Clear Span Buildings
What is a clear span building, you ask? Clear span is an architectural term to describe the distance between the two inside surfaces of the span supports. If you need a wide space that is free of interior support posts or columns, then a steel clear span design is the choice for you. One clear advantage of a steel building over wood or other building materials is that the strength of steel framing allows for higher ceilings and more usable interior space. Clear span metal structures can also be assembled and installed in a much shorter time frame than stick builds. Metal Garage Central has an excellent selection of popular clear span metal building design options for you to choose from!
Uses of Clear Span Buildings
One of the first things you need to decide when choosing a custom metal building is how you plan to use your structure. You’ll want to consider how much space you’ll need to be able to accommodate your vehicles, equipment, warehouse space, manufacturing space, or whatever other uses you might have in mind. When it comes to the potential applications, the question isn’t what can you do with a clear span metal building – the question is what CAN’T you do with a clear span metal building!
Clear span buildings can be used in any environment, from commercial to industrial to agricultural and even specialized residential applications. Here are a few of the ways we’ve seen customers use their clear span steel structures:
Gas and oilfield equipment buildings
Agricultural vehicle and equipment buildings
RV storage facilities
Multi-family housing covered parking
Commercial parking facilities
Storefront with retail space in the front and production space in the back
Restaurants and bakeries
Auto service centers
Manufacturing and distribution centers
Office and administration buildings
Temporary or permanent work crew housing
Recreational and fitness facilities
Church worship or fellowship centers
Specialized homes for primary residences
Any other large-scale application you can think of!
Clear Span Building Sizes
What’s the best size for a clear span metal building? That depends entirely on how you want to use your facility! Some of our customers know exactly what building dimensions they need when they contact us to design a custom metal structure. If you know exactly what you want, we can certainly work with that!
Many times, however, our customers may know which vehicles, equipment, or items they want to protect, or they may have an idea of how they want to use their building, but they are unsure about what size dimensions would be best for their particular needs. If you fall into that category, just reach out to us here at Metal Garage Central, we’ll be glad to help! We’ll take the time to listen to your desired storage needs and intended uses for your new steel structure, and then our building specialists and engineers can work together with you to design the steel structure that will be the best fit for both your needs AND your budget. Our clear span buildings typically start at 30’ wide, but we also commonly provide buildings that are 40’, 50’, or 60’ wide. Typical clear span building length ranges anywhere from 40’ to 100’, but we can extend up to 300’. No matter what your width, length, or height requirements may be, we can custom-design and craft a steel structure that will meet your specifications!
Clear Span Building Prices
At Metal Garage Central, our prices are among the most competitive in the engineered steel structures industry. Pre-engineered clear span building prices will vary based on the dimensions of your structure, roof style., any additional materials desired (lean-tos, windows, garage doors, walk-in doors, etc.), the gauge of frame (standard 14-GA or sturdier 12-GA), the gauge of sheet metal (standard 29-GA or sturdier 26-GA), and the certification or building permit requirements of your region. The location in which you install your new custom metal building will also affect pricing. If you’re looking for accurate, up-to-date metal structure prices, look no further than Metal Garage Central! We keep our website current with real-time pricing updates. And of course, you’re always welcome to give one of our friendly building specialists a call and we can answer all your questions on the phone. Oh, and here’s one feature you won’t have to worry about paying for – all of our steel structures are included delivery and installation with purchase!
Advantages of Engineered Steel Structures
Steel structures are superior to stick-builds or those made from other materials for reasons beyond the initial purchase price, too:
Metal is easier to clean and requires less maintenance than stick-builds or other structures. And since the color is infused into the metal, you don’t have the same peeling or fading paint issues, either.
Metal buildings don’t rot like wood and can stand up to constant use and extreme weather, including high winds, heavy rains, accumulating snow, lightning … and even earthquakes! The metal paneling can also be coated with aluminum compounds to help further prevent rusting and prolong the life of the panels.
Pest and Fire Resistant–
Steel isn’t susceptible to termites or other pests, and doesn’t harbor mold or mildew. Steel is also incredibly fire resistant.
The versatility of steel allows for more complex architectural designs and more clear-span interior space. It’s easier to expand metal buildings as your space needs grow, too.
Less Expensive to Insure–
Thanks to superior strength, durability, and fire resistance, your insurance costs may decrease if you choose a steel building over other options. That’s another cost benefit you get by choosing a structure from Metal Garage Central!
Why Choose Metal Garage Central?
We know that buying a steel building is a significant investment, and we know you want to make sure you’re getting the right product with the best service, all at a competitive price. Metal Garage Central is the nation’s largest online dealer of metal structures, and we work to ensure that your shopping experience with us is as pleasant and painless as possible!
Do you like to do your shopping online? Then take advantage of our cutting-edge 3D Estimator which allows you to easily design and customize your ideal metal structure, all from the comfort of your couch. You can create your building, save your plans, share them on social media, and even complete your order with just a few clicks! Or perhaps you prefer to do business the old-fashioned way, by speaking with an actual human. When you’re ready to talk, we have nearly 30 friendly and knowledgeable building specialists at Metal Garage Central who will take their time to listen to your needs, and can then walk you through every step of the process, from design to fabrication to install. And speaking of delivery and installation … we’re happy to deliver and install any of our custom steel structures are included with your standard purchase! We have great rent-to-own and financing options available, too!
At Metal Garage Central, we’re about much more than just selling you a custom metal building – we’re about Providing Shelter for Your Way of Life. Give us a call today at (980) 321-9898, and see the Metal Garage Central difference for yourself!
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