One of Rex Metal Buildings’ popular structures is the 30×40 steel building. This size gives 1,200sq.ft. of ClearSpan floor space for many different purposes.
Typically, customers use them for commercial offices and workshops, agricultural buildings and garages, meeting halls, and family homes.
But how much will they set you back?
Depending on what accessories and customizations you choose, the average price ranges from around $5,000-$30,000. Typically, this amount excludes foundations, accessories, and permit fees.
Therefore, as you can see, a steel structure from Rex Metal Buildings can be an affordable purchase that will give many years of almost maintenance-free use. And to back this up, we offer a 40-year limited warranty on our products.
How Much Do 30×40 Garages Cost?*
All 30×40 metal building prices vary with purpose and accessories. For example, a garage or storage building will cost less than an office hub or family home. This variation is mainly due to the complexity of the design and the accessories selected for its purpose.
Let’s consider some typical uses for our 30×40 steel building and compare their estimated prices:
- An average 30×40 metal building with a concrete slab usually costs $15-$25/sq.ft. Therefore, an erected structure costs $18,000-$30,000.
- Lean-to building costs $5.20-$11.80/sq.ft. Therefore, a 30×40 structure costs $6,240-$14,160.
- Metal garage costs $11.50-$13.50/sq.ft. Therefore, a 30×40 structure costs $13,800-$16,200.
- A metal light aircraft hanger costs $4.50-$8.00/sq.ft. Therefore, a 30×40 structure costs $5,400-$9,600.
- A horse stables building costs $5.20-$6.20. Therefore, a 30×40 structure costs $6,240-$7,440.
- A recreational steel building costs $5.00-$6.50/sq.ft. Therefore, a 30×40 structure costs $6,000-$7,800.
- A community meeting hall or church costs around $18/sq.ft. Therefore, a structure measuring 30×40 costs about $21,600.
*Note: All figures in this guide are estimated and subject to change depending on availability and accessories. Remember that we usually hold some of this size in stock, which will be cheaper than a customized model. Therefore, use the information as a starting point for your research. For a complete list of our products and services, use the form on this page or phone (855) 202-1242, and one of our agents will get back to you.
30×40 Garage Price Factors
Several factors affect a 30×40 metal garage quote. Here are a few of the most important:
A 30×40 building has a ClearSpan floor area of 1,200sq.ft.
However, you can increase this size by adding overhanging porches and lean-to extensions. Additions like these will require additional foundations and framing linking them to the main building. Customizations like these increase the price.
Where you intend to build affects the overall price. For example:
- Shipping costs vary with your distance from our distribution centers. We always try to minimize our transport costs. But, sometimes, an increase is unavoidable.
- Every US town or city has its unique building codes. Therefore, changes to a basic design or additional on-site preparation to comply with special building codes will affect the price. Permit fees also differ from town to town.
Geology & Soil Conditions
Although a 30×40 steel building is classed as small, it has a substantial weight which must use appropriate foundations.
Always hire a structural engineer to calculate loads and design a foundation.
The steel grade and amount used in the kit affect its price. The steel grade depends on the building’s purpose.
For example, a garage or livestock shelter can use lower-grade steel than an office or family home.
The complexity of the building’s design will affect the overall price. Typically, the roof type makes the most difference. For example, a pitched roof with or without skylights costs more than a flat or lean-to roof.
Similarly, the number, style, and size of doors and windows affect the price. Sliding doors cost between $1,600 and $3,500 each. In comparison, personnel doors cost $750-$1,800.
Also, you must consider the cost of framed openings for these. Typically, framed openings cost $500-$1,100 each.
Every building needs concrete foundations and a concrete floor slab. Typically, pumped concrete costs around $120-$180/cu.yd. Also, if you have access issues and need a concrete delivery boom, you’ll pay an extra $5-$35/cu.yd.
However, you must have the foundation designed by a certified structural engineer who will consider the structure’s weight, local geology and soil, and the extreme weather conditions your building might experience.
Don’t skimp on this; you will probably need structural calculations to get a building permit from your town hall.
Depending on whether you want a finished look to the interior, you will need drywall covering insulation. Supplying interior drywall costs $5-$20/sq.ft. depending on the material and the chosen finished appearance.
However, you probably won’t need drywall if the garage is purely for storing your car. But, you’ll find that most building codes require a minimum of unfinished drywall to give fire resistance. This requirement is essential if you use part of the garage as accommodation.
You might not need insulation if your building is in a region that doesn’t get cold during the winter, and the garage’s purpose doesn’t need a constant temperature.
Typically, insulation costs $0.90-$2.80/sq.ft. depending on the insulation type, thickness, and R-Value for your climate region. The cheapest is fiberglass batt or roll, while the most expensive is spray foam insulation.
Suppose you intend managing insulation contractors yourself. In that case, check how much they charge for call-out fees, as many will cost $350-$400.
Choose to decorate the walls, roof, windows, doors, and trim with a full range of colors to suit your taste.
What Are 30×40 Buildings Used For?
Probably, the most apparent use for one of our 30×40 steel buildings is as a garage.
However, there are plenty of other uses that you might not have considered.
A 30×40 metal building gives 1,200sq.ft. of ClearSpan floor space. You can configure this space to suit your purposes. How about a two-car garage with up to 700sq.ft. of workshop space? Alternatively, store three cars and have up to 500sq.ft. for storage or a workshop.
If you are fortunate enough to own a fleet of vehicles, you can also house up to eight cars. Or, perhaps you need storage space for a boat or small aircraft.
A 30×40 metal building with up-and-over or sliding doors will easily house an RV, motorhome, or trailer up to 35ft long. Furthermore, you’ll also have room for other smaller vehicles too.
Discuss this with our team, and we can allow for door height and width clearances for the vehicles when we do our initial design.
Using one of our 30×40 steel buildings is ideal for agricultural use. Generally, hay and animal feed need somewhere dry to last the winter, while livestock must have shelter from the blazing sun, biting wind, or freezing snow.
Furthermore, protecting your expensive farm machinery from the elements is always a good idea, and having a workspace for minor repairs is essential.
This size building gives 1,200sq.ft of ClearSpan floor area. And we can adjust the height and configure the walls and doors to suit your unique requirements.
Our 30×40 metal building kit gives you 1,200sq.ft in floor area. This area gives you enough space for a 2-4 bedroom home, as a single story ranch style house. And if you decide to add another level, you can have up to four additional bedrooms.
Extensions you can add on include a front, rear or wrap-around porch, laundry room, etc.
One of our 30×40 metal single-story shops has enough room for 600ft of workspace and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom living space. Alternatively, try giving the building an extra story, and you have a two-bedroom apartment over a 1,200sq.ft. workspace.
Finally, add a lean-to for outdoor covered storage space or a wrap-around porch for lazing away those balmy evenings after a hard day’s work.
Using one of Rex Metal Buildings’ 30×40 shop kits is ideal for commercial or personal use. You automatically have 1,200sq.ft. of valuable space, which you can use for the auto trade, agricultural industry, or as a home hobby room.
Add a lean-to or porch for extra covered storage. Alternatively, add a mezzanine loft area if you prefer additional indoor storage.
Use one of our 30×40 steel buildings as a two-horse stable. If planned properly, this 1,200sq.ft. area gives two large 14ft.x14ft. stalls, and a leftover space for a 12ftx14ft tack room.
Also, you can add a lean-to on the stable door side to provide a run-in shed.
Have you considered using one of our 30×40 ClearSpan steel buildings as a dog kennel? Perhaps, you run a doggy daycare business, a boarding or breeding kennel, or maybe an animal shelter.
Whatever your requirements, the 1,200sq.ft. open floor area gives you enough space for up to 16 dogs and a small office or grooming room. However, check with local regulations about how much space to allocate to each dog before ordering your kit.
Why Rex Metal Buildings?
Rex Metal Buildings don’t only offer 30×40 metal structures. We specialize in steel and can provide buildings for almost any purpose or size that can stand the test of time in nearly every location.
Furthermore, it’s an affordable and secure construction option providing an enclosed space built to your specifications. Alternatively, why not go for one of our buildings in stock?
A Good Investment
Rex Metal Buildings’ structures are permanent buildings, built to last. We even supply up to 40-years limited warranty to back this up. Our designs are robust, durable, and attractive and will add value to your existing property.
Furthermore, you won’t have to spend on lots of maintenance, as our metal buildings require no repainting, no replacing rotten sidings, no problems with tiled roofs, and many other issues that conventional buildings suffer from.
A 30×40 steel building from Rex Metal Buildings has reduced material waste, lower construction costs, and quicker assembly compared to conventional structures.
Contact our sales team for the complete list of products, prices, and available customizations.
Rex Metal Buildings design and supply prefabricated building kits that can be configured for almost any application. We can take your ideas and design a structure unique to you, or you can choose from one of our existing stock items.
Generally, when choosing your design, you should take into account the purpose of the building. For example, you can use them for tool sheds, simple garages, agricultural buildings, workshops, office blocks, warehouses, or modern family homes. And each design will be unique to that purpose.
We manufacture our solid steel rigid framed building kits, having designed into them the required strength needed for the wind, snow, and seismic activity you find in your region.
Furthermore, we design and build to suit the building codes and zoning requirements applicable to your town or city.
DIY or Turnkey Construction
Anyone with DIY skills, a few buddies, and simple tools can build one of our kits.
Alternatively, if this isn’t your thing and you want us to take over the management of the build. Then, we can do that too. Just sign up for our turnkey option.
Our sales team is on-call 7 days a week for email and phone inquiries. Just leave a message, and someone will contact you to discuss your requirements.
In summary, our products provide the following:
- DIY-friendly construction
- Customization to your specifications
- Almost no maintenance
- Fast build time
- Cost-effective when compared to conventional construction methods
- You can easily extend the building for future growth
- Increases the value of your property
- Economic construction option
- Turnkey construction package available
If you need an affordable steel building suitable for all manner of uses, contact our sales team using the form on this page or by phone at (855) 202-1242. Then, one of our agents will get back to you with a complete list of our products and prices.