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Most Popular Metal Building Sizes by Industry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Metal buildings systems are the fastest growing segment of the low-rise construction sector. The growing popularity of steel building for low-rise construction is evident across America. Car dealerships, retail stores, offices, schools, and more are taking advantage of affordable and flexible features. The design opportunities for metal buildings are virtually endless.

Most steel buildings come in two types: Clearspan and Modular.

  • Clearspan provides users full use of the interior space. No framing is required between the exterior columns or primary support systems. Resulting in full clear access across the width of the steel building.
  • Modular, or interior columns, are placed between the exterior columns across the width of a building. Interior columns are used when the width of a structure exceeds design tolerances or when load conditions are too high.

Steel buildings styles range from gable, symmetrical or un-symmetrical at the ridge. Single slope (one slope with low and high eave) and can support a lean-tos’ and hip frame roofs. It is for these reasons and more that steel buildings continue to be the number one choice in low-rise construction.

In this blog, we will highlight different uses and Most Popular Metal Building used within the important industries to help you better understand how a steel building can help your business, operation, or congregation.

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Steel hangar buildings can be designed to accommodate any aircraft door, as well as maintenance, workshop, waiting for lounge, office space, training area and briefing rooms for flight itineraries. Steel hangar buildings are strong enough to withstand heavy snowfall, high winds, and earthquakes. Steel is noncombustible and cannot add fuel to an existing structure fire. Additionally, they can support a wide range of fire suppression systems and ventilation.

Most popular hangar sizes:

  • 30 x 40 (1,200 sq. ft.)
  • 40 x 60 (2,400 sq. ft.)
  • 40 x 80 (3,200 sq.ft. )

Commercial Buildings

When choosing a metal building for a commercial building project, it can increase the project’s speed while staying well within budget. And when appropriately managed, coordination between the design team, the contractor, and the manufacturer, the construction schedule can be shortened even further. Metal buildings have shorter construction spans because of their ability to be erected in less-than-ideal weather conditions. In conventional construction (brick, block, etc.), the weather has a more direct impact on the duration of the project.

Most popular metal building: commercial building sizes:

  • 30 x 50 (1,500 sq. ft.)
  • 40 x 60 (2,400 sq. ft.)
  • 50 x 100 (5,000 sq. ft.)


Steel church buildings can offer sizeable open interior space to accommodate a growing congregation. The outside or, facade of steel church buildings are customizable. Able to mimic the traditional style of your existing church with many exterior finishes. Including brickwork, masonry, stucco, wood siding, and stained-glass windows to suit the unique desires of your congregation.

Most popular metal building: church sizes:

  • 40 x 60 (2,400 sq. ft.)
  • 50 x 100 (5,000 sq. ft.)
  • 80 x 150 (12,000 sq. ft.)

Auto Repair Shops

The clear span nature and virtually maintenance free features of a metal building make for an ideal solution for anyone considering opening an auto repair shop or expand on an existing one. Metal buildings are customizable, just like traditional construction materials at a fraction of the price. Steel buildings are an especially environmentally beneficial option for an auto repair shop.

They are recyclable and can be altered to incorporate solar panels and wind turbines, meaning you could power your entire operation sustainably, maintaining a low-carbon footprint. Steel is a low waste, flexible, and durable material with a significant safety factor, ideal for keeping costs down and keeping your employees protected. These buildings can be expanded upon as your business needs changed and can be restructured with limited interruption. Steel offers unrivaled durability and strength.

Support the needs of your business:

  • Support necessary pullies, winches & cranes
  • Support heavy equipment
  • Provide clearances for lifts and jacks
  • Fast construction time
  • Easy expansion
Most popular metal building: auto repair sizes:
  • 30 x 40 (1,200 sq. ft.)
  • 50 x 100 (5,000 sq. ft.)
  • 80 x 100 (8,000 sq. ft.)

Riding Arenas

The size of a steel building riding arena depends on your discipline, whether you are planning on an indoor or outdoor and total square footage needed. Taking these factors into consideration, below are some guidelines to follow when designing and setting up your riding arena.

  • Note: You will find arena sizes to vary significantly from venue to venue and person to person. A piece of advice you will most likely hear consistently is to make it as big as you possibly can!

The typical size for a competition arena is 100 x 200. This is a nice size for most riding disciplines.

Most popular metal building: Discipline-specific dimensions:

  • Rope Arena: 100 x 300 (30,00 sq. ft.)
  • Dressage: 60 x 200 (12,000 sq. ft.)
  • Barrel Racing: 150 x 250 (37,500 sq. ft.)

Metal Barns

Metal barns are an economical and reliable investment, ideal for securing your livestock, supplies, and agricultural equipment. Make sure the steel manufacture of your choosing has extensive knowledge of agricultural steel buildings and solutions that match your individual needs. Unlike alternative construction materials, structure with steel ensures durability for many years at an affordable price.

Coastal Steel Structures is your source for a wide range of custom metal barns, offering free delivery to customers anywhere in the USA and Canada. Our in-house design team can tailor the design and layout to suit your needs.

Most popular metal building: auto repair sizes:

  • 30 x 40 (1,200 sq. ft.)
  • 40 x 60 (2,400 sq. ft.)
  • 40 x 80 (3,200 sq. ft.)

Metal Building Homes

So, you purchased your property, but you can’t afford to buy a house? Don’t fret; a metal building home is here to bail you out. You save much more than money when building a steel home – you save time and lower your carbon footprint while not sacrificing space.

Additionally, it can withstand various weather conditions such as wind blows, harsh sunlight, and snowfall. This includes the extreme ones as well (tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes.)

The metal building industry has evolved and leads the charge in providing on-time, on-budget, eye-catching projects for its customers. For owners or developers hesitant about metal buildings, numerous benefits would positively impact the form and function of their project and, ultimately, add value to the bottom line.

Most popular metal building: home sizes:

  • 30 x 40 (1,200 sq. ft.)
  • 40 x 60 (2,400 sq. ft.)
  • 50 x 100 (5,000 sq. ft.)

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