Whether you own a commercial or residential property, odds are you could always use more space. One of the best ways to add space, whether for storage, parking, farm use, or multipurpose applications, is by installing a metal garage. Metal buildings are becoming more and more popular due to their durability and flexibility, along with their countless other benefits. If you’re interested in adding a steel building to your property, you may wonder how much it costs.
What might surprise you is that metal buildings generally end up costing less over the long term than more traditional buildings constructed out of wood or brick. With that in mind, the following is a guide covering all the different elements that affect the cost of a metal building.
6 Aspects That Affect Steel or Metal Garage Prices
The following are the seven main factors that will affect the cost of your metal garage:
The bigger the building is, the more it will cost. This is because the bigger your garage is, the more materials will be required to manufacture your building kit. However, it’s worth noting that as you increase the size of your building, the cost per square foot generally goes down.
Design and Complexity
A basic garage isn’t very complex. However, the more complicated the design of the building gets, the more expensive the kit will become to manufacture. Adding features like additional windows, ventilation, insulation, and more can add to the cost.
Besides choosing your building’s size and design, there are a number of other customizations that can add to the cost of your metal garage kit. For example, the final cost can vary based on the roof style, the walls and trim, the type of steel, garage door and window options, and insulation that you may choose to add to your kit.
Current Steel Prices
The price of steel is very reliant on the current market. Various domestic and global factors can affect the cost of steel. Things like the demand for steel, tariffs, wars, natural disasters, and the economy can affect steel prices.
The foundation you plan to install your metal building on will also affect the amount you need to spend. If you’ve already got a concrete foundation in place, you may be able to erect the building on that. However, if you don’t have a finished foundation, the space will need to be levelled, cleared, and a foundation prepared.
Delivery And Installation
Because metal garage kits are pre-manufactured, they will need to be delivered to your property and installed on-site. Although this is cheaper than paying to have a building constructed on-site from scratch, it will still add to your total cost.
Additional Things to Consider When Buying a Garage Kit
The following are some of the additional costs you should consider when deciding on whether to invest in a metal garage kit:
Levelling and Foundation
Preparing the foundation for your metal building can be more involved than you realize. Loose soil and topsoil need to be removed from the site, and the ground has to be compressed and stabilized to support a metal structure. Depending on your soil, it may need to be compacted using ramming equipment. This ensures that the ground won’t shift beneath the building.
Preparing for Installation
Ensuring a solid and stable foundation isn’t the only thing you’ll have to do to prep for installation. You will also need to mark any utility lines that run beneath your installation site and ensure good drainage to prevent your building from being damaged by water or flooding. If the site isn’t on a raised and level location with slopes that lead away from all four sides, you may need to pay for a grading service.
Options for Garage Kits
Metal garage kits can be customized to meet your specific needs in a variety of ways. These customization options will add to the total cost. For example, some of the options include:
- Door placement, including man doors and garage doors
- Window placement
- Building style
- …and more
Commonly Asked Questions About Our Garage Kits
The following are a few answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our Future Buildings metal garage kits:
What is included in a metal garage kit?
Our metal garage kits include all of the essential components for installation. This includes the panels that will be bolted together to create the arches, along with all the required anchor bolts and fasteners. Additional accessories, such as doors, windows, and insulation, are included based on your specific customization requests.
Can I order a custom steel garage kit?
Yes. We offer a variety of customization options, from the style and size of the metal building to the inclusion of accessories. You can also add vents and insulation to your metal garage. Be sure to speak with one of our specialists for more detailed information about our customization options.
What is the quality of steel garage building kits?
At Future Buildings, we manufacture all of our metal building kits using Galvalume Plus™ steel, one of the highest quality metals available on the market. Galvalume steel is a metal alloy mix made from 55 percent aluminum and 45 percent zinc coated with a clear acrylic coating. Each structure includes a 40-year rust perforation warranty.
Get the Best Range of Garage Kits
We offer a wide range of metal building kits. Some of the steel building types that we offer include agricultural buildings, carports, commercial buildings, container covers, garages, storage buildings, workshops, and more. Call us at 1-800-668-5111 or request a free quote for more information about our garage kits today.