Before we get started with the details about metal structure height, there are a few basics that should be covered first. ALL prefab metal buildings available at Coast to Coast Carports are designed and tailored to the specifications and requirements of each individual customer. Despite common belief, there are no “standard” height, width or length dimensions for steel structures.
When measuring the height of a steel building, it’s important that you know the difference between the eave height and the peak of the unit. The peak is the highest point of the roofing system, while the eave height is how tall the legs are. Generally, the height of a prefab steel structure is measured from the top of the foundation to the point where the roof connects to the sidewalls. It’s important to keep in mind that some counties have height restrictions for buildings. You’ll need to check with your local building department and zoning office in regard to regulations.
There is only one right answer to this question – however tall you want the building to be! Prefab steel buildings are also known as “low-rise”, one story or two-story structures. And while many standard size, smaller buildings fall within a height range of 12′ to 20′, we’ve had some buildings reach up to 50′, 80′ and taller. If you’re looking to invest in a higher clearance structure, additional planning may be required.
Another important factor to keep in mind when choosing the height of your steel building is door height. While you can invest in a roof-only or partially enclosed structure, most units we sell are fully enclosed. The height you choose for your building should be at least 2′ higher than the tallest door or frame-out. For example, if your garage has an opening that is 8′ tall, the side height of the garage building should at least be 10′.
As you determine the height of your metal building, be sure to consider how you can use the unit right now and how you can expand the space in the future. Just keep in mind, no matter what your needs or preferences may be, you can do whatever you wish when you partner with Coast to Coast Carports. If you’d like to speak with one of our building representatives today, feel free to reach out to us today at (866) 681-7846.