GARAGES : STEEL BUILDINGS : METAL BUILDINGS
OVERVIEW OF STEEL GARAGES OR WORKSHOPS
Our steel buildings truly have a wide variety of
uses. Over the years our metal buildings have been
used for residential, commercial and industrial
applications. All of the steel garage illustrations
above are simply samples. We do not have a model
per se because everyone wants a garage tailored
to their application. Therefore, you can build your
steel building to fit exactly what you are trying
to accomplish or store however much equipment you
GARAGE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS.
1. Our most frequently
asked question is, "Does the price include
shipping, anchoring and installation within the
normal service area?"
The answer is yes. The prices on the following pages include shipping, anchoring and installation on your level site in our normal service area in the states of AL, Alabama, AR, Arkansas, AZ, Arizona, CA, California, CT, Connecticut, DE, Delaware, DC, District of Columbia, FL, Florida, GA, Georgia, IL, Illinois, IN, Indiana, IA, Iowa, KS, Kansas, KY, Kentucky, LA, Louisiana, MD, Maryland, MA, Massachusetts, MI, Michigan, MS, Mississippi, MO, Missouri, NE, Nebraska, NV, Nevada, NY, New York, NJ, New Jersey, NC, North Carolina, OH, Ohio, OK, Oklahoma, PA, Pennsylvania, RI, Rhode Island, SC, South Carolina, TN, Tennessee, TX, Texas, VA, Virginia, VT, Vermont, WV, West Virginia.
2. Another frequently asked question, "How
long would it take before a garage was installed
on my site?"
Usually installed in 3-6 weeks.
3. Are the prices for steel garages current?
Yes, they are.
4. Pricing samples for steel garages: (retrieve
figures from previous price page)
What if I want a 24' x 25' garage with 14 gauge
framing, two 9' wide x 7' high roll-up doors in
the 24' wide end wall, 1 walk-thru door and 1 window?
Select a 24' x 25' x 8' leg height garage with 14
gauge base price + one 9' x 7' roll-up door + one
9' x 7' roll up door + one walk-thru door and one
What if I want an 18' x 20' garage with 12 gauge
framing, one 10' wide x 8' high roll-up door in
the 18' wide end wall and 1 window?
Select an 18' x 20' x 9' leg height garage with
12 gauge base price + one 10' x 8' roll-up door
+ one window.
What if I want a 30' x 60' garage with 12 gauge
framing, three 10' wide x 10' high roll-up doors
in the 60' long side wall, 2 walk-thru doors and
Select a 30' x 60' x 12' leg height garage with
12 gauge base price + one 10' x 10' roll-up door
located in the side + one 10' x 10' roll-up door
located in the side + one walk-thru door + one walk
thru door + 4 windows.
What if I want a 22' x 30' garage with 14 gauge
framing, two10' wide x 8' high roll-up doors in
the 30' long side wall, 1 walk-thru door and 1 window?
Select a 22' x 30' x 10' leg height garage with
14 gauge base price + one 10' x 8' roll-up door
in the side + one 10' x 8' roll-up door in the side
+ one walk-thru door + one window.
5. Can I have my steel garage custom sized; I
don't see the size I need!
Yes. For example you may need a garage that is 21'
wide x 23' long. We will make it that size. To determine
the cost - it would be the exact same cost as the
next larger standard size garage. So, for this example
it would be the same cost as a 22' wide x 25' long
garage. This formula would apply in every circumstance.
6. Does a color choice for my metal building
add to the price?
No, you may choose one color for the roof, a different
color for the trim, a different color for the sides
at no additional charge. You may also choose to
make all of the colors the same on your structure,
it's your choice. Please view
available garage colors.
7. Can I buy the metal garage materials and assemble
Yes. Deduct 5% from the prices quoted on preceding
pages. All materials will be delivered to your home.
You cannot pick up materials under any circumstances.
No assembly instructions are provided. This is your
choice if you decide to purchase and assemble yourself
(not our recommendation).
8. Do I have to pay sales tax for my garage?
Unless you are purchasing a garage for the federal
government, state government, have a farm or agricultural
exemption or have a sales tax exemption number and
are willing to sign a sales tax exemption form,
you have to pay sales tax, or live in a state that
is free of sales tax.
9. What factors may add to the cost of the metal
Installation on a commercial, government or industrial site additional fees may apply. Please contact us.
Approximately $3.95 per lineal foot length of garage apply:
a. Leg trimming to accommodate installation on an un-level site from 4"- 12" out of level
b. Circumstances that require drilling of base rails other than the factory drilled holes
c. If materials have to be carried over 50 feet to the installation site
Approximately $4.90 per lineal foot length of garage apply:
a. If the garage is to be installed over an existing structure (pump, RV, compressor, etc.)
b. Installation on a non-floating boat dock (wind & snow load rating would not apply – see question #37)
c. Installation on a maximum 3’ high retaining wall & not possible in all circumstances (wind & snow load rating would not apply – see question #37)
d. Installation of garage on a wood deck elevated over 6” - 8” above the ground
10. Is there a discount if I purchase more than
No, there are no quantity discounts.
11. What colors can I choose from for my garage?
We have 13
different colors to choose from. You may choose
one color for the roof, a different color for the
trim, a different color for the sides at no additional
12. What type of truck is my garage delivered
View the standard delivery truck and trailer. The 3 member installation team brings the material with them and construction begins immediately upon arrival.
13. What is the warranty on the steel garages?
14 gauge garages come with a 30 day workmanship
12 gauge garages come with a 20 year warranty against
rust through on the frame,
assuming normal care and maintenance and the 30
day workmanship warranty.
There are no other warranties stated or implied.
14. What is the gauge and size of the metal frame
and sheet metal used for my garage?
14 gauge galvanized steel framing; square measures
2 1/2"x 2 1/2"
12 gauge galvanized steel framing; square measures
2 1/4"x 2 1/4"
29 gauge steel R-panels in 13 different colors.
15. What if my ground is not level where I want
to place my metal garage?
Normal installations allow for the ground to be
3-4 inches out of level.
16. Do you make garages longer than what is on
your price list?
We'll make a steel garages as long as you need.
17. Do I need a permit for my steel building?
You may depending on your local zoning regulations.
18. Can your metal buildings be attached to my
No, we will not attach to other structures.
19. Who installs my garage?
Factory trained installation teams deliver the materials
and assemble the garage immediately upon arrival
in your area.
20. I have other questions or concerns. How can
I talk to someone?
Call our knowledgeable staff toll free at 1-877-942-3745.
Mon-Fri (9-5 EST)
21. A very interesting
viewpoint regarding pricing.
22. Can you install on a boat dock?
23. Do you provide rain gutters?
No, we offer no rain gutters.
24. What width garage is good for 2 cars?
Most people prefer a garage width of at least 22'
wide for 2 cars, although some report that 20' wide
25. Do you offer insulation for the garages or
We can install ¼” double-bubble insulation in the units that we build. The price is $1.00 per square foot (of side-wall, end-wall, and roof square footage). It has an R-Value of 4.3. To determine the cost visit here.
26. NOTE: Perimeter sealing at the foundation
at the foundation of the metal garage, if necessary,
is the responsibility of the purchaser.
27. Can I have the garage built now on the ground
and then pour concrete inside later?
Yes, that is possible but certainly is not recommended. You turn out with a much better floor finish and appearance if the floor is poured ahead of time.
28. How is my garage assembled?
a garage is assembled.
29. Do I need to do any site preparation?
Remove anything out of the way that would impede
the progress of the installation. Clearly mark the
four corners of the garage location and level the
spot if necessary.
30. How many braces are included on my garage?
All garages with 8' legs or higher come standard
with a minimum of 5 peak braces and a brace at every
leg where possible.
31. What is the difference between 14 and 12
Both are galvanized steel. However, the wall thickness
of the 12 gauge framing is 3 hundredths of an inch
32. What is the roof pitch on my garage and can
this be changed?
Most garages have a roof pitch that is approximately
4:12 and it cannot be changed.
33. What is the post spacing?
For 12' to 24' wide garages the post are spaced
no more than every 5' apart.
For 26' to 30' wide garages the post are spaced
no more than every 3' 6".
35. How long does it take to assemble?
Garages can take anywhere from 1 - 2 days to assemble,
depending on the options that were ordered and the
size of the garage.
36. How close can I put this garage to another
structure, building or fence?
There is no hard and fast rule. However, keep in
mind that there will have to be enough room for
the installers to attach the sheet metal to the
sides with their screw guns and set their ladders
for taller structures.
37. What leg height should I have on my garage?
Although, there are exceptions, the rule of thumb
is, if the garage doors are to be placed in the
end (width) of the garage the leg height must be
1’ taller than the height of the garage door(s).
If the garage door is to be placed in the side wall
(length) of the garage, the leg height of the garage
needs to be 2’ taller than the height of the garage
door(s). (i.e. 24' wide x 40' long x 9' leg height
with two 9' wide x 7' high roll-up doors placed
in the 40' side wall. Result is 2' higher leg height
of garage than the height of the garage door).
38. What size should I pour the slab?
Pour slab 3/4" wider in width and the same
length. As an example for a 24' x 40' garage a slab
should be a minimum of 24' 3/4" x 40' long.
39. NOTE: Our garage doors are roll-up steel
'coil' type doors.
up garage doors shown. They work great but electric
garage doors do not work with these. In situations
where an electric garage door opener is required
we recommend that you let us build the garage door
with framed in openings that will accommodate the
garage door(s) size of your choice. After your garage
is completed you or a local garage door contractor
can install a sectional raised panel garage door
that an electric garage door opener will work with.
40. What type of roof does this garage have?
All of our garages are quoted with the far superior
vertical style roof. Why is it superior? A vertical
style roof is far less prone to leak. The roof does
not hold water, leaves, pine straw and other debris.
It also has a natural ridge vent and a more pleasing
appearance. Wherever you buy insist on the vertical
style roof. Please take
a look at the vertical roof illustrated on a metal garage.