How much do Morton buildings cost?
Morton Buildings is a national company that manufactures post-frame (timber-frame) metal buildings. Morton Buildings offers a range of styles and siding materials that make the buildings versatile to many settings. Metal building styles include country-cabin, ranch, Colonial, barn-style; siding choices include vinyl, stucco, brick, and wood; and roofing options include shingles or metal. There are over 100 construction centers in the US and sales offices in 36 states.
Farms and agricultural businesses often find Morton Buildings to be a convenient solution for equipment storage, hay storage, horse barn and animal housing needs. Families and homeowners often request Morton Buildings for second homes, additions to existing homes, and garages. Morton Buildings are also increasingly used as churches, fire station buildings, airplane hangars, retail storage warehouses, and horse riding arenas.
Real prices others paid for Morton buildings
A buyer in Western North Carolina reported a quote of $13,676 for an 18x23 storage building. The quote included gravel flooring, two windows, and an entry door. With a concrete slab, the cost would have been $15,676. Without the slab, the Morton building's cost per square foot was $33. See other building costs per square foot.
A buyer in Kearney, Nebraska said that he was quoted over $60,000 for a 40x72 Morton building with lights and wiring. He did not end up choosing that building, but instead went with a Wick building because of the price difference.
$45,000 was the price quoted on a 30x52 Morton building – including a porch, which the buyer estimated made up about $5,000 of the building cost.
Someone else erected a 30x60 Morton building as a body shop, with interior finishing, flooring, and wiring, for $32,000.
Company reputation and reviews
Although the general consensus on the web seems to be that Morton charges higher than other building suppliers, some people still choose Morton because of their reputation for high quality. One person from Kentucky said that he "researched, looked, and priced" almost every company in his area. Although Morton provided the priciest quote, he chose to buy from the company because of their warranty, building materials, included standard features, 6x6 posts, and the look of the finished product.
In a discussion about Morton buildings on TractorByNet.com, several people noted that Morton prices can be inflated when compared to other building supplier prices. An Illinois resident said that Morton once quoted his city over $100,000 more than the quote he received from a local contractor, who would provide very similar specs and the same building design.
However, the debate continues. Morton was often compared to Deere, as "definitely not the lowest cost" but they are both "certainly the best value."
Popular types of Morton buildings
- Hay storage
- Farm buildings
- Residential storage buildings
- Retail buildings
- Riding arenas
- Airplane hangars
- Home additions
What others are looking for
Not sure exactly of our needs, we have property that we intend to build a home on. We wanted to add an accessory building (workshop) that we may start a home business out of. We are inquiring about different buildings (Morton, Wick, Cleary, etc.). There is just so much out there, and of course everyone is saying their building is the best for our job. We're looking to talk to a few suppliers and compare prices.
-Scales Mound, IL
I am looking at putting in a new event center in Great Bend and would like a 3500 square feet Morton building pricing. I'm still in the planning process and need to compare prices.
-Great Bend, KS
We currently occupy a 27,500 SF Morton building I had built in 1995. I'd like to discuss either an addition or a new free standing building. Landmark Design Builders, who built my first building is no longer in business and I'd like to speak with new metal building suppliers.
I am looking to have two additions, one with a 50x25 addition that will be finished with a wrap around porch on rear gable end with one door and six windows. The other 50x50 addition will be a machine shed with parking and one walk in door and one large overhead door.
-Washington Court House, OH
This building will be used as a garage and outdoor home extension. I would like it to complement our home not just look like a metal building. I saw an ad of Morton's in Midwest Living magazine and I liked the appearance. I would like to see what my color options are, and what other suppliers are around my area.
-Oak Harbor, OH
I need a building with a 12 X 12 pitch roof. I'd like to get price quotes from Morton Building and other similar companies
My project will need to have at least a 12' wide roll-up garage door with 9' height, 4-4x3, windows, and 1 walk in door. It will be housing a truck, boat camper & ATV. -Mountain, MIWe are looking at Morton's horse barn style without the interior finishing. I need the dimensions to be 36 x 48 with 8 feet overhangs on both sides minimum.
-North East, PA
I need a building for the storage of equipment, work bench area, maybe a lift with pit on one side. If possible would like a shed roof (overhang) off the backside with no walls just roof for firewood or addition storage.
-Cornwall Bridge, CT
Morton type building (barn appeal) with awning on both sides to accommodate tractor, 4 wheeler, storage, etc.