When you purchase a steel building you will what you will basically receive is all the raw materials that are needed to make the inside skeleton of the building and the covering for the outer walls. There are many advantages to purchasing a manufactured building like this. One of the major advantages is going to be low building cost. You will get a durable and well built building that you can put up in a very small amount of time. These buildings go up really fast when compared to a conventional wood type building.
The price usually depends on what the price of steel is at the time. Right now they can range from 6 to 20 dollars a square foot for a basic simple building made of steel. Included in is the building material, shipping charges for transporting it to your construction site. The foundation expenses may or may not be included. Of course, each retailer will have their own terms and conditions on what you get with the purchase of a steel building. If you call you can get a good price quote on the type of steel building you want to purchase. The price of a steel building can also vary according to the building area.
The price of a steel building can also vary according to any extra features you may order. For instance, if you want to include color roofing instead of the standard roofing material, it can affect the price of your steel building and make it more expensive. Adding a skylight or custom windows or doors and insulation to your purchase can also affect the final price of your steel building. However, the gutters and downspouts are usually included in the price of a steel building.
Keep in mind that you may want to add double pane glass windows and insulated doors and exterior bricks as an extra added feature. These additions can also affect the cost of a steel building and drive it up to 40 dollars as square foot or more. You should also calculate labor costs if you are going to be hiring a contractor to erect your steel building for you. The more added features you have that can add to amount of time it takes to construct the steel building can add more to your cost.