A Comprehensive Guide to Prefab Metal Buildings
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A Comprehensive Guide to Prefab Metal Buildings

A Comprehensive Guide To Prefab Metal Buildings
Nov, 2023

The American prefab steel building market is currently 21.2 billion US dollars and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% during the forecast period of 2023-2028. That is indeed positive news if you were thinking about investing in pre-engineered metal buildings.

Below, we have presented a comprehensive guide for you, which will help you to learn more about prefab structures, what they are, how they work, what their advantages and potential uses are, along with their sizes & prices. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in.

What Is A Prefab Steel Building?

Pre-engineered metal buildings, or short PEMB, are structures whose components are designed and manufactured at the factory location. These are assembled at the site. These are designed by metal dealers and sold in standard sizes by steel suppliers.

Generally, it costs less than other steel buildings as there is no major customization. It is an ideal choice for people with budget constraints or those who are looking for a metal structure but do not wish to spend too much on personalization.

It is an ideal choice for commercial offices and warehouses as they seek functionality instead of external appeal.

Reasons To Choose Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

1. Cost

The prefab structure pricing starts from $10 per sq. ft. and increases with additional customization features. They are quite affordable building materials you can find in the States. Assembly and installation are quick and require less labor. Therefore, installing a metal structure involves less labor cost.

Your building gets ready within a few weeks, and you are all ready to start early, whether it is for personal or commercial use. Since metals come with strength and long lasting durability, you end up paying less insurance premium.

2. Structural Strength

Steel is widely known for its strength & robust nature. You can design them to be curved, thin, or tall without losing their core properties. Steel buildings retain their structural integrity over time. With little care, they can outlast you. That’s true.

The load-bearing capacity of steel is high. It is one of the reasons why most of the skyscrapers are built using steel. Some famous ones are the Empire State Building, Gateway Arch, and Willis Tower.

3. Resistance To Fire

Generally speaking, metals have higher resistance to fire. Compared to timber, it takes more time to burn. This can be good news if you want to use steel structures for storage & commercial purposes. Your goods & items will be safe in case of a fire breakout in the neighborhood.

When appropriately insulated, it helps minimize the spread of fire from one area to another. Meanwhile, you can vacate your building or call 911 for fire extinguishing.

4. No Pest’s Infestation

Metals are inorganic compounds. They do not house termites and other pests. Rodents can’t chew through thick metal panel walls. So, your items are safe and in a hygienic environment. Insulated metal structures prohibit the growth of mold and mildew as well.

You get to save money on termites’ inspection and control. On top of that, you don’t need to worry about damaged wall panels & frames due to water absorption or excessive heat during summer. Metal is generally ideal for all weather.

5. Weather-proof

Certified steel structures are made to tolerate high-speed wind, heavy snowfall & hails, and excessive rain. It can be designed to withstand tornadoes and hurricanes. Metals do not contract to expand with moisture built-up, nor do they rot with time.

Steel is immune to organic decay as well. So, choose a high-quality metal structure with Viking Steel Structures. Call now.

6. Need Less Aftercare

Given that you do not have to spend tons on upkeep for your metal structure, there are certain things you can watch out for to prolong its life.

The first thing is rusting. With galvanized steel, the chances of rusting are minimal. However, you must inspect to ensure that your structure is free from corrosion. For this, you can clean your steel structure regularly. If you want to do pressure washing, it is recommended to do it at the lowest setting.

Second, removing dust and debris like tree branches, twigs, and dead leaves from your roof on time will help maintain the good health of steel. To put a long story short, you have to keep your metal structure clean as a part of maintenance.

7. Clear Span Option

Having an open floor plan can be on your wish list if you are looking forward to fully personalizing your interior. A metal structure gives you an option for a clear span, i.e., a design with no internal support column.

If you are looking for a large storage unit or warehouse, clear span metal structures will give you the maximum square footage for the available space.

8. Versatile design

PEMB comes in a diverse range of sizes and designs. You can pick the one depending on your needs. You can even add customization like color or vents, extra doors or windows to it.

Bonus: Eco-Conscious Choice

Finally, above all reason, your love for nature is reflected in PEMB. When you choose metal, you choose a sustainable and green building.

Sizes And Cost Of Prefab Steel Buildings

General sizes of prefab steel buildings are 30×40, 50×50, 40×60, and 40×20. However, you can get it in larger sizes, too. You can visit our webpage for more information on top-selling prefab metal buildings.

Below, we have listed some standard sizes with their price. The final pricing may vary with location, material availability, and color choices.

Width Length Height Type Of Metal Building Starting Price
22 ft. 40 ft. 12 ft. All purpose garage workshop $12,615
20 ft. 36 ft. 14 ft. Enclosed metal RV garage $15,515
30 ft. 40 ft. 12 ft. All weather steel garage $23,849
30 ft. 40 ft. 14 ft. All vertical garage workshop $27,027
30 ft. 41 ft. 12 ft. Custom utility workshop $32,403

You can get smaller and larger sizes as well. Contact Viking Steel Structures for details on prefab buildings.

But Why Choose Us?

When you choose Viking Steel Structures, you choose

  • Certified high-quality steel
  • 100% American manufactured
  • On-time delivery
  • Dedicated customer support
  • Versatile design options
  • No raw material waste
  • Best pricing
  • 20-year warranty*
  • 40+ states within our delivery area

Various Applications For Metal Building

One can use metal structures for various purposes. Some of the popular ones are listed below:

  • Parking vehicles
  • Storage unit
  • Home office
  • Personal workshop
  • Personal gym
  • Art studio
  • Commercial garage
  • Warehouse
  • Office space
  • Commercial storage
  • Cold storage
  • Commercial sports center
  • And many more.

Get Your Steel Building From Viking Steel Structures Today

Get your first prefab steel building for sale today. You see…you have 9 things to do when buying a pre-engineered metal building. First, call us, and we will handle the remaining eight for you. So, what are you waiting for? Call Viking Steel Structures dial 877-801-3263 to talk to our team.

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