Steel Arch Roof Covers
60'x80' Wide Span Container Roof

The Industrial complex of America have found great use of these Container Covers when executing and expanding it’s influence across the States. Budgetary and functionality are the two most important aspects when a company decides to buy. Is this building being purchased at a price that fits our needs? How can I use this building in more ways than one to get the best value out of it?

These Container Covers have been used in Mining Facilities, Concrete Businesses, Wineries, Salt Storage, County Highway facilities for sand and protective roadside equipment. They offer superior snow and wind ratings in even the most extreme weather conditions and can be assembled using a one size nut and bolt system.

Two 40' Containers- Side-by-Side

This customer chose to use two 40′ Containers on each side as the foundation of the building. Although not necessary, they sat the containers on a small concrete wall which helps with corrosion when specifically using salt storage.

The Container Roofs were assembled using our Quonset Hut Model spanning 60′ wide by 80′ long. This model offers the widest alternative to the others and proves to be the most cost-effective option we offer.

Because of the size of the vehicles and machines this company uses, they wanted to design a Roof Cover that would consist of a drive through. That way simultaneously work could be completed increasing the workflow of the property.

The Containers span about 8′ 6″ high with the added height of 20′ from the steel arches with a combined total of 28′ 6″ of clearance height. This is a great way to increase the head space compared to a traditional structure which would require a concrete wall or pad.

Industrial Container Roof in PA

We offer additional options for these Container Covers including turbine vent kits, skylights, front and back steel walls with your choice of a garage opening or walk-through door. Unfortunately, we do NOT supply the actual shipping containers but we can assist you in the construction process.

Enclosed Container Covers
Outer Connector Container Roof Trusses with Steel Wall

This is a perfect example of container roof trusses being used as an outside mount. The customer loved the idea of using this roofing system to cover his scissor lifts, ladders, and machinery. He wanted a low-cost solution to housing all of his companies assets in a dry location. 

A front wall was purchased and cut at the factory to enclose the front side and provide coverage of the shipping containers. He decided to use our G-model to achieve this goal and although it is not shown in this photo, the customer eventually installed a 12′ high by 10′ wide roll-up garage door.

Curvco Steel Engineers in blueprint and preparation guided him through the erection process to make sure the container roof trusses were installed and attached the right way.

Many months later, they decided to purchase a P-model storage shed that sits alongside it. One of the deciding factors surrounding the repeat business was that when they needed us, we were there!

Quonset Container Covers
Town of Brentwood Highway Dept- 30'x40' Shipping Container Roof Kit

The Town of Brentwood Highway Department contracted with Curvco Steel Buildings to create a multi-purpose Shipping Container Roof Kit Shed for bulk storage. We assisted Brentwood with obtaining engineered stamped building permits which made the whole process much easier.

The site location is primarily used as a transfer station for scrap metal, C&D material, brush and bulky items. The Town of Brentwood required a 30′ wide by 40′ length structure with a steel canopy to protect any items that are disposed of or dropped off at this location.

Roof Kit Showing Open Back Wall

Shipping container roof kits are a low cost alternative to building a steel building with concrete foundation.

It has become increasingly popular within construction business to provide ample coverage.

Using the 40′ Containers, Brentwood was able to use the standard size of 30×40 to accomplish their storage needs while maintaining there goal of staying within budget.

Installation was made easy by our one size nut and bolt construction and easy-to-read manuals which lay out step-by-step how to connect the steel arches together to create the roof kit.

Roof Kit- Brentwood NH
Height of Container Kit- 22' 6" Tall

The Quonset Roof Kit reaches 14′ high plus the height of the containers which allows the city to easily move trucks in and out of the building.

These models can be further customized to include high or low profile options depending on what the application calls for.

We supply the customer with the metal plates that are bolted and/or welded to the top of the containers. The steel arches once assembled, connect to these plates.


Metal Roof Between Shipping COntainers
Claiborne Hauling LLC, 70'x120' Metal Roof Between Two Shipping Containers

Mr. Claiborne reached out to Curvco Steel Buildings to solve the problem of utilizing his workspace effectively. He knew that the metal roof between two shipping containers had to span at least 70′ wide in order to accomplish this goal.

With all the of the construction equipment and machinery stored outside, he knew it was time to search for a steel building solution. After intensive discussion with one of our building specialists he determined that putting this large structure on shipping containers would not only be cost effective but easier to manage based on his expertise.

Metal Roof Extension for Shipping Containers

After the building was delivered and the contents were erected on-site, he realized adding additional length was rather easy and manageable.

This must explain why Mr. Claiborne came back over and over again as he saw his vision become reality.

He was impressed by the amount of space he could use and the amount of money he saved by not using a traditional concrete pad with a steel building on it.

In order to save some money, Mr. Claiborne decided to pick up his metal roof between two shipping containers at the factory in Pennsylvania personally. He wanted to see where the steel was being manufactured and establish a relationship with our personnel so that in the future he could order more length from someone in the industry he trusted.

Roof Covers
Shipping Container with Metal Roof Cover

He returned to the factory  three separate times to pick-up additional length over the weekend for his roof when he had the time to install it.

With over 8,400 sq feet of interior space, everything in his arsenal would now be able to fit with extra room to spare.

He decided to leave the front side open so that he could move his equipment in and out with no problems and kept the backside solid.

He currently stores his dump trucks, back hoes, bulldozers, bobcats, towing rigs and other equipment necessary for his daily operations.

Commercial Container Covers
3 Sided Metal Roof Cover
Rear Entrance to Building

Shipping Container Covers
Bella Tires 51'x20' Container Cover Equipment Storage

Mr. Nicololff contacted us in early May to discuss his storage needs for his tire business. It was important for him to have easy access to his supplies and equipment while maintaining a shaded area to protect his tires from the sun.

Car tires may appear to be weatherproof and withstand rough conditions but they can actually be vulnerable to continuous exposure to the heat of the Florida sun. The website Popular Mechanics cited the sun to be the number one reason for tires to fail and deteriorate.

Storing his un-used tires underneath our Container Covers proved to be the most practical solution to his problem. After speaking to a building specialist, Mr. Nicololff decided to build his Container Cover 51′ Wide to accommodate his stock-pile of tires and house his equipment he uses to support his daily operations.

Mr. Nicololff determined these structures were cost effective due to the fact that the containers themselves were being used as the foundation in comparison to pouring concrete. Curvco supplied him with metal plates which connect to the shipping container for easy installation.

Container Roof Cover
51'x20' Standard Container Covers

Using only one size nut & bolts, the steel arches connect to the plates with ease.

He also was intrigued by the buildings ability to be disassembled and moved to a different location on his property if need be.

As his business continues to grow he will require more room for coverage.

The best part is he can simply add two more containers and increase the number of steel arches to occupy those dimensions. Adding length to any of our styles is easy to do!

Overall, Mr. Nicololff was impressed by the knowledge our building specialist was able to bestow on him about how versatile our Container Kits are using his 30 years of experience working in the steel building industry.

Curvco’s shipping container roof systems are the best on the market and require little to no upkeep or maintenance which allows the business owner to concentrate on what’s important.

As we continue to improve our methods of farming, it is important to protect those assets with a Metal farm Building. The clear span design allows you to maximize the amount of grain and corn you can store inside. The prefabricated nature of these Metal Buildings is becoming a more popular commodity for the farming communities. They allow no room for pests, birds or rodents to nest above your crops, eliminating the need for constant oversight and protecting them from contamination.

These buildings can range in sizes from 20’ to 140’ in width and are available in unlimited lengths. Steel building kits for farming communities can save you money as they are pre-engineered to be erected quickly by even an inexperienced builder. By constructing these buildings on your property yourself, you are able to save thousands of dollars compared to more conventional building methods and techniques.

Metal Farm Buildings

Agriculture Farm BuildingsThese are not wooden pole barns which struggle to keep their structural integrity during a hurricane. They do not have any of the issues with warping, sagging, knot defects and termite infestation. Steel Farm Buildings by Curvco are hurricane rated for extreme wind and weather and will require no down time due to facility repair.

Our goal at Curvco Steel Buildings is to encourage you to concentrate your precious resources on ensuring your farms profitability. After all, our world economy is dependent on the exponential growth of the biotechnology advancements and practices which can help feed the people of tomorrow.

How Has Biotechnology Improved Farming and Modern Agriculture?

For thousands of years, farmers have been trying to develop ways to improve the quality and yield of their crops. Certain techniques such as cross breading have been dominate in the agricultural communities but have not yielded the results necessary to combat the increasing demand for food.

“Feeding a world population of 9.1 Billion in 2050 will require raising overall food production by 70%” – United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Biotechnology in the modern world has allowed plant breeders to select specific genes in the DNA that have beneficial traits and transfer them from one plant to another. In return, the plants develop higher immunities to diseases and adapt to environmental stress and climate change. Over the years, they have procured methods to increase the nutritional content, making our foods healthier for consumption.

Agricultural Seed Technology

Agriculture Plant BreedersBy using Biotechnology in farming practices, we have been able to manufacture seeds which yield more per acre allowing farmers to grow more food on less land. These strategic improvements to “seed technology” have been adopted at rapid rates that have never before been seen by any other advances in the history of agriculture.

By increasing the plants natural resistance to diseases and pests; reducing the use of pesticides all together; and maintaining and improving crop yields; Biotechnology has proved to play a key role in our survival.

Giving farmers the proper products and tools could help alleviate poverty and meet our energy needs at the same time. Creating seeds by the use of biotechnology, can change the dynamics of farming in drought-stricken areas where farming in the past was difficult or near impossible. Many benefits derive from the scientific nature of tweaking these seeds to perform better.


Just like humans require healthy food for their existence, animals also require food to sustain their lives. The type of food needed by different animals is directly dependent upon their biological needs, structure, and the temperature of their habitat, energy, and nutrients they require. Animals like horses, rabbits, cows, goats, sheep, and other grazing animals feed on Hay.

About Hay

Harvesting HayIn agriculture, Hay is nothing but dried grass or legumes and other foliage that is used as animal fodder. Hay is generally used for grazing animals and sometimes for domesticated animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. Timothy, clover, and alfalfa are some typical crops that are used as Hay. The seed material and leaf determines the quality of Hay. This is because of the leaf which posses a much higher nutrition value for animals than stems. Harvesting hay is a thorough process. The best time to harvest hay is when the head of the seed is not ripened and the leaf is in full bloom.

Hay is left to dry out so that the moisture is eliminated from the bulk. Therefore, the method of transporting and making Hay aims at reducing the shattering and falling of the leaves during handling.


Learn More: Hay Storage

Hay StorageStoring Hay is a robust process because Hay is a very sensitive fodder. It is susceptible to weather and transport conditions. Especially the weather and climatic conditions play a huge role in handling Hay. With a season of drought, the seeds and leaves of Hay get stunted. Hay that has a high level of dry stems will give a low nutrition value to the animals. Whereas, if the climatic conditions stand to be too wet, Hay may get spoil even before it is transported or fed to the animals. Thus, one of the biggest challenges for Hay is proper storage.


The quality of Hay is affected by temperature, time, and moisture. The bacteria and other insects that flourish under moist and warm conditions consume the essential nutrients that are present in Hay. Severe weather conditions and rodents can also destroy the quality of Hay. Baling plays an important role in hay storage. It can be done in various forms and sizes, such as round baling, square baling, and curved baling, etc. Before discussing further what kind of baling is appropriate, let’s talk about what baling is?


Baling is the process of compressing raked and cut Hay into compact bales. These bales are easy to transport, handle and store. Baling is done to preserve the nutritional value of the Hay. Baling is done with the help of equipment known as a baler. Baling the Hay can be done in different shapes and sizes, such as cylindrical, square, round, curved, etc. The high quality of baling ensures the quality of Hay as well. Now let’s discuss some baling techniques to understand better which one maintains the best quality of Hay.

Square Bales of Hay

Square bales of Hay are the most common form of the bale. They are easy to handle and convenient in size. Baling hay into square bales is a labor-intensive and time-consuming task.

Square hay balesThere are small square bales as well, which are traditionally about 3 feet long and 18 inches wide and 1 foot tall. Their weight can range from 36 to 71 lbs, with an average weight of 50 lbs. Due to the labor cost, these square bales are generally stored indoor. The flat surface of square bales can easily absorb water if they are left uncovered, which is enough for deteriorating the quality of Hay. If square bales are stored inside the hay storage buildings, then the quality of Hay remains stable and full of nutrition for an extended period of time. As far as the handling of a bale is concerned, the small square bales have an advantage. Hay feeders are required to use with square bales to avoid losses during feeding.


Round or Circular Bales of Hay

Baling can be an expensive task. But making round bales involves less time and fuel. Round bales are economical than the square bales. Round bales can be sized between 4 to 6 feet wide and they weigh between a few pounds to a ton. The weight of bale also depends upon the crop that is used to make the Hay.

Round Hay BalesRound or circular bales are generally stored outdoors. Storing bales outdoors can majorly reduce the quality of Hay. Moisture present outdoor allows fungus and bacteria to prosper, which wrecks the quality of Hay. That is why it is important to store your hay inside a sealed and sound steel structure. Round bales can be moved with the help of tractor or other such machinery.

Each type of bale has its advantages and disadvantages, but when it comes to protecting your investments there is only one solution, high-quality hay storage buildings by Curvco.

Hay storage buildings

Storing and keeping Hay in a permanent shelter is an excellent option. This is because a one-time investment will make sure that the hay is not getting destroyed by any harsh weather conditions. Proper ventilation can be installed by using our turbine vents which will effectively circulate and protect the commodities inside your building.

Hay Storage Buildings

Curvco hay storage buildings are most popular for protecting hay by providing superior coverage. Our buildings are not only economical to use but they are also recognized universally by the farming and agricultural communities. By using a steel farm building by Curvco, you can continue to produce and ship exceptional quality hay. With the overall goal being to prevent the destruction of the crop by mold, insects, and rodents.

Based on your needs for bale storage, we can provide many options to ensure the profitability of your farm. This is one of the most affordable and practical solutions for hay storage buildings because you can build the structure yourself making this do-it-yourself project budget-friendly.

There are no trusses, beams, or posts; therefore, the bales can be stacked without any obstruction or resistance. Covered in a high-quality coating of galvalume, hay storage buildings are engineered and warranty backed for rust and corrosion by the US Steel Mill.

We hope you learned more about hay storage and some reasons to use Curvco hay storage buildings. Without any delays, contact one of our building specialists below!

Crop storage metal building

As the need to feed the world’s population grows, the American heartland has been evolving to meet the demand. Curvco has been proud to serve American farmers by supplying the highest quality agricultural metal buildings. Kansas is home to some of the world’s largest farms and is consistently one of the largest crop producing states in the US. Dunlop farms in Parker, KS has been in operation for almost 6 decades producing mostly soybeans as well as some corn, wheat, sorghum and beef cattle.

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steel roof on top of shipping containers

Versatile Design

One of the greatest advantages to arch steel building construction over conventional methods is the versatility of the design. This flexibility allows a metal roof or building system to be attached on top of concrete walls or shipping containers. The benefits are added height and a wall system that can take plenty of wear and tear and extreme wind conditions.

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Steel Vs. Concrete BuildingsIn many areas of the country concrete and block buildings are constructed for residential, commercial and industrial use when they could save thousands by erecting an arch steel building.

Why do people choose to build concrete walled buildings?

Conventional construction using masonry walls has historically been perceived as being a cost effective building method. In modern times concrete construction is actually more expensive than pre-engineered steel buildings as it requires skilled masons, longer construction times and expensive laborers. Often substantial amounts of steel reinforcing must be added for self-supporting walls especially in areas with heavy wind loads. The concrete walls also must be designed by an engineer which can be very expensive.

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