Pre-Engineered Steel Auto Body Shop Building in West Haven, Connecticut
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., was proud to manufacture and supply this prefabricated steel auto shop building in West Haven, Connecticut, in September of 2007.
The building was designed for the Automobilia Auto Salon, Connecticut’s premier styling and car-detailing service, the building offers unparalleled structural stability, resulting in reliable protection for vehicles serviced and stored inside. In addition to cleaning and detailing cars, trucks and vans, the company performs window-tinting, paint protection and wheel and tire services, among others, functioning as a one-stop shop for the state’s automotive enthusiasts looking for custom parts, performance upgrades and the latest and greatest in automotive technologies.
Affordable Automotive Construction Solutions
Often the first choice among business owners and automotive enthusiasts looking to erect garages, showrooms, car washes and auto repair shops, pre-engineered metal buildings are faster, easier and cheaper to raise than most alternative construction options. They also require only minimal maintenance and upkeep over the years, resulting in lower costs of ownership when compared against wood buildings.
This particular metal auto shop has housed Automobilia Auto Spa’s operations for more than 13 years, maintaining its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity over time despite heavy usage. Located in southern Connecticut, West Haven is a community in New Haven County. Neighboring communities include Orange and New Haven.
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Attractive, low maintenance and multifunctional, the steel body shop and garage boasts a striking, Stone Beige exterior and is 50’x220’x24’ in size. It has high overhead clearance, allowing for the installation of automotive lifts and other equipment, while its Galvalume metal roof offers protection from above and has a subtle 1:12 pitch and complementing Cinnamon Brown trim.
Throughout the expansive auto shop are a total of (33) framed openings, among them (22) 3070 walk door openings housing (22) 3070 complete commercial walk door systems and (11) 11’x11’ overhead door openings with full trim. The body shop also features a number of climate-related customizations, among them 600 linear feet of Stone Beige downspouts and 440 linear feet of 4” gutters along two sides. The gutters and downspouts help prevent snow or rainwater from pooling atop the building or near its foundation, thereby preventing mold growth and moisture-related damage.
Other important customizations include a 110-mph wind speed rating and a 32-psf snow load, which comply with appropriate building codes while enhancing the durability of the body shop with respect for its environment.