Metal Building Kits
From agricultural buildings to home garages and just about every structure in between, metal buildings have become an inseparable facet of American life. They are used as backyard sheds, commercial storefronts, and even industrial warehouses. They're strong, durable, and built to last. And one such iteration of these buildings is known as a metal building kit. Metal building kits come with everything you’d find in a standard structure, but the components are delivered to you for construction instead of erecting by a professional installation crew.
By foregoing installation, customers can save money on construction costs, minimize lead times, and organize their building's installation on their own time.So, if you’d like to know more about metal building kits and how they work, keep reading!
- Ultra-strong, corrosion-resistant galvanized steel framing.
- Ability to withstand heavy snowfall, high winds, & strong earthquakes.
- Versatile in nature, can be designed for any application.
- Backed by a 20-year rust-through warranty on 12-gauge steel framing.
Popular Metal Buildings Kits
What You’ll Receive with Metal Building Kits
Since steel building kits come with the same components as traditional prefab metal buildings, you’ll have everything you need to begin construction! But if you’re the type that likes plenty of prep time, you’ll want to know what you’ll be receiving and which tools you’ll be required to have on hand. Below, we’ll illustrate the components you can expect to receive in your metal building kit.
The frame is the skeleton of your metal building. These components consist of support beams, truss beams, and all the hardware to assemble them. Before beginning this process, you'll need to ensure that your installation site is level, graded, and cleared of debris. You will also want to have your foundation in place and fully cured prior to breaking ground.
The roofing panels are responsible for protecting your most important possessions. These panels resist rain, snow, storms, and just about everything Mother Nature can hurl at them. The roofing panels you’ll receive will be based directly on the roofing system you’ve chosen during the design phase of your project.
If the framing is your building's skeleton, the wall paneling is its skin. These panels will have all the components and fasteners needed to attach them to your steel frame.
You don’t want to spend all day digging through a toolbox for screws, bolts, and fasteners. Luckily, you won't have to! Instead, most metal building kits will come with all the fasteners you'll need to complete the job.
Anchors are the components that attach your structure to the ground and prevent it from blowing away in harsh weather conditions. The anchor system used for your structure will depend entirely on your chosen foundation. For dirt or gravel foundations, auger-like mobile home anchors are used. For asphalt or driveway foundations, spiked rods are driven through the hardtop. And for concrete foundations, specialized bolts are drilled directly into the pad.
If you’ve customized your metal building to have windows, doors, trim, gables, or wainscoting, these components will also be included in your metal building kit.
How to Utilize Your Metal Building Kit
Metal buildings aren’t just old backyard sheds anymore! In fact, these advanced structures are flexible enough to work for just about any application.So let's take a quick look at just a few ways metal building kits can be used.
You'll be hard-pressed to find any modern farm that doesn't use at least one metal building for its infrastructure. Metal building kits are a fantastic, cost-effective way to add a hay barn, livestock shelter, or stable to your farming operation.
Did you know that over 80% of all new commercial construction projects are metal buildings? This comes down to two factors: cost and flexibility. Steel buildings are far cheaper than wooden alternatives and are adaptable enough to work as a restaurant, storefront, self-storage facility, or just about any business operation you can imagine.
These structures work perfectly for many residential purposes, from mancaves to entertainment rooms. You can even finish them with insulation, drywall, electricity, and plumbing to make fully livable structures such as guest quarters or mother-in-law suites.
If you like to keep your vehicles in tip-top shape, having the proper infrastructure is crucial. After all, no one wants to change their car's oil in the middle of January! With metal building kits, you won’t have to! These structures are a great solution to provide you and your vehicles with the protection they need to stay in good condition.
Everyone’s got something to store. And most of us have very limited storage room to accommodate these items. Whether it's antiques or valuable lawn equipment, you need a structure that can keep it safe. And metal building kits do just that and more!
Design and Customize Your Structure
You'll have complete control over almost every component when you purchase a metal building kit. From the trim to the windows, it's all up to you! So, to give you a more comprehensive example of the available customization options, we've listed just a few components you'll want to customize.
Standard and Premium Color Options
Coast to Coast Carports offer a number of standard color options. These include:
- Pebble Beige
- Bright Red
- Royal Blue
- Burnished Slate
- Earth Brown
- Slate Blue
- Barn Red
- Quaker Gray
- Pewter Gray
You'll also be able to choose the right size structure for your needs. This selection includes popular size options, but you'll also be able to pick custom dimensions that work specifically for your allotted space and needs.
Metal building kits will also come with the option of adding as many doors as you need. These can be standard entryway doors or larger roll-up garage doors. And if you have your eye on a particular custom door from another provider, we’ll cut a frame to your specific measurements!
Every enclosed structure needs windows! And luckily, you'll be able to pick as many as you'll require. These windows will provide your new structure with tons of natural light and ventilation.
Framing and Paneling Gauges
Most residential structures will use 14-gauge frames and 29-gauge paneling as the industry standard. However, you’ll be able to customize and reinforce your structure with thicker 12-gauge frames and 26-gauge paneling. These reinforcements will work well if you live in a region that regularly sees high winds or violent weather.
Build the Right Way: Important Things to Consider When Breaking Ground on Your Metal Building Kit Project
So, you’ve pulled the trigger on a metal building kit. This is fantastic! Now all that remains is planning the installation process! Here are some things you’ll want to cover during this phase.
You'll want to choose a building size that's not only large enough to accommodate your needs but it will also need to be sized appropriately for your property. This will require you to carefully measure your surrounding land to determine if your chosen building size is a good fit.
You'll also need to choose a location for your building! This spot will need to be cleared of all debris and vegetation. Additionally, you'll want to select a location that rests above any natural water runoff to prevent the possibility of flooding.
If you haven't already picked a foundation type, now is the time! And regardless of whether you choose soil, asphalt, or concrete pads as your foundation, you'll need to ensure that it's completely level.
Permits and Regulations
Most permanent structures will require a building permit before you can begin construction. This is also true of most custom metal buildings! As such, you'll want to work closely with your local building authority to determine what permits you require and which regulations you must adhere to. Failure to abide by these rules can result in major fines and penalties.
You'll need plumbing if you intend to use your structure as an agricultural building or finished living space. This will require you to choose a building site near plumbing infrastructure.
Another important feature of steel buildings is installing electricity. To minimize this cost, you'll want to place your metal building in a location near electrical utility connections.
Preparing for Your New Metal Building Kit
Once you’ve purchased your structure, all that remains is to wait for delivery. And to prepare for that, there are several things you’ll want to be prepared for. These include:
- You’ll want to have a dedicated plan for loading and unloading materials, as these components can be extremely heavy.
- You’ll need to have equipment handy to unload these materials safely.
- Take the necessary safety precautions to protect your hands, feet, and head.
Your components will be made of sturdy materials, but handling them carefully can prevent damage during the unloading process.
As we’ve mentioned, your building site should be clear, graded, and the foundation installed before you begin construction.
Since metal building kits might not necessarily come with step-by-step directions, you'll need to perform the necessary research on the construction process. This will require building materials such as loaders and lifts to move and install heavy components.
Key Benefits of Owning Metal Building Kits
There are many benefits to choosing a metal building kit over a professionally installed structure. So, let's take a look at just a few of these benefits.
You'll receive a discount on your structure's price by foregoing the installation process. This makes the metal building kits extremely cost-effective.
Installation on Your Own Time
No more waiting around for install crews or taking time off work for installation. Now you'll be able to complete construction on your terms and your schedule!
Display Your DIY Prowess
If you’re the type that enjoys completing a job yourself, a metal building kit is a great solution.
Design to Your Specifications
If you're a knowledgeable engineer, you'll be able to construct your new steel structure without worrying about anyone else's input.
Metal Building Kit Prices
Purchasing a metal building kit is a big investment! And, like anyone, you want to ensure that you get exactly what you need from your structure. However, since they’re complex pieces of engineering, steel building prices can vary depending on many circumstances. These factors can range from raw steel prices and material costs to the customization options you choose. They can even fluctuate based on the region where you live.
To get a comprehensive quote on the price for your structure, you’ll want to work closely with a chosen building specialist that can factor in any extra costs you might incur.
Order Your Metal Building Kit from Coast to Coast Carports Today!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a small backyard outbuilding or a sizeable commercial metal building; Coast to Coast Carports is your trusted name for steel structures of all types. Our premium metal buildings are incredibly strong, customizable, and built to last for generations.
So, if you’re looking for a metal building kit for your next residential or commercial project, we can help! Give us a call today at (866) 681-7846 and let our team of building experts guide you through the process. From beginning to end, Coast to Coast Carports can help you get the metal building you need!