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
> email@example.com Don.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.