Storage Buildings

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General Steel storage buildings are custom designed according to your storage needs. You can choose to open the building's walls for uninhibited access to the space or opt to complete enclose the building to shield all of the contents stored inside the building. Our storage buildings provide advantages over traditional pole barns and Quonset huts. As opposed to pole barns, our buildings feature a column free interior which provides more uninterrupted storage and straight walls which unlike Quonset huts, does not sacrifice square footage for curved exterior walls.

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Why General Steel?

  • Storage Options for Your Unique Needs
  • No Need to Buy Space You Won’t Use

If you need a storage building, chances are you’ve looked at everything from sheds at your local hardware store to building systems like pole barns, Quonset huts and I-beam buildings. No two options are exactly alike and each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but one thing is for sure, most other building systems are not custom designed for you. All General Steel storage buildings are estimated individually according to your unique needs, so you can adjust the width, length and height to fit your property and space requirements.

  • Storage Options for All Budgets
  • One Product Line, Hopefully it Works for You

Although our I-beam buildings are what General Steel is best known for, we realize not every customer needs the highest quality building money can buy. Therefore, over the past several years we’ve introduced alternative building systems for lower budgets that still provide an all steel building system for a lower investment.

Products, Warranties and Service


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Available Products

C-Channel Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting, I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting

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Roof, Trim, Walls

I-Beam Structural Warranty

50 Years

Paint Warranty

40 Years

Galvalume Roof Warranty

25 Years

Standing Seam Roof Warranty

20 Years

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I-Beam Storage Buildings

Our I-beam buildings have been the first choice for the majority of General Steel storage building owners. Unlike C-Channel buildings which are limited to areas with moderate snow fall and lower wind speeds, I-beam buildings can be designed to withstand historic storms.

Standard Features

  • 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

For more information please visit our full list of standard building features.


Building Functionality

From skylights to extended overhands and door options, there are countless ways to improve the functionality of your metal building. Browse through popular components to discover the possibilities.


Choosing a color scheme for the walls, roof and trim not only helps your building blend in with surrounding structures, it gives you an opportunity to really personalize your kit.


C-Channel Storage Buildings

C-Channel buildings are available in 4 sizes and in regions with up to 145 mph wind speeds and snow loads up to 30 pounds per square foot. Our C-Channel building is a popular option because it offers a solid steel building for less budgets than an I-beam building.

Standard Features

  • Primary and Secondary Framing

  • 3:12 Roof Pitch

  • 26 Gauge Roof and Wall Sheeting

  • Fasteners

  • Includes one 3070 walk door

  • Walk door includes door and lever set

  • Roof and Wall Closures

  • 50 Year Warranty

Our team will let you know if a C-Channel building is an option for you.

Compare Storage Building Systems

Not all storage buildings are created equal.

There are numerous styles of storage buildings and depending on where you live, you may see more of one style than another. For example, arch style storage buildings are prevalent in Alaska and generations of pole barns are common in many areas of the Southeast. However, when you decide to build your storage building you have to ask yourself which style is the right choice for your intended use, climate and return on investment.



Pole barns can be aesthetically pleasing an effective solution if you’re willing to maintain the building. Pole barns are also less expensive that other options if you’re looking for a gambrel style roof.


Pole barns can be susceptible to decay from soil conditions and damage from pests. This type of construction is also highly combustible.




Depending on where you live, used Quonset Huts can be cheaper to relocate than build new. Quonset huts also feature a column free design.


Quonset huts must be constructed on a thick slab of concrete for structural integrity. While column free, the sloped sides reduce usable interior space.



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There are hundreds of customization options and color schemes. Browse our photo gallery to get ideas for your project by exploring our most recent projects, common building applications and popular color combinations.



Not sure what size building will fit on a parcel of land? Check out our popular map app to look up a property by address and place any size building footprint on the ground to see the feasibility. After you’re done, don’t forget to price it!


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