Great Western Buildings

Southwest Metal Buildings

When folks think of the Southwest Region of the United States, they often think of the Grand Canyon and sprawling deserts of Arizona, Nevada, and southern Utah or the vast plains of New Mexico, West Texas, and southern Colorado. In addition, most folks think of hot and brutal summer temperatures. Those who live in the Southwest are more than familiar with those taxing temperatures, but they’re also familiar with the lesser-acknowledged drastic shift in temperature from day to night. Of course, most folks think of these climates as dry. While water is indeed a precious resource in these areas, rain can bring on severe and devastating flash floods. These extreme climate conditions can undoubtedly have a detrimental effect on structures, whether they are residential or commercial.

Construction in this region also brings its own set of problems. Namely, nobody wants to spend any unneeded time on a scorching hot job site performing manual labor in the scorching sun. The Southwest demands a simple and quick building solution that is resilient and durable enough to withstand the extremes the climate can bring for a lifetime. For that reason, a prefabricated metal building kit is the perfect solution.

Why a Metal Building is Perfect for the Southwest

Traditionally, Adobe construction is the go-to method for the Southwest climate. However, a metal building is a cost-effective alternative for any size structure. Steel buildings are extremely durable and quick to erect, meaning no time is wasted during construction. Often, a metal building kit comes with no financial penalty compared to conventional construction and, in some cases, costs less. Furthermore, a precisely engineered metal building kit means there’s no material waste at the job site, equating to time and money savings. 

You might think a metal building would stand out like a sore thumb among the stucco-laden buildings familiar to the area. However, metal buildings are highly customizable and even offer alternative exterior finishing solutions like Stucco, tile roofs, and more. This means you can stick to the region’s aesthetic while reaping the benefits of an underlying metal structure that’s sure to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws its way. Even sticking with standard metal exterior finish panels for walls and roofs offers flexibility in aesthetics with a vast selection of colors, window and door designs, and more. Whether you’re far outside the city and free to finish your building as you please or under requirements of local codes and HOA regulations, a metal building can be designed to match its surrounding structures.

Modern interior solutions are cost-effective and efficient with metal buildings. Without a doubt, folks who live in this region appreciate air conditioning and heating. A metal building with proper insulation ensures the interior stays at a comfortable temperature without excessive energy consumption. 

Great Western Buildings Are Perfect for the Southwest

At Great Western, the Southwest is practically in our backyard. Our team has decades of experience producing high-quality pre-fabricated metal building kits for the folks of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and more. Our designers are intimately familiar with International Building Code (IBC) requirements for the region. They can ensure that your building design suits your needs and budget, no matter how big or small. Moreover, we work with our customers and their architects to ensure their buildings meet the climate requirements and other considerations specific to their location, such as city codes and HOA restrictions.

All of our buildings use G90 Galvanized steel for superior corrosion resistance. In addition, our buildings are designed to be erected quickly and efficiently. We provide our customers with an industry-leading erection manual that is in-depth and comprehensive to make the process as painless as possible and ensure you’re not wasting any time on the job site. We design our buildings to last a lifetime, and don’t make that claim lightly. We back each building with a lifetime structural warranty and provide customers with an owner’s manual that outlines proper building care and maintenance to ensure your building lasts. 

If you want to erect the metal building kit yourself, a Great Western building is a phenomenal choice. Our buildings are designed with DIY-ers and first-time builders in mind. Of course, erecting the building yourself does not void any of the warranties provided so long as you don’t modify the structure and follow the erection manual. We offer a 24/7 customer support hotline to field any questions throughout the design, delivery, and erection process to field any questions that may arise. 

Customize Your Building to Your Heart’s Content

Our buildings allow customers to express themselves through customization of everything down to the roof shape, sizing, window design and placement, door design and placement, exterior colors, and ventilation systems. So, no matter what the intended use of your metal building is, our designers can ensure you get precisely what you want and need.

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 makes visualizing your building quick, easy, and fun. Its click-and-drag functionality allows you to explore the flexibility of our designs. Once you’ve completed your preliminary design, simply submit it to our team for your free estimate. If you’re unsure of what size and shape building you need, contact us directly with your location and use requirements, and our team will work to get you a free and accurate quote.

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.