Map of SteelMaster buildings in Washington State

Washington Metal Buildings: Prefab Garages, Carports, Barns & More

Whether you’re looking to store your equipment for your apple farm in Yakima or need a building that meets the Washington state energy code in Tacoma, SteelMaster has the perfect building for you. We have decades of experience selling buildings to residential, commercial and industrial customers and government agencies in the Evergreen State.

Disaster Resistant

If you live in an area prone to natural disasters, you need a building you can trust in the event a severe storm comes your way. There are several geological hazards in Washington, including earthquakes and volcanoes.

According to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, earthquakes happen almost every day in Washington but most are too small to be felt or cause damage. However, Washington has the second highest risk in the U.S. of large and damaging earthquakes because of its geological setting.

SteelMaster’s seismic-resistant steel buildings 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 building’s oscillation depends on its mass and its stiffness.

A Quonset Hut is constructed as one unit, which evenly distributes the energy caused by seismic waves to its concrete foundation with little chance of damage. The 100 percent 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.

Washington has five active volcanoes that are part of the Cascade Range: Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. Needless to say, residents throughout the state are at risk of volcanic hazards because the volcanoes tend to erupt explosively and can cause significant damage.

SteelMaster’s metal buildings are specifically engineered to withstand extreme natural and manmade conditions, including fire-related disasters. A SteelMaster building in Hawaii was still standing after being surrounded by lava in Leilani Estates near Pahoa. The endwalls were gone, but the steel arches were still standing. This is because the eruption temperature of Kilauea lava is about 2,140 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes more than that amount of heat, 2,500 degrees, for our steel to even begin to burn.

 Common Building Uses in Washington

Like most states in America, metal garages are the most common application of our buildings in Washington. Our prefab garages and workshops are ideal for anyone who needs extra storage space for an affordable price.  Our metal building kits are also easy to assemble–with 70 percent of the work being done on the ground with only one size nut and bolt. Over 80 percent of customers construct their own building, which results in huge labor cost savings.

A SteelMaster metal carport can also save you money for decades. Not only will it protect your investment, steel is able to survive in all kinds of weather. It will not rot, warp, buckle, twist, or crack. It is also corrosion resistant, fire resistant and cannot be destroyed termites. Our metal carports come in in widths ranging from 12’ to 20’ and in lengths from 18’ to 40’. You can get one tall enough to store a bigger vehicle such as an RV, or a smaller carport that would still be large enough to protect an average sized vehicle, Jet Ski, snowmobile or an ATV.

Agricultural Storage

Known for its rich soil, diverse climates and large-scale irrigation, Washington is one of the most diverse and productive growing regions in the world. Washington has nearly 40,000 farms growing specialty crops, so it’s no wonder agricultural storage is one of the most common uses of SteelMaster buildings in the state!  Whether you own your own farm or need an agricultural building for your business, SteelMaster offers a wide range of customizable agricultural storage buildings that come in different models and sizes.

Our agricultural building kits have been used to store large tractors and other equipment, hay storage, sand storage, grain storage and much more. Not only do we offer prefabricated kits, our talented team of professional building specialists can customize a structure to fit your needs and budget.

Washington ranks first in the U.S. for production of apples, grapes, sweet cherries, pears, red raspberries and hops. The state produces 7.2 billion pounds of apples alone; with a $2.4 billion value of production! Washington also produces 20 percent of all potatoes in the U.S. When you need a dependable steel farm building or barn to store the (sometimes literal) fruits of your labor, a SteelMaster Quonset Hut is a smart, economical choice that will last for decades. Because our buildings are self supporting, there’s plenty of room on the inside to easily store large items and plenty of products.

 Washington Energy Code Compliant

Energy cost savings for Washington are significant due to the state having its own energy code for residential and commercial buildings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Washington state energy code is estimated to save $380 million annually by 2030.

A big advantage of owning a SteelMaster is its “green” design. Steel is a 100 percent recyclable material. Our metal buildings are energy star rated due to the Galvalume Plus coating. This keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Customers are also able to utilize natural resources with accessories like skylights, solar panels and rainwater collection systems.

The Washington state energy code compliance is determined by plan review and inspection by a local building official. The building official may ask for plans stamped by a registered design professional for complicated designs. SteelMaster State Stamped Engineered Blueprints meet all local building codes and loads requirements. All designs and calculations are stamped by a licensed, professional engineer. They also provide clearly diagrammed drawings of your building.

Contact us today to receive a free quote on the metal building of your dreams!

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