Metal Buildings with Living Quarters

When you think of a metal building, you probably think it’s just great for storage, right? Believe it or not, you can easily turn a metal building into a stylish living space. Don’t believe us? Keep reading and see for yourself!


Metal Buildings Make the Best Homes

For the last two decades, the housing market has been anything but steady. So, more and more people are looking for stability. That’s why the popularity of steel homes keeps rising. This home choice may seem pretty uncommon, but it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular decision with so many great benefits.

By choosing a steel home, you’re choosing:

    • Durability

Metal building with living quarter is made from high-quality steel. These steel homes are built to stand the test of time and stand strong against anything Mother Nature throws at them.

    • A Smart Investment

Metal buildings are significantly cheaper than a traditional wooden home. Plus, they will last longer with less maintenance. There’s no need to worry about chipping paint or rotting wood.

    • Safety

Steel is fire-resistant, so you and your family will be safer in a steel home than you would be in a wooden one. Accidental fires are less likely to happen or spread in a metal home.

    • Customizability

By choosing a metal building with living quarter, you get to customize every feature. You can make it look as traditional or as avant-garde as you want. You choose the color, the doors, the foundation, and so much more!


Steel Building with Living Quarter
Steel Building with Living Quarter


What Exactly is a Steel Building with Living Quarter?

A metal building with living quarter is exactly what it sounds like. Imagine a large metal building that is completely open concept inside. Now, imagine walls, electricity, and furniture—everything you would find in a traditional home. It doesn’t seem any different than a “normal” home now, does it? That’s because, when it comes down to it, the only difference between a steel home and a wooden one is the structure’s skeleton: durable steel versus wood.

Metal Buildings with Living Quarters: More Benefits!

We’ve already mentioned some benefits of choosing a steel building for your home, but let’s go into more detail. You already know that metal buildings are safer, more durable, and a better investment than wooden homes. You know they are customizable, too. But here are some other things you may not know about steel building living quarters:

    • Low maintenance

There’s no chipping paint and no shingles to replace. Metal buildings rid you of the costly repairs that come with traditional wooden homes.

    • Pest-resistant

With no wood to chew or borrow through, steel homes protect you from pest infestations and creepy critters, making your home their home, too.

    • Safe from mold and mildew

Steel doesn’t absorb water the way wood does. This keeps you and your home safe from harmful molds and mildews that could build up over time.

    • Certified to be stronger than Mother Nature

Our metal buildings can be certified to withstand up to 140mph winds and heavy snow loads. You’ll have extra peace of mind with these certifications.

    • Affordable

Metal buildings are less expensive than wooden homes to begin with, but it gets even better. We offer fantastic Rent-to-Own and Financing programs to ensure that you can bring your dream house to life on any budget.

    • Easy to install

The steel paneling used in our metal buildings is put together before installation. Your new home will be installed in no time, giving you more time to live in it and enjoy it!

What Kind of Living Quarters Can They Be?

These metal buildings make great spaces to live in permanently, but a steel structure can also be turned into a home away from home.

Here are some ideas for using a steel building with living quarter as the perfect getaway spot:

    1. Hunting Cabin

Metal buildings with living quarters are ideal for hunting cabins. The steel framing is built ahead of time and easy to transport to even the most remote locations. The durability of steel buildings also makes them perfect for this purpose. Your new hunting cabin will stand strong against Mother Nature’s strongest storms.

    1. Camping Barracks or Adirondack Buildings

The low cost and low maintenance requirements of metal structures with living quarters make them the best option for campground buildings. You’ll be able to keep your campers safe and secure, provide amenities like indoor plumbing, and save on maintenance costs all at once. These structures don’t suffer from the same wear and tear that wooden buildings do; as long as you keep your camp clean, you’re good to go!

    1. Guest House

It’s easy to imagine metal buildings as a hunting cabin or a camping barrack, but they make great guest houses, too! The building can be customized to look like a mini house. We offer gabled roofs and colored paneling to make the building blend right in. Now, it is important to note that adding amenities like a bathroom or kitchen will cost more money, but the convenience is worth it!

Making Your New Living Space Yours

    • Sizes

Size is one of the most common customization features. Our three most popular sizing options are 30’x40’, 40’x75’, and 60’x70’. The first option is roughly the same size as a standard two-bedroom home. The second option gives you lots of room, giving it great multipurpose potential. The third option is larger than most garages, but it gives you as much room as you could ever need! Keep in mind, you aren’t limited by these options. We can create a metal building and even metal RV storage buildings with living quarters in whatever dimensions you desire.

    • Colors

Customizing the color of your structure is one of the best parts. We offer eighteen different color options, from white and grey to red and blue. We guarantee we’ll have the perfect color to make your new building blend in or stand out in just the way you want. To make your structure feel even homier, we also offer wainscoting!

    • Doors & Windows

We have options for garage doors and walk-in doors. This means that you could use part of your new building as a garage, while using the other part as a living space. We also offer windows. This is the feature that really takes your new steel building over the edge. The windows will truly make your building feel like a home with bright natural light.

    • 12-&14- Gauge Steel Framing

We offer two different gauges—or thicknesses—of steel. The industry standard is 14-gauge. This is strong and will stand the test of time. However, if you’re looking to make your new metal building even more impenetrable, we also offer 12-gauge steel. This is thicker and even more durable than the usual steel framing used.

    • 26-&29- Gauge Roof Paneling

Just like steel framing, we offer two different gauges of roof paneling. 29-gauge is the industry standard. Your roof will be strong and secure. However, if you are looking for something even stronger, we offer 26-gauge roof paneling. No matter which gauge you choose, your roof will last a lifetime.

    • Anchors

Anchors are an important feature. They’re what keeps your building secured to the ground. We offer different types of anchors for different foundation types. There are anchors for ground, gravel, concrete, and asphalt. If you’re turning your metal building into a living space, we suggest using a concrete foundation. Let us know when you place your order so that we can make sure our team uses the correct type of anchor.

    • Certifications

When building a home, you want it to be safe and secure. The same goes for a metal storage building with living quarters. The best way to ensure that you and your building will stay safe is to get it certified. Having a building certified means that it is guaranteed to withstand certain weather extremes. For example, you can have your building certified to withstand up to 140mph winds. Your building can also be certified to withstand certain snow loads.

    • Wainscoting

Adding wainscoting is a great way to make your structure look more finished and home-like. This feature adds major aesthetic appeal. Plus, with so many colors to choose from, the possible combinations are endless!

  • And more!

Preparing Your Site: The Most Important Part

Preparing the site for your new metal building with living quarter is one of the most important parts of the entire process. In order for the installation to go smoothly, our installers must be able to get to the site and have a foundation to build it on. Making this possible is your responsibility. Keep in mind, there are extra steps you need to take for a building with living quarter in the preparation stage. Do you plan on having plumbing or electricity? If so, you need to have the lines for both installed ahead of time.

Site Preparation Checklist:

    1. Clear the area of brush and debris.

Our installers must be able to get their vehicles within 50 feet of the installation site, and the installation site must not be blocked by vegetation or debris. If the site is not cleared or they are not able to get close enough to it, there will be extra charges.

    1. Lay your foundation and make sure that your site is level.

Having the foundation installed is your responsibility. If you are planning on having a concrete foundation, it must be completely dry before our installation team arrives.

  1. Set up the plumbing and electricity.
    • While we know that some wiring and plumbing cannot take place until after the structure is installed, the plumbing lines and electricity lines must already be in place before your building is installed. Otherwise, you will be unable to have plumbing or electricity in your new building.
    • NOTE: We do not provide electrical or plumbing services. This must be done by outside contractors.

How Much Does a Steel Building Living Quarter Cost?

The cost of a metal building with living quarters depends on its color, certifications, steel prices, features, and location. However, a 32×20 metal building with living quarters can cost you around $11,137 to $20,000 and $26,538 to $32,000 for a 42×30 steel building with living quarters, and $42,003 to $50,000 for a 52×50 metal building home. 

You can buy metal buildings with living quarters from Carport Central at the most competitive prices in the industry.

The cost of each of our metal buildings is unique to the structure. That’s because the price is based on a number of factors, mainly, the extent of customization. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • The larger the structure is, the higher the price will be.
  • The greater the extent of customization is, the higher the price will be.
  • Adding electricity or plumbing will add additional costs not counted in the price of your metal building.

The best way to get an estimate of the price of your unique metal building is to use our 3D Price Estimator. This allows you to design your new steel building with living quarter from the comfort of your couch. Once you’ve finished designing it, you will get a real-time price estimate. You can even place your order right then and there!

Can You Do It Yourself? Yes, You Can!

We’ve talked a lot about our installation team, but, if you’re someone who likes to do things yourself, that’s an option, too! We offer customized metal building kits at a discounted price. Inside your kit, you will find everything you need. It will include anchors, framing, paneling, and roofing. Any doors and windows desired will also be included.

While we have a great installation team, we encourage you to take on the DIY challenge if that’s something you want. At Carport Central, we offer metal building kits of the highest quality that are easy to install and affordable.

Be Safe and Get a Permit

There’s one major step we haven’t discussed yet: building permits. You need to make sure that your metal building with living quarter is up to code. The best way to do this is to check with your local zoning and planning commission, as well as your HOA (if you’re a part of one), to see what kind of buildings are allowed. They may have the size and placement restrictions. Once you’ve checked, go ahead and get a permit for your structure. Having a permit will keep you out of any sticky situations in the future.

You Can Afford it With Financing and Rent-to-Own!

One of the biggest questions you may be asking yourself is how you will afford your new metal building with living quarter. This is an important question. Here at Carport Central, we have the answers: Financing and Rent-to-Own.

It is our goal to make sure that every customer can create their dream metal home. That’s why we want to make sure that money isn’t an obstacle. If you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, but here’s a rundown of our two programs:

    • Rent-To-Own

This program is built for everyone and anyone. There is no credit check, and you can get same-day approval. Other great features of our Rent-to-Own program are that you have month-to-month contracts, and you can pay off your structure at any time with no penalty.

    • Metal Building Financing

Our Financing program is quick and efficient. You’ll find out your approval status and offers in a matter of minutes. Once you see your offers, all you have to do is choose the one that suits you best, and you’re good to go!

What to Expect: Warranties, Delivery Day, and Installation

We have talked about site preparation and installation briefly, but there is more you need to know. In this section, you will get a rundown of what to expect on delivery day and what the installation process will be like.

There are several warranties that come with our buildings. So, after your building is installed, it will stay safe and secure for a lifetime.

    • Metal Buildings with Living Quarters Warranties

We offer three main warranties: The One-Year Workmanship Warranty, the Ten-Year Panel Warranty, and the Twenty-Year No Rust Warranty.

    • The Workmanship Warranty covers any defects in the installation or the product itself. Send us pictures, and we’ll investigate. If it falls under the warranty, we’ll fix it at no cost to you.
    • The Panel Warranty has you covered against chips and cracks in the paneling for ten years.
    • If your building rusts before twenty years are up, the No Rust Warranty has you covered.
    • Delivery & Installation Across the USA

Customer service will contact you ahead of time to schedule your delivery date. Once that date arrives, the first thing our installation team will do is install the anchors. The team will then put the framing together on the ground, before securing it in place on the foundation. The paneling and roofing go on after that. Doors and windows are the final things to be installed.

Steel Buildings are Rising in Popularity

    1. Metal Building Homes

Steel homes are growing in popularity every day. They are environmentally friendly and affordable, making them highly competitive with traditional wooden structures. After all, why wouldn’t you choose a material that will last a lifetime over something that will rot and degrade as the years go by? Their practicality is a major asset, but their quick and easy installations might be better than that. If you want to have your new home in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the price, a metal home is what you need.

    1. Barndominiums

Barndominiums are exactly what they sound like. They’re a wonderful combination of a condominium and a barn. These metal buildings feature open floor plans and extra high ceilings. Most of the ceilings are nine feet high or more! These structures are usually characterized by beautiful porches and classic barn shapes. While you might think a metal building like this would look like a warehouse, there are a plethora of customization features to make it chic and homey. Hardwood floors, air conditioning, and decked out kitchens really bring the space to life.

    1. Metal Storage Buildings with Living Quarters

Metal buildings give you the luxury of having the best of both worlds. Your garage and home can all be one building. You will be able to store all of your stuff, house your vehicle, and have a beautiful home all in one! The quick and easy nature of their installation, the low building cost, and the overall efficiency of steel buildings mean you can’t go wrong.  Customize the living space with beautiful flooring, air conditioning and heating, and cozy furniture to bring it to life!

Bring Your Dream to Life with Carport Central

We know that buying a metal building with living quarter is a big investment. After all, this is going to be your new home. Buying your new steel structure from Carport Central takes the stress away. All of our buildings are made from the highest quality steel and are built to last. You will stay safe and secure in your durable metal home. Not only that, but we also offer all of the customization options you could ever need to turn your building into your dream home. No one will ever be able to tell the difference. Our staff of friendly and knowledgeable building specialists are only a call away. What are you waiting for? Call today at (980) 321-9898 and let Carport Central make your dreams true!

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