Which Building 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 down to the finer details, like what Quonset hut model will best suit your needs.

What All SteelMaster Quonset Hut Models Have in Common:

  • 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


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.


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.

Since then, the “Q” uses include agricultural and heavy equipment storage, airplane hangars, and many other custom designs. Additionally, this model is the most popular model for Quonset hut homes.


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.

This model is also perfect for garages, workshops and storage buildings.

Models for Custom Designs

Uses include:

  • Carports
  • RV & boat covers
  • Canopies & awnings

Uses include:

  • Custom roofing systems
  • Container cover kits