How Can I Customize My Steel Building?

At Sunward Steel, we field a wide range of questions from our clients, and one we commonly hear involves exactly how potential buyers can customize their pre-engineered steel buildings to meet their unique needs. The short answer is, there are near-endless methods you can utilize you customize your metal building and adapt it to your needs, and if you can dream it, chances are, the Sunward team can help you make it a reality.

More specifically, some of the methods you can use to adapt your prefabricated steel building to fit your needs, and those of your geographic location, include adding:


Unless you’re lucky enough to live in an area where temperatures are comfortable and consistent year-round, you may want to consider adding insulation to your metal building. In addition to making it appropriate for year-round use, insulation can substantially reduce your energy bills, and it can also help muffle sound and otherwise keep building users comfortable, regardless of weather and climate patterns. Insulation is available in a broad range of R-values, and you can also utilize solar panels and other elements to maximize energy efficiency at your property.

Garage Doors 

If you are looking to create a steel building for use in the automotive or aviation industry, or if you need an easily accessible space where you can store large equipment and other goods, adding garage doors to your pre-engineered steel building can help you accomplish these and other objectives.

Interior & Exterior Facades & Wainscoting

Adding interior or exterior facades or wainscoting is a great way to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your building, and this may prove particularly beneficial if you are operating a commercial enterprise within it. From brick, stone and stucco veneers to custom architectural panels, you can utilize any number of interior and exterior facades to set your building apart from the pack and enhance its curb appeal. Adding wainscoting to your metal building can also give it an extra degree of sophistication and decorative flair.

Windows & Skylights

You can also utilize windows and skylights when designing your prefabricated steel building to allow natural sunlight and warmth inside. From basic square or rectangular windows to more elaborate, eye-catching shapes and designs, windows can give your metal building an airy, distinctive look and feel. Adding skylights, meanwhile, can reduce glare and energy consumption, resulting in lower energy bills.

LED Lights

Adding LED lights to your building is a cost-effective way to illuminate your space, and particularly if your metal building has high, hard-to-access ceilings where you wish to install overhead lighting. While LED lights do not require frequent changing, LED bulbs are also more energy efficient than standard models, which can reduce energy bills substantially over time.


In addition to the aforementioned elements, your opportunities for customizing your pre-engineered steel building are almost limitless. From custom sizes and designs ideal for a multitude of different uses to roof and wall colors and trim options, you can rely on any number of customization options to make sure your metal building meets you or your business’s unique needs.

Whether you’re looking to improve aesthetics, boost functionality, improve energy efficiency or otherwise accommodate a specific need, the team at Sunward Steel can help you design a metal building in line with both vision and budget.