How Much Does it Cost to Build a House?
Our building packages can be customized in both look and functionality. Components such as doors and windows are pre-punched at the factory for easy installation and insulation can be added to the building shell during the course of construction easier than a traditionally framed home. In fact, insulated panels come with stucco on the exterior standard, cutting down on another potentially costly home building expense. Here’s what is included in a base home package as well as the additional costs you will need to plan for in order to build a home.
Base Home Package Includes
- Primary and Secondary Framing
- 1:12 Roof Pitch
- 26 Gauge Roof and Wall Sheeting
- Sealants and Flashing
- Deluxe Trim Package
- Ridge Cap
- Plans and Drawings
Other Costs to Build a Home
- Concrete Foundation
- Building Erection
- Interior Framing
- Interior Finishes
- Major Systems: HVAC, Sewer etc
Hidden Costs in Traditional Home Construction
If you reference this Zillow Article outlining how much it costs to build a traditional wood framed home, you will immediately notice one glaring discrepancy. Zillow accounts for approximately $43,000 of exterior finishing costs that we do not in our infographic above. The good news is, all of the exterior finishes outlined in the Zillow editorial are included with your metal building package. You can even choose to upgrade to a standing seam roof and create your own color scheme for added aesthetics.
Popular Home Floor Plans and Prices
Here are a few of our most popular building sizes for homes. While these are our most popular dimensions, General Steel is capable of providing a steel home based on your specific needs. These specifications include unique floor plans, home use and structural considerations such as wind load, snow load and seismic activity.
The Most Reliable Building Material
Steel has long been considered one of the most reliable building materials on the planet. From towering skyscrapers to personal workshops, steel buildings have been erected because of their strength and durability. So it’s surprising that until recently, this popular building material has been an afterthought when it comes to building a house. All of that is changing, however, as homebuyers recognize the versatility of steel houses.