Frequently Asked Questions
- Where are your prices?
- What is a pre-engineered or prefabricated steel building?
- Am I able to erect the building myself?
- Do the buildings include insulation?
- Do I need to insulate my building?
- Can I paint my steel building?
- Do you provide installation or building services?
- What can I use a steel building for?
- Can a steel building be recycled?
- What does it mean when a building has a clear-span frame?
- When would I want to use a multi-span frame over a clear-span frame?
- Are there uses best suited to straight wall buildings?
- What customization options do I have with a straight wall building?
- What is the difference between a single slope or a double slope roof?
Where are your prices?
We don’t post the prices on our website for a reason. Steel buildings must be manufactured to order and need to be priced that way as well. We work with each customer to determine their needs and requirements and price based on this.
What is a pre-engineered or prefabricated steel building?
Prefabricated or pre-engineered buildings have been designed and manufactured in-house to match your needs, specifications, and codes for the area. All of the pieces come pre-cut, pre-punched and ready to assemble with the included bolts and fasteners.
Am I able to erect the building myself?
Many of our smaller and simpler designs are easily assembled with a group of friends over a few days. For more complicated structures, some equipment may be required, along with more skilled help.
Do the buildings include insulation?
Our buildings do not include insulation, but we do have it available to order. When you order insulation with your building kit, it will be pre-cut and custom fit to your structure.
Do I need to insulate my building?
While it is not a requirement for all building uses, we do recommend you insulate your steel building. This helps to control condensation inside, reduce the energy costs of heating or cooling the structure and reduces noise levels. Additionally, insulation makes the interior more comfortable for whoever may be inside, including livestock.
Can I paint my steel building?
All of our structures are available in a variety of colors. Arch style buildings feature colored endwalls, or you can complete them with vinyl or aluminum siding. Straight wall buildings are available with color on all sides, including the roof. Trim can be selected in these colors as well, with the ability to mix and match if desired. If you find that you prefer a color other than what we have available, the Galvalume Plus™ coating on our buildings acts as a bonded primer, letting you quickly and easily paint your structure to a color of your choice.
Do you provide installation or building services?
No. We manufacture the building to your specifications and deliver the unassembled kit to your location.
What can I use a steel building for?
You can utilize a steel building for a variety of purposes, including:
- Farm and agricultural structures
- Aircraft hangars
- Homes and residential buildings
- Commercial facilities
Can a steel building be recycled?
Yes! Steel is one of the most environmentally friendly building options available today. It can be recycled without losing its structural integrity, allowing it to be used in future projects when it is no longer needed. It is also incredibly durable, lasting for 40+ years, which leads to a reduction in building waste that may otherwise end up in a landfill. This durability also leads to fewer repairs and less maintenance.
What is an arch style building?
An arch style building is a steel structure that consists of multiple arch-shaped frames bolted together.
Can I expand my structure?
Yes, you can. With arch style buildings, they can be expanded quite easily by removing an endwall and adding additional arches. This will provide you with virtually unlimited length.
What is a Quonset hut? Is it different than an arch style building?
A Quonset hut is a multipurpose steel building with arch frame construction. They are the same as arch style buildings, just referred to by a different name. Many of the structures commonly thought of as Quonset huts are “Q” style arch buildings.
Are all arch style buildings the same?
While all of our arch style buildings can work for your projects, we do offer several different styles. These can be chosen to suit your specific needs. For example, our “Q” and “S” styles both feature a curved roof, but the “S” also has straight sidewalls, allowing you to store larger pieces of equipment and machinery inside. Each design is also available in varying widths, depending on the requirements of your build and intended use.
What does it mean when a building has a clear-span frame?
A clear-span frame means that there are no interior columns or supports inside the building, granting you complete freedom inside. A clear-span frame is perfect for warehouses that will have forklift drivers and many items to store, recreational centers that need open space for activities, and airplane hangars that require unobstructed space to maneuver the aircraft.
When would I want to use a multi-span frame over a clear-span frame?
If your project doesn’t necessarily need completely open, free space, a multi-span frame can be ideal. Adding interior bearings, where feasible, can also help to reduce the overall cost of the building.
Are there uses best suited to straight wall buildings?
While both straight and arch style buildings are multipurpose, a straight wall building is the best choice for the following applications:
- Arenas and recreational facilities such as indoor soccer fields, ice rinks, equestrian facilities, and pools
- Legal marijuana growth facilities
What customization options do I have with a straight wall building?
You have many options available when looking to customize your structure. These include:
- A variety of door types
- Fiberglass reinforced plastic panels to increase the flow of natural light
- Roof venting
- Trim for the base, eaves, corners, roof, and around windows and doors
- Downspouts and gutters
What is the difference between a single slope or a double slope roof?
A single slope roof, as the name would imply, sloped in one direction. This means one side will be higher than the other, whether front to back, left to right or right to left. A double slope roof comes to a point, much like the roofs you see on traditional homes. They resemble an upside-down “V” in shape and can have either symmetrical or offset peaks. They will function the same, and the decision mainly comes down to the aesthetic you prefer. If you aren’t sure which style may be best for you, we will be happy to help.