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September means that school is back in session, so while the kids are out of the house for five days a week, it’s now the perfect time to begin your next building project. While your kids are sitting in class expanding their knowledge, it’s only right that you do the same by refreshing yourself on standard building considerations. Below we go through everything you need to know when it comes to designing your next carport, barn, garage, shed, or commercial building.

The Best Building Design Techniques

Whether you are creating your building from scratch or are having a professional building production company like Millennium Buildings perform your installation, there are multiple factors that go into the design process that must be considered during each build.

Custom Measurements

The intended location of your building must follow a few guidelines. First, if you live somewhere regulated by the HOA, you need to consider their building dimension rules and move forward from there. If you add a building to your property that is too large, then you may be forced to tear it down. Second, refresh yourself on the rules regarding how close a building can be to your residence. If you build too close, or cut down some trees in the process, you may be breaking the rules of your neighborhood. Finally, it’s important to measure the proportions of the space you wish to build upon. If you go into the building process not having the dimensions mapped out, you’ll find yourself in quite the pickle.

Building Materials

When you get a custom building done by a professional company like Millennium Buildings you are guaranteed to receive a building that is made with 100% made-in-the-USA, premium galvanized steel. However, not every homeowner may desire that their building be made from steel. With certain buildings, such as carports, the functionality may be at risk if it isn’t made from steel, however; with buildings such as a shed or a barn, you may prefer wood. Review the material possibilities during your design phase, and consider the pros and cons of each material and how they will perform in your geographic region.


Color is one of the most subjective and flexible characteristics of buildings during the design process. No matter the specific building that you are planning, the options for color are essentially limitless. If you want to put strategy into the color of your building, consider having it resemble your house, or the surrounding environment. If you are uncertain about the color that you wish to use, Millennium Buildings offers a 3D building guide that let’s you test different colors and styles.

Commonly Asked Questions

As a premium building installation company throughout the United States, we often get asked questions about the design process of buildings. If you find yourself struggling during the design phase, review the following questions to see if they can be of assistance.

Q: Can I build my structure on any surface?
A: No, most structures require a solid, level, foundation that is made of dirt, asphalt, or concrete.

Q: Does my building require a permit?
A: Most likely, yes. In the United States, a permit is often necessary from the local government to add a structure to your residence.

Q: Are there any roofing options?
A: Yes, when designing your structure, it is important to take note of the variety of roofing styles we offer. Regular, boxed eave, and vertical are all options we have available. Be sure to research the roofing styles during the design phase, as the different roofs have functionality and physical differences.

Design Your Structure with Millennium Buildings

Millennium Buildings provides one of the most interactive building design experiences in the industry. From the structure itself, to trims, doors, panels, windows, color, and more, creating your new building has never been easier. Click here to begin your design process. If you have any questions, give us a call at 1-866-216-8499.

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