Determine the size of your building
Here’s what to assess when thinking about building size:
- SIZE – How big will your building be? Measure your property to determine which sized building will fit.
- SETBACKS – You are also going to want to check with your building department to see if you have any setbacks (Setbacks are the distance from the property lines or other structures that the local government building or zoning departments restricts building within)
- USAGE – Determine the size of the building you are going to build. How many vehicles and what type of vehicles are you planning on storing?
Let’s begin with the width. On most buildings the width is the smallest of the three dimensions; width, length and height. The width is the gable end of the building and is clear span requiring no supports. You can choose any width between 12 feet and 50 feet. We also offer storage buildings that start at 8’ wide and custom buildings wider than 50’. If you need a building narrower than 12 feet or wider than 50 feet, please speak to one of our Victory Building specialists to find out your options.
Next, the length of a building is typically the longest dimension. Standard building lengths are one foot longer than the building frame. This is to account for the 6 inch overhang on each end of the roof. If a building is 51 feet long, is actually 50 feet long with 6 inches of overhang on both ends. While the overall length of your building is your choice, it will be determined by a few criteria;
- Setbacks, if any, as determined by your building department
- The size and number of vehicles in your building
- The amount of area available to build
Assess the height of your building:
Wall height is determined using the measurement from the bottom of the wall, or the floor of the building, to just under the top of the wall, or eave. The wall height on our buildings start at 5 feet and depending on where you’re building increases by 1 foot to a maximum of 20 feet. We typically recommend a wall height of at least 7 feet for side clearance on our garage buildings. Wall height should be determined by; what you’ll be storing in your garage; how close to the side walls you want to store whatever it is you’re storing and what size garage doors you plan on installing. Depending on the roof type, it’s typically required that the building wall height be 1 foot to 2 feet taller than any door installed on the eave side, or length, of the building and any doors that are installed off center on an end wall. If you install a door dead center on an end wall it can be the same height as the building wall height as long as the building is at least 18 feet wide. If you plan on storing vehicles and other items normally found in a garage then 7 feet should suffice. If you’re going to be storing large trucks or any equipment taller than 7 feet you will need to select a higher side wall, somewhere between 8-10 feet, to allow for clearance. If you plan on installing a lift then you’ll need at minimum a 12 foot wall.
The interior height of your building is measured by using the roof pitch as guidance and deducting height of the center braces. The standard roof’s pitch is approximately 3:12. This means that for every 12 feet in from the sidewalls of the building the roof rises roughly 3 feet. So a building that is 24’ wide will be around 3’ higher than the sidewalls, deducting the height of the center braces, about 10 inches, to measure the interior height clearance.
|Regular Roof Style||Clearance
above the wall height
Choosing your style of Roof
A Vertical Roof features vertical sheeting, making it stronger, and is the most stylish roof design. This type of roof requires the least amount of maintenance and is preferred over the styles of roof by most customers. The vertical roof option also includes a ridge cap which helps evenly distribute rain and snow. This design allows snow, water and debris to drain off the eave sides of your building.
Simply the most economical roof, this roof style is available in our buildings up to 24 feet wide. This model has round or rolled corners/eaves where the roof transitions to the sidewall down the length of the building and features horizontal sheeting.
“A” Frame Roof (Boxed Eave)
An A Frame roof will give a more traditional look to your building. Similar to the standard model, this roof features horizontal sheeting. This roof has a 6” overhang and creates a distinct conventional transition from the roof plane to the walls.
Choosing your style of Siding
Horizontal siding comes standard with our regular roof style. The corrugation runs horizontally along the length of the building.
Vertical siding is specific to use case and is considered an upgrade. The corrugation runs vertically up and down the sidewalls.
Choose Color, Doors, Windows, and Optional Features
Door & Window Options
Installing insulation for your steel building has numerous benefits:
– Soundproofing for the interior
– Adds a layer of protection to what you have stored from weather extremes
– Less heat-loss and reduction of costs on cooling and heating
– Prevents mold, mildew, and corrosion and reduces condensation