Our Metal Buildings Styles
Have you seen AA Metal Buildings’ vast array of metal buildings? We’ve got an enormous assortment to suit any need or application. Our structures are easily constructed, built to last, and virtually maintenance-free, from small equipment sheds to enormous commercial buildings! They’re basically everything you could want from a building. So let’s take a look at a few options we offer:
- Workshop Buildings
For those that need space for their hobbies, side jobs, and offices, there’s no better option than our workshop structures. These buildings are highly customizable and can be transformed to fit any task. They can even be finished out to make excellent living spaces!
- Clear Span Buildings
A clear span structure is a type of building engineered to need little to no structural support columns. This makes it possible to design buildings at enormous square footage, perfect for warehouses, industrial settings, and manufacturing facilities.
- Commercial Buildings
Any steel structure zoned for commercial use qualifies as a metal building. This opens up a world of business possibilities, from smaller auto repair shops to restaurants. The only limit is your budget and your imagination!
- Metal Carports
A metal carport is a structure that features a metal roofing system held up by steel framing. This building type can come in many different sizes and styles and is often used to store vehicles, boats, and RVs from rain and snowfall. Traditionally, these buildings do not have wall panels, but can be customized to be fully-enclosed.
- Metal Barns
A metal barn is a building type that’s traditionally used for keeping horses, livestock, and feed from the elements. They come in a wide variety of shapes and styles, from more modern designs to traditional looks. These buildings can also easily have overhangs or expansions added if you should ever need more room.
- Metal Garages
A metal garage is an enclosed metal building that’s traditionally used for storing and maintaining vehicles and equipment. Not only do these structures offer protection from the elements, they offer you a comfortable space to keep your vehicles in working order no matter the season or weather.
- Utility Buildings
A utility building is a smaller metal structure that is designed to keep valuables and equipment safe from rain, wind, and snow. These structures come in a wide variety of styles and sizes and can be adapted to store just about anything, from expensive lawnmowers to woodworking equipment.
Metal Buildings by Size
When you’ve got a virtually endless array of customization and size options available to you, it might seem a little confusing to pick the right building for you and your family. To help give you a better view of our selection of steel buildings, we’ve put together a list of popular size ranges to help you determine what size is most suitable for you.
This size range is great for those that need extra room for storing a few smaller vehicles, tools, or lawn equipment. These structures are fantastic for housing important items such as quilts, heirlooms, and antiques – all things that must always be kept safe and dry.
If you need more room than the previous size ranges can offer, you may need a building a little larger. Buildings sized between 42’ and 50’ are great for housing larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs while still offering room to spare. They could also provide plenty of room should you want to use your building as a greenhouse or extra living quarters.
Structures larger than 50’ wide are perfect for storing multiple vehicles, boats, or large equipment. This size range is also ample space for opening a commercial establishment such as an automotive repair shop, storefront, or garage.
Prefabricated Metal Buildings vs. Stick-Built Structures
To us, there’s simply no competition when metal buildings are placed against wooden ones. But, unlike wood, steel buildings are naturally resistant to moisture infiltration, rust, and even fires up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit! Try that, wood!
Additionally, our metal buildings can be built at a fraction of the cost compared to wooden structures. Sometimes even up to 50% cheaper! And let’s not forget about the endless customization options. You can easily customize your building’s dimensions, paneling colors, roofing style, doors, windows, trim, and more. There’s virtually no end to the choices! This allows you to design your building your way!
Metal Buildings Are Built to Stand Tall Against Floods
Flooding is a significant problem in many parts of the US. Heavy rains can cause torrential floods that heavily damage and destroy wooden buildings. When this moisture infiltrates wooden structures, it can cause warping, rot, and decay. But not with steel! The steel we use is galvanized, making it virtually impervious to water, rust, and even pests. Have you ever seen a termite try to eat cold, hard, American steel?
Things to Consider Before Purchasing Metal Building
Buying a metal building is a significant investment! That’s why it pays to understand exactly what you need before you pull the proverbial trigger. Having a grasp of the dimensions and style you require will help you design your building correctly. To help make the process easier, we’ve put together a small checklist of things you’ll want to note before buying:
- Your Building’s Use
The application of your structure will play a heavy role in the design process. For example, if you intend to open a garage, you’ll need to ensure that your building is large enough to accommodate several vehicles and office space.
- Building Type
The type of building you need will decide quite a bit about how your structure is designed. Barns will require much larger doors and interior customization than simple equipment sheds.
- Installation Location
Your build site is a crucial aspect of purchasing a metal building. Before you buy, you’ll want to ensure that your build site is clear of debris and leveled. If you choose to have a concrete foundation, you’ll want to make certain that it has fully cured before installation.
- Your Budget
Understanding your budget is a big part of any construction project. The final price for your metal building will vary depending on several factors, including the customizations you choose.
- Delivery Time
Here at AA Metal Buildings, we prioritize seeking out the best lead times in the game. However, with national steel shortages and shipping issues caused by the pandemic, our installation times may vary. Speak with our building specialists to learn more about our current lead times!
There are a few foundation options available to you. These include:
Dirt foundations are simple, effective ways to get the job done. No concrete or prep is necessary except ensuring that your build site is level.
A step up, asphalt foundations offer a bit more protection from ground moisture.
Concrete foundations are your most reliable option and can last for years.
AA Metal Buildings takes pride in their work. To show this, we offer a one-year workmanship warranty on all our buildings. Additionally, we provide a 20-year rust-through warranty on our paneling.
Preparing for the Installation of Your Building
So, you’ve made the decision, spoke with our specialists, and are waiting for the big installation day. Congratulations! There are a few things you’ll want to take care of before our installation crews show up:
- Remove Dirt and Debris
You’ll want to take special care to remove any dirt and debris around your build site.
- Grade the Soil
Having a level foundation is one of the most important aspects of your new building. To that, you’ll want to make sure that your site is properly graded before installation day.
Before your building goes up, you’ll want to plan ahead for any electrical lines, and utility features your building will need. Work with an electrician to wire your structure correctly and safely.
- Foundation Curing
If you have a concrete foundation, you’ll want to ensure that it’s properly cured. Uncured concrete contains moisture and leads to rusting in your framing if left untreated.