Subaru Car Dealership in Durango, Colorado

Metal Building Outlet supplied this commercial metal building for a customer in Durango, Colorado.

Now undergoing use as a Subaru car dealership, the durable, structurally sound and insulated steel building offers unmatched strength and durability and has numerous upgrades and customizations throughout. Boasting many unique features ranging from a curved radius beam in the front to (2) second-story mezzanines, the building houses automobiles, offices and administrative areas and serves as a safe, comfortable place for the building owners to conduct business.

Key Features & Specifications

Spanning 24,000 square feet, this high-profile metal building project accommodates several hoists and combines structural steel in the front and pre-engineered metal construction in the back. Due to its size, the curved radius beam underwent installation in several parts, and once installed, it creates a unique, aesthetically appealing look that draws the eye from the roadway.

The walls of the steel auto dealership feature reverse-roll purlin-bearing rib panels and stucco and stone wainscoting, enhancing the building’s overall aesthetics. The roof of the metal auto dealership is comprised of heavy-duty, 22-gauge B deck panels has a slight .25:12 pitch, and it also has a windscreen, which boosts strength in the face of high winds. There are also (14) framed door and window openings serving as additional project features. Found throughout the metal dealership are (6) 10’x10’ overhead door openings, (1) 16’x10’ overhead door opening, (2) 8’x8’ framed overhead door openings and (5) 3070 openings for walk doors.

Insulation & Additional Customizations

A high-performance, high R-value insulation package is another notable feature that keeps energy bills low and employees and consumers comfortable, regardless of season or outdoor temperatures. In the roof is a high R-value, R-43 Energy Saver insulation system that keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while the walls house an R-25 Energy Saver insulation system.

Other steel auto dealership upgrades and customizations include stairs and railings that provide access to the mezzanines and several climate-related accommodations. Engineered to comply with IBC 15 building codes, the metal building also offers a high, 50-pound roof snow load and a 115-mph wind speed rating.

Building Information and Special Features

Building Size

24,000 sq ft building

Roof Pitch


Roof Sheeting

22 gauge B-deck built up roof

Wall Sheeting

Reverse Roll PBR with Stucco and Stone

Wind Speed

115 MPH

Snow Load

50 PSF


(6) 10×10 overhead doors, (1) 16×10 overhead door, (2) 8×8 overhead doors, (5) 3070 walk doors


Numerous Custom Window Configurations


Roof: R-43 Energy Saver Insulation | Walls: R-25 Energy Saver Insulation

Other Features

(2) Mezzanines
Stairs and railings for the stairs
Windscreen on the roof
Structure was designed for several hoists
Structural Steel
Curved radius beam


La Plata County

Situated in southwestern Colorado near the Colorado – New Mexico border, the city of Durango is part of La Plata County. It lies about 45 miles east of Cortez and about 20 miles outside Bayfield.

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