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Cars, RVs, trailers, tools, and other valuables require a large storage space and plenty of protection. What better way to protect these large, often expensive belongings than in a steel garage made custom to fit your needs?

You could build a garage from a variety of other materials, but it won’t stand up to the quality that comes with a steel garage from Worldwide Steel Buildings. Not only does steel provide a durable space to store your possessions, it also takes much less time to assemble than traditional building materials and is less expensive.

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Stands the Test of Time

These steel garages are made to last. By using steel instead of wood to build, Worldwide garages can face the toughest of elements from snow and wind to pests. Steel garages are even fire resistant! This means your garage will still be standing and in great condition 20 years later. Worldwide even offers a 50-year structural warranty for further protection.

Not only will the materials last in the years to come, but so will the design. Should you require additional space in the future, you can easily add on and expand your steel garage thanks to the live truss system used to build it. ““““

 

Environmentally Friendly

Not only do steel garages hold strong against mother nature, they are also sustainable. Steel is one of the most recycled metals in the world and it is incredibly easy to repurpose. Combine that with its aforementioned longevity and you will have a durable garage guilt free made out of 94% recycled materials.

 

Steel Garages Made For You

Here’s another reason a steel garage lasts for so long: you will never get tired of it! With extensive customization options. Want a loft for extra storage space, not a problem, want to brick the outside to match you house, you can do that with the Worldwide steel Building system. Worldwide is known as the most versatile building available.

 

Affordable and Accessible

Worldwide has a variety of financing options so you can get the garage of your dreams. Financing, however, is only a small part of a steel garage’s accessibility. Since the steel garages require no heavy, expensive equipment, and are easy to assemble, the cost to construct them is much lower than that of a traditional building. In fact, assembly is so easy, you can do it yourself. Worldwide offers DIY kits with all materials included. This means you can cut labor costs and build your very own steel garage in no time.

 

 

I live in northern Kansas and I needed a building built. I had a 40-50 year old machine shed that had been converted into a pole barn on the property. The people we bought the property from had added a concrete floor. The building was an absolute piece of junk. It only had one garage door in it. It was rusted and dated. I looked into painting it and got several quotes, but the painting costs were outrageous. The cost to paint it was going to be $13,700 due to the rotting and the condition of the siding. The cost for the new building was $14,200.

Finding a Company  

I looked at pole barns and other steel buildings and read some of the testimonials. I called 8-9 different companies. To be honest, when I called to talk to some others, they transferred me around. I left messages places and never got responses. Many of them never bothered to even call back.

Choosing Worldwide Steel

When I reached Derek at Worldwide Steel, he was extremely easy to talk to, answered all of my questions, and gave me quotes. He sent me brochures, I looked at the quality and different things. It was pretty evident right from the beginning that he was customer service oriented. I felt very comfortable with Derek. He followed up several times and we talked over the course of maybe a month and a half before I figured out what I wanted for sure. He walked me through the process and the warranty was excellent.

The Storage Garage

I bought a 30×56 building because I already had the pre-existing concrete pad from the old barn. ​It’s a garage – three full garage doors plus a toy door for bringing in the lawn mower, ranger, etc. I will be using it for equipment storage – a boat and two vehicles.

The Construction

I originally had a local contractor take down the old building and do some concrete work. The contractor gave me a ridiculously low price to build out new building as well. When I called Worldwide to talk with them about the contractor’s plan, they were able to give me helpful tips and explain to me exactly what needs to be done as far as the construction of the new building. They also got me in touch with a contractor who could go through the process seamlessly.

Instead of trying to build it myself, I hired a contracting crew that was recommended by Worldwide Steel and is one of their number one contractors. I was extremely pleased with them. They came out and built it in five days. They worked with the insulation company and were very professional. They did a super job!

Changes along the Way

Worldwide Steel is extremely customer oriented. From day one, when I finally decided the size of my building, they sent me blueprints for the building based on what I had told them I was hoping to get from the building. I could email and call and was able to completely customize and revise the blueprints with the help of worldwide employees.

Communication Was Key to a Seamless Job

Anytime I had questions, anytime I would call, I never talked to anyone from Worldwide who wasn’t overly helpful. From the littlest question to the receptionist, it didn’t matter who I was talking to or what I was asking. I had no hiccups along the way. I added the insulation package per the salesman’s suggestion and I have been extremely happy with it. The tiny issue that I ran into with the insulation company not sending enough insulation was immediately handled by Worldwide Steel and only postponed the whole process by half a day. The contractor didn’t charge extra for the additional time since it

wasn’t my fault. I’ve stayed in touch with our sales rep since then and have bragged continuously about how easy the process was and how seamlessly the project went.

Worldwide Steel’s Customer Service Is Amazing

Worldwide will build you whatever you want. You give them what you want and you can either put it up yourself or hire one of their exceptional contractors to take care of the job for you. Derek has obviously never pressured us. I can’t emphasize the customer service level enough.

My One Regret

I wish I could say more. We just love the building. The only thing that I regret was that we didn’t include the mezzanine for additional storage. I would recommend that to anybody. Much better warranty than anything else and I was impressed from the very beginning.

If you’re planning on building a garage, shed, large barn, or other structure, make sure to call Worldwide Steel first. We’ll make it painless. Call and talk to one our helpful salespeople at (800) 825-0316 or ​contact us online​. We’ll make sure your steel building is exactly what you wanted!

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If you’re looking for a way to add storage space or additional living space to your current property, metal building kits make expanding and renovating easier than ever, with fully-developed kits that take the complication out of construction.

Every building kit is equipped with everything you need to bring your building to life, and you also get support from our own building specialists to ensure that you are finding a building that is the best fit for your property and your budget.

Metal Buildings That Are Easy to Build and Easy to Afford

Oftentimes, you need to invest in your structure before the money will follow, and that is why financing options are available to those who meet basic criteria. Whether you are in the agricultural industry or are looking to warehouse parts, it is important to your personal and corporate financial success that you have the space you need when you need it.

This is why Worldwide Steel Buildings is happy to offer financing services that can help you make your dreams a reality and allow you to build when you need it.

How to Qualify for Financing

Financing for a metal building kit is easy to get. There are no upfront fees, no prepayment penalties, and no appraisal required. Unlike with many other contracting agencies, equity is not required for metal building kit financing.

What Kind of Metal Building Kit Will You Finance?

custom metal building gym interiorWe offer a wide variety of steel and metal buildings from garages and workshops to airplane hangars to horse arenas.

Our most popular size is 40’ x 60’, which is perfect for mini-storage buildings, hobby shops, man-caves and more.

You can choose the size that fits your needs. See our steel building kits page to see different types of buildings, the assembly process, and the tools and equipment needed to complete your project.

Did You Say Customize?

Worldwide Steel buildings are extremely versatile. You can choose from over 42 million variations of designs and add-ons. With our available building accessories, you can customize everything from the dimensions, colors, and exterior finish, to adding lofts, cupolas, skylights, and more.

Once it’s built you can completely customize the inside by adding a living space, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. There really is no limit to what you can do with a steel building!

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

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At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we’re used to surprising our customers with bells and whistles they never thought were possible in a steel building. If you thought steel buildings were big metal boxes with little opportunity for customization, you’re in for a big surprise. Take a look at some of these options you get when you construct a steel building with Worldwide Steel:

Mezzanine bar joist system for adding lofts in steel buildingAdd a Mezzanine

Imagine a balcony above the main space of your steel building. It’s possible in a Worldwide Steel building. Use it for extra storage in your workshop, an office in your garage, or a cool game room in your man cave. Our mezzanine bar joist system lets you easily add a loft anywhere. No matter what you use it for, it’s a great way to provide extra space without increasing the building’s footprint.

Skylights Let the Sun Shine In

If you thought a steel building was destined to rely on only man-made light, think again. Natural sunlight is completely possible with skylights. Enjoy all the benefits of sunlight in your home, woodshop, or garage. Go ahead, make some vitamin D!

Insulation Keeps You Warm & Cozy

Steel buildings may seem cold, but in reality, they are as warm and cozy as you want to make them. We can install insulation in any steel building, no matter what you’re using it for. Many people build homes and enjoy a snug home with no drafts and low energy bills.

Modified Roof Designs Keep It Interesting

Contrary to popular belief, not all steel buildings look alike. You have plenty of roof styles to choose from including single slope, asymmetrical, and gabled. You can even add a cupola! Check out your options with our 3D Building Designer.

Choose from Many Different Exterior Facades

Does your steel building have to look like steel building from the outside? Absolutely not. Besides being able to customize the look of your steel building with a wide range of many colors, you can also completely change the facade by choosing brick, stucco, concrete, or wood. A steel building doesn’t have to look like a steel building. Check out these exterior finishes. You can customize it to look like whatever you want! Add cupolas, overhangs, gutters and downspouts, Dutch doors and more.

custom exterior color for steel buildingA Beautiful Steel Building That Will Last for Decades

Considering the durability of a steel building vs. wooden structures (our buildings come with a 50-year structural warranty), and the ease of assembly, investing in a steel building makes a lot of sense.

So, if aesthetics were holding you back, plow ahead and build the structure of your dreams with a steel building from Worldwide Steel!

If you have questions, give us a call at (888) 211-9524 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to answer them for you or download our Steel Building Info Guide for more information. Just click on the image below:

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A new building is much more than a structure. It’s a solution to your storage or housing problem, and an investment in your property. Steel buildings return a lot more on your investment than utility. A steel building will save you money for the life of the building.

1. Steel Buildings Have Longevity

Steel building roofs last a long time. We make our roofs from tough, U.S. manufactured steel. They are pre-treated to withstand the harshest of weather. The typical shingled roof has a life expectancy of around two decades. A metal roof has a minimum life expectancy of over 40 years. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors estimates metal roofs have a life expectancy up to 80 years.

2. Steel Structures Are Low Maintenance

Our steel is pre-treated at the factory to be rust and corrosion resistant. Metal walls, roofs, and beams maintain their structural integrity through the toughest of elements. Our buildings have withstood decades of rain, heat, and snow.

3. Steel Buildings Grow with Your Needs

Metal buildings are easy to expand. If you outgrow your building, you can order additional material to add onto your building. The expansions can be installed with minimal disruption to your business.

4. Steel Structures Are Easily Insulated

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Steel buildings can be insulated and fitted with HVAC systems. An insulated building will save you money on your energy bill and keeps people comfortable. If you choose a low-profile roof and an energy-saving color, you will save even more money.

5. It Costs Less to Insure a Steel Building

Steel buildings cost less to insure than buildings made from other materials. Steel isn’t combustible, has a long lifespan, and can easily be reinforced.

6. Steel Structures Are Wind, Pest & Moisture Resistant

Our steel buildings are built to last. The steel is corrosion and rust resistant. Pest infestation of steel is unheard of, they simply don’t find steel tasty. Steel is moisture resistant, while wood will rot.

50-Year Warranty & DIY Friendly

Worldwide Steel Buildings has manufactured steel buildings for over 30 years. We offer a 50-year warranty on our buildings. We design our steel building kits for DIYers and send thorough instructions. Our support team is also available to you until you put in the last bolt. If you’re interested in making your next project with one of our steel kits, click the button below to check out our 3D building designer tool to draft our your building.



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If you are planning on investing in a new commercial building or are planning a custom home, give Worldwide Steel Buildings a call at (888) 211-9524. We’d be happy to answer any and all of your questions you may have!

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If you’ve been looking to add a building to your home or company property but want to do so with the environment in mind, you may have considered purchasing a building made from wood. While many think this is the obvious way to go for a smaller impact on the Earth, it’s quite the opposite, which is why the experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings are breaking down the facts.

Common Misconceptions about Wood Buildings & the Environment

An inescapable fact of life is that all large manufacturing operations are going to produce CO2 as well as other byproducts regardless of what material they are manufacturing. The trick in this case is to consider the materials. Let’s look at the following factors:

  • Of all materials, what will last longest before needing to be replaced?
  • What material requires little to no additional treatment?
  • Which choice is able to do the job while using as little of the material as possible?
  • What material can be recycled almost entirely?

The answer is not wood, not concrete, but steel.

Wood vs. Steel – the Great Debate

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A quick Google search on the environmental impact of various building materials is swift to bring wood to the forefront of this great question, toting on about wood’s renewability.

This entire statement is misleading to consumers due to the fact that being renewable is not the same thing as being sustainable. The timber industry likes to remind consumers that for every tree harvested during clear cutting, two saplings are planted in its place.

What they don’t like to acknowledge is that it can take decades before the saplings are ready for harvesting, with the highest value trees being forty-nine years old at harvest.

Now that the ecosystem has been disturbed, the wood harvested, machined, treated, and so on, it’s become a sturdy long-lasting material with countless uses and recycling options…. right? Unfortunately, that too is a myth.

The wood industry likes to be quiet about how wooden frames, siding, and other items are only single-use. Once a wooden building has reached the end of its lifecycle there isn’t much to be done with it aside from demolition and/or incineration due to the fact that treated wood used in the construction industry cannot be recycled. That’s a lot of time and energy for an arguably temporary material.

Steel Buildings Are Sustainable

In addition to literally being the most recycled material in the world, steel is also one of the easiest materials to re-purpose. Additionally, once a steel building is constructed, it will not need to be replaced for a long, long time. This is due in part to steel being wind resistant, fire resistant, and of course immune to the damaging effects of mold and insects. The combined durability and longevity of steel means that when you purchase a steel building for your property, you’re paying for a material that can do more for less, and be recycled almost in its entirety for years. Talk about sustainable!

At Worldwide Steel Buildings we have been creating industrial, commercial, and private buildings using 97% recycled steel since 1983. For more about our passion, visit our blog or contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!





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As you sort through our wide variety of steel building options, you may become overwhelmed with the many options we offer. However, there’s no need to worry! The experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings can help you from start to finish to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for in a steel building.

Insider Exclusive: [Infographic] Steel Building Kits: A Solution to Your Crowded Garage Shop

With that being said, one popular question we get from our customers is what are the differences between open web truss and rigid frame steel buildings? And how do they decide which is right for them? The answer is different for each customer, but to start, you’ll want to consider the following:

  • The use of the building
  • Size of the project
  • Location of the building
  • Weather conditions
  • Budget

With those items in mind, let’s take a closer look at these two types of steel buildings to help make your decision clearer.


What Is an Open Web Truss Steel Building?

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Our open web truss frames are ideal for clear spans up to 225 feet, which makes them a great option for commercial applications. Further, the gambrel truss option provides the look of an agricultural building or barn. Open web truss buildings are good choices for buildings regularly occupied by customers or employees. For instance buildings being used as:

  • Retail stores
  • Warehouses
  • Sports facilities
  • Aircraft hangars

Additionally, we have several designs of trusses and all of them allow installation of insulation, HVAC systems, sprinkler systems, sliding or overhead doors, skylight panels, and many other custom add-ons.

Our open truss building designs don’t require heavy equipment to install the trusses, but don’t be fooled by the easy assembly. This structure is developed and built to your local wind and snow building codes so that they can last through anything. They are made of 100% American steel and pre-punched and pre-welded before delivery.

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Related Read: 7 Reasons to Choose Steel Over Pole Barn Buildings

What Is a Rigid Frame Steel Building?

The rigid frame structure is also made of 100% American steel. It allows for the maximum use of open space for storage and mobility. This style of building is a good choice for:

  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing space
  • Churches
  • Agricultural storage for large equipment

Like the open truss building, our rigid frame building is perfect for the DIY project or contractor. The pieces come pre-drilled, pre-welded, and with a easy-to-read, step-by-step instruction manual.

Regardless of the style, we can design a building for your specific needs. We used MBS design software, and all of our buildings are made in an AISC-MB manufacturing facility. Everything from our raw materials to our manufacturing process is monitored by a third-party to ensure the highest level of quality control.

Which One Should You Choose?

If you’re still unclear which type of steel building is right for your project, the best way to make a decision is to consult the experts at Worldwide Steel Buildings. We work with our valued customers tirelessly in order to determine exactly what they need in a steel building.

The best way to determine the right type of building is to give our experts a call at (888) 211-9524 or contact us online and tell us about your project. You can also design your steel building online with our 3D Building Designer by clicking the image below.





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Steel Building Kit Home

At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we understand that your home is an expression of the people who live there. Many people think steel buildings  are only made of sheet metal siding, or that the interior of a steel building is cold with a blocky floor plan configuration, but that’s not true with a Worldwide Steel Building. We make it possible to completely customize your home from the ground up with our wide array of add-ons and unique finishings. Here are some different customizable options available to personalize your steel building to fit your specific needs.

Choose from High-Quality Exterior Siding Options

Our steel framing enables your home to be extremely strong and durable. This, in turn, makes materials such as stucco, brick, wood, and vinyl siding, possibilities for your exterior. If you desire a unified look with the other buildings on your property, or want to blend seamlessly into the neighborhood, these exterior choices make customizing the curb appeal of your house a breeze! The exterior possibilities are endless for steel built homes and they have the ability to be as unique as you are!

Interior Options

Just because your house isn’t stick framed with lumber doesn’t mean you don’t have the ability to customize your interior floor plan. Our building consultants can help you plan the layout, get just the right room sizes, and ensure that your home is exactly how you want it.

Our steel building kits for homes are easily customizable. And the best part is, they are the fastest and most affordable way to put up a house! Everything you need is in the kit. With its great ratings on stability and durability, along with eliminating issues of buckling, settling, or twisting, you will feel safe and secure in your new house. The house you choose and customize to be your own will withstand the test of time and weather!

Having a steel built home is about having options available to you while keeping the structural integrity you want in a dwelling. Contact us today for more information or click the image below to design your steel building with our 3D Building Designer.





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Pole barn buildings are suitable  for some people, but many who choose them wind up playing the coulda-shoulda-woulda game when they realize what they could have gotten by choosing a Worldwide Steel Building instead.

If you’re weighing your options, and don’t want to miss out on the best building choice, check out these seven things you can’t get with a pole barn building that you can get with steel.

Want to try it before you buy it? Take advantage of our FREE 3D Building Designer! Click here to get started.

1. Vertical Spacewwsb-high-cielings-steel-buildings-vertical-space (1)

For the sake of security in certain weather conditions, a pole barn can only rise so high and tends to be more susceptible to the wear and tear of extreme weather.

With a steel building, the sky’s the limit for vertical space, and the strength of our steel trusses, girders, and framework can withstand anything Mother Nature has to offer.

2. More Roofing Options

With a pole barn, roof options are limited to designs that coordinate with the layout of pole supports. In other words, if you want to get more creative than a typical pitched shed, things can get complicated and expensive.

Choosing a steel building can give you the roof style you want whether it’s shed, hip, gable or gambrel. Want to throw in some skylights for natural lighting? A steel building can do that, too.

3. Open Floor Plan

Adding an auxiliary building is often to meet some sort of storage needs. If this is your main focus for your building, you’ll end up losing a lot of space with poles in the way. It also makes it difficult to navigate large equipment. Steel buildings help to get the most out of your potential storage space because they’re supported by trusses and framework that can create a completely open floor plan.wwsb-building-manual-photos-second-story (1)

4. Mezzanine Ceilings

Because of the interference of support poles, it is practically impossible to integrate a mezzanine into a pole barn design.

If you need an elevated area in your structure to oversee work down below, or to create office space above, a steel building is your best option.

5. Customizable Extras & Add-Ons

It’s the endless extras and add-ons that make steel buildings a more attractive option than pole barns. For instance, a steel building’s frame can handle the load for free hanging eve extensions, while a pole barn’s can’t.

These custom features can be used to increase the functionality of your building, while also giving you more options to personalize the overall style of your structure.wwsb-self-supporting-eve-hang-steel-building (1)

6. Longer Lifespan

Why spend loads of money on a wooden pole barn building that will rot in the ground over the years? Instead, choose the stronger option that’s built to last. Concrete piers and sound anchoring increase our steel building’s structural integrity, which means it’ll be stronger and last much longer than a pole barn.

Related Read: Insider Tips on How to Budget for Your Worldwide Steel Building

7. Options for Growth

Think expansion may be necessary in the future? You’ll have to tear down that pole barn in order to expand. However, our steel buildings are easy to expand thanks to the live trusses. This means, that instead of starting from scratch in a few years, you can simply build upon what you already have!

So, what are you waiting for? The professionals at Worldwide Steel Buildings are waiting to answer your questions! Give us a call at (888) 211-9524 for more information!

Do you want more than just a sheltered space for your car? What if you could completely customize your garage to fit your every need? Now you can with Worldwide Steel Buildings.

If you’ve been wanting to transform your garage, make sure you get exactly what you’ve been looking for. To get the ideas flowing, we’re showing you the top 10 features every guy’s dream garage should have.

Want to try it before you buy it? Click here and try out our free 3D Building Designer!

worldwide-steel-buildings-custom-garage1. Add Windows

Is your current garage dark, dreary, and depressing? Let the light in with a few windows. Adding windows or skylights will make your building look custom and will offer awesome natural lighting.

2. Fix Up Your Flooring

Concrete may seem like the manly choice, but why not amp it up a bit? Adding an epoxy coating to your garage floor is an easy way to turn boring concrete into a work of art that’s also durable.

Related Read: The Perfect, Easy-to-Assemble Steel Building Kit for Every DIY Guy

3. Wash Off with a Sinkgarage-storage-worldwide-steel-buildings

What happens in the garage should stay in the garage! If you’re constantly being nagged to stop tracking your grease and grime into your family’s kitchen, adding a sink to your garage can make it stop. The ability to wash up where you work will not only keep your garage a cleaner space, but your wife will thank you.

4. Stock Up On Storage

The garage is the top place for clutter to accumulate, but the right storage can help. Add cabinets and a few matching shelves and hooks to allow access to everyday tools while eliminating the eyesore of built up junk.  

5. Power Up with Electricity

If you’re not wired for electricity, you’re wasting tons of potential in that space. Add outlets in convenient spaces to expand the opportunity for future electrical needs. Not to mention, without electricity you can’t have these awesome features below…

6. Turn It Up with Audio/Soundgarage-with-tv

Who says the garage can’t double as a man cave? Install a sound system and flat screen television. Enjoy the big game with the boys, or make DIY jobs a breeze by streaming instructional videos, right in your workshop.

7. Lock It Down with Security

You’ve invested in some really cool stuff, but make sure you protect it! Don’t forget to add the garage to your security system and install security sensors on your new doors and windows. If you want to further control who has the keys to your castle, consider adding a keypad lock to your door with your own personalized security code.

8. Workbench

wwsb-workbench-collapsableNear your new storage solution, install a workbench. Don’t forget to make it fully functional with a vise and electrical outlets for all of your favorite power tools.

Related Read: All You’ll Need to Build Your Steel Garage Kit: Your Toolbox + These 4 Tools

9. Man Lighting

Who needs mood lighting when you can have man lighting? Windows may improve natural lighting conditions, but some special projects require special lighting. Add high-quality LED overhead lighting and dimmers for more lighting options.

10. Keep Your Cool

Working on a project, or having your buddies over to enjoy your new digs, means you will need refreshments. The same reasoning for the sink, what happens in the garage stays in the garage, applies here. Forget about trips back and forth to the kitchen! Install a refrigerator and keep your refreshments right where they belong.

Getting the custom garage of your dreams is easier than it seems. Call us today for more information (888) 339-6201 or contact us online! We’ll help you find the best steel building kit to meet all of your dream garage needs.