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Choosing Metal Buildings: Factors to Consider for Your Next Project

Choosing Metal Buildings: Factors to Consider for Your Next Project

When constructing a new building for whatever purpose, you want to ensure it will be durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing while being within your budget. This can be difficult to achieve with traditional construction, which is why more people are looking into steel-frame structures like our prefab metal building kit.

Here at Armstrong Steel, we offer prefabricated building systems that we can customize to any requirement. Whether you are building something for yourself, a business, a community, or an organization, you don’t have to look elsewhere. Our experts will work closely with you to ensure your project’s success.

We have years of experience building prefabricated steel structures for every purpose, including churches, homes, airplane hangars, office buildings, and ice skating rinks. We have also had the privilege to work with institutes, farmers, and equestrians looking for cost-effective, versatile, and easy-to-build structures. So, you can count on our team’s ability and expertise to customize a prefab metal building kit for your next project.

But how do you know you’re choosing the right metal building? In this guide, we will share the factors you can consider to help you make an informed choice for your project.

The purpose

How you use your building will impact everything — from the insulation to the style, interior layout, insulation, and features. So think about its purpose now and in the future, and share your requirements with us for recommendations and a customized design.

At Armstrong Steel, we specialize in prefabricated metal building kits, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to a generic design. We understand your dream home is unique, and our experienced design team is committed to creating a custom plan that reflects your vision.

We go beyond just the layout. We meticulously consider every detail, from the quality and functionality of each connection plate to the precision of every weld. This meticulous focus ensures a smooth construction process, a worry-free experience, and a building that stands strong for generations to come.

Your budget

How much are you willing to spend for a prefab metal building kit? If you’re unsure, we recommend getting a custom quote. Rest assured that we will provide accurate pricing for your project. Our expert building and design consultants work closely with architects and engineers to create a structure that meets your needs optimally at a reasonable price. Don’t forget to factor in the costs for site preparation, labor, and foundation to erect your new structure.


Where do you plan to erect your prefab metal building kit? Location matters because it can impact the building’s function and value for your property. Proximity to driveways and walkways is essential for easy access when loading and unloading materials or equipment. A strategically positioned metal building can enhance your property’s curb appeal, transforming it from a utilitarian space into an attractive and functional addition to your home.

Additionally, consider the local load-bearing capacities and building codes to avoid problems and penalties down the line. At Armstrong Steel, we always ask about your project’s location so we can engineer every structure according to your local codes and loads. This also helps us prevent excessive material usage, which helps cut costs because you pay only for the materials we use, unlike when you build with lumber.

Who will erect the building?

Armstrong Steel Building Systems are easy and fuss-free to set up because they come with custom assembly drawings, anchor bolt patterns, and erection guides. Plus, all bolt-together connections are already pre-punched and ready to join. We also pre-cut and number most components, so you just have to refer to our drawings to assemble them.

DIY enthusiasts appreciate how quickly our prefab metal building kits can go up, saving them both time and money compared to traditional construction methods. Most projects can be completed in a fraction of the time it takes to build a similar structure from scratch.

Add-ons and special features

At Armstrong Steel, we highly encourage you to customize your prefab metal building kit according to your requirements. We offer different framing systems, including modular and clear-span, so they can serve any application, including warehouses, retail establishments, storage, manufacturing plants, and offices.

Are you using your building for large equipment storage or aviation? We can provide wider, taller openings to accommodate overhead, sliding, or rolling doors. We can even make your structure look like it’s not made of steel by incorporating other construction materials. This means you don’t have to worry about it looking too industrial.

Steel is a flexible material that can accommodate all exterior and interior finishes. At Armstrong Steel, we can design the prefab metal building kit to support any roof or wall design, including metal panels, stucco, CMU, shingles, or brick. This is particularly beneficial for homes and businesses that want to extend their branding to their architecture.


Prefab metal buildings can be insulated far better than wood-frame structures. Just be sure to choose a suitable insulation for your project for maximum energy efficiency and to save on cooling and heating costs.

Future expansions

Your needs could change over time and we understand that. This is why we designed our prefabricated metal buildings to keep up with your future requirements with their easy-to-expand clear-span layouts. Moreover, we offer many options for length and width extensions.


At Armstrong Steel, we stand behind the quality of every prefabricated metal building kit with the following warranties:

  • 50-year structural warranty
  • 35-year rust-through perforation roof warranty
  • 40-year paint warranty

Choose our metal buildings today.

Design and price your prefab metal building kit today by answering a few questions in our quotation form. You can also engage the Armstrong Steel experts by calling 1-800-345-4610.