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Metal Building Homes

metal houses cost 25% Less Than traditional home construction

metal buildings as homes

Metal building homes are changing how we think about living spaces. Gone are the limitations of high-priced traditional houses made from wood; it’s time to embrace steel buildings for metal homes! 

Picture your dream home with perfect interior and exterior design, and now imagine it being extremely durable at a low cost to build. That’s what metal houses bring to home construction. 

Are you worried about how much steel frame homes cost? The low price may surprise you, as post frame construction makes these affordable metal homes for sale much less expensive than traditional homes.

If you are considering metal building home kits, pay less with us. From large metal buildings with living quarters to small metal building homes, get a free quote on residential steel building kits, or use our online tool to build steel homes today!

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Design custom metal buildings Homes

Craft your steel house with our intuitive metal building with living quarters design tool. Take charge of every aspect of your metal house, from the floor plan to the finishing touches. Whether a DIY novice or a professional contractor, our online tool makes it easy for anyone to build perfect storage buildings with living quarters.

Customize your steel building kit’s metal structure, building material, and layout, ensuring it fits your metal building home perfectly. 

pictures of metal building homes

Need inspiration? See metal home kits with our gallery of completed steel structures. From a metal shop with living quarters to Quonset huts, you can build a steel home for less with our simplified construction process.

These steel houses are not just visually appealing but are also built to last. With steel frame houses, these metal structures stand strong against natural elements and testify to the potential of steel as a building material. View our pictures of metal buildings turned into homes.

The Benefits of metal buildings homes

metal building houses are fast

One of the main benefits of steel building homes is fast construction. A pre engineered metal building makes the assembly of metal home kits quick and efficient. This means you can move into steel home buildings quickly!

A metal building home is low maintenance

When it comes to durability, steel garages with living quarters are unparalleled. Metal building houses can withstand extreme weather conditions and are resistant to common issues like termites and mold, which plague a traditional home.

25% less expensive than traditional home

A metal house cost approximately 50% less per square foot compared to traditional home construction. A steel structure with living quarters has excellent energy efficiency. This means you can invest in higher-quality finishes on metal garages or save for your other projects.

steel buildings with living quarters are safer

Residential steel homes are not just durable, but they’re also safe. Modern metal building homes kits are incombustible, significantly reducing fire damage. Additionally, the strength of steel building material helps in bearing heavy snow loads and withstanding high winds, making it ideal for residential construction.

Metal Building Homes Customization Options

The versatility of a steel building with living quarters allows for countless configurations and styles for your fully enclosed metal house kit. Whether you need additional living quarters or larger structures, Metal Building Unlimited is here to make your dream home a reality. Our metal building kits are customizable and designed with your specific needs. Try our easy-to-use design tool.

Roof Style: Types of steel building kits

Whether your metal-building home is going to be a bar-dominium or a metal garage, our home kits are superior to a pole barn. We provide 5 types of steel-building home kits to choose from.

Size of metal shop houses

Common metal building house sizes vary according to the square footage and project complexity. As builders, we have noticed that a 30×40 metal building home is a standard size for small metal building homes or a Quonset hut. Meanwhile, 30×60 steel building homes are typical metal buildings home construction for a lodge. Use our tool to customize your metal building kit to any height or length you need, with the knowledge that steel buildings for homes are less per square foot than the average cost of a home.

steel building home Color Options

Whether you want metal building houses that blend in like a traditional home or stand out with a two-tone paint job, you can choose from 24 colors for your metal home kit, door, walls, roof, and trim.

Framed Windows & Doors Customizations

You choose the size, number, and position of framed openings for metal houses. Choose the location of the roll-up garage door, personal door, and windows. A 2nd story mezzanine option is also available. This is a building package living quarters designed by you.

metal building home kits Technical Specifications

Types of Steel Houses
From red iron buildings to galvanized steel framing, the types of steel we use in metal housing depends on load requirements.
Quality Building Materials
We use top-grade steel components, ensuring metal building home kits are built to last.
Steel Frame Home Accessories
Steel frame homes kits come with everything you need from accessories and installation instructions, making it easy to erect our prefab metal homes.
Cold-Formed Steel Homes
Cold-formed steel building homes are DIY-friendly, lightweight, and cost-effective custom metal building homes.

Resources for steel building houses

Metal home building kits will vary by steel building design. Still, building packages include wall panels, pre-cut metal panels with pre-punched holes, anchor bolts, galvanized frames, windows, doors, building codes, assembly instructions, and metal home floor plans. Our metal building manufacturers in Alabama can consult with you to help with customization or accessories for metal building homes. 

steel home floor plans & Instructions

Your steel building house kit will include metal building house plans for assembly and a concrete foundation pad. Please visit our How To Build a Metal Building with Living Quarters instructional guide for additional step-by-step directions on assembling steel frame homes.

Tools Needed to Install Metal House Kits

You need surprisingly few tools to erect a residential steel structure: a screwdriver, an extension ladder, and a metal cutting blade. No forklifts or cranes are required. For a complete list of tools needed to install a metal building home, please see our How To Build a Metal Building instructional guide.

Metal House Construction Process

Metal Frame Homes Ordering Process
During the metal buildings homes planning phase, we lay out the goals and scope for your metal barn with living quarters home construction. We only place your order once your new steel building house meets local permits.
Installation Site Prep
Before building metal shed homes, ensure the installation site is on level ground. Our metal buildings as houses come with plans for a concrete slab to ensure your house kit has a solid foundation.
Fast Metal Home Delivery
Metal barn homes are shipped to you within 3 weeks, making for fast lead times and delivery. Contact us today to learn more about delivery and building a custom metal home for less.
DIY Metal Building Homes
Steel building home kits are easy to build and cheap when compared to the standard housing market. Do it yourself metal buildings for homes, or hire a general contractor with metal building homes kits.

Why choose us for metal building homes?

50 YEARS OF steel home construction EXPERIENCE

With over 50 years in the steel industry, we have honed our construction skills and evolved with the industry. Our seasoned team combines metal house building expertise with a commitment to quality construction and customer satisfaction.

We've got a pulse on cold-formed, red iron, and galvanized steel, and our structural engineer ensures compliance with commercial building codes.

WE are local metal home builders in alabama

As a local metal building dealer in Alabama, we’re embedded in the community and understand its unique needs. We're familiar with local building codes and regulations and are dedicated to serving our community.

With our metal home buildings general contractors, you get a partner who cares and is committed to the long-term success of your metal building house kits.


Our cutting-edge cold-formed steel technology delivers cost-effective, high-quality steel buildings. Serving Alabama and beyond, we are ideally positioned to offer these metal buildings as homes at low prices without compromising on quality.

Engineer certified metal homes

Quality is our promise. Our licensed structural engineer, coupled with advanced design software, ensures that your metal home is built with the finest steel components. With Metal Buildings Unlimited, you get a blend of durability and performance that stands the test of time for your dream building.

Steel Building Home FAQs

As metal home builders in Alabama, we can provide  metal houses to any city in the Yellowhammer state including: Dothan, Montgomery, Birmingham, and beyond. We also ship DIY metal home kits to all 50 states.

How much are metal building homes? The cost to build a metal frame home can vary based on different factors including location, size, materials, residential or commercial use, and customization.

However, in general, according to local metal building experts, the cost for rigid-frame metal home kits range between $9.60 and $23.20 per square foot. For a finished metal building home, the average cost can be between $16.40 and $27.00 per square foot, on average.

Contact our building specialist for exact steel building homes cost, or use our online tool to review metal house kits with prices.

There is not a statewide building code for metal building homes in Alabama. However, local building codes in your city may have code requirements that metal shed homes must meet. Check with your local department of planning and development before building metal shop houses.

We encourage you to visit the Alabama Division of Construction Management for more building code information. 

Our innovative cold formed steel houses last over 100 years with minimum maintenance and low upkeep, even in the heat and humidity. With 24 colors to choose from, our metal houses also look surprisingly beautiful. Call today or use our online tool to see for yourself. 

Take the First Step Towards a new Home Today

With metal building homes alabama!

Now that you’ve discovered the incredible advantages of a custom metal building home, it’s time to turn your dream into reality.

Our team of metal home builders in Alabama is ready to guide you through each step of the process. Whether you’re considering adding a storage building to residential homes or want to design metal barns with living quarters, we will provide the information, tools, and support you need to build your next home.

To learn more about metal houses, call us at 334-470-2200 or fill out our contact form for a free quote. The future of metal home construction is here, and it’s made of steel. Build smarter, not harder, with metal building homes.

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