Custom Steel Shop in West Dover, Vermont

Designed for a resident of West Dover, Vermont, this custom pre-engineered metal shop building boasts 3,000 square feet of unobstructed interior space. 

Delivered by Sunward Steel in April 2021 and engineered to handle the heavy wind and snow loads common throughout the region, the clear-span steel structure lacks interior support columns, maximizing usable space. Rustic Red exterior paint and trim and a Burnished Slate roof give the shop nice curb appeal, and thoughtful customizations throughout accommodate the owner’s precise needs. 

Vermont’s climate can be unpredictable, with harsh winters and strong winds challenging the durability of traditional structures. This steel shop’s heavy wind and snow loads enhance structural integrity and peace of mind for the owner, while its rugged roof and wall panels help keep everything inside safe and intact, regardless of outside climate conditions. 

The metal building offers superior energy efficiency due to 6” of WMP-VR-backed insulation in its roof and walls, with the insulation package keeping occupants comfortable year-round while reducing heating and cooling expenses. There are also five large windows that let plenty of natural sunlight inside, while five doors in varying sizes provide convenient access for equipment, vehicles and building users. 

Building Specifications

Comprised of fire- and damage-resistant steel parts, this prefab. metal shop showcases just how innovative and versatile steel construction can be. Standing 50’x60’x16’, the steel shop features a hardy gable roof with a 4:12 pitch, sloping enough to prevent rain or snow from piling up on top. 

In terms of accessibility, the metal shop has (5) framed door openings, among them (1) 4070 walk door, (1) 12’x14’ overhead door opening and (3) 10’x10’ garage door openings. All (5) windows are 3’x4’, allowing plenty of warmth and light inside while creating an inviting and functional workspace for occupants. 

A 115-mph wind speed rating and a 71.4-psf snow load are additional upgrades that enhance durability and keep the shop compliant with local building codes.  

A small southern Vermont village situated within the town of Dover, West Dover lies along Vermont Rte. 100 and is a notable service point for Vermont’s Mount Snow ski area. It sits about 108 miles outside Burlington and roughly 147 miles south of Stowe.