Prefabricated Steel Buildings for Garages/Auto Repair

Whether you’re storing your vehicles away or you want to make a business out of fixing them, prefabricated steel buildings can help. They can be used for commercial or residential structures, with the durable material keeping cars safe from harsh weather conditions. They can be personalized for your particular needs. 

Not only can we provide prefabricated steel structures for your personal vehicle storage or commercial business, but our services guide you through every step of the planning and design process.

Cost of Prefabricated Steel Buildings for Garages/Auto Repair

Prefabricated steel buildings are a more cost-effective option when compared to many other materials, due to the lightweight metal needing less labor and construction costs. While your first question will likely be, “How much will this cost?,” there are several factors to consider, including:

  • Size — The number of cars or vehicles that you anticipate putting in the structure will determine how large it needs to be. The larger the building is, the more steel you’ll need to purchase.
  • Location — While the steel is meant to keep your vehicles from the elements, those elements can also affect the cost. It’s important to take into account the weather that the steel will need to endure, such as harsh winds and storms. Some locations will require heavier, and more costly, steel than others.
  • Purpose — The use of the structure is factored into the price. A storage building for your personal use won’t require as much additional space, or steel, as an auto repair shop, which would also need to accommodate office space and customer service areas. 

During the design process, we’ll help you look at every contributing factor so you know what cost to expect. We consider every aspect and work to help increase your cost savings by reducing weight and load considerations if possible. We can provide you with a free quote to start.

Determining Your Clearance Requirements

Understanding the building’s limitations can ensure that the prefabricated steel building will be safe for your intended use. It’s important to think about inventory you may need to stack in an auto shop or storage bins that you want to keep in your personal garage. You’ll need to consider the unobstructed interior clearance for what tasks will be taking place. The clearance requirements will help us figure out the proper load distribution throughout the structure to ensure safety and stability.

We’ll take a look at what you plan to do with the space and decide how the structural elements will work together to safely accomplish them. This means reaching an interior clearance without going over a maximum exterior ridge height.

Aesthetics of Prefabricated Steel Buildings for Garages/Auto Repair

While all garages, both personal and commercial, should put function first, the benefit of aesthetics shouldn’t be forgotten. If you’re using the garage as storage on your personal property, it can be designed to fit with your residence. Auto repair shops and commercial garages can be designed to incorporate your company’s overall brand and aesthetic. This can include design options such as brick, glass and stone.

The aesthetics of the building must be discussed early in the design process so we can ensure that the structure can properly handle the additional weight and pressure for the attachment and safe load considerations.

Wall and Roof Panel Options

Your wall and roof panels provide durability and sustainability for the structure, including keeping out moisture. You can have your residential garage match your house colors, or you can pick colors for a commercial garage that will catch the eye of a customer. 

There are a variety of different panel finishes, such as embossed or textured. You can even choose insulated panels, which can help keep the temperature comfortable during the long hours of labor that come with working on cars.

Accessory Options

There are many functional features that you can incorporate into your garage or repair shop. For example, you’ll need the garage doors to pull the vehicles in and out of the structure. These accessories are discussed during the planning process to ensure that they’re incorporated into your building’s load consideration. Other accessories that you can consider adding into your project include:

  • Windows.
  • Electric-powered doors.
  • Mezzanines.
  • Ventilation.
  • Insulation.

Customizing the Project for Your Needs 

Prefabricated steel buildings provide design flexibility while still being energy efficient, durable and low maintenance. The customizable capabilities of our steel building products can provide you with exactly what you need for your garage or repair shop.

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