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Why Clear Span Steel Buildings Are the Best Storage Solution

Anyone looking for ample storage or to set up a production facility, sports athletic facility, or anything else that requires a lot of space should consider a clear span building. These buildings don’t rely on support columns but instead sturdy overhead support legs. This means the interior space is left wide-open for your use and needs.

A well-constructed clear span building is strong, durable, weather-resistant and highly pragmatic. They can be erected quickly, as well, so you can kickstart whatever project you’re working on. And given how much value clear span metal buildings could add to your property, they can practically pay for themselves.

Let’s take a deeper look at clear span buildings and what they have to offer.

Applications for Clear Span Metal Buildings

There’s a good chance that you’ve already been inside a clear span structure. They are commonly used for airplane hangars, athletic practice facilities, sports arenas, and other applications. The lack of support columns means these buildings are the practical choice for any application that requires wide-open spaces. After all, you wouldn’t want to maneuverer an airplane between support columns.

Let’s take a look at some of the many uses for a clear span metal structure.

Commercial & Industrial

The clear span steel buildings offered by Union Steel Structures are perfect for storing different sized equipment and materials. Many manufacturing companies turn to clear span buildings not just to house manufacturing equipment, but also to run production lines.

Clear span buildings offer a way to quickly expand space, meaning you don’t have to leave new equipment exposed to the elements, and won’t have to slow down production while waiting for lengthy renovations.


These buildings make an excellent and trustworthy option in a residential setting. Whether you simply need a bit of extra space for the lawnmower or want to store a classic car collection, you can do so quickly and economically with a clear span structure.


Clear span buildings are perfect for storing hay, crops, and farming equipment. These buildings are also excellent for housing livestock. Given their ample space and high-durability, clear span structures work great on farms.


Many businesses need extra room for storage or even workspace. A clear span steel building can be erected quickly so the business can keep operations moving. From office businesses to manufacturing, clear span structures offer a lot of benefits.

Benefits of Clear Span Metal Structures

The clear span buildings offered by Union Steel Structures feature many benefits. No matter your storage needs, a clear span metal structure is quite likely the right solution. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of these buildings.

  • Quick Installation- Clear span structures can be erected quickly, often much more quickly than traditional wooden and brick structures. If you need storage immediately, there might not be a better choice.
  • Durability- Clear Span Buildings by Union Steel Structures are constructed out of the highest quality steel and other materials. They are crafted with the best workmanship as well and withstand the elements and the test of time
  • Flexibility- Clear span buildings allow you to utilize the entire interior space. You don’t have to worry about support columns or posts. These buildings are also highly customizable and come in a huge range of sizes
  • Cost-Effective- The lack of support columns makes clear span buildings cheaper to fabricate and construct. Meanwhile, the affordable kits offered by Union Steel Structures mean you’ll have just about everything you need right out of the box. Quick construction times keep labor costs low as well.
  • Aesthetically Attractive- No matter the local surroundings, a clear span building will fit in. You can choose from several eye-pleasing profiles as well as a variety of colors. If you need a structure with a low profile, clear span buildings are a great choice.

Easy Customization Options for Clear Span Buildings

Clear span buildings come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can customize a clear span steel structure to meet your specific needs. Perhaps you want a color that matches your corporate branding. Or maybe you have large pieces of construction equipment that require a very high ceiling. Width, length, and height are all readily customizable. Whatever your specific needs are, a clear span building can likely meet them.

The type of building you select will be one of the most important decisions you make. Many people opt for a rounded building type as it’s traditionally quite affordable yet also sturdy. Others opt for a low-profile structure as it provides more interior space. Still, others prefer a gable or commodity style building. The type of building that’s best for you will depend on your needs.

Some people opt for clear span buildings that don’t feature walls on every side. If you have materials that you want to store outside, such as gravel, but don’t want it exposed to rain and the like, a two-sided clear span building is a great choice.

How Much Does a Clear Span Metal Building Cost?

Clear span buildings start at approximately $4,000. Of course, the final price will depend on the size of the structure and other specific needs. Customization, as well as the individual manufacturer’s pricing, and where the structure will be delivered and erected will all impact price. Other costs, such as laying a foundation, must also be taken into account.

Speaking of the foundation, it is vital to ensure that the site is properly levelled before construction begins. Clear span structures should be built on level ground, or it could lead to serious complications.

No matter which way you cut it, clear span steel buildings are an economical choice for your storage needs. It’s important, however, to ensure that you’re getting the best value by selecting a high-quality clear span building and the right team to put it together.

Buy a Clear Span Metal Building from Union Steel Structures

Not all clear span structures are created equal. If you want to utilize clear span buildings, you need to select high-quality clear span steel building kits, and if needed, a construction company that can piece them together properly. Union Steel Structures provide the highest-quality clear span buildings for sale. You’ll be able to enjoy your new open space for years to come.

Union Steel Structures clear span buildings require minimal maintenance and are energy efficient. They’re also versatile and work for a huge range of applications. So right now, you’re just a phone call away from discovering exactly why a clear span structure is the building solution you need.

Call our building specialists now on (888) 384-3936 to receive a quick and easy quote!

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