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How Custom Can Metal Buildings Be?

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When you order a metal building through an online dealer, you are not choosing from an inventory list and having a DIY building with 50 pages of instructions sent to you.

Instead, you will have personal contact with a qualified building specialist that will help you design the perfect building for you. Your qualified building specialist will provide the best price available and place your order with a manufacturer that will deliver and install your building at no additional cost to you.

Whether you’re designing your new she-shed, two-car garage, workshop, metal home, or barn, you need the size, layout, features, and colors that work the best for your needs.

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Sizing Options

There are limitations set by certain states, counties, and HOAs, but the only limit set by metal building manufacturers is the limit of what’s structurally possible in your area.

If you can go up to 60 feet wide, we have a manufacturer that can do it.

If you can go up to 20 feet tall, we have a manufacturer that can do it.

And when it comes to length, give us a number, and we have a manufacturer that can do it.

Possible Layouts

Metal buildings can be the main unit alone, or you can add what’s called a lean-to, which looks like half of a carport, to either or both ends or sides.

For the main unit and lean-tos, you can either fully enclose, partially enclose, or leave it open. You can put a wall between the main unit and lean-to, leave the framing, or place header bars to allow a complete walk-through. You can also add a room or leave the building as an open floor plan.

When we say custom, we mean it.

Features Available


In most areas, there are 13 color options that you can choose from for the roof, trim, sides, and ends. You can also choose to have two-tone walls with up to 3 feet from the bottom done with a different color than the rest of the end/sidewalls.

Garage Doors & Frame-Outs

Unfortunately, manufacturers can’t have every possible garage door size available. So, if there’s a size you need that they don’t have, there is the option to put a frame-out to have the garage door you want added after your metal building installation.

Some people also prefer to have overhead doors, French doors, etc. In that case, there is the same option to have frame-outs.

Walk-In Doors & Windows

Manufacturers offer standard 36-by-80-inch walk-in doors, similar to what you would see on a mobile home, and 30-by-30-inch and 30-by-36-inch windows.

If you want doors or windows that are bigger or smaller than the manufacturer has available, you have the option to add frame-outs so that you can install the ones you want after your metal building is installed.

Horizontal or Vertical Paneling

With metal buildings, you can choose how you would like panels laid on the roof, sides, and ends.

Two roof styles consist of:

  • Panels running horizontally from end to end
  • Panels running vertically from the peak down

The vertical roof style does cost more than the other styles but is also the most highly recommended to eliminate maintenance.

You can choose to have horizontal or vertical paneling for the sides and ends unless you choose to go wider than 30 feet. At that point, it is automatically vertical paneling.

Choose Bulldog Steel Structures for Custom Metal Buildings Manufactured in America

Your needs for a metal building are custom to you, so at Bulldog Steel Structures, we believe that your building should be custom too.

From the dimensions to the floor plan to the colors, every aspect of your building is designed for you, and now it’s easier than ever to design your building because of our 3D Builder! And if you decide that you want us to design it for you, that’s what our building specialists are here for!

Request a quote or give us a call at (888)-551-2156 to get started!

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