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Buying Guide: Metal Buildings

Buying Guide

Metal Buildings

Why Choose Prefab Steel?

In recent years, prefabricated steel buildings have become increasingly popular. This is mainly because prefab steel has a ton of benefits. That being said, here are just a few of the benefits of pre-engineered metal buildings:

Construction Time

Prefab steel buildings are great for people who don’t want to wait a long time to install something. Since the components of prefab steel buildings are made with an easy installation in mind, the process only takes a few days instead of a few weeks or even months.

Cost

One of the most attractive benefits of prefab steel buildings is their cost. Typically, prefab steel buildings are a lot cheaper than other buildings. This is because the materials are prepped in a quick and efficient manner. When creating components, manufacturers don’t have to pay as much for assembly. Therefore, this allows the material to be cost effective.

Durability

It’s no secret that prefab steel ranks among the strongest materials on the market. You don’t have to worry about any deterioration, such as cracking, rotting, or splitting, that you would have to worry about if you purchased a building made out of other materials. Prefab steel is also extremely strong, as it can withstand high speed winds and heavy rainfall. 

Insurance

Since prefab steel is extremely durable and resilient, it can withstand extreme conditions, such as fire and inclement weather. This allows insurance companies to lower insurance premiums for prefab steel buildings. So don’t worry about high insurance premiums, and use the extra money to customize your building to your liking!

Maintenance

By now, you know that prefab steel buildings are extremely durable. Since this material is resilient, you don’t have to worry about going above and beyond to maintain your building.

Style

Overall, prefab steel has a sleek and fresh finish that is versatile. With the use of different finishes and paints, you can make your building have any design aesthetic you want it to have.

Pricing: What to Expect

Prefab steel is an international material. This means that prices can fluctuate throughout the year. So, it’s hard to pinpoint an estimate of how much your prefab building will cost until you sit down with one of our representatives and discuss the design and sizing specifics of your structure. But, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of how prefab steel is usually priced.

Basically, steel prices have the ability to change quickly. Sometimes, these prices change on a daily basis. This is because steel is traded internationally. So, prices aren’t only dependent on our economic and trading factors, but also economic and trading factors of other countries like India and China. 

Although steel prices have continued to decrease in recent years, experts have projected that they will spike within the next few years to levels that are comparable to those in the early 2000s. This is dependent upon a variety of factors. For example, trends have shown that the demand for steel is rising. This increased demand puts more pressure on steel manufacturers, which in turn increases the price of steel. Another factor that is increasing the price of steel is retailers. Recently, smaller retailers have played a large role in the steel industry. When smaller retailers purchase steel, they typically sell it for a higher price because their quantities are low. 

Ultimately, the season in which you purchase your prefab steel building has a direct influence on how much you will pay for it. Typically, spring and summer are popular months for construction, specifically for prefab steel buildings. Since demand is higher, prices increase dramatically. On the other hand, many people are reluctant to purchase and install a prefab steel building during the fall or winter. That being said, material and labor prices are often lower during cooler months. So if you want to pay a minimum price for your prefab steel building, consider purchasing and installing it during the winter.

Things to Consider When Buying a Steel Building:

Purchasing a steel building is a big investment. So, here are a few things you should consider when buying a steel building.

What are you going to use your steel building for?

When deciding what kind of steel building to purchase, consider what you want to use it for. For example, you could use it to store your vehicles or other valuable belongings, or you could use it as a place to get work done, exercise, relax, or even house guests. With a steel building, the opportunities are truly endless. In any case, knowing its intended use will help you more effectively choose the proper sizing and customizations.

Do you have enough space for your metal building?

Even if your steel building is small, you need to have enough space to accommodate it. Prior to purchasing, make sure to measure the site where you want to install your building. This will help you determine what size is right for you. For more information about how you can properly measure your desired site, contact one of our customer representatives.

Do you have the proper certifications?

Sometimes, areas require buildings to have special permits and certifications, as well as meet specific requirements. In order to learn more about building requirements in your area, contact your local government. If you don’t have the necessary permits and certifications, then we will not be able to deliver and install your steel building.

Will you be able to adequately maintain and repair your steel building?

Although metal is extremely durable and resilient, you still have to consider maintaining and repairing your building. You should be able to commit to regular cleanings, as well as doing any repairs. If you want to learn more about maintaining and repairing your steel building, give us a call today. 

Ordering & Installation: What to Expect

How to Order Your Steel Building

Ordering your building is super simple. Start by scrolling through our portfolio of steel buildings to decide which general style is right for you. Our portfolio includes a variety of buildings that each have different specifications, features, and colors. 

After choosing a general design, you can customize your steel building to fit your specific needs. Some of the things you can customize include color and the type of roof. You can also add any additional elements to your building, such as windows, trim, and insulation. These additional elements will make your steel building more accommodating and comfortable, depending on its intended use.

Lastly, work alongside our specially trained representatives to discover weather specifics in your area. It’s important to know what the weather is like throughout the year, because it will influence the design, size, and other customizations of your building. 

Once you have chosen a general design and specific elements to protect your building from any extreme weather, you can go ahead and place your order by giving us a call. Our customer representatives will answer any questions you have and work to process your order as quickly and effectively as possible.

How We Install Your Steel Building

Installing your steel building is a relatively quick and easy process. Prior to installation, you need to level the site and make sure the surrounding landscape is in great condition. If your site isn’t properly prepared for installation, we will have to reschedule the delivery and installation date. This might also mean that you could be charged additional fees. 

Once your site is properly prepared, we can go ahead and install your steel building using our systematic and time-efficient process. Our team will start by assembling the basic structural parts on the ground. This will allow us to attach trusses and anchors, which are two very important parts for keeping your building structured and secured. Then, our team will lift the structural parts vertically, so we can see if everything matches and connects nicely. 

After we anchor the basic structure to the foundation, we focus on the roof. We build the roof from the bottom up to make sure it is extremely secured and durable. Then, we work on the side paneling. After the roof and sides are completely built, we focus on any design customizations. For example, if you plan on installing your own windows or doors, then we will cut out the frames for you. We will also complete any minor functional elements, such as gutters. 

Since preparing your site for installation and working alongside our team to adequately install your steel building can be overwhelming and challenging, do not hesitate to contact our customer service representatives if you have any questions or concerns!