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To simplify the different building profiles available in the marketplace, there are typically two broad categories of building shapes:

  1. Arch
  2. Peaked Roof

There are many variations of both our Arch and Peaked Roof buildings to choose from based on your needs.


Things you need to consider when selecting your building profile:

  1. Size of Your Building - Width and Peak Height
  2. Whether You Need a Building Permit or Not
  3. Your Location - Wind and Snow Loads, Corrosive Properties
  4. Foundation - Do You Require a Specific Type of Foundation?
  5. Internal Requirements - What is Going Inside Your Building?


What’s so great about arch profile buildings? Well, they have a few things going for them like quick installation, flexible foundation options, integrated eaves (ideal for certain Ag applications), and lower pricing per square foot.
Our arch profiles hit the sweet spot in buildings that range from 18’ to 70’ in width.

Arch Upgrade

Upgraded Arch
30’ - 70’ Widths

  • Designed to Accommodate Higher Snow & Wind Loads
  • Engineered for Building Permits
Canadian Arch

Canadian Arch
30’ - 70’ Widths

  • Engineered for Canadian  Building Permit Requirements

USA Arch

USA Arch
30’ - 70’ Widths

  • Engineered for American Building Permit Requirements

32’ - 72’ Widths

  • 19’ - 29’ Height Clearances
  • Not Engineered for Building Permits

20’ - 30’ Widths

  • 9' - 13' Height Clearances
  • Not Engineered for Building Permits

18’ - 42’ Widths

  • 14' - 21' Height Clearances
  • Not Engineered for Building Permits


For those who are more accustomed to the traditional peaked roof profile, we’ve got your back. And roof. And front. And sides.
The options are virtually endless, because of the ability to customize for high straight sidewalls (including door openings), easily clad your entire building in metal, or hang catwalks and conveyors.
Our peaked roof profiles are available in both open-web and rigid frame options in building widths from 30’ to 300’.

Peaked Roof Rounded Eave 
30’ - 160’ Widths

  • Medium Height Clearance
  • Engineered for Building Permits

Peaked Roof Straight Eave

Peaked Roof Straight Eave 
60’ - 300’ Widths

  • Medium to High Height Clearance
  • Engineered for Building Permits


One size does not fit all when it comes to ShelterSolutions. If one of our standard options doesn’t fit your need, we are happy to design something custom for you. We have completed structures up to 140' tall, buildings that are round, a 250' long arctic corridor, and more! Just tell us about your vision and we will help you discover the possibilities. 

The Next Step

Before you continue through the rest of the site, make sure you stop by these sections to help ensure you choose the building that best suits you and your business.


We deliver a wide variety of ShelterSolutions to customers in virtually every industry, anywhere in the world.

Before You Buy

Consider what is important to your building project. We have experience with simple to complex projects.

About Us

Norseman Structures has been in the protection and shelter business for close to 100 years.

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