Find the Right Quonset Hut Model

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

Steel Building Models for All Needs


  • Widths of 17′ to 40’+
  • 100 percent usable space, durability with a traditional gable appearance
  • 4:12 pitch roofline with straight walls
  • Allows easy palletizing/shelf or storage space


  • Widths of 10′ to 60’+
  • Straight sidewalls and a rounded roofline
  • Round roof deflects wind and snow
  • Provides overhead space for taller items or lofted area


  • Widths of 20′ to 70’+
  • Classic semi-circular structure
  • Became popular during World War II
  • Most popular model for Quonset hut homes


  • Widths of 22′ to 50’+
  • Best for areas with heavy snow loads
  • 4:12 pitch roofline
  • Slanted walls

Which Quonset Hut Model Is Right For You?

The two most important considerations in choosing the Quonset model are the shape of the building and your area’s code and load requirements.

For most applications, the Quonset model is more of a preference for the building profile than anything, though there may be some additional considerations mandated by your local building authority. No matter your engineering requirements or the specific application you have in mind, we have a Quonset model for you.

Quonset Model Roof & Wall Pitch Options

The shape of any Quonset model is determined by the angles of its roof and wall. Every Quonset model is a combination of two different roof pitches and two different wall pitches all providing you with options for your next building

Pitched Or Arched Roofs

There are two types of roofs available for Quonset models, they can either have a 4:12 roof pitch or a rounded arch. While arch buildings are considered to be the strongest building design generally, a 4:12 roof pitch’s shape is slightly more structurally sound and is suggested for applications where heavy snow loads may be of concern.

Straight Side Walls or Complete Arch

The walls of a Quonset hut can either be straight or part of the arch. Similar to the 4:12 pitch in roofing, arched walls are seen as more ideal for climate with severe snow and wind load considerations.

A model with white vinyl endwall and white doors
A model with brown vinyl endwalls and doors


The original Quonset hut design used during WWII as all-purpose buildings, Q-Models exemplify all the advantages Quonsets are known for today – easy to assemble or disassemble, lasts as long as you need it to, and are fully expandable.

Why Choose Q-Model

  • Arched roof
  • Arched walls
  • Classic Quonset shape
  • Most popular for homes


With straight sidewalls and a rounded roofline, the S-Model is a “well-rounded” option. The straight walls and higher roof make it easy for a second-story, loft, or mezzanine level to be constructed. The rounded roofline provides plenty of overhead space for taller items and/or equipment, and the straight sidewalls allow for maximum storage and workspace.

Why Choose S-Model

  • Arched roof
  • Straight side walls
  • Good for two-story buildings
  • Most popular for workshops


A-Models are the perfect combination of Quonset qualities you’d expect with a more traditional building shape. With an arched roof providing extra strength and height, and straight walls that make it easy for pallet and shelf storage space, it’s one of the most popular models for storage.

Why Choose A-Model

  • 4:12 pitched roof
  • Straight side walls
  • Traditional gable appearance
  • Most popular for garages/storage


X-Models are the best choice for extreme climates or climates that can suffer from severe storms. They can support the heaviest snow loads Alaska has, withstand winds category 5 hurricanes of Florida or EF5 tornados in Texas, and beat the heat of wildfires in California. So no matter where you live, your building will be secure.

Why Choose X-Model

  • 4:12 pitched roof
  • Slanted walls
  • Most popular for heavy snow loads


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


The most popular use for the C-Model is carports. 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 ATV. You can even use C-Models as a boat slipcover or as a shipping container carport.

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.

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

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The SteelMaster R-Model is an arch metal roof system 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 container covers, patio covers, retail locations, and more. Many restaurants and breweries use our steel roofs to give their businesses a unique look.

Steel container cover for commercial use
steel quonset style container covers
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R Model - Roofing System over grocery store