Clear-Span Metal Buildings Allow You to Maximize Space

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Budget is often a key consideration when buying a pre-engineered metal building, and so, too, is figuring out to maximize space and get the most bang for your buck. Many people who purchase prefabricated steel buildings choose to buy clear-span buildings, which make the most of usable floor space by eliminating the need for any trusses, columns or load-bearing walls.

Because clear-span structures have no obstructions inside, they are well-suited for a wide range of applications. Instead of load-bearing walls or interior supports, these buildings instead have rigid frames that carry the load through their rafters before distributing it down the structure’s columns.

Benefits of Clear-Span Metal Buildings

Clear-span metal buildings offer many benefits, some of which are as follows.

Enhanced versatility

Because clear-span structures lack interior obstructions, you can customize the interior of your metal building virtually any way you want. Clear-span buildings often have high overhead clearance, too, creating additional space to use for storage or other purposes.

Better Design Flexibility

Having substantial unobstructed space in your building is especially useful if you plan to use it for commercial purposes and have to adapt your space and floorplan with each new tenant. Clear-span metal buildings also make ideal storage solutions for aircraft and other assets, with larger clear-span buildings easily accommodating wide wingspans. They’re also great for athletic or equestrian arenas where you might need to accommodate large athletic equipment of crowds of spectators.

In addition to enhanced versatility and better design flexibility, clear span and all steel buildings offer many other benefits in comparison to alternative building types, including ease of maintenance, affordability and resistance to fire, pests and damage.


If you are in the market for a:

  • Aircraft Hangar
  • Steel Garage
  • Automotive Showroom or Dealership
  • Athletic or Equestrian Arena
  • Warehouse
  • Factory
  • Agricultural Storage Building
  • Theater
  • Church

…or any other type of pre-engineered steel building, consider maximizing versatility, design flexibility and usable space by opting for a clear-span design.