Are you struggling to find the best supplier of a red iron, pre-engineered 40x60 steel building?  We know it can be tough sorting through all the different steel building companies out there.  That's part of the reason we put so much information on our website to help you understand what your getting from Renegade.  First and foremost, we only sell pre-engineered steel buildings (no tube steel, quonset huts or pole barns).  That is the only structure we have sold during our entire 13 years in business (as of 2023).  Our quote also spells out exactly what we are offering along with a true bottom line price.  You can even check out our team page to know a little bit more about the project manager you are talking to along with information about our company.  Now lets talk a little more about 40x60 steel buildings.

A 40x60 Metal Building is one of the most popular sizes we offer.  2,400 square feet of open, clear span floor space allows you to organize your workshop or garage to fit your needs.  Among the various sizes available, the 40x60 steel building stands out as an ideal solution for a wide range of applications for both commercial and residential purposes.  Whether your using it for a wood working shop with multiple tools or using it for a home garage to work on your car, truck or motorcycle, you have many options because of this open design.

A 40x60 steel building can be designed with 2-30' bays or more commonly with 3-20' bays.  This can allow for 2, 3 or possibly 4 large doors on a sidewall (60' side) depending on the door opening size. You could also place large doors on the endwall (40' side).

The height of a steel building is often referred to as the eave height or the height where the roof meets the sidewall. The minimum height for a steel building is 10' and can go up from there. Many times, the large door height will dictate the eave height as you typically need 2' minimum clearance above a roll up or panel door. Other items that can necessitate a taller eave height can be automotive lifts, racking or even just aesthetics.

What could you do with 2,400 square feet of space to work with? I know I could put it to good use by having space to work and not have to move everything around.  When your work area is cluttered, it can be detrimental to your productivity as well as posing a danger to safety.  The picture below is of a basement with about 800 square feet of workspace.  In that space is everything from woodworking to automotive and some general storage thrown in here and there.  With stuff piled everywhere each project requires moving tools around just to get enough space to work.  Over and over everything has to be moved and re-arranged.

With a 40x60 metal building, you could straighten up everything and have room for project cars, wood working, storage and more.  You could even install a car lift to make life a little easier and safer working on cars.

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You would even have enough space to separate the automotive tools from wood working tools and be able to work on several projects at the same time.
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If your like most people that have more stuff than you have space for, our popular 40x60 steel building package is the perfect choice to give you enough room to enjoy your shop again.  Of course, you may be a business owner looking for more space as well.  A 40x60 steel building offers a great option as either a working automotive shop, office building or storage warehouse.
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How much does a 40x60 metal building cost?

Many factors dictate the cost of a steel building such as wind and snow loads and what options you want on your building.
*Images above are for illustration purposes only and are not representative of the pricing below.

40x60x10 prices starting at $22,975*

*Plus tax, shipping, codes and loads changes and any additional options.  Please call or fill out our quick quote for accurate, up to date pricing.
*Pricing based on specified wind and snow load, your location may require different loads which may affect the price. While Renegade Steel Buildings tries to ensure that info on this website is accurate, RSB is not responsible for typographical or pricing errors, omissions or technical inaccuracies. Prices subject to change without notice.
  • IBC 2018 code (108 mph wind / 5 lb ground snow)
  • Stamped Engineered Plans
  • (1) 3070 walk door
  • (1) 10x8 framed opening only

What's included in a 40x60 steel building kit?

Your steel building kit will include the following items:
  • I-beam main frame columns
  • I-beam main frame rafters (typically clearspan unless otherwise requested)
  • Bearing frame end walls (typical)
  • Zee girts and purlins
  • Formed base trim
  • Cee channel jambs and headers for specified framed openings
  • Nuts, Bolts and Washers for assembly
  • Roof panels (PBR typical, Standing Seam Optional)
  • PBR Wall panels
  • Trim
  • Long life panel fasteners
  • Steel walkdoor with 8" frame (when applicable)
  • Mastic and caulk
  • Final stamped engineered drawings

What are you responsible for?

While the kit comes with everything you need for the building, there are still some items that you need to address.
  • Verification of local code requirements along with wind and snow loads  -  While our software pulls up general requirements for a zip code, local municipalities can easily dictate greater load requirements.  When working with customers on a nationwide basis, it is nearly impossible for us to know these requirements for and specific location.
  • Local permits and inspections  -  Talking to your local building permit office will give you the info you need in terms of obtaining your permits to build as well as the requirements for the various inspections you may need to obtain your C.O. (certificate of occupancy)
  • Concrete  -  A pre-engineered metal building requires a solid foundation to support the wind, snow and overall loads of your building.  We only provide the steel building kit so you will need to contract with a local company to pour your footers, piers and slab.
  • Anchor bolts  -  Anchor bolts are part of the foundation and should be supplied by your local concrete contractor.  While the structural engineer designing your building may provide the diameter of the anchor bolt, your location is what determines the length.  Southern states don't have to worry about a frost line whereas norther states may see 24", 36" or even deeper frost lines.  Your local codes may specify this need.
  • Equipment to offload delivery truck  -  Your building comes loaded on a flatbed semi truck.  The driver has no equipment to offload your truck, so you should make arrangements to have a forklift or lull to unload.
  • Labor to erect  -  We only sell the steel building kit - we are not general contractors and don't get involved in the labor to erect.  You will need to find a local company to erect your steel building.
  • Equipment for erecting  -  If you contract an erecting company to put up your building, they should have the equipment necessary to do so.  If you are wanting to do it yourself, a variety of equipment from a forklift or lull, to ladders, drills, saws, levels and cutters may be needed.
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Building with options (not included in price above)

Options for your building:

Higher pitch roof
Colored roof panels
Roof extensions w/wo soffit panels
Gutters and downspouts
Wall lights
Liner Panels
Vent Fan
Roll up door
Ridge Vents
Taller eave height

Additional options allow you to customize your steel building just the way you want it!  These options can effect your price. That's why we are here, to help you get the building you want with the options you need at a great price!

There are lots of additional options you can add to your building to make it just the way you want it! You can have wainscot, liner panels, roof extensions with or without soffit, skylights, wall lights, windows, and canopies to name a few. Not to mention taller eave heights to accommodate taller doors. Obviously these options can effect your price.
That's why we are here, to help you get the 40x60 metal building you want with the options you need at a great price!

40x60 steel building FAQ


Can I put up a 40x60 steel building myself?

A handy do-it-yourself person could certainly construct a steel building.  The kit comes with everything you need to put up your building.  The real question is more of a value of your time.  While he have has some customer erect their own buildings, they typically take 3-4 times longer than an experience crew.  What's your time worth to you?

Does the price include concrete and erect?

We are a nationwide building distributor only.  We are not general contractors so we cannot provide services for concrete and erect.  You are best served using a local company for concrete and labor to put up your building.  Depending on your location, we may be able to put you in touch with local companies that other customers have used.

How soon can I get my building?

Just a few years ago, the common answer was 6-8 weeks.  Those time frames have increased and fluctuated wildly over the last couple of years.  Now in Summer of 2023 the common lead time is around 20-24 weeks.  While that may seem like a long time, we often hear of customers having trouble getting their dirt work and foundation/slab poured in that time frame.  Lead times continue to fluctuate depending on supply channel constraints, demand on raw steel materials and a variety of other logistical issues facing steel building manufacturers.

What makes a Renegade Steel Building Different?

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PBR panels standard

“PBR” stands for Purlin Bearing Rib. While others may use a standard panel, Renegade uses the “PBR” panel on the roof and walls of our buildings. This gives the system rigidity and weathertightness. Other profiles are available with the purlin bearing system.
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Long Life Screws

Renegade’s long-life, self drilling fasteners are cast aluminum zinc with a EPDM sealing washer help enforce the finish warranties and ensure a long lasting, rust free building. We include these on both the roof and walls.
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Formed Base Trim

The base of our buildings uses formed base trim. This heavier gauge, one piece system installs quicker and reduces the possibility of problems seen with 2 piece systems as well as supporting your manufacturers warranty on wall panels.
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Factory Welded Clips

Clips for the roof purlins and wall girts are factory located and welded saving you time when erecting your building.

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Framed Openings

One other BIG difference in a Renegade building is that whenever a customer wants a window, we always include a framed opening. This provides a sturdy and secure structure for the window to attach to. It also provides a better fit for weather tightness. Other companies may take the cheap approach and just sell a window that simply screws into the wall panel.
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    Made in the USA  -  Renegade Steel Buildings are sourced from companies in the US, along with engineering, detailing and fabrication done right here in the good old USA!
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    Low Maintenance - Unlike traditional building materials that require constant upkeep, steel buildings are very low maintenance.
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    Environmentally Sustainable  -  Steel is one of the most widely recycled materials in the world.  Steel building kits can utilize nearly 70% recycled metals and are themselves recyclable as well.
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    Safe and Durable  -  Steel is a strong product to use for buildings from the I-beam main frames to the secondary girts and purlins to the 26 gauge panels.  Each piece of the kit combines to make a sturdy, pre-engineered structure.
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    Cost Effective  -  Utilization of renewable resources, reduction of waste, and quicker installation results in a building that can produce a favorable return on investment sooner than traditional building materials and methods.
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    Good Looking  -  Steel buildings can be customized to obtain the look you want with a variety of options.
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    Renegade  -  Experience the Renegade difference from start to finish.  Call us today or fill out our quick quote form.  Our experienced team is here to help you through the process with no sales pressure or tactics, just honest answers and a focus on customer service.
Give us a call today at 877-363-4233, email us at or fill out our quote form to get us started working on a 40x60 metal building just for you!
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Are you considering investing in a 40x60 red iron building? Before making any decisions, it's important to understand the costs involved. In this article, we will explore the factors that contribute to the overall price of a red iron building. Red iron buildings are known for their durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. However, the exact cost of a 40x60 red iron building can vary based on several factors such as location, materials used, customization options, and additional features. By understanding these factors you will be able to make an informed decision about investing in a red iron building. Whether you are planning to use it as a garage, workshop, storage facility, or even a commercial space, knowing the potential expenses upfront can help you budget accordingly. So, if you are curious to find out how much a 40x60 red iron building may cost and what factors contribute to the final price, keep reading. We will provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your building project.

What is a red iron building?

A red iron building, also known as a steel building, is a structure made primarily of steel framing components. The term "red iron" refers to the red-colored primer paint used to protect the steel from corrosion during the construction process. These buildings are known for their durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness.

Red iron buildings are constructed using steel columns, beams, and rigid frames, which provide excellent structural integrity. The steel components are typically pre-engineered, meaning they are manufactured off-site and then assembled on-site. This prefabrication process allows for faster construction times and cost savings.

Factors that affect the cost of a 40x60 red iron building

Several factors can influence the cost of a 40x60 red iron building. It's essential to consider these factors when estimating the total expenses of your project.

Size and dimensions

The size and dimensions of the building play a significant role in determining the overall cost. A 40x60 red iron building has a footprint of 40 feet by 60 feet, totaling 2,400 square feet. The larger the building, the more materials and labor will be required, which can increase the cost.

Additionally, the height of the building can impact the price. Higher ceilings may require larger steel columns and beams, as well as additional bracing, which can add to the overall cost.

Design and customization options

The design and customization options you choose for your red iron building can also affect the cost. Red iron buildings offer a wide range of design possibilities, allowing you to tailor the building to your specific needs.

Customization options can include the number and size of doors and windows, the type of roofing and siding materials, insulation, and interior finishes. Each custom feature adds to the cost of the building, so it's important to consider your budget and priorities when making design choices.

Location and site preparation

The location of your building and the site preparation required can impact the cost. Factors such as local building codes, zoning regulations, and permit fees can vary from one area to another. It's important to research and understand these requirements to avoid unexpected expenses.

Site preparation involves clearing the land, leveling the ground, and preparing the foundation. The condition of the site and any necessary excavation or grading work can affect the cost. Additionally, accessibility to the site and any required utilities, such as electricity and water, should be considered when estimating expenses.

Additional features and accessories

The inclusion of additional features and accessories can increase the cost of a red iron building. Common additions include mezzanines for additional storage or office space, canopies for covered entrances or outdoor work areas, and ventilation systems for climate control.

Other accessories to consider are lighting fixtures, security systems, fire suppression systems, and electrical wiring for power outlets. While these features may add to the initial cost, they can enhance the functionality and value of your building.

Location and site preparation

Investing in a 40x60 red iron building can be a cost-effective solution for various needs, including garages, workshops, storage facilities, or commercial spaces. Understanding the factors that contribute to the overall cost is crucial when planning your project.

Remember to consider the size and dimensions, design and customization options, location and site preparation, and additional features and accessories when estimating the expenses. By obtaining detailed quotes from reputable suppliers and contractors, you can make an informed decision and stay within your budget.

A 40x60 red iron building offers durability, versatility, and a customizable design that can meet your specific requirements. Whether you're a homeowner or a business owner, this type of building can provide a long-lasting and cost-effective solution for your needs.

Additional features and accessories

The location of your red iron building plays a significant role in determining the overall cost. Factors such as local building codes, permits, and site preparation expenses can vary depending on where you plan to construct your building.

If you already have a suitable site on your property, the costs associated with site preparation may be minimal. However, if you need to clear land, level the ground, or make any other modifications to ensure a stable foundation, additional expenses will arise.

Moreover, different regions may have different building regulations and permit requirements. It's essential to research and understand the specific rules and regulations in your area to avoid any surprises or delays during the construction process. Hiring a local contractor who is familiar with the local building codes can help streamline the process and ensure compliance.

Additionally, consider the accessibility of the site. If the location is challenging to reach or requires specialized equipment for construction, transportation costs may increase. All these factors should be taken into account when estimating the total cost of your 40x60 red iron building.

Breakdown of costs for a 40x60 red iron building

When planning your red iron building, it's essential to consider any additional features and accessories you may require. These can significantly impact the overall cost of your project.

Some common additional features include windows, doors, insulation, ventilation, and electrical systems. The number and type of these features will depend on how you plan to use your building. For example, if you intend to use it as a workshop, you may need ample natural light, proper ventilation, and electrical outlets. On the other hand, if you plan to use it as a storage facility, security features such as locks and alarms might be necessary.

Customization options such as color selection, roof style, and trim options can also add to the overall cost. Red iron buildings offer a wide range of customization possibilities, allowing you to create a structure that meets your specific needs and aesthetic preferences. However, keep in mind that each customization option will come at an additional cost.

To accurately estimate the expenses associated with additional features and accessories, it's advisable to consult with a builder or supplier who specializes in red iron buildings. They can provide you with detailed pricing information and recommendations based on your requirements.

Final considerations

Once you have a clear understanding of the factors that influence the cost of a 40x60 red iron building, it's time to start comparing prices and getting quotes. This step is crucial to ensure you are getting the best value for your investment.

When comparing quotes, it's essential to consider not only the total cost but also the quality of materials, reputation of the supplier or contractor, and the level of customer service they offer. Don't be tempted to automatically choose the lowest-priced option. Instead, carefully evaluate each quote and assess the value it offers in terms of quality, durability, and long-term benefits.

Additionally, consider seeking recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have recently completed similar construction projects. Their firsthand experiences can provide valuable insights and help you make an informed decision.

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