If you want to improve your property’s value and functionality, a steel frame garage is the way to go. These durable, versatile structures are secure, capable of withstanding the elements, and capable of adding tens of thousands of dollars in value to your real estate. But, they also require an upfront financial investment. Prepare for this investment by getting an idea of ho much these structures might cost to add to your land. Here is an overview of how much a steel frame garage could cost, and factors that could influence how much you pay.
Average Steel Frame Garage Costs
When it comes to erecting a steel frame garage on your property, there are many factors that will affect the price. However, in general, prefab metal structures will cost between $18 and $29 per square foot in Texas for the finished product. This means that, for an average 1-car garage at 240 square feet, you could spend between $4,230 and $6,960.
Before you budget for your specific structure, however, you need to take into account your specific requirements for your garage. Here is a closer look at some of those factors, and how they can influence the cost of your metal building.
Factors Affecting Steel Frame Garage Costs
Many factors can change how much you pay for your steel structure. Before you budget, you need to identify exactly what you need from your project. Here are some of the most common cost-affecting things to keep in mind when planning your structure.
Size of Metal Garage
One of the primary determinants of your cost is the size of the structure you build. The larger your structure, the more you will pay, simply because more materials and labor are required to put it up. Some buildings may even require specialized engineering in order to bring them to life in the size that you require.
Before you begin the process of building a metal garage, discuss your space needs with your builder. They can tell you how much your project will cost per square foot, how many square feet your project will be (e.g. How large a 1-car or 2-car garage will be) and give you an estimate for how much the total project will cost you.
There is more than one kind of steel available to build your metal garage. Some types are more expensive than others, usually due to durability and quality. Here are some of the types of steel that can be used to construct metal buildings on your property:
- Light Gauge
The higher the quality of the steel you use (e.g. Galvanized or stainless steel), the more you will pay for the structure upfront. However, keep in mind that these materials will also deliver a longer-last building that can withstand the wear and tear of being outside. That means that a higher-quality material, and a slightly higher cost, could save you time and money in the long run.
When you build with the right company, like American Steel, you enjoy access to a number of customizations that allow you to make your structure exactly what you need it to be. Examples of features that you may be able to add to your project include windows, walk-in doors, roll up doors, skylights, and insulation.
If you need any of these extra customizations for your garage, plan to pay a little extra. Often, each add-on will come with an additional cost and will increase your overall investment. However, do not avoid customizations that will improve the functionality and enjoyability of your structure just because of price. The right features can more than pay for themselves by improving your experience of your steel frame garage.
In addition to materials, you will need to pay for the labor required to put up your structure. These costs often vary by location and by the complexity of the job. For example, larger structures, or those that require extra customizations, may cost more than smaller jobs. Before creating your budget for your steel frame garage, talk with your contractor about the expected labor costs for your specific project.
If you are looking to erect a steel frame garage or other metal structure on your property, contact American Steel. Our durable and versatile structures include carports, garages, workshops, RV carports and custom structures designed to fit your every need. We can offer you an accurate estimate for your project, and give you access to financing options that make your build even more affordable.
Let us work with you to install high-quality buildings that offer long-term protection against the elements. With more than 1 million structures already erected, we have the experience you need to enjoy a structure that adds value to your home and functionality to your day for many years to come.