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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

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 buildings, Steel Buildings, metal garage, 12x26 metal garage, 12x26

Protect Your Vehicle From Hail With A Metal Garage

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Jun 25, 2010

Is your vehicleGarages, Metal Garages, Carport Garages protected from bad weather?  

You may want to consider a Metal Garage as your solution.

These Metal Garages come in many different sizes and colors.  You can get as many garage doors, walk-in doors and windows as you need.  This particular Garage shown in the picture is a 22x31x11 Vertical Roof Style fully enclosed with (2) 10'x10' garage doors.

For more information click on the link below.


Alan's Factory Outlet, Luray Virginia also has many Wooden Garages, Vinyl Garages, Two Story Garages and Two Car Garages.


Topics: Garages, two story garages, Steel Buildings, metal garage, Two Car Garages

24x26 Metal Garage Vertical Roof Virginia, VA

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Tue, Mar 2, 2010

metal garages24x26 Metal Garage View the video below for a closer view of this Metal Garage.  This 24x26 Metal Garage has 9' Legs, Fully Enclosed with 2-10x8 Garage Doors, Fully Braced, Walk in Door, 2-Windows and a Vertical Roof to help the Snow Slide off of the Roof.

Visit Alan's Factory Outlet at 643 West Main St. Luray, Virginia, 22835 or call us at (540) 743-1272 with any questions. 

Many other sizes of Metal Carports, Steel Buildings and Steel Garages are available with Free Delivery and Set-up Statewide in Virginia and West Virginia.

Topics: Steel Garages, 24x26 Metal Garage, Vertical Garage, Steel Buildings, metal garage

Steel Buildings & Metal Barns

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Mon, Feb 1, 2010

Steel Buildings Alan's Factory Outlet Steel Buildings are available in many different sizes and styles.  Steel Buildings with a lean-to are called Metal Barns or Steel Barns with a lean-to.  The Steel Building shown in the picture to the left is an A-Frame 20'x21'x12' Center Steel Building with with 12'x21'x8' lean to's on each side.  Steel Buildings are available fully enclosed as in this picture or you could partially enclose it or use it as a Metal Carport Cover like the picture below.  

Steel Buildings, Metal Barns 

The Steel Building above is a 18'x21'x12' A-Frame Center Building with a 12'x21'x7' Lean-to on each side with 6-Gable Ends and two extra 21' panels and 2 sides closed.

Alan's Factory Outlet Metal Barns are also available in the Barn Style Roof like the picture below.


Steel Buildings, Steel Barns

The above Metal Barn is a 18'x21'x9' Regular Center Building with two 12'x21'x6' lean to's with 4-Vertical Ends Closed, 2 Sides Closed and 2 Vertical Gable Ends.

Steel Buildings and Metal Barns are built on site.  We recommend a level area for these Buildings.  Free Delivery and Set-up is included on these Steel Buildings.  There are many options available on these Barns such as Windows, Entry Doors, Garage Doors up to 10'x10', fully braced, Mobile Home Anchors, Certified Buildings and 12 gauge tubing.

Many other Metal Structures are available such a Metal Carports and Metal Garages.

Please feel free to add a comment about these Steel Buildings and Metal Barns.

Topics: metal carports, metal garages, Metal Barns, Steel Barns, Steel Buildings

Steel Buildings, Metal Garages & Carports Buying Guide

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sun, Jan 17, 2010

Steel Buildings, Metal Garages, Metal Carports

When getting a Steel Building, Metal Garage or Carport you will want to get the right size and style building to meet your needs.  Metal Garages and Carports come in 3 different styles.  The most economical is the standard style which has a barn roof.  The second style is the A-Frame roof.  The third style is the Vertical roof.  The Vertical Steel Buildings make it easier for the snow to slide off the roof. 

All Steel Buildings are built on site.  Garage Doors come in many different sizes.  The Garage doors can be put on the end or side.  Entry Doors and Windows can also be placed in your desired location.  14 Gauge tubing is standard with the Steel Buildings and Carports.  12 Gauge Tubing is available to give you a stronger steel building.  Free center braces and 4 corner braces come with each steel building.  Extra braces and Certified Steel Buildings are a couple more options.

Steel Buildings and Carports have a 29 Gauge Metal Roof.  You get 13 different colors to chose from on your Steel Building.  Metal Garages and Carports are anchored for free to your ground or your concrete pad.  If your steel building is not being placed on a concrete pad you may want to upgrade your building with Mobile Home Anchors.  Mobile Home Anchors help give your Metal Garage and Carport more protection against the wind.

The widths for the most popular steel buildings and carports are 12', 18', 20', 22' and 24' Wide.  The most common lengths are 21', 26', 31', 36' and 41 Long.  The Length are from outside to outside.  There is a 6" overhang on the end of each steel building.  This is important to know if your going to put down a concrete pad for example on a 24 Wide by 26 Long Building you would want the concrete pad to be at least 24 Wide by 25 Long due to the 6" overhang on both ends.  You also get to pick the sidewall height for your Metal Garage and Carport. 

If you need a Carport or RV Cover.  The Metal Carports give you that shelter.  Here is a picture of a Metal Carport.

Carports, Metal Carport, Steel Carport 




Topics: carports, metal carports, metal garages, Steel Buildings


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