This page shows the breakdown of a 40×60 metal building cost estimate. Forty by Sixty is one of the most common sizes of engineered steel buildings. Whether you’re looking to build a commercial-grade Workshop, warehouse, outbuilding, or even a large steel garage to house your antique car collection, a 40 by 60 foot building should do the job.
Quick-Jump Table of Contents:
- Types of 40×60 Metal Buildings
- Pricing Considerations
- Construction Costs
- Estimated 40×60 Building Cost
QuonsetsQuonset metal buildings are often also referred to as Arch style buildings. This type of structure uses pre-cut Arch panels that are bolted together in a semi-circular shape. Prices for Quonset buildings typically start at around $5 per square foot. Because of its durable Arch design, this style of building offers Superior snow and wind loading. They’re both together design so offer is one of the fastest do it yourself construction methods for handy individuals.
Rigid Frame BuildingsRigid frame 40 by 60 metal buildings use a heavy gauge interior frame. This Frame is usually comprised of what people call I-beams. The interior metal frame is then clad in lighter gauge metal cladding. Because of the work involved in assembling the heavy gauge steel beams, it’s often best to hire a professional for the construction of this type of building. Because of that, this type of building is more typically used for larger-scale structures than smaller residential buildings. That said, a 40 by 60 metal building would be a perfect size. Prices for this style of building typically start at around $7 per square foot. You will find with a rigid frame steel building at its cost per square foot reduces significantly as the size of the building increases.
Light Frame Steel BuildingsThis style of steel building is much less durable than the two options mentioned above. Similar to the rigid frame building it uses an internal framing system. That frame is then clad in metal sheeting. Pricing for this type of building is more dependant On the individual building chosen. These buildings are more often sold as complete kits then as customized metal buildings. Their lower levels of durability make them better suited for small residential buildings such as carports or sheds. common foundation type for a 40×60 metal building. Factor in an additional $4-6 per square foot for your foundation to be constructed. When pricing a 40 by 60 building, that means you will need 2,400 square feet of foundation which is about $10k for the foundation to be constructed. There are some less expensive options such as a peripheral wall or pier foundation, depending on the situation.
- Windows – there will be a variety of styles of Windows available to you when planning your building. The cost will vary and there will also be a significant difference in situations where you want the building to be climate control versus not having HVAC. Windows will likely add 5-8% on to the cost of your building depending on the number and type chosen.
- Doors – when planning your 40 by 60 building be sure to both man door as well as garage doors. Expect them to add around an additional 5% to your costs if you plan to have a reasonable number of them.
- Vents – vents are a good idea for your building if you do not plan on insulating it and having a climate-controlled. You will be surprised how much heat can build up in the attic of a metal building just from the sun shining down on it all day.
- Skylights – skylights are a great way to have more light in your building without increasing your electricity cost. Everyone can appreciate natural lighting. Sometimes skylights can have difficulty sealing and this can cause small drips. Be sure to your building representative about this issue and how they address it.
- Core Steel Building – $15,000-18,000
- Windows – $750
- Doors – $1,000-$1,500
- Delivery – Free to $1,100
- Concrete Foundation – $8,000 – $10,000
- Construction – $7,200 – $8,500
- Total 40 x 60 Building Cost – $24,750 – $39,850