concrete foundation to framing and erecting walls, and hanging soffits and fascia.
Why Steel For Storage Buildings?
Climate Control: One of the most important considerations when storing goods is ensuring an optimal climate, as many items do not fare well in extreme temperature conditions.
For example, most plastic materials can suffer from “cold cracks” or fractures of the material when stored in severe cold. The stable interior climate provided by an insulated steel building increases life span of items stored inside and protects against rust, corrosion, mold, and mildew. Your stored goods will be well protected in a steel storage building.
- Durability: Steel is inexpensive to insure due to its high level of durability, as it cannot warp, rot or crack, and is non-combustible and resistant against fire.
Metal storage buildings are also resistant to termite and insect infestations, an advantage if you plan on storing garden products like mulch, fertilizer or plant seeds. Unlike a wooden storage building, a steel storage kits also offers peace of mind knowing you will never have to worry about rodents.
- Strength: Steel has an incredibly high strength to weight ratio, and is one the strongest and most durable construction materials on the market.
Strong enough to withstand hurricanes, gale-force winds and even tornadoes, a steel storage building offers supreme shelter against harsh weather elements.
- Easy DIY Assembly: Due to its lightweight nature, steel is a very user-friendly material to assemble. Building kits can be easily constructed without the need to hire a contractor, saving you cash down the line.
- Reduced Cost & Cost of Ownership: Opting for steel, rather than lumber, is a cost-effective storage solution as the metal’s durability ensures there is no need to purchase protective treatments to shield the exteriors from weather elements.
As the high-quality steel is coated in protective zinc and aluminum alloys, your storage building will have minimal maintenance costs during its lifetime. Steel buildings are also cheaper to insure due to their fire-resistance and other durable qualities.
- Green: Steel is a recyclable material, and most manufactured steel today contains an average of 25% recycled content. Choosing steel is an environmentally responsible choice.
If you need space and have been searching for a solution, you have many different construction methods to choose from. In addition to the kits provides you have probably run across other options such as: arch style, light gauge, open-web, tube steel, weld-up and even pole barns which are actually made of wood.
While each type of construction seemingly has its pros, most agree that you get what you pay for. Cheaper buildings may come across as a viable option but the reality is, economy buildings can actually be less safe than steel buildings.
What’s left to consider? If you are not building on an existing foundation, you will need to pour or build that – increasing your overall cost between $4 and $8 more per square foot ($9,600 to $19,200).
Plan your foundation with a flooring plan built in (a floating concrete pad is a good example). You will also need to account for labor costs to build the structure. Installing it using the manufacturer’s directions may be simple, but be sure to have plenty of help for a building of this size.
If you choose a Quonset hut style building, your materials, accessories and delivery cost will decrease. A 2,400 square foot Quonset hut will run you about $7.50 per square foot ($18,000) for materials, $1,440 for delivery and an additional 20% ($3,600) for accessories. The on-site, materials cost of a Quonset steel building is $23,040 – a savings of over $4,600 over the straight wall system.