Great Western Buildings

West Coast Metal Buildings

The diverse climate and terrain of the American West Coast offer a unique set of building hurdles that require extreme attention to detail. From the mountainous terrain of Northern California to the tropical dream beach cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, and other southern coastal towns or the blazing hot Mojave desert and heavy snowfall at Big Bear, there’s no shortage of diversity in construction time frames and coding requirements. Virtually every challenge to a building, including scorching hot temperatures, extreme wind conditions, abundant snow, and, of course, earthquakes, exists on the West Coast.

Whether you’re trying to avoid excess exposure to the unforgiving Death Valley sun or just want to get back to scenic leisure, saving time on your job site is of utmost importance. Furthermore, the Pacific Ocean brings its own set of corrosive properties that can be destructive to buildings. While the year-round sun and warmth is certainly a draw to humans, it’s also a draw to Drywood, Dampwood, and Subterranean termites. For all these reasons, a metal building kit is a phenomenal solution for your construction project on the West Coast. 

Why Choose a Metal Building for the West Coast?

Most people are familiar with the fact that steel is an inherently stronger material than wood. As a result, a building constructed from metal is far more robust and requires little to no maintenance, allowing you to spend more time focusing on your scenic surroundings. In addition, most folks are familiar with the fact that termites can swarm and colonize within a traditional wooden structure and cause severe damage. Ultimately, termite infestation can cause enough damage to warrant costly and time-consuming repairs and, in some cases, can even make a structure uninhabitable. There is good news, though. Termites don’t eat metal. 

The climate of coastal cities is more than capable of rusting and corroding metal objects. However, modern solutions like G90 Galvanizing offer superb resistance to corrosion and rust. Furthermore, modern insulation systems are cost-effective and help to prevent moisture accumulation within the structure of a metal building. 

While many people picture the West Coast as a tropical paradise, it has its less-than-desirable days. Heavy rains can bring sudden and substantial flash flooding. Earthquakes are a concern and can collapse buildings and structures, and even occasional hurricanes (though quite rare) make their way through parts of the West Coast. A metal building is extremely advantageous in these conditions thanks to its superior strength and durability compared to traditional construction and building materials. 

Finally, a metal building doesn’t have to wear the cookie-cutter warehouse appearance you’re likely picturing. Metal buildings can support a wide variety of siding, from bricks to stucco, and can even be designed to have a traditional tile roof. So, if you’re in an area with strict aesthetic standards, chances are a metal building can blend right in with its surroundings while reaping the benefits of the added strength.

Why a Great Western Building Is Wonderful for the West Coast

At Great Western, we aim to provide customers with a metal building custom-suited to their location and needs. Our team of expert designers has intimate knowledge of International Building Code (IBC) requirements and decades of experience designing buildings for virtually every climate, including structures that can withstand seismic activity in California. Our ultimate goal is to provide our customers with their perfect building and design it to last a lifetime. We don’t take that goal lightly, either. We back every building we sell with a lifetime structural warranty.

We understand your time is valuable, and you don’t want to waste any time on the job site. Our buildings are meticulously engineered and manufactured to be quick and simple to erect, whether you’re a first-time builder or a seasoned construction veteran. We provide our customers with an in-depth and comprehensive erection manual outlining every last detail. To further ease the process, we offer a 24/7 customer support hotline so our customers can give us a call with any questions throughout the entire design, delivery, and erection process. This precise engineering means no material waste at the job site and allows you to enjoy your new building faster.  

Our buildings use clear-span framing, which means there are no interior support columns to interrupt the floor space. Whether you’re building a personal recreation or storage space on your property or a commercial building with offices or retail space, the open space of our buildings offers limitless flexibility.

Expressing Creativity With Customizable Buildings

The flexibility of a Great Western building extends far beyond the vast interior space. Our customers are free to choose much more than just the size of their building. We offer various roof shapes and designs, windows and doors, color choices, ventilation systems, and more. In addition, our team has experience designing buildings to support HOA-restriction-friendly siding solutions like Stucco, brick, and more.

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

Visualizing the metal building of your dreams is a quick and simple task courtesy of our 3D Building Designer. It allows you to start from a basic building by selecting your desired size and modifying it to your preferences with color choices, roof design, windows, doors, and more. Once your preliminary design is done, simply submit it, and our team will contact you with your estimate. Not sure where to start or don’t see what you want in our designer? No problem! Contact our team directly with your location and building use requirements, and we will help you get an accurate and free 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.