If you’re looking to add a new building to your property — be it a carport, barn, or outbuilding — metal is likely high on your list of materials. Thanks to modern engineering, you can customize your metal building to fit your exact needs.
“But I don’t want a big, gray, square thing on my property,” you may be saying to yourself. “I don’t want to have to look at that every day — whatever will the neighbors think?”
Well, let us stop you right there. Metal buildings have come a long, long way in recent years. Modern metal buildings can exude style and be customized to your heart’s content.
This is excellent news, as not only can you get all the traditional benefits of a metal building (cost, strength, longevity, a quick and easy build, and return on investment). You’ll now have a structure that you can look upon every day with pride.
If you’re struggling with ideas on how to customize your metal building, look no further! To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular ways our customers have made their metal buildings uniquely their own.
Customize your metal building exterior
Let’s start with the most visible aspect of your metal building: the exterior.
The number 1 thing that deters people from installing a metal building is the belief that raw metal looks cold and clinical.
Would those people feel differently if they knew that there are dozens of exterior customizations options available? Oh, undoubtedly.
And we’re not just talking about changing the color here (although that’s a great option). There are so many different materials and textures to choose from for your metal building, for example:
- Concrete block
- Fiber cement boarding
- Coated steel panels
If you want to get really creative, you could even mix and match these exterior options — taking complete control of the final look.
Customize your metal building doors & windows
Not all metal buildings need a window or door, but those that do can be fitted with any style of frame you like.
You can match the style to your house or another outbuilding. Or you can go for something different — creating an eye-catching contrast that complements the rest of your property.
The choice is yours.
Customize your metal building with an extension
The ability to add extensions to your metal building has two huge benefits:
- You can add square footage to your building easily
- You can create some stunning profiles
Building an extension is a great way to customize your metal structure, especially if you already weigh up options for exterior cladding or paneling.
Like any material, significant additions come with a cost. But, luckily for you, metal buildings offer the best value for money — especially compared to wood or concrete. And it’s usually much easier to match your metal extension to the original structure.
Customize your metal building roofline
To top off (pun intended), another great way to improve your metal building is by customizing the roof.
Traditionally, most metal buildings have a gable roof, but there are so many other options available. You can switch the gable roof out for a hip roof or alter the pitch of the roof however you wish.
You can also customize your fascia. Have you thought about having a canopy on the front? Or, if your building is a store or a café, have you considered how smart it would look with an awning?
Whatever you plan to do with your metal building, there are hundreds of possible combinations. And with everything made to fit, you’ve never had so much control over how your final building looks.
Is your mind already bubbling with design ideas?
Contact California All Steel today to share your vision, and our metal building specialists will help make it a reality.