SteelMaster Quonset Hut Saves Man’s Truck from Fallen Tree

Mark's building before snow caused a tree to fall on his building.

When SteelMaster customer Mark M. made the decision to purchase a metal Quonset hut, the price was one of the driving factors.

However, he didn’t know just how much his investment would pay off until a few years later.

In March 2020, Mother Nature threw Mark a massive curveball. It snowed four feet in just two days at his property in California–something that’s not typical for that area.

“Last March, we got three feet of snow in two weeks,” he said.

Unfortunately, several trees fell in his backyard and landed right on top of his steel Quonset hut.

“A 110-foot-tall oak tree came down and took at least three or four other cedar and pine trees with it—everything hit the building,” Mark said. “The oak tree is the only tree still laying on top of the building.”

Although there was damage to his SteelMaster building, all of Mark’s belongings inside were completely fine, including his pickup truck.

He believes if he had a different type of building, that wouldn’t be the case.

“I think that [the SteelMaster building] probably is better than my other 40×40 building, even though it’s got a lot of heavy-duty red iron up on top. It wouldn’t have done as good as [a SteelMaster],” Mark said.

All SteelMaster structures are made with no less than heavy duty, commercial grade steel in no less than 22 gauge. This makes the building incredibly strong and durable.

“I think the arch is what made the big difference. Because some of these branches would have probably poked a hole through the roof of my other building and go right through.”

Overall, Mark is still happy with his decision to purchase a SteelMaster building.

“I can’t even imagine what would have happened to a wood building with a regular truss roof if that kind of weight had crashed down on it. I think it would have folded like a house of cards. I think it would have went all over my truck and my truck would have been totaled.”

He says he will purchasing another SteelMaster Quonset hut in the future to replace the building that was damaged in the snowstorm.

“I think it’s a real good product, I plan on [purchasing a building] again.”

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