What Quonset Hut Model is Right for You?
So you’ve finally decided that a Quonset hut is the right building for you. Now it’s time to get to down to the finer details, like what Quonset hut model will best suit your needs.
- Galvalume Plus coating with Energy Star rating, which makes the buildings eco-friendly and virtually maintenance free
- Unobstructed interior space (no beams or trusses)
- Include State Stamped Engineered Blueprints
- Pre-cut panels with only one size nut and bolt
- Resistant against natural disasters, i.e. tornadoes, hurricanes, fire, earthquakes, and heavy wind/snow
- Use nothing less than 22 gauge steel
When most people think of the Quonset hut, they picture the classic Q-Model. It’s the strongest structure on the market.
The classic semi-circular structure became popular during World War II. These all-purpose buildings were used as barracks, latrines, offices, medical facilities, military housing and more.
The X-Model is popular among people looking for protective shelters for their investments.
SteelMaster’s X-Model is best for areas with heavy snow loads due to its 4:12 pitched roof line which makes it easier for heavy snow to slide right off.
Invented by SteelMaster Buildings in 1992, the A-Model combines usable space, durability and a traditional gable appearance.
While the A-Model also has a 4:12 pitch roof line, it differs from the ‘X’ by having straight walls. The straight walls allow for easy palletizing and shelf or storage space.
With straight sidewalls and a rounded roof line, the S-Model is a “well rounded” option.
If the Q-Model and A-Model had a baby, it would be the S-Model. Like the Q-Model, the round roof will deflect wind and snow. The straight walls and higher roof make it easy for a second story to be constructed.
The rounded roof line provides plenty of overhead space for taller items and/or equipment, and the straight sidewalls allow for maximum storage and workspace.