Steel is a popular building material for many reasons. It is quite durable, weather resistant, and relatively easy to work with. Steel construction is a great option if you are looking to put up a quick and efficient building project on your property. Whether you are in need of a steel garage, a commercial steel building, or a residential steel building, there are many options and variants available to you.
However, one of your first considerations might very well be the cost. While they do tend to be quite economical in comparison to other forms of construction, a steel building can still be quite the investment. You need to efficiently plan your project in order to minimize your expenses and maximize quality.
Accurate steelprices are hard to find online, with many companies keeping the steel building cost hidden until after a site visit.
This is due to the fact that there are so many options and possible site layouts that need to be taken into account. Also, it is because it might be easier for them to sell you on their product in person.
, in this guide, you will find out how much a metal building will cost, with 58 examples for quick ‘ballpark’ quotes.
According to oregon.gov, 50% of the nation’s non-residential low rise buildings involve the use of metal building systems. If you are planning on using this popular building type, you can get up to speed on pricing here in just a few minutes.
- The average steel building price is $15 – $25 per square foot, but these costs vary depending on your options, size, and complexity of the structure.
- Lean-to metal building kits cost the least per square foot due to the simple design, and residential steel homes cost the most.
- Metal building kits are cheap and fast to build, it’s possible for some simple structures to be erected in just days.
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Here you’ll also find out all you need to know about the factors that affect prices, and how you can build your steel building to stay within budget. With this general guide, you will know what a metal structure will typically cost, and be able to adjust these estimates to fit your specific building plans.
What’s in this guide?
- 58 Steel Building Prices
- Steel Building Options
- What does a metal building estimate look like?
- What affects steel building prices?
- Metal building supplier prices
- Steel building costs per square foot
- Types of steel building
58 Steel Building Prices
In this section, we have broken down steel frame buildings by category of usage. We are going to give you several examples of different types of steel buildings, and give you a typical price that you can expect. We have included several categories of steel building (carport, residential, commercial, etc.) and have broken down each of these categories into further sections.
This is a great place to start, but remember that it is just a starting point. Many other factors may influence the price of your steel building project. Below, we will go into more detail on how to calculate your building project cost. However, this is a great starting point, as it gives you a base line idea of what to expect.
Steel building price examples:
- “Lean-to” steel buildings cost between $1,085 and $3,862.
- Steel churches cost between $64,800 and $426,960.
- Metal carport kits cost from $1,427 and $5,578.
- Metal home kits cost between $19.314 and $53,545.
- Steel aircraft buildings cost between $7,812 and $13,299.
“Lean-to” steel buildings cost between $1,085 and $3,862 depending on size, frame type, and roof style.
|Lean-to frame only||10x20x8||$1,085|
|Lean-to 3 sided frame only||15x20x8||$1,559|
|Lean-to with roof||15x20x8||$1,936|
|Lean-to 3 sided with roof||15x20x8||$3,535|
|Lean-to 2 sided with roof||18x24x8||$3,864|
Metal carport kits cost from $1,427 and $5,578, factors that affect prices include the number of cars to store, wall material, and roof options.
Carports 12×24 tube frame
|Carport 2 sided with roof||12x20x7||$1,427|
|Carport 2 sided with roof||20x20x12||$3,557|
|Carport 3 sided with roof||12x20x7||$3,633|
|Carport 3 sided with roof||20x20x10||$4,992|
|Carport 3 sided with roof||24×2012||$5,578|
Metal Garage Kits
Metal garage kits cost from $5,958 up to $12,303, with more expensive garages being larger with more windows and doors.
Metal garage 30×50
|Clear-span garage with closed walls and ends||38x50x16||$5,958.99|
|Clear-span garage with closed walls and ends||40x60x16||$7,946.99|
|Clear-span garage with closed walls and ends||60x130x20||$8,217.64|
|Clear-span garage with closed walls and ends||50x90x24||$9,319.27|
|Clear-span garage with closed walls and ends||100x140x24||$12,303.54|
Metal Aircraft Buildings
Metal aircraft buildings cost between $7,812 and $13,299, this varies based on the number of planes and the geographic location of your site.
Aircraft hangar 50×60
|Aircraft hangar with a closed-end wall||56x84x16||$7,812.99|
|Aircraft hangar with a closed-end wall||50x82x18||$8,499.99|
|Aircraft hangar with a closed-end wall||70x118x20||$9,929.99|
|Aircraft hangar with a closed-end wall||80x128x24||$13,299.78|
Recreational Steel Buildings
Recreational steel buildings cost between $14,221 and $18,220 depending on what the building is needed for and it’s size
Recreational metal building
|Recreational Steel Building Kit||Size||Price|
|Recreational building (closed-end wall)||80x120x20||$14,221.77|
|Recreational building (closed-end wall)||120x160x20||$17,989.20|
|Recreational building (closed end wall)||120x220x24||$18,220.95|
Steel I-beam Structures
Steel I-beam structures cost between $2,955 and $6,925. The I beam is a robust vertical column that can be used to make buildings stronger than tube frames for example.
Steel Rigid Frame Buildings
Metal rigid frame buildings cost between $4,804 and $5,119 and suit conditions that require durability. For example, in locations with high wind speed or snow loads.
Rigid frame horse barn
|Rigid Frame Building||Size||Price|
|Rigid frame horse barn building||70x60x18||$4,804.53|
|Rigid frame horse barn building||60x80x16||$4,901.29|
|Rigid frame horse barn building||65x80x16||$5,112.62|
|Rigid frame horse barn building||90x60x16||$5,119.15|
Steel Truss Buildings
Steel truss buildings cost from $7,295 to $13,595 and are ideal for commercial applications that require strength and a clear open internal space.
Commercial metal truss building
|Large truss metal building||40×20||$7,295|
|Large truss metal building||40×24||$8,345|
|Large truss metal building||50×20||$9,595|
|Large truss metal building||50×24||$10,695|
|Large truss metal building||60×20||$12,495|
|Large truss metal building||60×24||$13,595|
Steel churches cost between $64,800 and $426,960, size is the main determining factor but the location also plays a role in cost.
Metal home kits cost between $19.314 and $53,545. The number of bedrooms and finishing options can increase the price considerably.
30×40 metal home building
|Home Kit 53m2||53m2||One||$19,314.50|
|Home Kit 86m2||86m2||Two||$29,339.47|
|Home Kit 10m2||101m2||Two||$34,693.85|
|Home Kit 180m2||150m2||Four||$53,543.88|
Steel Walkway Buildings
Steel walkway buildings cost from $916 to $2,444, and using heavier steel or aluminum can increase this further.
Arched steel walkway with a tube frame
|Walkway frame only||8x20x6.75||$916|
|Walkway with a roof||8x20x6.75||$1,448|
|Walkway frame only||10x30x7||$2,106|
|Walkway with a roof||10x30x7||$2,444|
Steel Building Options
As you might imagine, steel buildings don’t all fit neatly into one category. There are several options and features that you can add to make your project unique. However, these features also influence the cost.
There are thousands of combinations of steel building options, so it’s always recommended to compare quotes to get an accurate price. Here are some guide prices for popular metal building options:
- Sliding sidewall doorsrange between $1,643 and $3,422.
- Hollow metal walk-thru doorscost from $735 to $1,811 each.
- Framed opening