Bulk Storage

Bulk Storage

Cost-effective solutions for storing sand, soil, and anything else that needs to be protected.

Steel Coverall Buildings For Bulk Storage Solutions

If you’re looking for an economical, durable, easy-to-assemble bulk storage solution, SteelMaster’s storage or coverall buildings are perfect for your needs and are comparably priced to fabric buildings.

SteelMaster’s Quonset Hut design gives it unique advantages for bulk storage. The combination of widths of up to 80ft and their clear-span design allow for plenty of clearance for trucks, loaders, and plows to drive inside and easily maneuver throughout the structure.

Our coverall buildings also work great for any storage needs. And should your needs to cover more material increase with time, your SteelMaster structure can easily be expanded to meet the need.

 

Popular Bulk Applications

Our steel shelters are a popular choice among departments of transportation, farmers, large agricultural operations, and city & state governments. This preference is driven by the greater protection and longevity steel provides against the elements compared to less durable materials such as fabric, plastics, or wood.

Coverall Barns & Farm Buildings

Coverall Barns & Farm Buildings

Vehicle & Equipment

Vehicle & Equipment

Salt & Sand Storage

Salt & Sand Storage

Buying & Building

The SteelMaster team has extensive expertise in the industry, having worked with large-scale agriculture operations and government entities around the world.

To buy a coverall building, you can contact a SteelMaster Building Specialist who will work with you during the buying process and assist you in defining the scope of your project.

 

Land & Budget
The size of the land available for the building and your approximate budget
Size Requirements
The length, width, and height needed to store your bulk items
Special Storage Requirements
Any additional requirements such as adding a foundation or endwalls

During project development our team ensures that all engineering and code requirements in your area are considered.

We’ve also simplified the building process for our storage buildings, which helps to minimize construction labor costs. Each building is prefabricated, which allows for quick, easy assembly.

 

 

Bulk Storage Projects

arch steel roof mounted on concrete walls and solid back endwall empty inside

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The Ultimate Guide to Bulk Storage

The Ultimate Guide to Bulk Storage

Check out real-life SteelMaster projects & learn more about:

  • The features and benefits of arch-style bulk storage buildings
  • Step-by-step arch construction
  • Technical specs & certifications

Steel VS. Fabric: Pricing & Features

SteelMaster is an industry leader in the production of quick-cover buildings that are used to safely store equipment and substances that need to be protected from the elements.

There are two main types of coverall bulk buildings, those that rely on fabric and tension for structural support and those that use steel. Both fabric and steel coveralls offer some of the same advantages, but steel buildings are more durable, require less maintenance, and last for much longer.

Building Feature/Price Fabric Building Steel Building
Typical cost per square foot $4 - $20 $8 - $20
Protects against disaster-level weather No Yes
40-year warranty No Yes
Building life 10 - 15 years max 40+ years
Portable Yes Yes
Temporary Yes Yes
Expandable Yes Yes
Sizes up to 80 ft wide Yes Yes
Protects against inclement weather Yes Yes
Can be configured for climate control Yes Yes
Allows for natural light Yes, with thin fabric Yes, with skylights
Quick installation Construction in days Construction in days

Steel VS. Fabric: Maintenance Requirements

For protecting equipment, vehicles, salt, sand, or soil; a steel building does a better job than fabric at a comparable price. While fabric buildings may be cheaper upfront to purchase, investing in steel bulk storage will lead to long-term savings in energy costs and maintenance expenses down the road.

Regular Surface Maintenance

Fabric buildings require regular maintenance and will need to have the fabric replaced and reinstalled every 10 to 15 years, if not sooner.

Patching & Repairs

Even the thickest fabric can deteriorate with age and exposure to the weather. A tear in a fabric structure can easily spread across the entire cover, exposing the materials inside the building to harsh elements.

Routine Inspections

Fabric buildings are regularly inspected for issues like holes, defects, corrosion and tension.

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