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Re: steel shop building

To: Don Bowen <>
Subject: Re: steel shop building
From: Steve Hammatt <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 18:40:11 -0800
Don Bowen wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience with steel shop buildings?  I am looking to
> build a shop and would like to keep the cost low.  I was just quoted
> $18,000 for a stick frame building that looks like the house.  I have seen
> ads for steel buildings for around $5000.  With another $5000 for concrete
> this brings it in under my budget.
> How are they in summer heat and winter cold?
> Don Bowen                       Senior Software Engineer
> Valley Center, CA               Virtual Integrators
I recently had a shop bldg built on my couple of acres in NW
Washington.  2,000sf, "L"-shaped, with 2 garage sise doors and 
one HUGE 24'x11' shop door plus an all-steel man door with insulated
glass; the three big doors have electric openers.
All the above, with doors, openers, insulation on roof, 6 
3'x4' dbl pane insulated PVC sliding windows, extra trim around
bottom of side walls and windows, facia covered, etc.  Cost was 
around $25K.  This was not a simple design, but fit my area
just right :-)

The only thing I'd change would be to add the roll insulation to 
the walls.  What I'm engine up doing is to slowly insulate with 
fiberglass whenever I get energetic.

Good Luck


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