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Mr. Loduca reached out to Curvco with interest in a Quonset building kit in order to solve his problem with limited storage. He wanted to place his building on a 2’ concrete wall which at the time of the initial call, was already installed. His qualifications for purchasing a building was dependent on turn-around time in order to reach his deadline of a 2 week installation start time.

The 45’x100’ Quonset was fitted with a 12’x14’ opening designed to accommodate the large trucks that would be making deliveries. In addition, we supplied a steel partition wall inside for the customer to section off materials that would in other cases contaminate each other.

Loduca wanted the inside of the building to be able to siphon away moist air and used our turbine vent kit and adaptors to accomplish this, which is particularly useful in winter months in New York.

This was a cost effective way and eco-friendly way of circulating air within the building powered solely by wind.

Service doors spanning 6’x7’ were supplied and placed at the front and back walls for easy access.

Because deliveries could also take place at night, the customer installed flood lights in the front and rear to increase the amount of light necessary for safe operations.

Typically northern states require a specific type of steel structure to be able to meet or exceed the heavy snow loads they require during the winter months. Our building kits are perfect for these areas as they are manufactured using heavy gauge steel and can withstand heavy snow, hail, sleet or high wind speeds. They are not built using cheap carport type steel which have tendencies to collapse or blow over in severe winds.

Our Quonsets are built with commercial grade high tensile steel here in America using only 100% American labor. Mr. Loduca’s county required building permits for this area which Curvco was able to provide for him using stamped engineered and certified drawings and calculations.

Every concern was met with pure professionalism as our building specialists have over 30 years of experience and knowledge in the metal building industry. If you are looking for a strong maintenance free Quonset building kit, Curvco is the one stop shop that gets it right the first time!

Erecting a Quonset Garage Kit
Building Kit Construction

Mr. Saliture followed the erection manuals guidance, provided by the factory, to properly connect the arches together by initially finger tightening the bolts creating the shell of a steel building garage kit.

The picture shown here demonstrates the process for fastening the bolts to create the full span of the arch width.

Steel Building Kit Roofing System

A majority of this construction is accomplished on the ground even before the first arch is securely raised into place.

Commonly used 40x60x16 metal building kits may take a weekend to put up with just a few men.

Lifting straps are wrapped around the middle of the building to provide a strong and secure connection able to properly lift the first arch.

Ladders or scaffolding, whichever you decide to use, should be placed at the center point of the structure. With ropes in place, the first arch can be pulled to an upright position which allows the steel building to be leveraged into the foundation of the building.

Building Kit Storage
Vehicle & Equipment Storage

As each arch is raised into place, the roofing system of this DIY steel building kit starts to take form. With our double lapping arch panels, the strength and integrity of the building can be witnessed at this point in the construction process.

Residential steel building kits are constructed using a one size nut and bolt system which simplifies the erection process along the way.

Even customers who have no experience in construction or knowledge of the arch building technology can build one of these.

Once the arches of the steel building kit is in place, the front walls can be inserted and installed to completely enclose the building.

Do-it-yourselfers love these buildings because of the nature of the build which allows them to customize their own endwalls or you can purchase them direct from the factory.

Steel Building Kit Van Storage
Installed Car Lift for Maintenance
Finished Steel Building Kit
DIY Building Kit Completed
Steel Building Kits
30'x50' Steel Building Kit Workshop

All of the steps and procedures are located in our easy-to-read manuals and describe step-by-step methods for finishing these small metal building kits.

Steel building kit prices may vary depending on the location and the thickness of the gauge steel being used. Although when dealing with the factory, rest assured these building kit prices are some of the most competitive and in more times than not, most cost effective option.

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.