Quonset Storage Shed: The Prefab Steel Kit Solution

SteelMaster’s durable, affordable Quonset Hut metal sheds are specially designed to give customers the best quality storage at a competitive price whether that is in their backyard or at a commercial facility.


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Quonset Shed Kits Vs. Standard Shed Kits – Who’s “Tough?”

Cheap shed kits claim to be “tough” but how tough are they compared to a Quonset shed? Often made out of lower-quality materials like tin, aluminum or wood, so-called “tough” sheds will collapse if subject to an extreme weather event or just impact damage. So what is it about Quonset sheds that make them the clear option for storage that will last longer than a few years?

Durability Steel Quonset Sheds Aluminum Alloy Sheds Tin Sheds Wooden Sheds
Prone to dents, scratches and punctures No Yes Yes Yes
Warping or bending under extreme conditions No Yes Yes Yes
Disaster resistant Yes No No No
HVHZ Impact Rated Yes No No No

Custom Prefab Shed Pricing

Every SteelMaster shed price is custom to order based on the needs of our customers. Shed costs depend on several factors such as:

  • Shed size – The larger the shed, the more expensive the project will be but will cost less per square foot.
  • Code & load requirements – Specific localities may have certain code or load requirements that may impact a shed’s design and pricing.
  • Custom features – Beyond standard storage shed needs, add ventilation, insulation, windows, and more.
A model quonset hut with steel endwall and glass roll up door

“I love our Quonset Hut shed. It is so bright, and so wonderful and enchanting and it feels so good.”
Linda C., Nevada

Compare Long-term Shed Costs

The cost of a shed and its cost-effectiveness are two different things. You can purchase a cheap 10′ x 10′ shed, but the chances are you’ll have to replace it every 10 – 15 years and end up spending much more money over the next 40 years.

Compare that to a steel Quonset shed that comes with a 40-year warranty and you end up saving money on shed storage and only have to build it once over that timespan. So when looking at the true cost of a shed – how do tin, aluminum or wooden sheds stack up?

Cost Components Steel Quonset Sheds Wooden Sheds Aluminum Alloy Sheds Tin Sheds
Materials Cost $$ $$ $ $
Maintenance Costs Little-to-none Repair/upkeep costs Repair/upkeep costs Painting and roofing
Life Expectancy 40+ years 10 – 15 years 10 – 15 years 10 – 15 years

Small, Medium, Large And Larger Metal Shed Sizes

The smallest Quonset shed is 10′ x 10′ and the largest can go upwards of 60 feet wide with infinite length – so no matter the size of the shed you’re looking for SteelMaster has you covered. While we typically sell medium size sheds that range between 20 x 20 feet to 30 x 30 feet, storage sheds come in all shapes and sizes.

One Bolt, One Wrench Shed Construction

Step 1: Lay shed arch panels on the ground in the shape of the arch you’re erecting.

Step 2: Insert and loosely tighten bolts in the predrilled holes to assemble the arch.

Step 3: Raise the shed arches and attach them to the foundation (if needed).

Step 4: Tighten the bolts.

Step 5: Repeat until the building is complete.

Mark Pagliaro in Florida wanted to build a simple shed himself but it also needed to be Florida HVHZ building code compliant. He turned to SteelMaster and was delighted to learn that our sheds can meet or beat his area’s building codes.

His building arrived with all the panels predrilled and ready for assembly, no measuring, cutting, welding or hammering – only requiring Mark to use one socket wrench to assemble the entire building.

“I couldn’t be happier with the way this building looks and has performed. It’s now 12 years old and looks like the day I built it.”
Mark Pagliaro, Florida

s quonset building with yellow front wall and door with grey trimming

Are Quonsets The Strongest Sheds Available? Yes!

Steel is stronger than aluminum, tin, wood and plastic composites, so when you want the toughest shed possible with the strongest engineering behind it, you should choose a Quonset shed. You don’t have to just take our word for it:

Aubrey Brown, a pottery maker, purchased his building initially to house his 32-foot motorhome. He soon found out that his SteelMaster building also served another important purpose as a storm shelter.

“My SteelMaster shed can withstand 140 mph winds, which is more than I can say about my house. Before each storm hit, I stocked the motor home and then my wife and 82-year-old mother and I hunkered down until the hurricanes passed. I bought the shed to house it in and keep it out of the sun during the off-season.”

Aubrey says he and his family watched shingles fly off the roof of their workshop and trees sliced in half and blown to the ground while they were shielded from the storm inside of their SteelMaster.

“Two feet of snow was sitting on top of it and it’s just as solid as a rock.”
Mark W., Kentucky

Q model quonset hut with custom wooden and metal endwall