How Much Does a 3,000 Square Foot Metal Building Cost?

Pre-engineered metal buildings can be tailor-made to fit any project. With a wide variety of accessories and efficient design options – all for an affordable price – your metal building will meet your needs without breaking the bank. A 3,000 square foot space, for example, would be perfect as a:

  • Office Warehouse
  • Manufacturing Floor
  • Storage Barns
  • Light Aircraft Hangar
  • Retail Outlet
  • And Much More!

It is important to keep in mind that the shape of your building will affect your final price. Different project types and land requirements often determine the width and length of your building but, when you have the option, it is good to know which widths and lengths will save you money – even as the eave height, roof, and other accessories stay the same. Here are two examples:

How much does a 30’ x 100’ metal building cost?

Certain manufacturing lines – such as those for metal buildings – benefit from a building with a long and narrow design that accommodates work flow. While this reduces the width and weight of each individual frame line, more frames are needed overall to account for the length.

This results in your average 30’ x 100’ metal building pricing between $22,990 and $24,920 before delivery – translating to $7.66 to $8.31 per square foot over 3,000 square feet.

30x100 Metal Building

How much does a 50’ x 60’ metal building cost?

On the other hand, a wider and shorter building tends to enjoy a more cost-efficient design. The shorter length means less frames are required and, though wider, these frames usually make better use of steel’s load capacity.

This is certainly the case for the common 50’ x 60’ configuration – it would only cost between $21,300 and $23,070! That’s only $7.10 to $7.69 per square foot over 3,000 square feet!

50x60 Metal Building

Accessories and Insulation

With the overall dimensions of your building established, you may be interested in looking into further customizing your building with accessories and various aesthetic choices. Besides the color of your panel and trim, you will also be able to select from exterior details such as steel or glass entry doors; both paneled and roll-coil overhead doors; and several utilitarian items such as vents, cupolas, and insulation.

Fiberglass blanket insulation is the most popular accessory due to its overall value and ease of installation. Metal buildings will stand for years to come, and fiberglass insulation will save you thousands for pennies on the dollar.

The blanket system comes in a variety of thicknesses, with a white or black interior finish, and come pre-cut to fit your building. Your standard choice is the 4” R-13 blanket due to its value and the fact that it can be installed between the panel and frame of your building with minimal fuss.

Your 3,000 square foot metal building can have its roof and walls insulated with 4” R-13 fiberglass blanket insulation for only $3,670 to $4,085 depending on the shape you choose!

Insulation Kits

The prices above were determined in September of 2019 and are subject to change. Building Prices assume erection in a non-snow area with typical, low windspeeds and may vary depending on local code requirements, accessories, and any special design elements.

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