The price of your metal building is dependent on a combination of different factors and can vary drastically depending on your specific project needs.

Typically, your metal building quote starts with size. Customizable down to the inch, square footage largely impacts the price of your project. The larger the building you’re designing, the more materials that will be required to bring that building design to life.

The real-time cost of steel is something that largely influences the cost of your metal building.

As a global commodity, the cost of steel fluctuates daily and can be impacted by demand, available supply, and even political affairs.

Like the size of your building, there are other pricing factors that you can control as the buyer, including accessories and finishes. BRI Buildings offers an extensive selection of roofing, insulation and wall pang options, as well as building accessories like the doors, windows, lighting and more. Your unique selection of building finishes and accessories will result in a custom price for each metal building design. Your BRI Buildings representative can work with you to determine the most cost-effective building additions fit for your project and can even provide comparative pricing for different finishes upon request.

Site preparation, structural engineering, and building erection are services available to West Virginia residents and are priced separately from your metal building package. Freight is also priced on a project-specific basis.

When you’re considering the purchase of a metal building, it’s important to understand that numerous factors that go into calculating cost. Price per square foot is unique to each and every project, and often times cannot be accurately quoted until specific details have been collected and analyzed for your project. Even providing you with a price range per square foot can be difficult to do with accuracy. To help give you an idea of what influences your building price, our experience has shown the following:


  • Larger buildings, typically above 5,000 square feet
  • Low snow load, wind speeds and seismic activity
  • .5 to 1:12 roof pitch
  • Quality of the steel


  • High snow, wind and seismic conditions
  • Unique roof elevations including pitch and hips
  • The number and types of customizations added
  • Rising steel prices domestically or globally

At BRI Buildings, we use the highest quality of product available in the industry. While that may be reflected in the initial cost of your building, many buyers find that the investment results in lower life-cycle costs and a finished product that has both durability and longevity.

Having a solid grasp on how you want your metal building to function will allow your BRI Representative to provide you with the most accurate information when it comes time to discuss a quote.

Solar Reflectivity (SR)

Solar reflectivity or reflectance (SR) is the ability of a material to reflect solar energy from its surface back into the atmosphere. An SR value of 0 indicates that the material absorbs all solar energy, while a value of 1.0 indicates it is all reflected.

Energy Star™ requires SR testing of both new and aged roof products. By today’s standard, roofing products must have an SR value of 0.25 or higher for steep slope (above 2:12) roofing and an SR value of 0.65 or higher for low slope (2:12 or less) roofing.

Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)

Counterpart to solar reflectivity is a material’s solar reflectance index (SRI). SRI is a measure of energy emissivity and can be used as an indicator of how hot a material is likely to become when solar radiation is incident on its surface. The lower the SRI, the hotter a material is likely to become in the sunshine.

Every color option available from STAR has a unique SR and SRI value. If you’re building a structure that must be compliant with LEED requirements, special attention to roofing color choice is necessary. Your BRI Building representative can work with you to determine which color options are compliant.

Choosing the right contractor to erect your building should carry as much weight in the building project process and selecting the building itself. You want to be sure you are investing in a team that is dependable and trustworthy.

What We Offer

For buyers planning to erect their building in the state of West Virginia, our team of professional engineers and licensed contractors can manage your project from start to finish. We are equipped to handle building site preparation and well as complete erection of your metal building.

For buyers outside of West Virginia, we work together with STAR Metal Building Systems to connect you with dependable licensed contractors within the STAR network. If you choose to identify and hire a contractor on your own, it’s important to vet candidates according to the standards below.

Approval Standards

  • Professionally Licensed
  • Local to your Area
  • Minimum 3-5 Years of Business Operation
  • Background in Steel Building Erection
  • Bonus: Personal Recommendation

Pricing Your Construction Project

Just like pricing your metal building, many factors go into determining how much it will cost to construct it. If you choose to hire a contractor, the size of your structure and the region in which you wish to build have a large impact on overall expense. Some regions in the US, like the Northeast, experience higher rates of unionization, which are ultimately reflected in building costs. The terrain on which you wish to build can also have implications on price. Building sites that require more preparation or perpetuate high risk for builders will be more costly.