Great Western Buildings

Southeast Metal Buildings

The climate of the Southeast United States presents plenty of challenges for those who call it home. Relentlessly hot and humid summer days, sudden cloud bursts bringing monumental amounts of rain in mere minutes, and, of course, fast-moving hurricanes that leave a path of destruction and devastation in their wake all make for a climate that requires resilient inhabitants. These same extreme weather conditions can cause substantial damage to buildings, too. Extreme winds, heavy flooding, and corrosive moisture in the everyday air call for a building that’s as robust, durable, and long-lasting.

Construction in the Southeast brings its own set of challenges. The hard-to-work-with red clay soil in Georgia, winter ice storms in Tennessee, and the swampy landscape of Florida all present potential hurdles on a job site. Combine these elements with a hot and humid workday, and you’ll want to waste as little time as possible. Ultimately, a metal building kit is the perfect choice for your construction project, whether you’re in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, or Mississippi. They’re strong, long-lasting, cost-effective, and quick to erect.

Why a Metal Building is Perfect for The Southeast

A precisely engineered metal building kit offers a unique opportunity to erect your structure quickly. A well-designed steel kit has precisely fitting parts, meaning the job site has no material waste. Furthermore, the simple assembly process also ensures you’re not wasting any time, either. When you’re up against hot and humid weather or incoming storms, you want to keep the days as short as possible. 

Steel is stronger than wood. Most folks are familiar with that fact, and while it seems obviously advantageous as a building material, folks may hesitate to spring for a metal building due to potential corrosion. However, modern G90 Galvanized steel has a durable Zinc coating to stand as a defensive layer between your building material and Mother Nature. Because of this, a steel building is inherently more robust and longer lasting than a traditional wooden pole barn or other timer structure. If you live in the Southeast, you’ve more than likely seen wooden structures rotting away courtesy of the humidity and summer storms. The Southeast is also a very high-risk area for termite infestation that can lead to devastating damage to a wooden structure, but termites are not an issue with a metal building. 

Metal building kits are cost-effective and, in most cases, don’t come with any cost penalty compared to traditional structures. In some cases, a metal building can even be more affordable. Combining the cost-effectiveness and durability with the fact that most metal buildings do not require interior support columns means that a metal building kit offers a strong, long-lasting structure solution with virtually limitless uses.

Why a Great Western Building is Your Southeast Solution

At Great Western, our expert designers have decades of experience designing buildings for virtually every climate. They’re intimately familiar with International Building Code (IBC) requirements for climate situations like wind loading, snow loading, and seismic activity. In the Southeast, wind loading requirements are extremely important for obvious reasons. Each building we design is custom-suited to our customers’ unique locations and needs to ensure they receive a building perfect for their use and lasts a lifetime. To ensure that’s the case, we back every building we deliver with a lifetime structural warranty. 

At Great Western, G90 Galvanized steel is standard to ensure each building we sell is resilient and resistant to rust and corrosion. In addition, we offer several cost-effective insulation solutions that both prevent moisture accumulation within your building and ensure that any climate control systems like air conditioning and heat work efficiently and without undesirable wasted energy. 

Our buildings are designed to be simple and quick to erect, whether you’re a first-time builder with a DIY attitude or a seasoned construction veteran. We provide our customers with an industry-leading erection manual that is in-depth and easy to understand to ensure simple assembly. Furthermore, we offer a 24/7 customer service hotline to field any questions that may arise throughout the entire design, delivery, and construction process. 

Our buildings are highly customizable, and we can design them to any size, span, or height. No project is too big or too small for our expert team, and we’ll work with you to ensure you get your perfect metal building kit, whether you’re adding a small recreational use structure to your property or building a commercial office or retail building. 

Customization to Make A Metal Building Yours

Our buildings are highly customizable beyond just sizing. Our designers work with our customers to personalize their buildings down to building and window designs and placement, roof shape and design, and color. In addition, we offer a host of ventilation systems and have designed buildings to support more traditional siding solutions like Stucco, brick, and more. This means your building can match its surroundings, whether it adheres to HOA restrictions or aligns with structures already on your property. This furthers the flexibility of use with your Great Western building.

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

If you’re ready to get started, our 3D Building Designer allows you to customize and visualize your building design. Its click-and-drag functionality enables you to decide where windows and doors will go, select exterior colors, add lean-tos, eve extensions, and roof options like cupolas. Once your initial design is complete, submit it to our team, and we’ll contact you for a free quote. If you’re unsure of where to start, contact us directly with your location, building size, and use needs, and we’ll work within your budget and desires to get you an 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.