Commercial & Retail Building in Arlington, Texas

Metal Building Outlet supplied this pre-engineered steel building in Arlington, Texas, in March of 2020.

Used for retail and commercial purposes, the metal building features numerous upgrades and customizations ranging from a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof and parapet walls to special exterior deflection limits. Durable, low-maintenance and easy to raise, the building provides a safe, all-season space for employees to work and consumers to shop. Metal Building Outlet worked in close conjunction with the building’s architects to make sure the owner’s vision came to fruition.

Building Information and Special Features







Roof Pitch


Roof Sheeting

26 Gauge PBR

Wall Sheeting

26 Gauge PBR

Wind Speed

115 MPH

Snow Load

3.5 PSF


Tarrant County

Commercial Building Specifications & Customizations 

Comprised of hardwearing, sustainable steel parts, the steel retail building is 58’4”x170’10”x20’/21’3” and has a clear span that eliminates the need for interior supports. It has high ceilings that create additional usable space, and overhead, it features a rugged, corrosion-resistant Galvalume single-slope TPO roof with a slight 0.25:12 pitch. An ideal roof type for commercial construction, TPO roofs resist punctures and tears and are flexible, Energy Star-compliant and fire-resistant.

The steel commercial building also features parapet walls, with a portion of the building’s exterior walls extending above the roof line. Metal building owners often opt for parapet walls because of the wind and fire resistance they provide. The building also has spandrel beams and special exterior deflection limits, which impact how much the building can bend or flex over its lifetime. This allows for the safe addition of stucco and brick, which enhance the retail building’s exterior appeal.

The steel commercial building also features several climate-related customizations that boost durability and comply with building codes currently in place in Arlington, among them a 3.5-psf roof snow load and a 115-mph wind speed rating.

Durable, Customizable Steel Commercial Buildings

Economical and easy to customize in terms of size, features, insulation, doors and windows, and aesthetic elements, pre-engineered metal buildings are a top construction choice among business owners looking to build multifunctional spaces that require minimal maintenance.

This particular steel retail building required the cooperation of Metal Building Outlet, the building’s architect and the building owner, and all three parties worked together to create a building that checked all the owner’s boxes and accommodated all business needs.

Part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metropolitan area, the city of Arlington is part of Tarrant County. It lies 12 miles east of Downtown Fort Worth and about 20 miles west of Downtown Dallas.

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