Average Metal Building Cost

Average Steel Building Cost Per Sq. Ft.

Have you ever wondered “How much does a steel building cost per sq ft?” You may have heard that steel buildings offer affordable, economical construction solutions for today’s cost-conscious buyers, but you may be asking yourself what, exactly, that really means. While ultimately, how much you can expect to pay per square foot for a metal building can range broadly based on local building code requirements, the customization options you choose and other variables. Generally speaking, most pre-engineered metal buildings cost somewhere between $16 and $20 per square foot.

In terms of basic material costs, you can expect to start at around $10 per square foot, but the $16-to-$20 per-square-foot amount comes into play once you factor in customizations, address wind, snow or seismic needs or otherwise make modifications to meet building code requirements in place in your area.

  • Factors Contributing To Your Steel Building Price Per Sq Ft

  • Building Size or Square Footage
  • Building Loads – Wind Speed, Snow Loads, Seismic Activity
  • Building Complexity
  • Roof Pitch and Design
  • Customizable Accessories or Add Ons
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Insulation Packages
  • Windows and Doors
  • Exterior / Interior Finishes
  • Construction Costs

If you’re looking to make your building as affordable as possible, we can aid you in your efforts to create an economical design. As you can imagine, less-complex designs tend to come with lower price tags, and you can also often lower your cost per square foot by relying on standard roof pitches, as opposed to varying or intricate ones. In summary, while the final price of your prefabricated steel building will vary based on several key factors, this should give you a general idea of what you can expect to pay so you can begin to devise a plan and budget accordingly.

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