Before embarking on a steel building project, you have to do your research and make sure that you’re well-informed on the finer details. Careful planning, research, and hiring the right contractors can make the project simpler.
In today’s post, metal panels and steel buildings expert Metal Warehouse Inc., discusses the three mistakes you should avoid when working with pre-engineered steel buildings.
Having No Concrete Idea of the Steel Building Project
A lot of people take on steel building projects without any solid or concrete ideas behind it. This makes it difficult for your contractor to write a quote for you since they don’t have a lot to go around with. You wouldn’t ask how much a car is without defining its make, model, year, or variant, and the same goes for steel building projects. Make sure that you have a solid idea of the structure you want to build so that your contractor can assist you properly.
Ask yourself these questions before starting:
- Why am I going to build a metal building?
- How big is the project going to be?
- What’s the height of the building?
- How many many doors, windows, or openings do I want?
- What kind of roof pitch do I want?
- How much space do I need?
Asking for the Price Before Choosing a Building Site
As stated earlier, it would be difficult for your contractor to give a ballpark estimate for the project and cost of the labor and other metal supplies if you don’t even have a location in mind. This helps you create a concrete idea for the project and get over legal processes such as building permits and legal easement restrictions.
Not Verifying Permits and Zoning for Metal Buildings
In the previous point, you can’t build a structure anywhere you want, it has to comply with state or city regulations, and they’re non-negotiable. Be sure to contact local building inspectors and officials to verify if the space that you’re planning to build on is a legal one.
If you require metal building components and a reliable steel building contractor to install them, don’t hesitate to call on Metal Warehouse Inc. Our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority. We are here to supply all your metal and steel building needs. You can give us a call at (903) 465-6699 or submit an online request for a quote here!