Metal Building in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Metal Building Outlet provided this pre-engineered metal building in Lake Charles, Louisiana in December of 2020.

Now used as a shop by a roofing contractor, the cold-formed metal building boasts optimal structural integrity and has numerous customizations, including an open, 18’ carport. The painted shop building is 24’x48’x10’ in size and has a clear span that maximizes usable floor space, and overhead, a Galvalume gable roof with a modest 3:12 pitch offers protection from the elements.

Cold-formed steel buildings offer high strength-to-weight ratios, making them easier to ship and raise than traditional steel buildings. This particular cold-formed steel building has (2) framed openings providing access inside, which include (1) 17’x8’ overhead door opening and (1) 3070 walk door opening.

A 3.5-psf snow load and a high, 140-mph wind speed rating are additional shop features that keep the building compliant with applicable building and engineering codes.

Building Information and Special Features







Roof Pitch


Roof Sheeting

26 Gauge Galvalume PBR

Wall Sheeting

26 Gauge PBR

Wind Speed

140 MPH

Snow Load

3.5 PSF


(1) 17’x8’ overhead door opening and (1) 3070 walk door opening.


Calcasieu Parish

Situated in southwestern Louisiana, the city of Lake Charles is part of Calcasieu Parish. It sits about 126 miles outside Baton Rouge and about 75 mile west of Lafayette.

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