From Garages to Homes to Warehouses, these affordable, customized steel buildings can do it all.
Quonset huts are durable, budget-friendly, and easy to construct buildings that were first designed for the US Navy during WWII. Now these arch steel buildings are popular for everything from garages, workshops & storage to houses, barns & offices.
Made for You - Buildings are engineered, priced & manufactured for your needs. Widths start at 18ft & lengths at 20ft.
Strong - Made of 100% steel in one of the strongest shapes, the arch. These structures are made to last.
Bolt-Together - No experience or specialized tools are necessary. Making these prefab buildings an ideal DIY project.
Customizable - Choose the size, color, and profile of your building. Accessorize with insulation, windows, doors & more!
American Made - We only work with American quonset hut kit manufacturers that use US steel.
Engineered - Factory engineering ensures the building is gauged local codes plus you get plans to make permits easier.
Clear-Span - The arches are self-supporting so there are no interior columns or rafters. You get 100% useable space.
Affordable - You save thanks to the efficiency of factory manufacturing, reduced labor costs (or none if you DIY), & virtually no maintenance.
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Quonset huts are semi-circular steel buildings that are incredibly durable and versatile. These buildings are ideal for everything from sheds and garages, to large industrial warehouses.
They’re built of self-supporting arches allowing for a clear-span interior. The arches are pre cut and drilled at the factory, then bolted together in pieces for simple assembly that most non-professionals can handle.
Quonsets are known for their versatility and can be used for almost anything. The wide-open clear-span structure gives you a blank canvas to customize however you’d like. Common uses include, but are not limited to:
Quonsets are engineered and factory manufactuered specifically for your needs. Because of this, they can be made in an infinite number of sizes. There are some standards though which help keep pricing down:
Width – Building widths typically start at 16 feet wide and go up to around 150ft, depending on the load requirements for that location. There are some standard widths, 20ft, 25ft, 30ft, 40ft etc.
Length – The length of your building is basically infinite since you can always add on additional arches. Each arch is 2 feet wide so lengths typically start at around 20ft and go up in increments of 2.
Height – Heights generally start at 10ft and go up in increments of 2 ft. 12ft is a common height for residential use buildings.
Whatever size you require, Price Buildings can help you find the building you want.
Steel buildings are known for their durability. While some of that comes from the inherent strength of steel, much of it also comes from its engineering and prefabrication. When you choose a building that is factory manufactured, you get the benefit of both factory engineering as well as precision forming and cutting. All of this lends itself to a building that will be durable enough to last for generations.
When constructing a building from traditional building materials like cinderblocks or wood, you need to measure and cut pieces on-site as you're building. This slows down the building process and adds difficulty. Quonset construction on the other hand have their components pre-cut and drilled at the factory so assembly is primarily just a matter of bolting it all together.
When choosing the right building for your needs, don't forget to look beyond the initial build costs. While steel buildings can be less expensive in the initial build phase, where they really save you money is in the long term. Reduced maintenance, a longer life, and lower insurance costs all add up to save you money.
The shell of a steel building is essentially a blank slate. You can customize the outside structure in terms of dimensions, colors, doors, windows, vents, etc. Since the walls are all self-supporting, you’re left free to customize the interior however you want.
Whether it's a lightning strike or an electrical fire, fires do happen. It's virtually impossible for steel to burn in a normal setting, but a stick building on the other hand can be a bit of a tinderbox. Protect your valuables by choosing the right type of building.
The longevity of a steel building comes down to a few factors but they include the durability of steel itself. The thought-out design process of an engineered structure. There's minimal maintenance needed for a simple structure like a steel building versus something with multiple components like wood framing and cladding.
Less Foundation Issues
Since steel doesn’t need as much framing as wood does, less weight is placed on the building foundation. Because it weighs less, there isn’t as much settling. As such, the odds of expensive foundation issues developing helps improve the lifespan of your building and the changes of an expensive future repair is drastically reduced.
Because of their longevity, a building provider will typically offer you a 2-decade-long warranty. You can expect your metal building to last for generations with proper upkeep.
If you choose a painted option, the paint on these buildings is baked on so the colors will not fade away. As such, metal buildings will have their aesthetics maintained for decades. Metal does not succumb to harsh elements like wooden sheds do. Therefore, the upkeep required on your end will be minimal.
It's Rot Free
Organic elements invite fungal and microbial growth. Because wood is an organic substance, it is vulnerable to organic infections like mold and rot. Steel, on the other hand, is not organic. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about pests being invited by bacterial growth.
Whether it's termites, carpenter ants or another form of vermin in your area, a steel quonset hut building is your best defense. Traditional wood buildings can be gnawed at creating holes and a perfect environment for harboring critters. Steel keeps your building sealed, blocking the pests out.
When these buildings are properly insulated, it can reduce energy bills by as much as 50%. A steel building will use various appliances like an air conditioner or heater to retain the temperature based on the season. Skylights can also be added to use natural sunlight versus electrically powered lights.
Metal buildings like quonset huts are eco-friendly, believe it or not. When steel is used to build something instead of wood, forests and trees are saved. We, as people, are dependent on trees to keep our ecosystem going. Ongoing deforestation results in devastating climate change consequences. Once the building is done with, it can be entirely recycled and the metal used to create other products.
There's also less waste with the manufacturing of a quonset hut building because the pieces are cut and drilled at a factory which can then recycle the cut metal scraps. When you're building a wood structure, quite a lot of end-cuts go completely to waste.
Steel quonsets that are constructed well will retain their beauty exceptionally, which, in turn, retains the building’s overall value.
Remodeling a quonset building to add more space is quick and easy if you decide to do so after construction. Enlarging the structure at one end-wall simply requires ordering extra frames and matching the initial structure. Adding extra space onto the sidewalls necessitates another steel building that adjoins the original one.
If you're a handy person and are looking for a building to construct yourself, then look no further. Since these buildings are factory manufactured, they come with instruction manuals to make for a simple building project.
The name 'Kwanzaa Hut' is actually a very common misspelling of 'Quonset Hut'. These are semi-circular buildings made out of arches that are bolted together. This type of structure is very versatile and used for many purposes.
People often get the spelling mixed up, but Kwanzaa is the name of a celebration that honors African culture and heritage. It starts on December 26th, the day after Christmas, and lasts for seven days. Kwanzaa is rooted in principles of community building through unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics and righteous political organization. All with an emphasis on social justice.
A Little more about Kwanzaa if You're Interested...
Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors African culture and heritage. It starts on December 26th, the day after Christmas, and lasts for seven days. Kwanzaa is rooted in principles of community building through unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics and righteous political organization. All with an emphasis on social justice.
Kwanzaa is a celebration of family and community. Quilts are often given as gifts to signify love and the warmth shared by people in these relationships. The Kwanzaa celebrant will also prepare food for their guests who are traditionally invited into their home on December 26th. This meal should include at least three courses: a sweet dish, soup and corn bread.
The first three days of Kwanzaa celebrates African heritage in the following ways. On December 26th, participants open presents (which is to signify that their ancestors had nothing). On December 27th they make quilts for family members. Finally on December 28th they share joyous songs and poems.
The next three days of Kwanzaa (December 29th-31st) celebrate African American culture with a focus on family values and tradition. The quilts from the first day are then opened and distributed as gifts to other members of their extended family, while they also prepare food for guests who are invited into their home on December 29th.
The final days of Kwanzaa, December 31st-January 01, celebrate African American culture with a focus on community values and responsibility. Quilts are opened for guests who come into the home on Dec 31; then they prepare food for friends or relatives arriving at their house to give them gifts on Jan 01.
Assembling these buildings is easier than you may think. All of the components come packaged together straight from the factory. Panels are pre-cut and drilled so it's primarily a matter of bolting everything together. Instructions are provided and there's no need for any specialized tools or prior experience.
Here's a great timelapse video showing the entire process from pouring a foundation, to raising and bolting together the arches.