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How Much Does a Metal Building Cost?

Determining the cost of your steel or metal building can be a complex process. Considering the numerous factors involved in the pricing of steel and metal, many people risk exceeding their budget due to the unsteady market.

Many companies suggest requesting an accurate quote based on your project, especially since the price of steel can change day-to-day depending on the supply and demand for it. The successful completion of your metal building, whether it be a hangar, sports facility, warehouse, or religious building.

What Factors Affect the Cost of Metal Buildings?

Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t one universal equation for figuring out the cost of a metal building. There are factors affecting these prices on a daily basis. It would be highly difficult for a building company to keep up-to-date or accurate pricing on different sizes, layouts, and functions.

Let’s take a look at what those factors are to better understand how the price of steel and metal can change:

  • Price of Steel: The price of steel in itself will change day-to-day. It can get out of hand during trade wars and other major events.
  • Design: Obviously, the design of your metal building will determine how much material is needed. Two of the same-size buildings can cost different prices, even when quoted by the same company. This could be due to customizations, the roof pitch, and even special engineering that’s needed.
  • Economies of Scale: When you go shopping for groceries, you might see “sales” that give you a better deal. The same can be said about metal buildings. Companies will give a better price per square footage for larger buildings.
  • Location: The location of your metal building can also affect the price of metal or steel. Buildings in certain areas need to be built differently to withstand certain weather and natural events.

If you’re looking for an accurate quote to budget your metal building project, RapidSet Buildings takes all of the above factors into consideration before giving you a price. Even if you don’t plan on starting your project right away, we can help keep you informed of any changes to your price.

Expect Prices to Spike in Colder Climates

For anyone requesting a quote for a metal building in a colder climate prone to snowfall, high winds, and blizzards, expect the price of the building to be higher than in a warmer climate. There are various reasons in play here. All of which are related to making sure your metal building can withstand these extreme conditions.

When snow falls on your roof, it’s exposed to a much larger amount of weight. If not properly engineered to handle this extra weight, you could have a nightmare on your hands before you know.

The roof pitch of your metal building will play a major role in how well it can withstand snow. You’ll have several decisions to make. While a 1:12 roof pitch won’t cost as much as a 6:12 roof pitch, the 6:12 roof pitch will operate better in snowy areas because it is steeper (helping to guide the snow off the roof).

RapidSet Buildings will ensure your metal building can withstand the type of snowfall expected in your area — plus some. We remain confident that they will remain standing through snow, rain, and wind.

FAQ When Requesting a Metal Building Quote

When searching for an accurate price for your metal building, you’re going to come across a lot of questions. Proper research can help you get ahead of the curve, allowing you to feel confident throughout the process.
Here are some answers to a few questions we frequently get asked at RapidSet Buildings regarding the price of a metal building:

QCan wind speeds affect the price of my metal building?

A: Wind speeds will most certainly cause the price of your metal building to either increase or decrease. In order to ensure your metal building can withstand high-speed winds, you might need more material than in a location with lower wind speeds.

Q: Can I save money by making my metal building wider, rather than longer?

A: Due to the way metal buildings are built, those with more length won’t see as much of a change in price, compared to those that are wider.

Q: Will the amount of snow affect my metal building cost?

A: Much like wind speeds, areas with a higher frequency of snowfall will require a more stable building. This is determined by rating the building in terms of the amount of snow it can hold per square foot.

Q: How will open areas affect the price of my metal building?

A: Open areas won’t have any walls to prevent gusts of wind from entering the inside of the building. A higher wind rating for the roof will be required because the gusts will be directed up to the roof.

Q: What if I live in an area prone to seismic hazards?

A: Metal and steel buildings are engineered to withstand seismic conditions. However, it can cause an increase in price depending on the seismic rating needed for the building.

Q: Will underloading save me money?

A: While underloading your metal building will be a sure way to cut costs, it is not suggested — especially in areas with unpredictable weather. This will often lead to a collapsed building or major repairs being needed, in turn making it more expensive.

When searching for an accurate quote to budget out your metal building, RapidSet Buildings will ensure every possible avenue is taken into consideration. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about your metal building project. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are patiently waiting to assist you.

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