Prefab California Metal Buildings: Building Kits That Save On Construction
For decades, Californians have trusted SteelMaster to provide the strongest, most durable steel buildings on the market. From agricultural buildings to prefab sheds, our team of experienced design specialists will find the perfect customized building for you.
The California Building Standards Code serves as a basis for design and construction of buildings in California. Our state stamped engineered blueprints meets all California building codes and loads requirements for every building size and use. All designs and calculations are stamped by a licensed, professional engineer with clearly diagramed drawings of your building.
Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, includes the state’s northernmost 48 counties with its main population centered around the San Francisco Bay area.
Because NorCal has a greater surface area than SoCal, the weather is very diverse across the region. SteelMaster’s versatile Quonset huts are fit for any climate, whether it is an area with heavy snow loads or a harsh coastal environment. If you need to pack up and move to another region, you’ll be able to take your building with you. Simply take the building apart and reassemble it in another region.
SoCal contains 10 counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Kern counties.
SteelMaster’s building specialists have worked on many projects in Southern California; from movie sets to backyard sheds. Our buildings are perfect for eco-friendly Californians, as all of our buildings are made of at least 80 percent recycled steel and have an Energy Star rated coating. Plus, parts and accessories like skylights and solar panels can maximize a building’s sustainability.
As with most states, the most popular type of SteelMaster Quonset huts in California is storage buildings like prefab garages and sheds.
SteelMaster’s durable and affordable shed kits provide storage at a competitive price. Our storage sheds are engineered to withstand severe weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards and seismic activity in earthquake prone locations like California.
Many of our Californian customers use our buildings for agricultural storage, as California is a leader in United States agriculture. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits are grown in California.
Due to their unobstructed interior space, SteelMaster’s metal barn kits are perfect for storing large farming equipment and plenty of products. Plus, there’s no need to hire any professional California barn builders—our do-it-yourself buildings are extremely simple to put together. Our buildings only require the use of one size nut and bolt, and they are pre-punched and pre-drilled at the factory.
Earthquakes are quite common in the Golden State due to a geological fault that spans roughly 800 miles through the state known as the San Andreas Fault. Earthquakes can occur almost everywhere in the region due to countless other faults. California has thousands of smaller earthquakes every year, according to the Southern California Earthquake Center. Some of the earthquakes cause damage, but most are not even felt.
SteelMaster’s seismic-resistant Quonset Huts are specially engineered to withstand the extreme forces of an earthquake, protecting both the valuable items inside and the occupants. Our earthquake resistant building design features make Quonset Huts some of the strongest, most durable structures on earth. When seismic waves violently flow through a structure, the strength of the buildings oscillation depends on the building’s mass and its stiffness.
Our steel buildings are constructed as one unit, which evenly distributes the energy caused by seismic waves to its concrete foundation with little chance of damage. The 100% clear span design does not require the use of beams and trusses to support the structure. This eliminates the potential for weak spots inside of the building and few areas where the structure can become damaged, which can contribute to a collapse.
In addition to earthquakes, California is known for its intense wildfires. Over two million homes in the state were identified as high or extreme risk of wildfire. While USGS research shows there have been fewer and fewer wildfires in California since a peak in 1980, there has been trend showing growth in fire sizes. According to the Insurance Information Institute, California had 9,560 wildfires with over one million acres burned in 2017 alone. The increase in fire sizes may be attributed to more plants spawned by record winter rains, creating fuel for wildfires.
SteelMaster’s metal buildings have unmatched protection from fire-related disasters. People who own steel Quonset Huts already have a significant advantage over those who have traditional straight wall buildings because of the engineered fire resistance in a Quonset Hut. A SteelMaster Quonset Hut would have a much better chance of surviving because an average surface fire on the forest floor can reach temperatures around 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit or more. It takes more than that amount of heat, 2,500 degrees, for steel to even begin to burn.