How Much Does a 4,000 Square Foot Metal Building Cost?

Pre-engineered metal buildings allow developers and private to realize their vision quickly and affordably – with a wide variety of cost-effective design solutions available for any project. Your 4,000 square foot metal building, for example, would be custom designed for any of the following purposes:

  • Auto Repair Garage
  • Light Aircraft Hangar
  • Large Equipment Barn
  • Agricultural Storage
  • Leased Office or Retail Space
  • And Much More!

Something to keep in mind is that – even as your roof, eave height, and other design options stay the same – the width and length of your building is can have a significant impact your final price. And while the use of your building or shape of your property will be the two largest factors in this decision, it can be helpful to understand why your price may vary even with the same square footage.

How much does a 32’ x 125’ metal building cost?

Long and narrow metal buildings often see use in scarce land areas or as manufacturing buildings, where having the entire operation on a continuous line is typically more efficient. The rigid frames in these buildings require less weight than their wider cousins but, because the length requires more framelines, the overall price of these buildings tend to be higher.

A 32’ x 125’ metal building with standard design, for example, would price between $27,880 and $30,210 before delivery – or between $6.97 to $7.55 per square foot over 4,000 square feet.

How much does a 40’ x 100’ metal building cost?

Widening your building, up to a point, allows your steel to use more of its inherent strength to handle the various loads. This means that your frames will stay relatively light while spanning more space, and shortening the building will take out some framelines altogether.

The overall reduction in steel weight means that your average 40’ x 100’ metal building would only cost between $26,400 and $28,610 – or $6.60 to $7.15 per square foot over 4,000 square feet.

How much does a 50’ x 80’ metal building cost?

The trend continues as you get closer to a square shape, but you will start to see diminishing returns.

Your typical 50’ x 80’ metal building would price between $26,060 and $28,230 – which translates to only $6.52 to $7.06 per square foot over 4,000 square feet!

Accessories and Insulation

There are a variety of accessories available that will help you improve both the look and usability of your pre-engineered metal building. Besides aesthetic options such as glass storefront doors, windows, and skylights; there are also steel entry and overhead doors, ventilation options, and insulated metal panels.

The most popular accessory is definitely fiberglass insulation. This is due to its ease of install, usability on all projects, and the sheer cost savings it produces. Your metal building will last for decades, and a simple layer of insulation will save you hundreds to thousands of dollars over the years.

There are a variety of thicknesses available but 4” R-13 is the current standard due to its value. The roof and walls of your 4,000 sq. ft. metal building could be insulated with 4” R-13 for only $4,260 to $4,760 depending on the shape you choose!

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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.

Interested in a pre-engineered metal building and/or accessories? Get your customized quote here.