Whether you’re looking for a backyard barn in Casper or a carport in Cheyenne, SteelMaster can help you find a structure that will meet your needs.
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Wyoming Steel Buildings: Barns, Garage and Prefab Kits
Wyoming Metal Buildings: FAQs
What are the maintenance costs on a SteelMaster building?
In Wyoming, the benefits of steel over wood go beyond just the superior strength. With severe storms, snow, and wind battering buildings regularly in the Cowboy State, wood requires regular inspection, upkeep, and maintenance to keep a structure sound and usable.
One of the biggest benefits of owning a SteelMaster Quonset hut is that it requires very little, if any, maintenance. This is due to several factors, including:
- Corrosion Resistance: This is because SteelMaster uses a coating called Galvalume Plus that helps to prevent rusting and basic wear and tear on the arches. So when the rainy season hits the state in April, you know your building is protected.
- Durability: Our steel buildings are made with heavy-duty, commercial-grade steel that is at least 22 gauge steel. Unlike steel buildings, fabric and wood buildings have a limited lifespan. Fabric buildings typically rest on supporting poles, causing the roof seams to sustain some of the tent’s weight and cause wear and tear to the fabric. Wooden buildings, like pole barns, are vulnerable to rot, pests, moisture damage, and fire over time.
- Minimal Upkeep: Steel buildings don’t require that much upkeep after assembly. There’s no need for repainting and steel resists mold and decay better than other building materials.
Do I need construction experience to assemble a SteelMaster building?
You don’t have to be a construction expert to put together a SteelMaster Quonset hut! We make the building process much easier than a traditional building. Typically in Wyoming, our buildings are constructed in the spring and summer, so being able to build a building fast, and in between storms is that much more important.
Many of our customers assemble the building themselves or a couple of friends in just a few days. However, you may also opt to hire a local contractor to install the building depending on the complexity of your project.
Additionally, our arch panels and endwalls are pre-cut and pre-drilled at the factory and only require one size nut and bolt to assemble
What are the most common steel building applications in Wyoming?
Agriculture is one of the top three industries in Wyoming, bringing near $2.0 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Statistics Service. Cattle production is the largest agricultural commodity in the state, earning Wyoming’s nickname as the “Cowboy State.” Other commodities include wool, hay, oats, and more.
Whether you’re looking for a backyard barn, an animal run-in, or a larger pole barn kit, SteelMaster has an agricultural storage solution for you.
Our agricultural storage building kits come in different models and sizes. Every SteelMaster Quonset hut is self-supporting, which leaves plenty of room inside to easily store:
- Large tractors and other farm equipment
- Crops and other agricultural products
- and much more!
Garages and workshops are SteelMaster’s most popular building application, so there’s no surprise it’s one of the most common uses for our Wyoming customers!
All of our steel garages and workshops feature a clear span design that offers 100 percent usable space, allowing you to maximize storage and workspace.
Whether you’re a farmer who needs a 40’ X 60’ shed to store equipment or products; a homeowner who wants a small 10’ X 12’ shed to store lawn equipment and garden tools; or a large company that wants to protect industrial equipment, SteelMaster has the perfect price, size, and model to fit any storage need.
How do steel buildings do with heavy snow loads?
Snow typically falls across Wyoming from October through May, with some snowstorms beginning as early as September across lower elevations.
High winds, low temperatures, and moderate to heavy snow/blowing snow may cause blizzard conditions, but it is rare for a severe blizzard to last over three days.
Accumulations of 10 to 15 inches or more for a single storm occur but are infrequent outside of the mountains, but the wind that accompanies snow can pile snow into drifts several feet deep.
SteelMaster’s arches are able to handle the snow load in any region. Our arches are created with commercial-grade, high-quality steel that can be customized to accommodate extra heavy snow loads in areas of Wyoming that experience frequent snowstorms.
Any of our models can accommodate these loads, but the X-Model is the most popular for heavy snow. This is because the X-Model has a 4:12 pitched roof, making it easier for heavy snow to slide right off.
Are steel buildings resistant to strong winds?
According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association, Wyoming is the windiest state in the country. Some areas have reported wind gusts of over 100 miles per hour. The windiest cities of the Cowboy State include:
The reason the state is so windy comes down to its location–air currents travel west to east and add high pressure in the Great Basin and low pressure in the Plains region.
High wind events can pose a significant threat to any building. SteelMaster’s wind-resistant Quonset Huts are built to meet or exceed Wyoming wind load requirements and are HVHZ certified.
Unlike metal arched buildings, traditional wood-frame buildings are especially vulnerable to wind loads and can suffer extreme damage.
If wind finds its way into a wood-frame building, the pressure could cause the roof to disconnect from the structure, increasing the potential for a collapse. This kind of disaster can be costly and possibly deadly under certain conditions.
Plus, the design of a Quonset hut evenly distributes the wind load, transferring the pressure to the bottom of each arch. There is no chance of the roof blowing off because there is no separate roof. Each prefabricated, steel arch is bolted together and overlapped to ensure maximum strength when dangerous winds occur.
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