- Least expensive garage option
- Superior wind & snow loading
- Fast DIY construction
- From $5 per square foot
Sample 30x40 Metal Buildings
Building Design Options
When considering a metal 30x40 garage there are two styles available. The design dictates the cost, to a large degree. A typical straight-wall (gable) style garage (see pic to right) with a peaked roof is one of the two main options, a 'P-Model' (with the P standing for peaked) Quonset Hut Garage (see pic to the left) being the other.
The 'P-Model' is an aesthetic extension of the original dome-shaped Quonset hut, with vertical sides and a peaked roof. Typically, a Quonset garage doesn’t require a complete concrete foundation slab, as the walls can be set on narrow concrete footings instead, such is its stability. However, in a garage environment, this is not recommended, and a full slab should be used.
When comparing prices for either type of steel garage compared to a traditionally constructed wooden garage the real saving is in the construction labor cost. Steel garages come in the form of 'building kit packages’ and are designed to be built by even novice Do-It-Yourselfers with only a hand full of basic tools. A 30x40 steel prefab garage can easily be self-built resulting in a saving of as much as $20,000!
Steel Vs Wood Garage Estimate Prices
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