40x80 Car Wash

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40×80 Car Detail Building

The 40x80 metal building package is one of the most popular choices for those looking to build a car wash business. The clear span framing of our buildings allows you to maximize your space, providing enough room for multiple washing stations. You’ll work closely with our experienced team to incorporate all of the customizations needed to make your business your own.

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Framing Detail, Warranties, and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 25 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Popular Car Wash Components

General Steel’s metal building kits are perfect solutions for those looking to start a car wash business. Car washes require a high degree of customization, and General Steel’s components department provides the features that every car wash business needs. In addition to the primary and secondary framing, car wash building owners can add a combination of framed openings, sectional doors, roll-up doors, windows, interior partitions, and more. Our team will listen to your business needs and identify how these pieces best fit together to maximize efficiency.


  • Primary and Secondary Framing
  • 1:12 Roof Pitch
  • 26 Gauge Roof and Wall Sheeting
  • Fasteners
  • Sealants and Flashing
  • Deluxe Trim Package
  • Ridge Cap
  • Plans and Drawings


  • 3070 Man Door
  • Sectional Door
  • Roll Up Door
  • Horizontal or Vertical Slide Windows
  • Insulation
  • Insulated Stucco Panels
  • Light Transmitting Panels
  • Gutters and Downspouts

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to build a car wash?

There are three factors that affect the price of your building. The first is design, which includes all of the custom features that you choose. The second is the price of steel, which can fluctuate daily based on the market. The third is economies of scale, which affects the price per square foot.

How do I start a car wash business?

Starting a business should start with research, including location, competition, and growth potential. You can then move on to making a checklist of legal requirements to start a car wash business. Then it is time to create a business plan. For more details, we recommend this guide.

Why is a prefabricated building the best choice for a car wash facility?

A prefabricated building provides the best value due to its design versatility, strength, durability, and efficient construction. A car wash requires a high degree of customization, and a pre engineered building kit from General Steel provides the functional and aesthetic components that make your business your own.

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40x80 Carwash Building Brochure

Our I-beam building packages come with an impressive list of standard features and warranties. Explore popular components, color choices and reasons why a General Steel building is the right choice.

40x80 Building Kit Brochure

Standard Features Infographic

From the primary and secondary framing to the fasteners, sheeting, sealants, and pre-punched components, this is what makes a General Steel metal building system the most durable building available.

Standard Building Features

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