Well, I decided to go with Global Steel based upon price, and a good BBB recommendation and a reference from Dave. Thanks Dave.
30 X 40 X 16 high Type S (straight sides round top )
18GA AZ180 Galvalume Steel. 30 Yr Warranty.
2-Turbine ventilator adapters.
Solid rear end wall and front end wall with OHD opening 12 X 12.
Industrial baseplates and endplates.
8.2 grade fasteners..
Hereafter to be known as
"The Johnster Garage"
I have an "A" type building from Global Steel.
Thanks, That is the company that I've decided to go with..
How's it holding up ?
I helped my buddy put his together one wkend. man o man, BOXES of nuts, bolts and washers.
We'd lift one piece up at a time by using the pickup truck with a platform he built for it to stand on and support the piece while one of us got a few bolts in, then move the truck around as needed to reach/install the other bolts.
Yeah, I am planning on renting an off road fork lift to both unload the truck and then do all the lifting as well...Probably a set or two of scaffolding to expedite the fastener installs.
Hey, John - you being in Tornado Alley, this outfit looks interesting.
Dick, I gave them a call and they wouldn't even bid me a building. As a matter of fact, the rep said he'd bet me that I'd never see that building at the price quoted.. Wound up going with Global..
"They say their warranty is 30 years. But of course that's only good if the company is still in business...."
You said a mouthfull there brother...
Something not addressed yet is aesthetics. The steel arch-type buildings fill a need, but I've never seen one that looked nice after a short time. Pole buildings (like Morton, etc.) can be made to look any way you want and can match a house very nicely.
The quonset hut type buildings are quite common out here and I personally don't think they look "too" bad....Unfortunately the budget won't handle much more than this.. And I have to have some room...
Thanks everyone for all your input..
Now who's coming over to help me put this sucker together ???
I'll put you up in "Old Yeller" and buy all the food and beer necessary to complete the job...