Great Western Buildings

New England and Northeast
Metal Buildings

Life in the Northeast United States spans various experiences throughout the calendar year. From intense winter weather like monumental snowfall and hectic ice storms and the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps to the gorgeous sprawling forests of Vermont and iconic Fall colors throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, there are no shortages of highs and lows in the Northeast’s climate. As with any region, living in New England comes with its own challenges when it comes to everyday life, and that certainly extends to construction. Having a robust, durable, and well-engineered structure to keep up with the climate is imperative. Moreover, one explicitly designed for the needs of your location is a top priority.

Plenty of examples of challenges involved with construction in New England and The Northeast exist. For instance, in Maine, there are only certain times of the year that a tractor-trailer can deliver a building because of the asphalt conditions. Snow loads in Vermont and New Hampshire are exceptionally high because of the assumption of leaves still sitting atop roofs. Massachusetts also has higher snow load requirements to compensate for ice storms accumulating heavy-packed ice on rooftops. Pennsylvania requires higher-grade steel than many other states for use in construction, New York restricts the overall height of metal buildings in certain areas, and Connecticut has stringent restrictions on building appearance for curb appeal. For these reasons, a metal building kit designed specifically for you and your unique project is the perfect answer for your new building in New England and The Northeast.

Why a Metal Building Kit is Perfect for New England and the Northeast

In general, steel is stronger than wood. It’s an advantageous building material because this added strength makes for a durable and long-lasting building you can depend on. It’s far more resilient to intense weather conditions like heavy winds and, notably for the Northeast and New England, hefty snowfall. As a result, a metal building can withstand extreme conditions with less required reinforcement than a traditional wooden structure.

Metal buildings come in virtually any shape and size. So, no matter how much space you have to work with, a metal building kit can make great use of it. Typically, metal building kits use free-span designs, meaning the structure has no interior support columns. This leaves a wide-open interior space for virtually any use. So, if you’re looking to add a building for storage of cars, tractors, or heavy equipment, add a recreational building or home office to your plot of land, or need an extra large building for manufacturing, retail, or office uses, a metal building maximizes use within its walls.

Metal building kits do not have to have the industrial cookie-cutter look you likely think of when you think of metal buildings. Beyond the scope of size, metal buildings can reflect your needs creatively and adhere to city, county, or HOA restrictions. Metal buildings can be designed to use traditional siding solutions like brick, Stucco, and more. In addition, metal buildings can also support standard tile roofs. Ultimately, this allows you to take advantage of the strength benefits of a metal building without sacrificing your dream building’s appearance.

Why Great Western is Your New England Metal Building Solution

At Great Western, our expert designers have decades of experience designing custom metal building kits for virtually every climate. Our team has an intimate understanding of International Building Code (IBC) requirements for wind and snow loads. Each building we design is engineered specifically to withstand the elements of our customers’ unique locations. We aim to provide a durable and trustworthy building that will last a lifetime. That’s why we back every one of our metal building kits with a lifetime structural warranty.

The narrow window for building and shipping logistics in New England means you’ve got to keep a tight schedule. At Great Western, we do everything within our power to ensure that your building is delivered on time with as little fuss as possible. In addition, our buildings are engineered to be quick and simple to erect with precise measurements and meticulous manufacturing. We provide our customers with an industry-leading erection manual that is in-depth and easy to understand. This makes for comprehensive days at the job site without any wasted time or materials. In addition, we offer a 24/7 customer service hotline to field any questions that may arise throughout the design, delivery, and erection process.

Our metal building kits come standard with G90 Galvanized steel, which has a thick Zinc coating to prevent rust and corrosion. Between the snowfall of winter and the humidity of the summer, having a structure resistant to corrosion is essential. We also offer a host of cost-effective insulation solutions that help prevent moisture accumulation within the structure. In addition, these insulation solutions are modern and efficient, ensuring that the use of climate control does not use excessive energy.

Customization to Your Heart’s Content

At Great Western, we want to be sure you’re getting the building of your dreams. Therefore, we offer various customization options, from door and window designs to exterior colors and ventilation systems. We can customize your building’s design to integrate things like industrial cranes and mezzanines or design for the ease of interior wall buildouts for offices and churches

If you’ve got a unique use case that isn’t on the list, contact us directly, and we’ll work with you to provide the building you need.

Common Metal Building Use Cases


  • Industrial and Manufacturing facilities
  • Home Garages and Workshops
  • Heavy machinery storage
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Agricultural barns and storage
  • Residential homes and barndominiums
  • Home sports and training facilities
  • Churches
  • Commercial facilities
  • Equestrian stables and riding arenas
  • Warehouses
  • Government buildings

Our 3D Building Designer allows you to visualize your building and customize it with exterior color choices, window and door design and placement, roof shapes, and additions like lean-tos, eve extensions, and cupolas. Its simple click-and-drag functionality allows you to take the reins in outlining your perfect building. Once your preliminary design is done, it’s as simple as submitting it to our team for a free quote. If you’re unsure where to start, contact our team directly with your available space, location, and building use needs. We’ll work with you to design your perfect building and provide a free and accurate estimate.

Why Choose Great Western Buildings?

At Great Western, each building project we complete is built on the back of our core values in designing high-quality American-made buildings that we can stand behind for life. Moreover, we strive to ensure that our customers get the exact building that they want. Our team works with you to create a building that meets the needs of your specific use case, location, and budget. Designed with the DIY-er and first-time builder in mind, Great Western Buildings are affordable and simple to erect. If you run into an issue or have a question, we have a 24/7 construction support hotline to take care of you.

Every Great Western Building comes with a lifetime structural warranty. You can take solace in knowing that our designers leave no stone unturned when it comes to your local codes and climate requirements no matter what size building you’re in the market for. Our team’s expansive knowledge of our structures and experience in designing buildings for all regions and climates funnel into your building to make it exactly that; YOUR building.

Design Your Custom Building

Great Western’s custom design tool allows you to design, customize, and price the best metal building for your needs. You can also share and print your designs or save them and modify them later.