6 Simple Ways to Customize Your Steel Quonset HutTM
SteelMaster’s buildings are well known for their durability, competitive pricing, and ability to be assembled with ease, but did you know that there are several ways to customize your steel Quonset HutTM?
Once those steel arches are assembled and bolted together to form a building, what’s next? Here are six ways you can make your SteelMaster building unique.
Every building is different depending on need and can either have open ends, steel endwalls or custom endwalls. Open ended buildings are used primarily for hay storage and animal run-ins. Customers have the option to add steel endwalls to match the steel arches or they can build them on their own. Endwalls can be created from any material including vinyl siding, brick or wood.
Let a little light inside of your building. We provide window frames for our buildings and each one is constructed with 14 gauge steel and designed to fit between endwall panels. They are very easy to install and include pre-drilled mounting holes.
Adding skylights is another way to allow the sunshine to make that steel shine. Our skylights are designed with a flat, bottom v-shaped corrugation that matches our panels’ design. It allows the light to shine in at three different angles, which disperses the light 3 times better than a normal flat-panel skylight.
Vents can be installed to allow for maximum air flow and to eliminate condensation. SteelMaster offers two choices, louver vents or turbine vents. Louver vents reduce the heat within a building and adds to energy savings. They can be easily installed into the endwalls of the building. Turbine vents are installed on the roof line. As heat and moisture build up inside of the building, airflow is created as outdoor air is pulled into the building, maintaining constant circulation. The great thing about turbine vents is they don’t need gas or electricity to function. It uses wind velocity to work.
If you plan to add endwalls to your building, of course you will need to add a door. Many of our customers add garage doors and/or service doors. Garage doors are installed when a larger entrance is needed in either sidewalls or endwalls. We offer sectional overhead doors, frames for bi-fold doors and rolling sheet canister doors. We also offer basic service doors. They can be added for ease of access and placed in either a sidewall or an endwall. The best location depends on the configuration of the building.
SteelMaster’s buildings don’t require insulation, but some customers prefer to install it. SteelMaster offers blanket style insulation packages that can be installed when the building is first constructed and also retrofitted inside of a building that is already complete. Our insulation is a light density, fiberglass blanket.