Modern garages are cost-effective prefab metal buildings designed to stand up to a wide variety of weather conditions and age. Metal garages provide an economical and attractive alternative to building a free-standing garage using typical home building materials.
Compared to typical garages, these fire-resistant metal garages use high quality steel building materials, producing greater strength and resistance to decay. They are an ideal storage space for vehicles and other expensive equipment that needs protection from the elements. They can be designed to complement your home by using a large array of color options and customization options, enhancing the value of your property for years to come.
Compared to typical contractor-built garages, MaxSteel Building’s metal garages are 100% steel construction pre-engineered buildings that can range in size from 12’x21′ to 24’x41′. Commercial buildings can also be designed as garages and can be built up to 40’x51′.
Standard 1 car metal garages include one 9’x8′ roll-up garage door on 12′ and 18′ widths. 2 car metal garages have two 9’x8′ garage doors on 20′, 22′ and 24′ widths. However, MaxSteel provides a variety of options including different sized garage doors, window and walk-in doors to suit your needs. MaxSteel can also create side entry metal garages if that’s the look you want. All our metal buildings include FREE delivery and assembly by one our professional installation teams as long as the job site complies with requirements (see your local dealer for details). Customers are responsible for checking local building codes and acquiring necessary permits. Rent to own payment options are available with no credit check.
A Regular roof style on your metal garage can provide the protection you need for your vehicles or equipment at an affordable price and in a variety of sizes. Rather than the roof extending out to form an eave on the sides, the ends of each bow are curved downward, which provides additional height without the cost of purchasing taller posts. Because the metal panels run gable-to-gable on the regular roof style, they are curved around the frame at the corners, providing additional coverage from the weather.
Boxed-eave (or “A-frame”) roof styles create a more traditional and attractive roof line for your metal garage with only a modest increase in price. Like the Regular style, the metal panels run perpendicular to the roof slope, so they’re better for warmer and drier climates that don’t require maximum drainage due to harsh weather. Metal Buildings with a Boxed Eave roof also provide 4-6″ of overhang on the sides that are finished with boxed trim.
A Vertical roof-style has the BEST long-term value and is ideal for protecting vehicles and equipment from weather elements. Along with having an attractive and traditional roof line with an eave, the metal panels and ribs run parallel to the slope, creating more efficient drainage and preventing snow load or debris build-up. Steel hat channel is utilized under the metal panels and adds strength to the structure. Vertical style roofs have 4-6″ of overhang and are finished with boxed trim on all sides. Vertical Roof design is the best investment to extend the life of your metal garage roof.
Below you’ll find a list of our best-selling metal garages. If you see something you like, just click the “Details” button to see it in our online configurator and select the size, colors and options you desire. You’ll be able to enter your zip code to find a local MaxSteel Buildings dealer near you who can help you with your order. All prices shown below are pretax.
20' x 26' Basic 2 Car Garage
This 2-car metal garage is an economical option for those who want fully enclosed protection for their vehicles. The 20’W x 26’L space features 9’H sides, two 9’W x 8’H roll-up garage doors, a walk-in door, premium metal with color matching screws, and a drip stop condensation barrier, which prevents condensation from dripping on your vehicles as outside vs. inside temperatures shift.
24' x 36' Heavy Duty Garage
This 24’W x 36’L x 12’H heavy duty metal garage features 12-gauge framing, a vertical roof, premium metal, wainscot that matches the roof and trim, color matching screws, a drop stop condensation barrier and a vertical style roof. It includes a single 3’x3′ window, a walk-in door, and two 10’W x 10’H roll-up garage doors to make entrance and egress of large vehicles or equipment easy.
30' x 31' Insulated Garage
This 30’W x 31’L x 12’H insulated metal garage features premium metal, color matching screws, a vertical style roof and double bubble insulation on the roof, sides and ends, creating a comfortable space that doesn’t get too hot in the Summer or too cold in the Winter. The building also includes two 3’x3′ windows, a walk-in door and two 10’W x 10’H roll-up garage doors.
18' x 31' Carport w/ Storage | $5,052.00
42' x 31' Apex Barn | $10,922.63
48' x 31' Pinnacle Barn | $21,365.25
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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A Garage
What will your metal garage be used for?
While the term “garage” suggests they’re for parking small vehicles, steel garages are a lot more versatile than that. Depending on the width, length and height you choose, a MaxSteel metal garage can be used for vehicles, boats, small campers or as a workspace where your DIY creations come to life.
How many vehicles do you have and what size are they?
Determine how many bays your metal garage needs and what minimum height is needed for your tallest vehicle to safely pass through the roll-up garage door. Remember that metal garages are measured by the height of the sides of the structure, not the peak of the roof. Also consider the width of your vehicles when doors are open. As a “guideline,” a 12’ wide metal garage can fit a single car with a single garage door, a 24’ wide garage can fit two full-size cars with garage doors, and a 30’ wide certified garage can accommodate three compact cars with garage doors. Depending on the vehicle, these garage structure sizes typically leave enough room to open a door fully.
Are you storing more than just vehicles?
If you plan to store more items in addition to your vehicles, you may want to consider adding more length to your metal garage. The pre-engineered standard lengths for metal garage design plans are 21’, 26’, 31’, and up, increasing in 5’ increments. Custom sizes are available if needed.
Which roof style should I choose?
Your metal roof style can make a big difference to the look and longevity of your custom metal garage. While that choice will affect the price, it’s very important to consider the weather in your area and the location on your property when choosing the metal garage roof style.
The regular roof style is an economical choice. However, because the panel ribs run gable-to-gable (end to end), the ribs can block natural drainage of rainwater or snow down the roof slope. It’s recommended that you purchase this style only if you live in an area that experiences minimal snowfall and in areas where tree debris and foliage won’t get trapped between the horizontal metal panel ribs.
Boxed Eave Roof
The boxed eave style roof has an A-Frame Roof design like the vertical style, except the panels are installed horizontally. A boxed eave roof style will provide your metal garage with a similar appearance as the Vertical roof style, but it’s less expensive. But due to the direction of the metal panels, the panel ribs can hinder drainage, so this roof style is best when there is no concern for snow load, heavy rainfall, or numerous nearby trees that will drop their foliage on the roof.
If you live in an area that experiences heavy rain or snowfall, it is recommended that you go with a vertical roof style metal garage. With a vertical roof style, the metal panels run from roof peak to the edge, so the panel ribs run parallel to the roof slope, encouraging drainage. This prevents snow as well as leaves and debris from nearby trees from getting trapped on the roof. Vertical Roof design is the best investment to extend the life of your garage roof.
Where are you installing your steel garage?
Before the installation process, MaxSteel will ask you to provide photos of the metal garage location to ensure that the site is level and to address any other job site concerns. If the garage will be located on un-level ground or does not meet job site requirements, additional onsite charges may apply to ensure that the structure is level and safe. If you are installing on concrete, it must be level and square from corner to corner. We also recommend that the pad be 1 foot shorter than the roof length (i.e., 25′ for a 26′ roof length) due to the 6″ overhang on each end. Our installers will also need room to assemble the garage safely.
Do local building regulations require your steel garage design plans to be certified?
Depending on your area, local building regulations may require that your metal structure is certified to handle a specific amount of snow load or wind load. Contact your local building department to determine if this applies to you before purchasing your new metal garage. If your local government does require certification, contact a local MaxSteel Buildings dealer for more information and assistance with your metal garage design.
What features would you like to add to your steel garage plans?
Once you’ve determined the size and roof style that’s best for your new metal building, it’s time to think about the customizations you need. Below are some customization options to consider for your new steel garage:
The roof, trim, and sides on all our metal buildings are available in a variety of colors. We offer nineteen color options to customize the look of your new steel garage. Fourteen of those colors are standard options that add no extra cost to your garage price. The remaining five are premium colors that come with an extended warranty and color-matching screws if chosen. That said, any color can be upgraded to premium to achieve the extended warranty and matching screws.
MaxSteel can install a variety of roll-up garage door sizes, from 6’W x6’H up to 12’W x 14’H. They can be put on the ends or on the sides with a small added charge. It all depends on how you want the steel building to orient on your property and which way the openings should face. Depending on sizes and color needed, some garage door options are available in colors other than white.
If you prefer an automatic garage door, MaxSteel can likely build your metal garage with the required frame-out to fit your chosen door. Just be sure to provide the correct rough opening size needed for your chosen garage door.
Windows & Walk-in Doors
You may not want to roll-up the garage door each and every time you need to enter your steel building, so including a walk-in door provides a convenient option for entrance and egress. If you plan to spend time inside your metal garage, either to work on your vehicles or for any other reason, you may want to consider adding windows to allow for natural light.
Does your new metal garage need additional strength or support?
Upgrade to 12-gauge steel
One way to add strength or support is by upgrading to 12-gauge steel. The standard steel gauge used for all metal garages is 14-gauge, which measures 2 ½” x 2 ½”. If you would like to upgrade to a steel garage frame with a higher strength that can better support high snow and wind loads, then a 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” 12-gauge steel frame would be recommended. 12 gauge is a thicker frame (steel tubing).
Additional Bows and Trusses
Bows and Trusses are structural supports that fit under the roof panels of a metal building and provide support and stability. You should consider additional supports for your custom metal garage design if you live in an area with heavy snow or other intense weather.
The anchor used during installation will depend on the foundation type in which you plan to anchor the steel carport. If you feel that additional strength or support may be needed, contact one of our friendly building specialists for more information.
How much do metal garages cost?
The cost of a metal garage starts at only a few thousand dollars based on the structure and area of installation, but metal garage prices vary based on sizes, roof styles, and customization options. MaxSteel metal garages include delivery and installation.
How do I get some metal garage design advice and place my order?
Whether your design plans are ready or need some help, you can contact one of our friendly local dealers get started. The MaxSteel network of dealers are experts at helping customers design the metal building that’s best suited to their needs. Just plug in your zip code and we’ll show you the dealers closest to your home. They’ll provide best-in-class customer service and can walk you through the options and pricing for every model. MaxSteel structures are available for viewing at dealer locations.
A small deposit is required when you place an order for your metal garage; but that deposit percentage will vary by size and delivery location. Based on the pre-tax amount, the remaining balance may not be due until your MaxSteel pre-engineered steel garage is installed.
Before the scheduled date of your metal garage installation, you need to make sure the ground is level, the foundation is set, the area is cleared of debris and the crew has room to work around the building. Our installation crew will deliver and assemble your metal building and use magnetic rollers to sweep the assembly area to pick up most loose screws.
MaxSteel Buildings is fully committed to ensuring that YOU are satisfied with your purchase, so we offer all customers a 90 Day Workmanship Warranty and a 20-year rust-through warranty on metals frames and panels assuming normal user care and maintenance. An upgrade to a 40-year rust-through warranty on panels when Premium metal/colors are chosen.