Metal Utility Building | Uses and Sizes in 2022

Onur Aydin - February 15, 2023

In the past, utility buildings were known as the “catch-all” place to keep your junk. But today, as the quality of the steel and build improve, the metal utility building keeps becoming more and more popular. Why? you might ask. Well, that is what this article is all about, starting with some of the reasons Metal utility buildings are a great idea!

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The Benefits of Metal Utility buildings

There are many benefits of having a metal building, including…


If you are looking for a utility building that will last for years, then a metal utility building is your best option. Building with metal means you don’t have to worry about the effects of pests and even reduces the risk of fire in your building. 

Low Maintenance

Metal buildings provide you with quality protection for your vehicles and other valuables without the bother and work of regular maintenance. Simply wash the building out with a pressure washer, or just a hose, whenever you feel the need to clean it out.


While the initial cost of a metal utility building is probably going to be a little more than a traditional framed shed. The added value you get from a quality metal building will far outweigh the cost. After the initial purchase, you won’t have to worry about fixing rotting walls or broken trusses, and can instead spend that extra time doing the things that you love!

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Best Uses for Metal Utility Buildings

There are so many ways to utilize a metal utility building. Take any of your dream shed or home renovation projects and a metal building will probably be able to meet your needs, along with providing you an affordable alternative to the typical shed or even custom-built building. 

  • Utility carports
  • Metal utility shed
  • Steel garages
  • Workshop
  • Home Office
  • Dream on… in other words, whatever you have in mind, a metal shed could be your answer!

Metal Utility Building Sizes & Prices?

The price for a metal utility building is usually relative to the size of the building as well as the number of customization options you choose to include with your building. Here are a few of our more common metal utility shed sizes, to give you a general idea of the cost and options you can choose from as you design your own metal building! *Please note that all prices are subject to change, please contact us for updated pricing!!!

8×10 Economy Barn

The 8×10 Economy Barn will provide you with a great place to keep your storage items, or you can fit it out to become your personal “she shed” or “man cave” to escape to when you need a quiet moment! The Economy barn comes in sizes ranging from 8×8 all the way up to 12×24. You can customize this 8×10 Economy Barn shed here.

Price: $3,725.00 *contact us for up-to-date pricing!

8x10 economy barn

8×12 Economy Gable

The 8×12 Economy Gable shed provides you with a more modern-looking building, while still giving you plenty of space for all your storage needs. Whether you need a small 8×8 shed or are looking for a large 12×24 metal utility building or garage, or any size in between, the economy gable building is a great option! You can customize this 8×12 Economy Gable Shed here.

Price: $4,160.00 *contact us for up-to-date pricing!

8x12 economy gable

10×16 Deluxe Gable Shed

This 10×16 deluxe gable shed takes sheds to the next level, providing you with not only an incredible-looking building but also a practical way to improve your property value and aesthetics. Starting as small as 8×8, and all the way up to 16×40, which is plenty of space for a garage along with storage and a work area. You can customize this 10×16 Deluxe Gable Shed here.

Price: $6,345.00 *contact us for up-to-date pricing!

10x16 deluxe gable

10×20 Deluxe Barn

The 10×20 Deluxe Barn shed is just another of the many options you have when you choose a metal utility building. Ranging in size from 8×8 to 16×40, this building could be your dream personal office shed or workshop. You can also add a roll-up garage door which provides you with a place to keep your vehicles and equipment out of the elements! You can customize this 10×20 Deluxe Barn shed here.

Price: $7,575.00 *contact us for up-to-date pricing!

10x20 deluxe barn

10×21 Carport

Sometimes all you need is some protection from the sun and rain for your equipment, but don’t need a full-blown garage. That is where this 10×21 Carport shines! The 18” overhang allows for even more protection for your valuable equipment. You can also simply add sidewalls to this building, and have yourself the perfect and affordable “garage”. You can customize this 10×21 Carport here.

Price: $3,435.00 *contact us for up-to-date pricing!

18x21 carport

18×36 End Combo Carport

If you are looking for both a shed and a carport, then this 18×36 end combo carport is the way to go! This provides you with some real storage or garage space along with a large protected area where you can keep things that don’t necessarily need to be inside but would be better off out of the heat and moisture of the elements. You can customize this 18×36 Carport here.

Price: $14,610.00 *contact us for up-to-date pricing!

18x36 end combo metal utility building
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Financing Options for Metal Utility Buildings from Gemco Structures

The best way to pay for your metal utility building is to pay in full when you get it, but we understand that this is not always an option. That is why we offer you multiple financing options including the more traditional loan option through reliable financing institutions. We also offer the popular rent-to-own option. This allows you to get your shed, make a downpayment and then make monthly payments on your shed. And the best part is that once you’ve paid the balance on the loan, the shed is yours. 

Metal Utility Buildings FAQs

Which is cheaper to build metal or wood?

The initial cost of metal utility buildings is usually cheaper than a similar-sized wood building. But it doesn’t stop there, as the savings continue throughout the life of the building with close to zero maintenance that is required for your metal shed! And if you ever choose to take your building down, you’ll have the option of recycling the metal! You can learn more by reading our metal vs wood blog.

Are Metal Buildings worth it?

Metal utility buildings are a great way to invest in your property while providing a practical storage solution, protection for your vehicles, or simply your much-needed workspace. And while the initial cost may be a bit more than a traditional pole building or wooden shed, a metal utility shed will provide you with years of quality building with almost zero maintenance necessary, making a metal building well worth it! Check out our steel vs metal buildings blog post to learn more about these two types of buildings, metal studs vs wood studs prices, and more.

Do Steel/Metal Buildings Depreciate?

One of the great parts of investing in a metal building is how well they weather time and the elements. While wood or pole buildings will probably depreciate over time, a steel building will hold its value for quite some time and sometimes even increase your property value! If you want to learn more about metal stud framing vs wood, check out our metal building vs wood frame blog post.

metal utility building carport


So whether you are in need of a full-blown garage or simply a basic metal utility carport. Having your own metal utility building can be a reality for you.

So, request your free quote today, or start designing your shed in our Online 3D Builder and see the beauty that is right at your fingertips!

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