Steel Building Options & Details
Steel Buildings offered by Tex Shed are generally pre-engineered steel tubing structures customized and built-on-site for each customer. No two buildings are exactly alike. This page is dedicated to the many options and details to choose from when designing your building with Tex Shed designors Darrel, Chad or Russell. Our buildings offer dozens of customization options and the gallery below presents an opportunity for you to explore and choose various options that make sense for your individual situation! Don't hestitate to call our team with questions and or clarifications!
Study our Gallery below to discover your many construction options!
Then contact us for your personalized design appointment either in person, on the phone, or even an online ZOOM meeting!
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Regular horizontal roof orientation, boxed eve horizontal roof orientation, or vertical metal roof orientation.
Boxed Eve Roof Style. Horizontal roof metal orientation ending in a supported eve, for a gabled look.
Vertical metal roof orientation offers better water, snow or debris run-off. Supported underneath by horizontal hat-channel over the 5' framing system creating a strong steel grid under the roof.
Custom Heights. Height is in 1' increments between 6' minimum and 20' maximum. Widths are generally available in 2' increments starting at a 12' mininum to maximum clear span of 60'. Lengths (depth) are in 5' increments, as long as you want, 15' minimum.
End Gables. Triangular End gables are a popular option for open carports, RV covers and pavilions. Not only visually pleasing but adds to structural integrity.
Horizontal vs Vertical Metal Orientation on roof and/or side walls & ends. Upgrades available to Vertical orientation.
Horizontal purlins and girts utilizing galvanized hat channel to horizontally cross the 5' framing system, allowing for all sheet metal to span vertically up the sides and the roof, also creating a stronger steel grid throughout the building. Vertical Metal utilizing hat channels are optional on smaller structures, required on larger structures. .
Base rail firmly connect legs to base rails and are reversed as header bars on the top too. 1/4" smaller tubing is welded to base rails for insertion and connection of upright legs, also allowing leveling action as needed!
Steel Framing Gauge. Standard builds are in 2 1/2" square galvanized tubing in 14-gauge thickness. Upgrades available upon request for thicker but slightly smaller 12-gauge thickness measuring 2 1/4".
All standard buildings are built in 0.343 mm thickness 29-gauge R-panel sheet metal. Upgrade is available to 0.455 mm thickness 26-gauge sheet metal for generally about 10% premium. 26-gauge is often required in larger commercial or agricultural applications.
Standard Corner and Leg Braces. Engineered for 140 mph windloads inland, adding extra bracing for 160 mph windload certification in coastal counties.
Standard Leg & Truss. Single strand 2 1/2" galvanized tubing in 14 gauge for base rail, legs and truss for structures up to 24' width. Structures greater than 24' require upgrade truss style as detailed below.
Commercial leg options. For structure spanning greater than 24', up to 60' clear span, options are for doubled welded legs or laddered legs as seen in photo. Standard rails are 2 1/2' square galvanized tubing. Doubled legs are two welded pieces now 5' x 2 1/2" and laddered legs are tubing spaced with 8" 2 1/2 tubing spreaders between the tubing legs creating a laddered effect.
Double legs are one option for spans greater than 24'. Two 2 1/2" tubes are welded together creating a stronger 14-gauge 5 x 2 1/2 leg.
Laddered Leg Frame. Pictured with Commercial Truss for width spans 30'-60'. Shown here with Standard Commerical (32'+) Trusses.
Type one - up to 24' (residental)
Type two - 25'-32'
Type three - 33'-60'
Frame out doors & parking. Custom frame outs to remove ground rail and middle legs, replacing with double legs and double headers to retain structural integrity. Great for pavilions and parking structures.
Frame out doors & windows. Not only can we frame for parking, but also for custom after-market garage doors, walk in doors and window sizes! Just ask.
"Dutch" Openings. 45 degree angles added to each opening corners (including around garage doors or frame outs) creating a more cosmetic look than traditional square openings. Optional.
Color Match Wainscot. No charge for bottom sheet wainscot in different colors, often matching roof and trim. AKA Two-tone. Small upcharge for vertical metal side metal orientation with wainscot. Color matched screws are also another optional upgrade!
Insulation - Full Bldg or Roof Only. Tex Shed offers both 1/4" double bubble radiant barrier insulation or 2" vinyl backed fiberglass insulation upon installation. Secondary market options are DIY from Home Depot/Lowes or hire closed/open cell spray foam insulation.
1/4" Double Bubble Radiant Barrier insulation. Inexpensive and highly recommended for Texas structures, roof only at a minimum.
2" Fiberglass Insulation Factory installed. Optional. Roof only or entire building. High R rating, slightly more expensive.
Spray Foam Insulation. This style of installation is an after-market, after-build, installation. Choose between open and closed cell spray foam. Solid protection yet also more expensive.
Walk In Door Options. Standard doors generally available in 36"x80", with or without diamond light window.
Ground Anchoring. Standard dirt or gravel installations are anchored using trailer house style anchors.
Concrete Anchoring. Concrete installations require no preplanning or pre-set bolts. Holes are drilled into the cement through the tubing rail and anchored in as shown with self-gripping lag bolts. Can use your existing slab or ask us about our concrete services!