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Real-world Steel Buildings Prices by Type of Structure

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Comparing prices is a great way to educate yourself before choosing a steel building provider -- and we can help you get the insight you need. Tens of thousands of other businesspeople have used BuyerZone for their building projects, and we've surveyed them to gather feedback on the actual steel building prices they settled on.

First, it's important to understand the types of buildings they're buying vary considerably, so the price per square foot can be misleading. There prices listed below for two main types of steel buildings:

The first, arch style steel buildings (or Quonset huts), are most commonly used for storage, garages, and tool sheds. Arch style buildings feature interlocking metal ribs that form the roof and building sides and are the least expensive and simplest solution for basic steel buildings.

Rigid frame buildings (or straight wall buildings) are much more flexible and best suited for commercial and industrial steel buildings as they can be designed to suit a huge range of applications. Rigid frame buildings have a steel skeleton frame and flat steel panels for roof and walls.

Steel Building Face Styles

Whichever style is right for your project, you'll need a concrete pad installed to support the building.

Another important price consideration is insulation. Unless you are using your steel building predominantly for non-climate-controlled storage, insulation is a necessity. Make sure your vendor can provide you with adequate insulation that adheres to all state and federal guidelines.

Finally, the height you choose will have a big impact on the final cost that may not be reflected in the price per square foot. Make sure you note how much clearance you will need for your building: if you need overhead cranes, tall warehouse shelving, or clearance to unload trucks and trailers, that will push up your height requirements -- and therefore your costs.

Prices for rigid frame steel buildings (straight wall buildings)

Prices for arch steel buildings (Quonset huts)

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Information was provided by BuyerZone users. Quotes have been edited for clarity only.

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