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.

A-Model Steel Building Photo Gallery
S-Model Steel Building Photo Gallery
Q-Model Steel Building Photo Gallery
X-Model Steel Building Photo Gallery

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

C-Model Steel Building Photo Gallery
R-Model Steel Building Photo Gallery


The C-Model is available in lengths from 18′ to 40′ and widths span from 12′ to 20′. There are multiple uses for the C-Model, including:


The most popular use for the C-Model. We provide carports to fit every need. You can get one tall enough to store a large vehicle such as an RV, or a smaller one that would still be large enough to protect a jet ski, snowmobile or an ATV.  

You can even have one installed on a boat slip as a boat slipcover or as shipping container carports.

Canopies & Awnings

SteelMaster’s canopy and awning structures have been used in a variety of ways including providing shade over picnic areas to protect valuable industrial equipment. 

Our standalone canopies can be used to protect your company’s fleet of vehicles or to shelter industrial equipment. 

C-Models can also be turned into an awning by assembling it up against your building to create a space for employees or clients to stand under for shade or protection from the weather.


The SteelMaster R-Model is an arch metal roof available in widths ranging from 10′ to 150′ and in virtually any length, giving us the ability to solve any design challenge you face. 

SteelMaster’s metal roof systems have been used for patio covers, barns, retail locations and homes. Many restaurants and breweries use our steel roofs to give their businesses a unique look. 

Whether you’re looking to create a Quonset roof or have another clear span roof design in mind, the SteelMaster steel arched roof is the perfect solution.