Options To Consider For Your Custom Metal Building

If you need a metal building for any purpose, you generally have two options. One option is to order a stock metal building from a local supplier, and another is to work with the supplier that can build a custom building as per your specifications. Both approaches have their own set of advantages, but you may choose to go the custom route to ensure that your metal building meets all of your needs. It can be fun to learn about the many options that will give your building a custom look. Here are some things that you'll need to think about.

Doors And Windows

While you'll obviously be able to choose the size and even the shape of the building that you want, a big part of customizing this structure is adding doors and windows to it. Often, the manner in which you intend to use the building can influence what doors you use. For example, if you need to park one or more vehicles in the building, you'll want roll-up doors. Some people favor roll-up doors at each end of the building, as this will allow you to drive vehicles straight out instead of back out. Windows will brighten the space inside of the building. If you're concerned about security, you may want small windows high on the walls so that they're difficult to access.


The addition of a loft to the interior of your metal building can go a long way toward improving this space's functionality. Depending on how you plan to use your building, a loft can be useful for storage space. For example, if you will use the building as a mechanic's shop, you can use the loft to store automotive equipment. In other applications, the loft could work as an office space, rather than devoting some of the space on the ground floor for an office.

Roof Type

You'll also have the ability to choose what type of roof you want on your custom metal building. Two common options are a flat roof and a sloped roof. Sloped roofs can be desirable because the rain will flow off them, while some people prefer flat roofs because they're more affordable as a result of using fewer materials. Additionally, if you ever envision wanting to be able to go up on your roof — perhaps to create a break area for your employees to use — a flat roof will be a better choice.

For more information on metal buildings, contact a contractor in your area.