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These affordable and durable metal garages can serve a variety of uses for your home, farm or business. They prove year after year to be a more affordable alternative to stick built garages. Not only are they more affordable but they are also very solid, equipped with a wind & snow ratings where it is needed. These metal garages are truly a cost effective and maintenance-free alternative for your valuables. How do we do it? We are able to offer you these steel buildings through a network of metal garage manufacturing facilities located throughout the U.S. Each of these manufacturing facilities has installation teams to install your garage in a timely fashion.  Installation by experienced factory-trained crew in 34 states makes your next garage purchase a truly pleasurable experience. Through proper design of your garage - you can accommodate many vehicles, tractors, loaders, RVs and boats. Please notice some of our samples below.

 

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METAL GARAGES : STEEL BUILDINGS : METAL BUILDINGS



OVERVIEW OF STEEL GARAGES AND WORKSHOPS

Our steel buildings truly have a wide variety of uses. Over the years our metal garages 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 store.


METAL GARAGE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND 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 these 34 states.
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 window.
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 4 windows?
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 it myself?
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 garage?
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 one garage?
No, there are no quantity discounts.


GENERAL QUESTIONS
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 charge.
12. What type of truck is my garage delivered on?
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 warranty.
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 home/garage/other structure?
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?
No.
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 is sufficient.
25. Do you offer insulation for the garages or workshops?
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.


CONSTRUCTION QUESTIONS
28. How is my garage assembled?

View how 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 gauge framing?
Both are galvanized steel. However, the wall thickness of the 12 gauge framing is 3 hundredths of an inch thicker.
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".
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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.
Roll 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.


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