In addition to its unique appearance, barndominiums made from a steel building are a very practical housing choice for many reasons.
Unlike typical straight wall metal buildings, SteelMaster Quonset huts have unobstructed interior space. Our buildings do not need beams or trusses for support, which leaves plenty of space inside of the structure to create the barndominium floor plan of your dreams.
Existing homes for sale won’t allow you to have the same level of customization. This guarantees a building that is made just for you.
SteelMaster’s metal Quonset huts are incredibly disaster resistant. All of our prefabricated buildings receive a certified engineer’s stamp before they are delivered.
The Scheibelhuts Quonset hut home.
We follow FEMA’s building codes, IBC codes, ASCE-7 recommendations, and building codes specific to your location, such as Florida’s HVHZ and Chapter 16 codes. Plus, our Quonset Hut is made with commercial grade, high quality steel. The metal panels are pre-drilled and pre-punched making it easier to overlap each one to the next. This is one of the secrets to the arch’s super strength and why arched structures make very effective storm-proof buildings.
The Scheibelhuts benefited from their Quonset hut home’s strength during natural disasters that occur in warmer climates. The couple lives at the end of a ridge and a dangerous tornado once blew through the area packing 70-80 mph winds.
“The building never even shook,” says Tom, who felt secure in his SteelMaster.
SteelMaster’s buildings are built to reduce your vulnerability during severe weather. The deep parallel grooves in the corrugated steel add to the strength of the already durable building. Winds can reach well over 150 mph in some of the most devastating storms turning large objects into deadly projectiles. When a projectile hits an arched, corrugated solid steel building, oftentimes it makes a small dent instead of going all the way through.
Jose Malave, a longtime SteelMaster customer and business owner in Puerto Rico, rode out Hurricane Maria inside of his disaster resistant SteelMaster Building. He says thanks to his metal Quonset Hut, he is alive and able to tell his story. He was also able to save $70,000 in damages when he stored his precious belongings inside his steel building.
“The building had minor damage to the back wall. We and our work team determined that the fault was a bad installation of the rear wall,” said Malave. “If that wall had been installed the right way, nothing would have happened.”
If you’re not interested in the rustic design trend, a barndominium may not be the home for you. But if you dream of country living, a barndominium from SteelMaster might be your best bet!