Can A Metal Building Be Added Onto My Current Structure?

Posted by Ben Sparhawk on Nov 16, 2021 12:52:03 PM

If your business has outgrown its original building, you may be trying to decide between moving your entire company or just expanding your current structure with a metal building kit.

For most business owners, it's much easier to stay in their current location and expand onto what they already have.   

And fortunately, a metal-building add-on is an easy and affordable way to expand a wide variety of building types.

For example, if you have a prefab metal sports complex that needs to expand due to a growing community, pre-engineered steel buildings are an ideal solution.

From low-cost materials, durability, and faster construction time to fewer maintenance responsibilities, a metal add-on is a choice you can count on to pay dividends for years to come.

No matter what type of structure you're in, whether it's a manufacturing metal building or a cold storage warehouse, steel building additions make it easy to expand your building so you can keep up with your business.

In the article below, we will discuss how and why you should expand your current structure with a metal building add-on.

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The Benefits of Metal Buildings

Pre-engineered steel buildings, even as add-ons, offer significant benefits that standard buildings can't.

First, metal structures are resistant to fire, rot, mold, and mildew, and they're impervious to pests.

Even high winds and major storms have a hard time damaging a properly-constructed prefab metal building.

This means you'll also pay lower insurance rates for the add-on to your property.

One of the biggest benefits of pre-engineered steel buildings is the speed at which projects are completed.

If your original building is a basic cold-storage facility that needs an addition, the job could be completed within four weeks of order.

Bigger buildings will take about six to eight weeks from start to finish.

Compare that to the months you'll be waiting for a stick or brick building.

Business owners can quickly put their new spaces to use to increase their profits.

Another one of the positive aspects of metal buildings is that they boast improved energy efficiency.

With metal building insulation, you won't have to worry about your addition being too warm or cold.

Building with steel will allow you as a building owner to keep money in your pocket during the extreme weather months.


When Do You Need a Metal Building Add-On?

Adding on to a property is often the best choice for business owners.

It allows you to retain your customers by staying in the same location, and you don't have to disrupt business during the move.

Here are a few common reasons businesses need steel building additions:

  • For the space to add new employees to the company.
  • To add additional storage space.
  • To expand a family business.
  • To add more offices to the property.

If you've run out of space in your current building but want to stay on your existing property, a metal building expansion is your best choice.

Expanding on to property can be pricey when dealing with conventional buildings, but the cost of metal building additions are much more affordable, faster, and easier to complete.


How to Expand With A Prefab Metal Building

If you're ready to expand your current metal building or traditional building, there are various ways to make it happen.

Here are a few of the most common ways you can add to your structure:

  • End Walls– A common way to expand your current structure is to remove a side or end wall and put the addition there. If you choose to expand from the end walls, you need a vertical roof to avoid future leaks.
  • Side-By-Side – With a side-by-side expansion, a new metal structure can be attached to the side of an existing building, creating a larger structure.
  • Second Story – Second-story additions are also possible. With proper planning, you can easily add a second story to your prefab metal building.
  • Extend the Roof – To extend the roof, you'll need uprights. Or you could have an extended overhang instead of extending the roof. You'll just need to contact your building specialist about the limits to longer overhangs.
  • Lean-tos – Perhaps the easiest and most popular way to add storage space to an existing structure is to have a lean-to attached to one or both sides. Lean-tos can be open or fully enclosed, depending on your needs.


Start Your Pre-Engineered Metal Building Project

If you're ready to expand with a pre-engineered metal building, don't wait any longer.

CDMG supplies pre-engineered metal buildings to clients in various industries throughout the United States.

We offer engineering and installation for a wide range of commercial and industrial building applications.

The metal building team offers clients the full spectrum of pre-engineered, fully custom-designed metal buildings and is your source for high-quality, cost-effective buildings perfectly tailored to your unique needs.

CDMG has the flexibility to design and expand all types of commercial buildings.

To get your pre-engineered metal building project started with CDMG, click below.



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About The Author

ben-sparhawkI'm Ben Sparhawk, the Content Writer and Marketing Account Manager for CDMG. I write to showcase the work that CDMG does and everything related to the pre-engineered metal building industry as well as their engineering capabilities. When I'm not working on content, you can find me spending time with my wife and children. You can also find me in the gym, trying to better myself, and I also enjoy spending time outdoors hiking or checking out local parks.