Questions to Ask Your Metal Building Manufacturer

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Questions to Ask Your Metal Building Manufacturer

Questions to Ask Your Metal Building Manufacturer

Investing a significant amount of your hard-earned money into a steel structure is a big decision to make – one that can impact both the curb appeal and value of your property. But before you jump in with both feet, there are a few questions you may want to ask your metal building manufacturer first. Though at first, they may not seem very important, the answers may help you better understand the pricing, delivery, and installation processes.

What Questions Can You Ask?

Here at Coast to Coast Carports, we believe in educating you about your custom steel building before spending your money. And despite trying to answer all your questions in person or over the phone, there are a few questions that tend to arise after the order is complete. We’ve listed a few of the most frequently asked questions manufacturers receive below and their answers.

    • How long will it take to have my building delivered?

There are several factors that can influence the time needed to engineer, deliver, and install your structure. These include the specifications of your unit, your location, the weather conditions, and the manufacturer installing it. For an estimated delivery time, feel free to contact your steel building manufacturer or give us a call at +1 (866) 681-7846.

    • Can I make revisions after the order has been sent?

If you’ve changed your mind about something and your order has already been sent to the manufacturer, you simply need to call them. For simple revisions such as where a window will be placed or the foundation it will be installed on, it may be a simple fix. However, if you’ve changed your mind about the dimensions or color, that will depend on how busy the manufacturer is.

    • Do I need to have a lift for my building?

While some manufacturers require a lift for their prefab metal buildings, others do not. This will mainly depend on the size dimensions of your structure and the manufacturer with the order.

    • How long will it take to install my steel structure?

The installation time for your metal building will depend on your location, the size and specifications of the structure, and the weather conditions. For smaller, standard size buildings, it may take as little as a few hours. For large, commercial or agricultural buildings, it may take a few days.

    • What is site preparation and when should I finish it?

Site preparation is the steps you must take before your building can be installed on your property. These include clearing the site of all debris and vegetation, leveling it, finishing the foundation, and a few other steps. If you do not complete these steps before installation, the installation crew may leave and return when you’ve finished the preparation.

    • Should I have a building permit?

You will need to speak with your local building department about all required permits. If required, you will need to obtain them before the unit can be installed on your property.

    • Do you provide warranties with your products?

There are different warranties offered by manufacturers in the metal building industry, you can contact them for more information about their coverage.

    • If I want to change the color of my walls and roof, will it cost more?

You can choose from a variety of both standard and premium color options here at Coast to Coast Carports. While premiums will cost additional fees, you will need to speak with your manufacturer regarding their available color options.

Are You Ready to Buy a Metal Building of Your Choice?

No matter how detailed or simple your dream steel building may be, we guarantee you’ll get exactly what you need by partnering with us here at Coast to Coast Carports. If you have a question about your unit that was not covered in this document, feel free to reach out to us today at +1 (866) 681-7846 or give your metal building manufacturer a phone call.

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