Steel Hotel Storage Building in Calais, Maine

Sunward Steel Buildings., Inc. manufactured and provided this pre-engineered metal building for a customer in Calais, Maine, in May of 1998.

Currently, it functions as a hotel storage area for Calais’ International Motel, a family-owned St. Croix Valley travel destination known for its comfortable accommodations, close proximity to area attractions, and scenic, river-view suites. In addition to housing watercraft, tools, and equipment used in snow-removal and related hotel operations, the storage building serves groups and civic organizations that host events there, giving them space to store goods and gear and a place to access electricity for outdoor affairs when necessary.

Affordable, Sustainable Storage Solutions 

Ideal storage solutions due to their affordability, durability and long-lasting nature, pre-engineered buildings are easily customizable in accordance with differing storage needs. From climate-controlled environments to those split into smaller, rentable storage units, prefabricated steel buildings are easy to erect and equally easy to adapt, should the need arise to expand their size.

This particular steel storage building continues to offer unmatched strength and beauty 20 years after its erection, showcasing the low-maintenance nature of metal buildings while highlighting their resistance to moisture, pests, and other potential sources of damage. The building is essential in the everyday functionality of the International Motel, which continues to cater to the surrounding community in the same manner it has since 1955.

Situated along the United States/Canada border, the city of Canais is a part of eastern Maine’s Washington County. The community sits about 225 miles outside Portland, Maine, and roughly 72 miles west of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Building Specifications

Comprised of the highest-quality steel components, the metal storage building stands 33’x45’x12’ once erect, and it features a broad, space-maximizing clear-span design that leaves plenty of room for storage. Dark Green in color, the building boasts a rugged Galvalume roof with white trim and a 2:12 pitch overhead, which helps guard against corrosion and the Maine elements.

The metal storage building also features several accommodations made in adherence to local building code requirements and in consideration of the region’s sometimes-substantial seasonal climate changes. These include an 80-mph wind speed rating and a 35-psf snow load.