Whilst they are more expensive than metal carports, steel buildings have many more uses and are made to last. However, steel buildings still cost up to 60% less than traditional buildings, and have the added benefits of being stronger and more durable. They require almost no maintenance and are weather proof and rust proof.
What can steel buildings be used for?
Steel buildings are ideal for riding arenas, outdoor equipment storage, vehicle storage, aircraft hangars, metal storage sheds, auto repair body shops, garages, RV storage, pole barns, sport arenas, gymnasiums, metal horse barns, pole barns, and warehouses. They are durable and versatile enough to fulfil commercial, agricultural and domestic uses, so it’s hard to go wrong.
Where do I buy a steel building?
When researching companies to buy a steel building from, make sure that the service includes a minimum of a twenty year warranty. Some companies offer as much as a forty or fifty year warranty for extra peace of mind.
The ideal metal building supplier will have a lot of experience and genuine customer reviews and testimonials. It’s also a good idea to search for what people are saying about them on the web in general, rather than just limiting it to the supplier’s own website.
Don’t be afraid to ask about the source of the steel if it isn’t specified, although many companies will advertise the fact that they use high quality American steel. You also need to be clear about what parts will be included with your building, for safety reasons as well as finding out if there are any hidden costs. Some suppliers will sell the main components cheaply, but then increase the prices on parts such as roof panels, girts and purlins.
What to look for in a supplier – a quick checklist
- Genuine reviews or testimonials
- Quality materials (preferably American steel)
- Everything included (no parts held back, no hidden costs)
- What parts are included (hidden costs, vs problems you you needing to buy extras yourself)
- No complete buildings held in ‘inventory’ stock (you should expect a custom design for your particular need).