How To Design Your Airplane Hangar Using Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Nov 22, 2022 11:11:06 AM

Key Takeaways:

  • Steel is an excellent building material due to its design flexibility.
  • Clear span framing and customizable doors make pre-engineered metal buildings perfect for airplane hangars.
  • Steel is also cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
  • CDMG is a leader in the metal building industry. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your Airplane Hangar.

Steel is best known for its strength and durability, but there are a few other reasons why it's an excellent building material.

One thing that makes steel one of the most popular choices when it comes to building materials is its design flexibility.

This is especially important for airplane hangars since you must consider federal, state, and local rules before building your hangar. Choose a metal building supplier that will make sure your building is up to state and local codes as well as industry regulations. 

CDMG has the design options to meet the requirements for a pre-engineered metal building for your airplane hangar, such as different sizes and types of doors that fit the needs of your airplane.


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Aircraft Hangar Customization

With metal hangar-building kits, you can design the metal aircraft hangar of your dreams.

You can design your hangar exactly how you want with steel building kits. With various door options, your new steel hangar kit can be made to fit any aircraft.

All administrative, operational, maintenance, warehousing, and equipment storage areas can be put under one roof.

You can easily add mezzanines, maintenance areas, and office space to your building design, as well as multiple door systems. 

Steel structures can be designed with a green building strategy in mind, providing cost savings and saving energy.

You can also design hangars with clear-span framing for more than one plane if you want to store a collection of aircrafts.

Prefab steel buildings can include storage for personal aircraft fleets, military aircraft, airport operations and commercial aircraft, farm aviation, crop dusters, and more.

With several door options like bi-fold doors and flexible floor plans, hangar designs can be made to fit the needs of any building.

Contact the hangar experts at CDMG to get started right away. 


Airplane Hangar Considerations

Metal prefab structures are simple to customize to fit your needs, so you have many options.

Below we'll talk about some of the most common layouts and styles of this building type.

This should give you ideas and tips for building your perfect hangar. 


Arched vs. Rigid Frame

First, it's essential to know that most airplane hangars have one of two main styles: a rigid frame or an arch.

Both of these styles come in metal prefab kits. Which one you choose will depend on your taste.

Rigid frame hangars look like big, rectangular-shaped buildings with roofs that slope slightly.

Rigid frame hangars give your plane more protection and coverage because they are usually built as fully enclosed structures with a roof, four walls, and a door.

These metal hangars are perfect if you want to protect your plane from high winds, heavy rain, and snow or if you're going to lock your hangar to keep your aircraft safe against theft.

Rigid frame hangars also have added functionality.

You can add office space, utility rooms, and workbenches for mechanics and maintenance projects.

Because they are enclosed, they can be used in many more ways than an arched hangar.

Arched hangars typically cost a little less than rigid frame hangars because they aren't fully enclosed.

Their main benefit is that they have a lot of space, which makes it much easier to maneuver a plane underneath the hangar.

This kind of hangar usually doesn't have doors, making it easier to take your planes out if you do it often.

One important thing to remember about this hangar style is that it doesn't offer as much protection from the weather because it is more open.

Because of this, arched hangars are not nearly as good at stopping vandalism or theft.

Even though it's hard to steal an airplane, some owners might not feel comfortable leaving their things out in the open in this type of hangar.


Interior Layout

Aside from the style of the building itself, you'll also need to think about the interior of the building.

For many people who own planes, a hangar is more than just a place to keep the aircraft safe.

You can use the space inside for storing equipment, bathrooms, personal storage lockers, and even an office if you own a business.

Because of this, you may even decide to insulate the building or run power and water to your aircraft hangar.

All of these things are possible with metal prefab structures.

With these highly customizable prefab metal airplane hangar building kits, you can make the inside of the building fit your needs. 



The last thing we'll look at is if you want to add more planes to your fleet or think you'll need more space in the future.

It's easier to expand metal prefab structures than it is with more traditional building materials and designs.

It's usually a good idea to design a building with more space than you need, especially if you want to grow your business or add to your collection.

This may not be a big deal if you only use your hangar for flying as a hobby.

Why Are Metal Buildings Best For Aircraft Hangars


A metal building is the most cost-effective way to build your aircraft hangar.

Building an aircraft hangar or any other kind of industrial building out of steel is quick and easy.

Pre-engineered steel buildings come with pre-drilled holes, various fasteners for the roof and walls, and clear plans for how to build them, saving on building costs.

If you work with a metal building manufacturer, your building will be made to fit your needs. This will save you even more money on rebuilding or redesigning costs.

Metal hangars are also virtually maintenance-free.

If your hangar has proper ventilation and a fastening system, there shouldn't be any raw edges that can rust, and mold shouldn't be a problem.

Because metal buildings don't rust or grow mold, you save even more money over time.


Energy Efficiency

Metal building systems save a lot of energy, and many come with advanced coatings that are Energy Star-approved.

Metal roofs with the Energy Star label reflect the sun's rays much better than other roofs.

This cuts down on how much heat gets into your steel aircraft hangar and how much energy you need to cool the hangar.

Roofs that have earned the Energy Star label can cut your hangar's peak cooling demand by 10-15%.

If you use less energy during peak hours, you could save up to 40% on your energy costs each year.

You save a lot of money and make less of an impact on the environment with steel airplane hangars.


Contact CDMG

CDMG is a metal building company that can help you make a metal plane hangar that fits your needs.

And our metal aircraft hangars and metal buildings will meet the building codes in your area.

Your plane deserves the best possible protection, and CDMG can give you the peace of mind you need when you store your plane in one of our pre-engineered metal buildings.

Click on the button below to contact CDMG and start designing your metal aircraft hangar today!



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How To Choose The Best Metal Building Supplier

Posted by CDMG Team on Sep 13, 2022 12:07:27 PM

Pre-engineered metal buildings are sturdy, most cost-effective structures.

That's why steel buildings are the top choice for aluminum manufacturing facilities, data centers, aircraft hangars, and distribution warehouses.

If you are ready to construct one of these quality buildings, it's time to start looking for the right metal building supplier.

Working with the best metal building supplier can make a huge difference as you bring your custom metal building project to life.

An experienced metal building contractor and supplier will provide engineering expertise during the design process, exceptional customer service, clear instructions, references, and high-quality materials used.

In the article below, we will discuss how you can choose the right supplier for your steel building.

Key Takeaways About Choosing A Metal Building Supplier:

  • Choose a pre-engineered metal building because of its durability, customization, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Consider what type of building you need and the scope of work to make this plan a reality.
  • How long has the metal building supplier been in business? Are they trustworthy?
  • Make sure you ask the metal building supplier questions to ensure that they are a good fit for your steel building project.
  • Choose CDMG as your metal building supplier. Our expert team has the experience and knowledge to get your project done on budget and on schedule.


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Topics: pre-engineered metal building, Metal Building Supplier

Why Aluminum Manufacturing Facilities Use Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Aug 10, 2022 4:11:07 PM

Pre-engineered metal building systems have evolved from standard designs and sizes into diverse and unique systems.

The systems are built upon the flexibility of structural elements that work together to create something efficient and highly customizable.

Using pre-engineered buildings allows building owners to reduce the number of unknown conditions and variables during the construction process.

This reduces the cost, materials, and time involved in bringing a building to life. This is one of the reasons there's been a rise in metal buildings being the choice for logistics buildings.

In the article below, we will discuss why aluminum manufacturing facilities use pre-engineered metal buildings.

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Topics: pre-engineered metal building, Aluminum Manufacturing Facilities

How To Choose The Right Pre-Engineered Metal Building Manufacturer

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 9, 2021 12:10:39 PM

Pre-engineered metal buildings are some of the sturdiest, most cost-effective structures you can build. It's one of the reasons so many companies choose steel buildings for their aircraft hangars, recreational sports facilities, and distribution warehouses.

But starting a steel building project with an unqualified manufacturer can be problematic.

Working with the right metal building supplier can make all the difference in the world as you design and erect your building.

From engineering expertise during the design process to exceptional customer service, clear instructions, references, and high-quality materials used, working with the right metal building manufacturer will be well worth it in the end.

In the article below, we will discuss how you can choose the right contractor for your steel building.

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Why Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Are Better

Posted by CDMG Team on Jan 21, 2021 10:06:34 AM

Prefabricated or pre-engineered steel buildings provide many advantages over traditional building materials. 


Steel buildings have it all; customization, speed of construction, and decreased maintenance and insurance costs.


Whatever you need out of a steel building can be created at a manufacturing plant and delivered to the job site ready for assembly. This is one of the reasons that pre-engineered metal buildings are better than concrete buildings. 


Warehouses, retail spaces, event centers, airplane hangars, and sports complexes are all ideal steel projects.


Any building is an ideal steel project, no matter its intended use. 


Your steel building can be designed to match the surrounding environment or stand out as a wonder of architecture. 


It doesn't have to look like a barn.


Today's steel building manufacturers can create panels with the textures, colors, and shapes of other materials that retain the strength steel can impart, while giving you a modern look. 


Those are just a few of the things that make pre-engineered metal buildings better than traditional building materials.


In the article below, we will discuss why pre-engineered metal buildings are head and shoulders above the rest.


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Do You Need An Architect For Your Steel Building?

Posted by CDMG Team on Jan 13, 2021 8:56:43 AM

Compared to many other buildings, there is a simplicity involved when you design a metal building.

The parts for metal buildings are pre-fabricated off-site for consistency and ease of installation.

Your overall costs are lower, and steel buildings perform for decades with minimal maintenance. There are many reasons why pre-engineered metal buildings are better compared to traditional building materials. 

But there are still plenty of ins and outs when it comes to custom-designing a metal building.

Especially metal buildings that meet the needs of both your location and climate and the building's occupants or business pursuits. 

If you're thinking about starting your first project using steel building kits, you might be wondering who will handle the building design.

That will depend on the size and scope of the project.

In the article below, we will discuss why you might need an architect to design your steel building.

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Why Choose CDMG as your Pre-engineered Metal Building Company?

Posted by CDMG Team on Jan 8, 2021 12:58:08 PM

Are you looking for a convenient, cost-effective alternative to conventional construction?

If so, prefabricated metal buildings are just what you're looking for.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are commonly used for warehouses and commercial spaces, but they can be designed to meet any building's needs.

Prefabricated metal buildings are quicker to construct and erect, making them more cost-efficient than traditional building methods.

If you've made the decision to build with steel, you need to be sure you work with the right prefabricated metal building company.

In the article below, we will discuss why CDMG is the best choice for metal buildings.


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What Is A Pre-Engineered Metal Building?

Posted by CDMG Team on Mar 9, 2020 9:58:12 AM

What Is A Pre-Engineered Metal Building?

If you're looking for a convenient, cost-effective alternative to conventional construction, pre-engineered metal buildings are just what you're looking for.

Pre-engineered metal buildings are often used for commercial spaces, but they can be designed to meet any builder's needs.

Pre-engineered steel building systems are cost-efficient, customizable, and quicker to construct and erect than traditional standard buildings.

But what exactly is a pre-engineered metal building? We'll talk about that in the article below.

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Metal Building Sustainability | How Steel Is Recycled

Posted by CDMG Team on Feb 24, 2020 1:01:18 PM

There are many benefits to use a steel building for your next project rather than a traditional timber building.

They are more cost efficient in the long-term, they require little routine maintenance and upkeep, they construct quickly, and they last for generations.

They are also very eco-friendly.

Steel buildings produce fewer emissions when they're being constructed, they are more energy efficient because of the insulation and painting options, and they last longer, so there's no need to rebuild or repair.

They also don't use as many resources during construction.

If you frame your house using pine, the average home requires 22 full grown pine trees just for the frame.

When you take all the extras into account, like hardwood floors, cabinets, furniture, etc. could easily double the number of trees used.

When all is said and done, you're looking at 50 mature pine trees being used in the construction of one home. In large developments, the number of trees needed for construction adds up quickly.

And once you've used the lumber, it can't be recycled. You can plant a new tree, and wait years and years for it to grow, but you can't reuse the tree you've already cut down.

This is where steel buildings have a significant advantage.

There are obviously zero trees needed to construct a steel building.

And, since steel is the most recycled product in the world, once you're done with it, you can recycle it, and it becomes something else.

That's not the case with lumber.

In the article below, we will give you an overview of recycling metal, it's importance, and the various processes.

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How to Know If a Pre-Engineered Metal Building is Right for Your Project

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 9:39:29 AM

Ways to Know If a Pre-Engineered Steel Building Is The Best Choice for Your Next Project

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings are incredibly versatile and offer many money-saving benefits to business owners. It's one of the reasons real estate investors have begun moving into the metal building construction boom

There is a reason why so many different types of industries choose a pre-engineered metal building to house their base of operations.

From steel mills, factories, auto manufacturers, sports facilities, commercial businesses, warehouses, churches, airline hangers, and so much more, metal buildings have proven to be the first choice from conception to erection.

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