Community building height varies. Standard heights of single- and multi-story buildings are usually governed by local code. As a rule, building eave height must be at least two feet taller than the highest framed opening (see “Framed Openings” below). So, for example, fire stations must take into account the size of trucks and equipment that will be moving in and out of the building.
Based on the type and style of the building along with its proposed use, you can calculate the roof height. For example, aircraft hangars need to use the clear span style with high roof structures. Churches may need high vaulted ceilings to give a feeling of loftiness. With business offices, standard roof height is usually sufficient.
Accessories & Finishes
Here we get into even more detailed options, covering all number of things from doors, windows, and venting to paint and other exterior finishes. Please go forward to the What Kind of Building Accessories Are Available? page for a further discussion of these items.