Metal building are cheaper and quicker to erect than more traditional buildings made of brick or wood. Metal buildings can be used for a variety of purposes raging from agriculture, business and storage. Metal building prices vary greatly depending on the size and style of the building, and on labor costs, delivery fees and any other extra supplies that are needed. To erect a metal building a concrete slab must be poured first; the cost of having a concrete slab poured is $4-$8 per square foot. Metal building prices for just the building itself run from $5-$12 per square foot. Things like doors and windows are not usually included in the cost and will need to be purchased individually. Labor costs for metal building construction usually range from $3-$10 per square foot. Metal building costs also include delivery charges that usually cost about 10% of the metal building price, and building permits that can costs several thousand dollars. All together, metal building costs, including the concrete base, construction, the metal building, delivery and all the extra things like doors and windows, range from $14-$35 per square foot.
Metal Building Construction Cost
The cost to build a metal building ranges from $3-$10 per square foot. To hire a contractor to erect a 2000 square foot garage costs from $6000-$20,000. The cost to build a metal building varies per contractor; contractors can vary in price by $1-$5 per square foot. The cost is also affected by location; building costs are less in places with a low cost of living compared to places with a high cost of living. Most metal buildings can be erected in a few days to a week or two.
Metal Building Manufacturers
There are numerous metal building manufacturers that offer a variety of different size and style buildings for sale. Some of these manufacturers offer metal building kits, and some do not. Most metal building manufacturers do not offer assemblage of their buildings; customers will have to hire a contractor to construct the building for them or construct the building themselves. Customers who buy direct from the manufacturer will save money on their purchase; metal building prices direct from a manufacturer are less than prices from a retail store. Metal building cost when purchased directly from the manufacturer is about 20%-30% cheaper than the cost at a retail store.
Metal Building Contractors
The cost to hire a metal building contractor ranges from $5-$15 per square foot, depending on the contractor and the style of the building. To hire a contractor to construct a 2000 square foot metal building costs from $4000-$30,000. The cost to hire a metal building contractor also varies per location; areas with a low cost of living generally have lower contractor prices than areas with a high cost of living have.
Metal Building Kits Prices
Metal building kits are more commonly available for residential metal buildings than for commercial metal buildings; however they are available for both. These kits are an equable way for homeowners to purchase a metal building for their storage needs. Metal building kits are generally easy to construct so most homeowners are able to put them up themselves, which saves them on construction costs. The cost for metal building kits range from $3-$10 per square foot. As with any metal building, a concrete slab will need to be poured before the building is erected; homeowners can usually pour their own concrete floor so the cost is minimal. Construction of a metal building requires all the normal building permits and land preparation. Some kits do not include doors, insulation or other important components; buyers should research the metal building kit carefully before they buy it.
Commercial Metal Buildings
Metal building are available in a wide variety of shapes and styles, and are suitable for use for both residential and commercial use. Commercial metal buildings are often used as warehouses, offices, stores and even churches. Their prices vary greatly depending on the size and style of the building.
For a very basic commercial metal building suitable for a warehouse square foot prices tend to be cheaper than residential square foot prices due to its large size; commercial metal building prices for a very basic building range from $3-$10 per square foot. More elaborate buildings that are suitable for things like offices and religious services cost considerably more than basic commercial buildings do. Commercial metal building prices for buildings suitable for offices and other commercial purposes cost $5-$15 per square foot.
Metal Building Packages
Customers can save money if they purchase a metal building package. These packages are available for both residential and commercial metal buildings. Packages range in price from $3-$10 depending on the size and style. Some companies sell packages that includes door and insulation, and some do not. Construction of the metal building may be included in the pricing, but it may not. Customers should be sure to ask what exactly comes in their metal building package, before buying it.
Pre-Engineered Metal Building Costs
Pre-engineered metal buildings are basically metal building kits. Pre-engineered metal building costs range from $3-$10 per square foot, depending on the style of the building and from where it is purchased from. Prefab kits costs usually do not include assemblage; customers will have to hire a contractor to assemble it for them or construct the building themselves. Prefab kits do not always come with all the essential components like doors and insulation; customers should check these kits carefully before buying.
Metal Building Components
All metal buildings have the same basic components; the difference between them is the style, manufacturer and the quality of material they use. Metal building components include panels, endwall columns, rafters and girts, sidewall girts, eave strut, roof purlins and cable bracing. Metal building components like insulation, trim, eaves and gutters are often not included with a basic metal building, and will often need to be purchased separately. Metal building insulation prices are $1-$3 per square foot. Metal building panels cost around $5-$8 per square feet.