Frequently Asked Questions

What materials are used in the construction of the buildings?
Are the buildings only available in standard sizes or are they custom designed?
Are the buildings competitively priced?
Are there various options available for the buildings?
Do the buildings come in many colors?
How is the steel colored?
Does the sheeting or exterior cladding come in different patterns?
Do the buildings come insulated?
Do the buildings meet building code requirements?
Is there a price list available?


What materials are used in the construction of the buildings?

Every building, regardless of style or size, is made exclusively of galvanized steel. The determination of the weight of the steel for all the structural components is made by our licensed structural engineers after examining various criteria, including the distance of the span width and bays, as well as the snow and wind loads. The structural framing ranges from 12 gauge to 16 gauge galvanized steel, and our exterior cladding or sheeting is generally 26-gauge or 29-gauge galvanized steel.

Are the buildings only available in standard sizes or are they custom designed?

Every building is custom designed and manufactured exactly to the customer’s needs – right down to the inch. Therefore, if boundary lines or other factors limit you, we can maximize the size of your building exactly to what is permissible.

Are the buildings competitively priced?

Very much so! Even though our buildings are high quality material and custom designed, we are able to sell at very competitive prices due to our low overhead expenses and our national buying power from our manufacturers and suppliers.

Are there various options available for the buildings?

Yes. There is a wide assortment of garage or barn doors, personal access doors, windows, insulation products, etc. We can also arrange for horse stalls and such amenities as cupolas and window shutters.

Do the buildings come in many colors?

Yes, in many attractive colors that enable you to color coordinate the roof, walls, trim and doors according to your particular likeness.

How is the steel colored?

All the cladding and trim is factory painted with Metal Sales MS Colorfast45 finishes. The roof sheets are also available in a standard Galvalume coating. Regardless of the coating selected, they are all warranted against rust, peeling, cracking, flaking, chalking, and fading.

Does the sheeting or exterior cladding come in different patterns?

Yes. Standard Classic-Rib, as well as optional R/PBR-Panel, IC-72, vertical seam, and stile are all available from which to select. You may also substitute your own exterior materials made of wood, vinyl, stucco, brick, etc.

Do the buildings come insulated?

This is up to the buyer. We offer a variety of different types of vapor barriers and R-values to meet the buyer’s specific needs. Included in these options are the versatile, environmentally safe, reflective Low-E insulation and vapor barriers. All of our insulation products are specifically made for steel framed structures.

Do the buildings meet building code requirements?

Thanks to our staff of certified, registered structural engineers, we are able to design each building according to the customer’s specific code requirements. Snow and wind loads will be carefully factored before the engineers provide stamped drawings.

How many weeks will it take to receive a building?

Each building order requires three steps: the engineering phase followed by the manufacturing and then the delivery. Generally the complete process takes four to five weeks. More extensive or custom engineering requirements could sometimes delay this process.

What is the cost of delivery?

This is another area where we always have the edge over our competition. The total delivery charge to the building site is from $250.00 to $300.00. Consequently, even if the buyer is 500 or more miles from our manufacturing site, the delivery cost never exceeds $300.00 – regardless of how large your building may be.

Are there any locations where we do not deliver buildings?

Not if the buyer lives in the continental United States! This is because we have 17 factories throughout the country from which we can ship the building materials. We are able to ship to any US border for container or truck shipments out of the US. The buyer is responsible for this additional shipping cost.

Who is responsible for erecting the building?

Since American Outback Buildings sells steel building kits, the buyer is responsible for coordinating the erection. On the other hand, we can recommend one of our experienced crews erect your building for an additional charge. Experience has shown that many buyers choose to erect their building themselves, or choose their own contractor to erect it for them. Depending upon the size and style of the building, two or three individuals can usually erect a building in one to three weeks. The instruction manual, the engineered plans, and the itemized bill of materials supplied with each building helps this task. There is no welding involved and most of the steel pieces have been cut-to-size and pre-drilled. Our office will assist you in planning this process as much as possible.

Is there a price list available

No, as we design each building for each customer, with different local building codes and needs, the list would be many thousands long! We invite you to call our office with your requirements, and we'll design your building together.


American Outback Buildings, LLC. P.O. Box 10425, Lancaster, PA 17605-0425

Phone 717 464-2900 or Toll Free 1 877 723-2897