Design flexibility is one of the main advantages that make metal buildings quite popular today. The stability and strength of steel provide endless options for customizing the look of your metal building. You can use various options to make your dreams into reality, whether you want an industrial, traditional, or contemporary feel.
Best Ways to Customize Arch Style Steel Garage Buildings
Most arch-style steel garage buildings will require personnel doors where people can enter and exit the building rather than having larger doors for big equipment. We offer a complete range of doors, including sliding and standard service styles. All doors are easy to install and heavy-duty, making them durable and stable.
Metal Sliding Doors
Sliding doors offer a secure and affordable entry into your steel structure. They slide sideways, providing total clearance on top of the entryway. Therefore, if you need large vehicles to move through the entrance of your building, having sliding doors is ideal.
Ventilation is important if your steel building will function as a garage or workshop. Turbine vents are ideal for dispersing exhaust fumes and paint. They are readily available and can improve aeration.
Metal steel buildings can be personalized by installing skylights. Skylights are easy to install and allow more natural light to enter your building.
Skylights are watertight and have a secure fitting that prevents leaks. Using skylights will brighten the interior without needing more electricity, saving energy costs.
Best Ways to Customize Your Straight Wall Steel Garage Buildings
For those with straight wall steel garage buildings, you can customize them by installing doors or translucent light transmitting panels. Our fibreglass reinforced plastic panels allow the transmission of natural light into your building, which helps lower the lighting costs.
We have a wide range of roof accessories that you can install on your steel garage buildings, including:
- Monovent: These are 20″ circular gravity type ventilator units with a damper.
- Curbs: They are available in a range of standard sizes and can be custom designed to size and tapered to suit your roof pitch.
- Roof Jacks: These jacks are fitted on roof panels and can accommodate stack sizes of up to 12″.
- Translucent Light Transmitting Panels: These fibreglass-reinforced plastic panels allow natural light into your building and help lower lighting costs. They can be attached to your roof or your walls.
- Univent: This is a 26-gauge, 10’x9″ throat gravity type roof ventilator unit that is available with or without dampers. It is designed specifically for continuous runs.
You can also improve the appearance of the exteriors of your steel building by choosing a range of trim options. Based on the colours you choose, trim can help add contrast and dimension to the exterior of your steel structure. Some of the trim options that you can choose for your steel building include:
- Corner Trim: Installed at each corner of the building to help cover the seam where the end wall and sidewall panels meet.
- Eave Trim: Cover the seam where your roof panels meet the sidewall panels on steel buildings without overhang.
- Gable Trim: Designed to close the joint between the end wall panels and roof panels of a gable roof.
- Window Trim: Finish the joint between the wall panelling and window frames.
- Framed Opening Trim: Finish doors and other framed openings.
- Base Trim: Close off the wall panelling’s lower edges.
- Down Spouts and Gutters: Collect and transport precipitation away from the building safely and effectively.
Metal Garage Combo Buildings
Garage & Carport Combo
If you dream of having the benefits of both an open carport and an enclosed building, you will love a metal garage and carport combination. Our highly customizable buildings are great investments that will help you protect your equipment, vehicles, and valuables.
Garage and carport combos are completely customizable, and we will manufacture your buildings based on your unique specifications. Our buildings are pre-engineered to your project specifications and shipped to your location.
Garage & Living Quarters
If you are looking for a way to consolidate your working spaces and home, metal garages with living quarters are the perfect option. These buildings are ideal since they feature dedicated spaces for relaxation and work.
Things to Consider When Buying Steel Garage Buildings
When buying custom metal buildings, you should consider the end-use since it will impact the design of the building. For instance, if you plan to use the garage for vehicles and a workshop, it will need to be designed differently than if you were going to use it for storage.
You need to know the dimensions you need when ordering the structure. It often helps to order a garage slightly bigger than you need currently to accommodate any growth in the future, such as another vehicle or more storage space.
Metal garage buildings require a full foundation. Therefore, you should consult an engineer to select a foundation that suits your project. Before installing your foundation, you should have a professional survey the land and have it levelled if necessary.
It helps if your installation site is accessible by road as the steel building kit will be delivered using a truck. The installation site should also be devoid of debris, have plenty of space, and have enough room for staging the components before installation. You will also want to have your foundation prepped.
When buying your custom steel building, you should consider your budget. The end-use, geographical location, size, and more will affect it. Therefore, consider these factors when defining a reasonable budget that suits your needs. Each building from Toro is priced using our True Pricing, which means you will only ever pay for exactly what you need. The structure will be suited for your location and needs and will meet local seismic, wind, and snow loads.
Choosing the Right Manufacturer is Important
A metal building is a major investment, so it helps to purchase from an established manufacturer like Toro. Companies that have been operational for years are more likely to deliver excellent services and durable steel buildings. Look at their project portfolio to check out similar projects they have completed. This will give you an idea of what to expect when purchasing from them.
Toro Offers Prefab Garage Building Kits and Customization Options
If you are looking for prefab garage building kits or customized garages kits, Toro offers a variety of options to suit your needs. Our steel buildings are available in arch and straight wall styles based on your intended use and preferences and are perfect for those who want to protect their vehicles or build a depot for a commercial fleet. You can feel confident knowing that our garage kits will protect your assets and machinery for many years.
Buying a steel building is a major investment, and it is important that you get it right. Reach out to our seasoned team to speak to a representative in your region regarding any questions you may have about buying a metal building.