Direct Metal Buildings offers the finest and most economical metal garages in the industry. All of our garages come with a 10 year standard warranty and a 25 year extended warranty. Our buildings are completely modular and customizable. You can choose from our economical Regular Garage or add options to match your exact needs. Direct Metal Buildings Metal Garages are pre-engineered in our factories to meet your exact specifications then shipped to your site. Prefabricated metal buildings are quick to assembly. Construction of stick built buildings can take at a few weeks or months to complete. All of our drilling, cutting, and welding are done at the manufacturing sites. This means you can have you Steel Building quick without any mess or hassles.
How to Design Your Metal Building
Step One: Decide which size best suits your needs.
How to Choose Your Width:
Width is one of the biggest determinanating factors in cost. The width is usually the smaller of the dimensions, is the gabled end of the building and is clearspan with no supports. Our Buildings range in size from 12 foot wide to 40 foot wide and are designed in three size groups.
12'-24' Wide Economical Frame Steel Structures in this category use a 2½ by 2½ 14 gauge steel tubing to support the roof and walls and is the most cost effective frame we offer.
26'-30' Wide Heavy Duty Frame Steel Structures in this category use our heavy duty 2" x 3" 14 gauge steel tubing to support the roof and walls, creating a strong building.
32'-40' Wide Heavy Duty Frame Steel Structures in this category use our heavy duty 2" x 3" web trussed 14 gauge steel tubing to support the roof and walls, creating an extremely strong building.
How to Choose Your Length:
The length is usually the longer side of the building. It will have support frames starting at the base rail and continuing to the roof. These frames are standardly spaced 5' apart but can be moved together to increase the strength of the building. This dimension of your building will be the length minus 1 foot for the 6 inch roof over hang on each side.
How to Choose Your Height:
The standard height is 5 foot, then increases by 1 foot increments from there. Your minimal height is determined by the height of you door. Usually you need 1 foot taller than a door installed on the gabled or width side and 2 foot if you would like it on the side or length of the building.
Step Two: Determine which Roof Type is Best for You.
The Regular Roof. This is our most economical roof and is available in widths up to 24 feet. This model has round or rolled corners down the length of the building and features horizontal sheeting.
The A Frame Roof. This roof is a small upgrade from the regular roof and gives a more traditional look to your building. This model features horizontal roof sheeting.
The Vertical Roof. This is our premier roof, it is stronger, leak resistant, and the most stylish option we have.
Our horizontal siding is the standard. Its corrugation runs horizontally across the building.
The vertical siding is a beautiful upgrade. The sheets run up and down giving your building a beautiful look. Direct Metal Buildings recommends vertical siding on buildings over 41 feet long to avoid a "lap seam" at sheet splice.
Step Four: Choose your Large Door and/or Openings.
Direct Metal Buildings is the only company that offers you 3 types of doors and flexible opening sizes to the meet your needs. Choose which doors or openings best suit you needs.
Standard Roll Up Doors. These doors are extremely economical and are the only options most of our competitors offer.
Commercial Roll Up Doors. These are a heavy duty door for heavier use cycles and over size doors. We have openers and remotes available for these doors
Sectional Doors. These are doors that are typically found on a home garage. The slide on a track overhead instead of coiling up. We have automatic openers for this option.
Standard openings are considered from 4 foot to 12 foot wide are only $150.00 per opening. This fee is for openings with a door or openings on the sides of the building with or with out the door.
Larger openings are over 12 foot wide. They have a large dual post and web welded header. The fee for this header is $50.00 a foot. This fee is for openings with a door or openings on the sides of the building with or with out the door.
Step Five: Choose your Entry Doors and Windows
Direct Metal Building offers a large variety of entry doors for you to choose from. Our sizes include: