A metal building frame in front of a forest.

Metal buildings are the perfect solution for many construction projects, from industrial to commercial applications. These structures are often cost-effective and durable, and they are suitable for warehouses and businesses alike.

Building a metal building requires expertise and precision. At Ganneston Construction, we provide reliable pre-engineered metal structure services tailored to your needs. If you are in need of a durable and economical structure for your next project, a metal building may be a great option. 

How Metal Buildings Are Built

To erect a metal building, professional contractors must follow a precise construction process. Once you’ve selected a site and established the function of the new structure, your builder will follow these steps to ensure proper installation: 

Preparing the Site & Laying A Foundation

Before any construction can begin, the site must be adequately prepared and leveled. To ensure that your metal building stands strong for years to come, it is essential to lay a solid foundation. For metal buildings, we often lay a concrete slab or pier & beam foundation for steel structures. 

Erecting Primary & Secondary Framing Systems

Once the foundation is in place, our team will begin erecting the primary (or “red-iron”) and secondary framing systems. We take great care in creating frames that will support the specific dimensions and function of each part of your new building so that the structure will stand strong for many years to come. 

Installing Bracing Systems

Bracing components help to stabilize the structure and keep it from shifting or swaying during severe weather. We work with structural engineers to ensure that our bracing systems are effective, safe, and up-to-code. 

Adding the Building Envelope

The building envelope includes all external elements such as the siding, roof, doors, and windows. We use the highest quality materials to ensure that your building is not only aesthetically pleasing but also resists the elements. 

Most Common Metal Building Projects

Metal buildings are incredibly versatile and can be used for a variety of projects, including: 


Metal buildings are an ideal choice for warehouses, as they provide a durable and cost-effective solution. Steel frames can be erected quickly with minimal effort and provide superior strength that will last for years to come. 

Storage Units

Like warehouses, storage units are often made of metal due to their affordability and longevity. Metal buildings offer secure storage that is resistant to different weather patterns and intruders, making them an ideal choice for storage projects. 


When it comes to garages, a metal building may be the best choice. They are easy to construct and require minimal maintenance, making them more cost-effective than other types of structures. 

Commercial Buildings

Metal buildings are a popular choice for commercial projects due to their affordability and fast construction times. Commercial steel structures can provide large, open spaces with high ceilings that can be adapted to suit a range of businesses. 

Industrial Facilities

For factories or other industrial building projects, metal buildings are a popular choice, offering superior strength and durability at a lower cost than other types of structures.

Steel structures provide a secure environment that is resistant to fire and other hazardous elements, making them suitable for a number of applications including manufacturing factories and water treatment plants. 

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Advantages of Metal Buildings

The red metal frame of a metal building against a cloudy sky.

While metal buildings may not be suitable for all building projects, they are a popular choice for a range of structures because of their many advantages, such as: 


Metal buildings are incredibly durable and resistant to a range of weather patterns, pests, and other hazards. For a relatively-low maintenance structure, metal buildings are a great option. 

Fire Resistance

Compared to traditional wood-frame structures, metal buildings offer superior fire resistance. Steel is noncombustible and will not burn or corrode when exposed to heat or flames. 


Pre-engineered metal building systems are often fairly cost-effective when compared to other types of structures. Steel frames can be erected quickly and require minimal labor, making them an affordable choice for a range of projects. 


Metal buildings are incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit a range of applications. Steel frames can be easily customized with different finishes, colors, and other features. 


Steel is a sustainable material that can be recycled after its useful life is over. Steel buildings require less energy to create, transport, and assemble than other types of structures, making them an environmentally friendly option. 

Trust Ganneston Construction to Build Your Metal Building

At Ganneston Construction, our team of experienced engineers and builders can help you design and create a metal building that meets your needs. From warehouses and storage units to commercial and industrial facilities, our experienced team will work closely with you to create the perfect building for your project.

Contact us today to learn more about our metal building services. 

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