Steel Residence Building in Durango, Colorado

Metal Building Outlet supplied this steel residence in Durango, Colorado, in mid-August of 2022.

While the building has residential space, it also has a shop and garage area where the owner can store vehicles, lawn equipment or work supplies or service vehicles or machinery. Considered a “barndominium” because it has both a living area and another type of usable space, the building is a versatile, rugged, alternative to a traditional wood home and is resistant to fire, moisture and other potential construction hazards.

The steel home has high R-value, R-48 insulation in its residential area, leading to low energy bills and a comfortable interior throughout the year. The rest of the building also has insulation, making all areas well-suited for use during all four seasons.

Building Information and Special Features







Roof Pitch


Roof Sheeting

26 Gauge PBR

Wall Sheeting

26 Gauge PBR

Wind Speed

115 MPH

Snow Load

42 PSF


(2) 10’x10’ opening; (1) 16’x10’ opening; and (3) 3070 walk door openings


(3) 3’x5’; (3) 4020; (1) 3030; (1) 4040; (2) 5040


Roof & Walls: R-48 in residential area; 6” of R-19 in shop/garage roof and walls; 3” in all walls


La Plata County

Located in southwestern Colorado of La Plata County, Durango sits about 60 miles from Pagosa Springs and about an 11-mile drive from Hesperus.

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