Steel School Building in Ridgefield, Washington

Metal Building Outlet supplied this prefabricated steel building for a trade school in Ridgefield, Washington, in March 2023.

Now part of the infrastructure of a local high school, the bright, spacious metal shop building serves as a training facility for students looking to learn a lucrative trade and embark on a rewarding career after graduation. The steel building features several noteworthy customizations, including a high-performance insulation package, an upgraded roof snow load, and a striking, Cobalt Blue exterior with matching trim and a Harbor Blue roof.

The insulation system, which slashes heating and cooling bills while keeping the interior comfortable for year-round use, includes an R-36 Energy Saver system in the roof and an R-30 Energy Saver system in the walls. The educational building also has (8) 6’x3’ windows that allow natural light inside and an enhanced roof snow load that exceeds local building code requirements.

Building Information and Special Features







Roof Pitch


Roof Sheeting

26 Gauge Standing-Seam Roof

Wall Sheeting

26 Gauge PBR

Wind Speed

140 MPH

Snow Load

27 PSF


(1) 16’x16′ M2742 Wind-Rated Overhead Sectional Door


Clark County

Located in southwestern Washington, Ridgefield is part of the Portland, Oregon metro area. The community lies about 14 miles north of Vancouver, Washington, and about 22 miles north of Portland.

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