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Metal Garage Buildings For Sale

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Jun 20, 2013

Looking to buy a metal garage building? 

Alan's Factory Outlet has many different metal buildings for sale to choose from. 

There are the standard metal garage buildings which are made in three different roof lines of regular metal garage, boxed eave metal garage and vertical roof metal garage.

The standard metal buildings come 20 different sizes with free delivery and installation in NC, SC, GA, TN, KY, VA, WV, TX, OK, LA, AR, AL, MO, KS, IL, IA, NE and MS. 

The steel buildings in IN, OH, PA, MD, DE, NJ, NY and DC are made slightly different and for that reason these northern states have a different pricing structure due to the different specs.  Delivery and setup in included in these states also.

The final state with unique building construction specs is FL due to the wind rating required on the metal garages in FL they have different prices and on the 20' wide would have two 8x8 size garage doors instead of two 9x8 garage doors to meet their state requirements.

1 car metal garage building sizes that come with one 9' wide x 8' tall garage door

12' wide metal garages:  12x21, 12x26, 12x31, 12x36, 12x41

18' wide metal garages:  18x21, 18x26, 18x31, 18x36, 18x41

The 12' wide will fit most cars and trucks but you will want to be careful when you open and close the doors of the vehicle not to hit the metal sheeting which can chip the paint on the door.  18' wide buildings will give you more room and the most space of the 1 car garages so you don't have to worry about having a tight fit while entering or exiting the car.  It can also provide that extra needed space for additional storage.

2 car steel garage buildings for sale that are standard with two 9x8 garage doors


20' wide metal buildings:  20x21, 20x26, 20x31, 20x36, 20x41

22' wide metal buildings:  22x21, 22x26, 22x31, 22x36, 22x41

Largest width of the standard construction metal garage buildings 24' wide:  24x21, 24x26, 24x31, 24x36 and 24x41

Getting a 20' wide is going to be a tight fit unless you have a really small car.  The 22' wide provides a little extra space but for most people the best option would be to go with a 24' wide that way you have enough space.

Many of the cars and trucks can fit in a 21' long metal building but usually for storage space a 26' long garage gives you enough space left over for a few feet of storage.  If you need a big area to store items the 31', 36' or 41' could be the right fit.  If you go with a building that is 41' or longer we recommend the vertical roof style because this is the only structure that has the roof panels up and down so you don't need to worry about leaking issues.  We can make them 46' long, 51' long, 56' long or even longer in 5' increments to whatever length you need.

The standard metal garages at Alan's Factory Outlet are made with 29 ga sheeting and 14 ga tubing.  There are many options on the steel garages such as certified, mobile home anchors, 4' braces, 32" wide or 36" wide walk in doors, 30" x 30" windows.  Extra garage doors on the back end. For an additional cost of $100 per garage door due to having to frame out an opening and putting in a header above the the garage doors you can put the garage door on the long side of the garage.  One thing to keep in mind if you want the garage door on the side is we need 2' headroom above the garage door.  This means the garage doors would have to be 7' tall unless you made the whole building 1' taller which is also available for an extra cost.

alans factory outlet metal buildings for sale

Alan's Factory Outlet metal garage buildings for sale are also made in two other wider styles.

There are the triple wide metal buildings and the 40' wide metal buildings.

The width on the triple wide metal buildings are 26', 28' and 30' wide. 

The width on the 40' wide steel buildings are 32', 34', 36', 38' and 40' wide.  These buildings due to the weight of them require you to have a telescopic lift that can go 2' taller than the leg height.

The triple wide and 40' wide structures are automatically certified for 130 mph wind and 30 psf snow.  The length start out a 21' long just like the other metal buildings and can go as long as you want.

All of these styles of metal buildings are also made as metal carports which can be constructed with just the roof or partially enclosed.

Alan's Factory Outlet also have prefab garages which are made by Amish and delivered in all of Virginia and West Virginia.  The Amish built garages are delivered fully assembled in wood, vinyl and board batten siding.  They can be custom made with or without a floor. 

Topics: metal garage, metal buildings, metal garage for sale, metal buildings for sale

Commercial Steel Buildings for Auto Repair Shops & Auto Body Shop

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sun, Mar 17, 2013

Discover your options on commercial steel buildings for auto repair shops or auto body shop

The commercial metal buildings for sale at Alan's Factory Outlet are custom built to meet your needs. 

The detached steel buildings can be used for many different reasons besides an auto repair shop and an automobile body shop, such as commercial buildings, agricultural, equestrian and residential metal buildings.

3 Types of Commercial Steel Buildings

1)  Many of the purposes for a buying a commercial steel building would be because you need a lot of space and are looking for a large steel building with taller legs and big garage doors.  We can make the metal garages in many different sizes.  You get to pick the width and length of the steel garage.  The width on the smaller size steel garages which are usually used more for residential customers or business that do not need large building.  They run 12', 18', 20', 22' and 24' wide.  You can make them as long as you need them.  They start out 21' long and get longer in 5' increments and they go 26', 31', 36', 41', 46, 51', 56', 61', 66', 71', 76', 81', 86', 91', 96', 101' and even longer if you need it longer.  These lengths are the same on all of the metal buildings.  Please keep in mind that there is a 6" front and back end overhang on the steel building so if your getting a concrete pad you will want to make sure the pad size is 1' less in length than the building so for example lets say you are buying the 24x41 size steel building for sale you will want to make sure the pad size is 24' wide by 40' long.  We can make a custom size steel building but since it is a custom size it is the price of the next larger size so it is not the best value per square foot but sometimes it may be worth it if you already have the foundation prepared is one good reason.

2)  The next kind of steel building are the triple wide steel buildings.  They are are made in 26', 28' and 30' wide.  Because of the wider span the are made even stronger than the standard size steel garages. 

3)  The largest and strongest of the steel buildings are called the 40' wide steel buildings.  They are actually made 32', 34', 36', 38' and of course 40' wide.  If your looking for a huge commercial steel building this could be just want you've been looking for. 

40' wide commercial steel building prices40' wide commercial steel building

Once you decide on the size of the building you will want to configure the leg height and garage door size.  They can be made with up to 14' leg height and this is the side at the lowest point of the building so you will have even more head room in the center.  The extra tall structures are really important if you have a mechanic workshop, auto repair shops or a auto body shop where you will need enough space for a lift to work on the vehicles.

There are a many different size garage doors available ranging from 6x6 to 12x12.  If you need a garage door bigger than a 12x12 size we can frame out an opening for you to put in a custom garage door after we install the steel building.  We can even make the garage doors with an automatic garage door opener.

Other options like a walk in door and windows can be added.  You get to pick the exact location for the garage doors, single doors and windows.

Don't need a fully enclosed building?  We also have a full line of steel carports which can be left open or partially enclosed.  The steel carports are available in all of the sizes of buildings we just went over.

Many of our customers have bought the steel building from Alan's Factory Outlet and used it as a commercial building for their business such as auto repair shops, auto body shops, woodworking shop and many other custom metal buildings for agricultural and residential customers.

So if your looking for a commercial steel building whether it's for auto repair shops or auto body shop, woodworking shop or just need some extra storage space than one of the metal storage buildings at Alan's Factory Outlet could be the answer.

Topics: metal buildings, Steel Buildings, commercial steel buildings, commercial metal buildings

Ultimate Guide for Buying a Metal Building

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Mon, Nov 19, 2012

Ultimate Guide of Metal Buildings For Sale

When your looking to buy a metal building what are some of your options and where do you start first?

Probably the easiest place to begin is what type of metal building are you looking for. 

The 2 different categories of metal buildings for sale are metal carports and metal garages.

buying a metal building

The metal carports come with only a roof top shelter and are more economical than a fully enclosed metal building.  The metal carports are a popular option if you don't need 100% protection but are looking for closer to 90% protection from the elements.  This is a route that many will go with to protect their motor home as its makes a really nice rv carport cover.

If you go with a carport you will than need to decide on which of the 3 different roof lines will work best for you.  The 3 different roof lines are regular carports, boxed eave carports and vertical roof carports

The regular carport is has a rounded roof line and is barn shaped.  Of the three style of carports at Alan's Factory Outlet the regular style is the most economical carport option.

The boxed eave style has an a-frame gable roof and the vertical roof looks just like the boxed eave carport with one major difference which makes the vertical roof carport the strongest but at the same time the most costly of the three.  This difference is that the roof sheeting on the vertical carport goes up and down.  This means the snow and rain will easily slide off of the roof but the only way we can achieve this is to put cross bracing under the roof to attached the sheeting to so this is the main main reason that the vertical style is the strongest.  If you live in an area of the country that receives lots of snow than I would recommend investing a little extra money into a vertical style carport.

Once you decide on the style of the steel carport you will want to figure out what size to go with.  The size width run from 12', 18', 20', 22' and 24' wide and start out in length at 21' long and go in 5' increments for 21', 26', 31', 36' and 41'.  They can be make longer by adding to carports end to end.  If you go with a carport 41' or longer we strongly recommend opting for the vertical style because the longest panels we have is 36' long and since the vertical roof is up and down you don't have to worry about leaking issues which would be a factor in the 41' and longer carports since we would have to overlap to 21' long panels which would cause some leaking issues.

You will get to pick the leg height and you can also partially enclose the carport if you want.

We do have triple wide carports that are 26', 28' and 30' wide.  They have to be built a lot stronger due to the span of the width.

Options to Decide on the Metal Buildings For Sale

  • One car metal garage or single wide metal carport
  • Two car metal garage or double wide metal carport
  • 14 GA or 12 GA
  • Open, partially enclosed, fully enclosed
  • Taller legs
  • Uncertified or certified
  • Mobile home anchors
  • Entry door or windows

If need a metal garage that is fully enclosed that you would basically use the above approach to buy the carport except you'll have a few more options like what size garage door and you will have the option of a walk in door and window.

The steel garages come in the same 3 different roof lines as the steel carports:  regular style metal garages, boxed eave metal garages and vertical roof metal garages.

The metal buildings come in your choice of 13 different colors.  You get to choose the roof color, trim color and if it has sides the side color.  You can look at the interactive metal building colors to get a feel for the available colors.

Topics: metal carports, metal garages, metal buildings, metal building

Metal Storage Buildings

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Oct 27, 2011

metal storage buildings

Metal Storage Buildings

The metal storage buildings are built many different ways to give you a metal building that will help accommodate your needs.  This picture is showing a vertical style metal storage building built with optional vertical sides, two windows and a 36" walk in door.  The other options on this building is a trim package which closes the gable and the corners of the ends.  There are also two garage door size frame outs on each side which works to turn half of the storage building into a metal shed and the other half as a porch area.

Metal storage buildings can be built totally enclosed with a garage door and turned into one of the metal garages which can be used for all kinds of purposes such as a storage building, car garage, workshop, hobby room, office, pool room, mechanic shop or a place for your band to play.

The metal storage buildings can be built with the with the front end open or both ends open with just the sides closed or they can be built just with the roof.  The metal carports are an economical way to help protect your automobile and other valuable items from the weather, hail or falling branches.  A carport will also help protect your vehicle exterior and the interior by helping to block the sun rays.

carports

Alan's Factory Outlet metal storage buildings are delivered to over a third of the the nation in the United States of America to 19 different states.

Alan's Factory Outlet display area of metal buildings is located at 643 West Main St. Luray, VA 22835.

Topics: metal buildings, metal storage buildings, metal building, metal storage building

12x26 Metal Garage

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Aug 11, 2011

12x26 Boxed Eave Metal Garage

12x26 metal garage

Alan's Factory Outlet 12x26 metal garage is available in 3 different styles.  The metal garage packages come standard fully enclosed with a 9x8 garage door.  This 12x26 garage is shown with an optional 36" walk in door and two additional windows.  The side door and windows can be placed wherever you want them.  The metal garage can be built in many different sizes.  The garage doors can also be made larger and the leg height can be taller up to 12' tall.

Here is an inside look at this 12x26 metal garage

metal garage 12x26 fully enclosed building

You can take a close look at this garage at Alan's Factory Outlet display area located at 643 West Main St. Luray, Virginia 22835.

The 12x26 building can also be built with the sides and ends open as a carport.  The carports are is a nice way to provide roof top shelter.

Free delivery and setup on the metal garages to 19 different states which now includes free delivery and setup on the carports in FL and metal garages in Florida.

Here is a video tour of the 12x26 boxed eave style metal garage.  The sides and ends on this garage is clay with white trim and a burgundy roof.

Please let is know if you have any questions about the steel buildings at Alan's Factory Outlet.

Topics: metal garages, metal garage, 12x26 metal garage, metal buildings, Steel Buildings, 12x26

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