Steel Building FAQ’s
What’s the Average Cost of a Steel Building?
Steel buildings offer affordable, economical construction solutions for today’s cost-conscious buyers, but you may be asking yourself what, exactly, that really means. Ultimately, how much you can expect to pay per square foot can range broadly based on local building code requirements, the customization options… Learn More >
How Much Does a 40×60 Steel Building Cost?
Sunward Steel offers several different pre-fabricated metal building options for businesses and consumers. There are many different options to consider when choosing a 40’x60’ building… Learn More >
What Roof Pitch Is Best for My Metal Building?
When designing a pre-engineered metal building, one of the main decisions you will have to make involves what type of roof pitch you’d like your structure to have. The roof pitch, or the slope of your building’s roof, determines how many inches your roof rises… Learn More >
Can I Erect My Metal Building Myself?
Sunward Steel Buildings offers several metal building kits that can be the perfect solution for the DIY contractor. Our pre-engineered steel buildings come pre-punched, pre-cut, pre-welded, and labeled for easy to understand erection. Learn More >
What Is a Pre-Engineered Steel Building?
Whether referred to as “pre-engineered,” “prefabricated,” “premanufactured” or “preconstructed,” these buildings accommodate a broad range of structural needs, and they provide an economical alternative to more conventional building designs… Learn More >
What’s The Difference Between Gable and Single Slope Roofs?
When designing a pre-engineered steel building from the ground up, you’ll need to make certain decisions about the type of roof you’d like, with two common options being either gabled and single-sloped. Just how do the two types differ, and how might you determine which type might best meet your needs…Learn More >
What is a Monitor Style Roof?
The monitor-style roof has a raised center aisle, and the long sides of the monitor often boast clerestory windows or louvers that allow light or ventilation to penetrate the areas under the roof…. Learn More >
Should I Insulate My Steel Building?
Unless you are lucky enough to live in a locale where the temperatures are consistent and pleasant year-round, chances are, you’ll need to consider adding insulation when designing your pre-engineered steel building. Insulating your metal building can accomplish two important goals – first, it allows your building to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter…Learn More >
Do I Have to Follow Local Building Codes When Buying My Metal Building?
You may have questions about whether your building will need to conform to any particular building code requirements when you erect it. The short answer is, yes, you do need to make sure your building will adhere to any county or state building code… Learn More >
What is the Difference Between a Metal Building and a Pole Barn?
Simply put, a pole barn’s framing is made completely from wood with metal exterior panels, whereas a metal barn or metal building is made from steel framing and metal exterior panels. There are several factors to consider when deciding between the two options… Learn More >
What Is Included When I Buy a Prefabricated Metal Building?
At Sunward Steel, we field a lot of similar questions from our customers, many of whom are wondering what, exactly, their prefabricated metal building purchase includes. There are many essential features that come standard with every Sunward Steel Building… Learn More >
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… Learn More >
Is Steel The Best Option For Mini Storage Buildings?
If you’re in the Self-Storage business you know how important a quality, functioning mini storage building is. The safety and security of your client’s belongings depends on a sound structure to house them in. High-quality steel components stand up to harsh weather, such as snow, hail, high winds, and more… Learn More >
What Is The Cost Per Square Foot For A Mini Storage Building?
Metal mini storage building kits are pre-fabricated and are a great alternative to traditional construction for your mini storage investment. Sunward Steel supplies pre-fabricated mini storage building kits that offer an affordable option for most building owners. Learn More >
How Much Does a 24×24 Steel Building Cost?
A 24’x24’ steel building is often used by commercial and private owners. Sunward Steel offers several different pre-fabricated metal building options for businesses and consumers. A building this size is… Learn More >
How Much Does a 30x40 Steel Building Cost?
When potential customers call in for a price quote on a 30’x40′ steel building, we start by asking for the details of the project. What are you building? Where will the pre-fabricated structure be located? Learn More >
How Much Does a 60x80 Metal Building Cost?
A 60’x80’ steel building is a popular size structure for commercial and industrial purposes. Sunward Steel offers a variety of metal building options for businesses and consumers. A metal structure this size is typically used as an equestrian barn, airplane hangar, workshop, or commercial office… Learn More >
How Much Does a 50×100 Steel Building Cost?
What will you be using a pre-engineered steel building for? Are you building a warehouse, commercial office, storage unit, or a large barn? A 50×100 steel building offers 5,000 sq ft of space, which is a great size for a commercial office building, industrial shop, warehouse or auto body shop… Learn More >
How Much Does a 80×100 Steel Building Cost?
When working with a commodity like steel, the materials are subject to many factors that affect the price on daily basis. The availability of the steel building material itself, tariffs issued by the government, the amount of supply and demand, and other surcharges may be applied… Learn More >
How Much Does a 100×100 Steel Building Cost?
Before you can determine the exact cost of a steel building, it’s important to understand what you will be using the building for. Typically, a building this large is used as an industrial warehouse, an auto repair shop or as an equestrian building… Learn More >
How Much Does a 100×200 Steel Building Cost?
A 100×200 steel building is often designed for use as an equestrian riding arena, an aircraft hangar, a church or large wedding venue. The wide open clear span design accommodates a wide array of needs… Learn More >
What’s The Difference Between a Broker and a Manufacturer
You have options when buying a pre-engineered steel building, both in terms of product and provider. Most steel building suppliers are either brokers, meaning they serve as middlemen between manufacturers and customers, or manufacturers, meaning they handle all aspects of design and creation in-house…Learn More>
Can I Build a Home Out Of Steel
Affordable, low-maintenance and completely customizable, pre-engineered steel residences have exploded in popularity in recent years. If you are on the hunt for a primary residence, a space that combines living and workspace, or a way to add extra living space to your property, a steel home may fit the bill. Learn More >