Metal Building Commonly Asked Questions
Do the prices of your metal garage buildings include delivery and set up? Or, do I have to assemble the metal building myself?
Yes, delivery and set up are included in the price. Our metal garage buildings are delivered and installed on your level land in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
What if I want to pick up the metal building and install it myself?
We do not allow the metal buildings to be picked up. However, we do drop off our metal buildings at customer’s homes. Customers who make this arrangement with us must assemble their metal garage buildings themselves. We do not recommend this option to customers because we like to supervise the installation ourselves. But, if you assemble the metal garage yourself you save 5%. Customers who install their own metal garage buildings are not entitled to the 30 day craftsmanship warranty.
After I choose from your inventory of metal buildings for sale and place my order, how long do I have to wait for delivery?
The metal buildings are delivered and installed in approximately 2 to 4 weeks after you order. We provide all of our customers with several days’ notice before delivering our pre engineered metal buildings. A customer who has to cancel his or her scheduled delivery must wait an additional 2 to 4 weeks for the next delivery run. It’s best for customers to be ready on our scheduled delivery day.
On the day of delivery how long will it take for my metal building to be installed?
Most of our small steel buildings for sale are installed in about half a day. The larger pre engineered metal buildings should be installed in one day.
What is the difference between the regular, boxed eave and vertical metal buildings?
The regular style is rounded on the sides and has a barn shaped roof. This is the most economical metal building. The leg height on the regular garage packages is 8', but at the top of the bend on the leg it is 1' taller giving you 9' legs with a 9x8 garage door. The boxed eave and vertical metal building package come standard with 9' legs fully enclosed with a 9x8 garage door. The boxed eave has an A-frame gable roof with a 6" overhang on both sides. The vertical style is also built in an A-frame roof and has a 6" overhang on both sides. All the steel buildings for sale have a 6" overhang on the front and back ends. What makes the vertical roof different from the boxed eave is that the roof sheeting runs vertical up and down from side to side which allows the snow to slide off of the roof. The vertical metal buildings are the only ones with this feature. Alternatively, on the other two styles, the metal roof runs the length of the building. In order to attach the sheeting to the roof, bracing is attached under the roof. This makes the vertical garage stronger and allows the snow to slide off with ease. No more scraping or shoveling snow off the roof!
Can the residential metal buildings be made taller?
Yes, the metal structures can be made taller in 1' increments with up to 12' legs.
Are the residential metal buildings available with wider and longer dimensions?
Yes. There are a wide variety of sizes available. They come 12', 18', 20', 22' and 24' wide. The triple metal buildings are built in 26', 28' and 30' wide. We also have our 40' wide which are available in 32', 34', 36', 38' and 40'. The lean-to is available in 36', 42', 44', 46' and 48'. The lean-to has 12' on both sides. With those models, the lengths start out at 21' and get longer in 5' increments. The available lengths include 26', 31', 36', 41', 46', 51', 56', 61', 66', 71', 76', 81', 86', 91', 96' and 101'. To make them longer than 41' we simply attach 2 end to end. They can be built longer than 101'. On any one built 41' or longer we recommend the vertical roof.
Can the residential metal buildings be made in a custom width or length?
Yes. We can make residential metal buildings in a custom size, but we have to charge the customer the price of the next larger standard size. For example, let’s say you need a 17' wide and the standard size widths are either 12' wide or 18' wide. We have to price it as an 18' wide. This same rule applies to length. If you need the length to be 24' long and the 26' long is too long we can make the base 24' long, but it will need to be priced at 26' long. As you figure out the size you want, please remember that when we say 26' long that includes a 6" overhang on the front and back ends so the exact base is 25' long.
What size do I need my concrete pad to be?
All of the widths on the metal garages are the exact base rail dimensions. The length listed includes a 6" overhang on the front and back ends. So if you order a 24x26 size you will want the concrete slab to be exactly 24' wide by 25' long. Our metal buildings for sale that go to Florida residents need to be 3/4" wider on the width only.
What is the warranty on steel metal buildings?
There is a 30 day craftsmanship warranty on the metal building. If you upgrade the building from the 14 GA tubing to the 12 GA stronger, thicker tubing you get a 20 year rust through warranty.
How many different colors are there to choose?
You get your choice of 13 colors for the roof and the trim.
How do customers order your steel metal buildings?
Whether you are ordering metal buildings NC, metal buildings Texas or elsewhere, all orders are taken by telephone. You can email Alan for a quote or call Alan at 540-743-1272. You can visit Alan and take a look at the steel buildings for sale at 643 West Main St.LurayVA22835.
What are the payment options on the steel metal buildings?
We accept personal check, visa, discover and master card.
How much do I need to put down when ordering a metal building?
The amount down is 12% and the remaining balance is due after the building is installed.
Can I get a carport and close it in to turn it into a metal storage building at a later time?
Yes. Whether you purchase from our metal buildings Texas, metal buildings Oklahoma or elsewhere you have the option to close it in at a later date. You will want to keep two things in mind. First, that if the amount of the add-on is under $595, then there is a $50 trip charge. With any add-on over $595, the trip charge is waived. We only close a carport if you ordered it through us. The second thing is if you want to put a garage door on the end you need to get a metal carport tall enough to accommodate the garage door. Our standard size garage door is 9' wide by 8' tall so if you get a regular carport you need 8' legs. Furthermore, on the boxed eave and vertical carports you need 9' legs.
What kind of braces come with the metal buildings?
2' long braces are standard on all the center trusses and the 4 corners. You may want to think about upgrading to the 4' braces.
How is the metal building anchored?
We anchor them for free to the ground or asphalt with 32" long rebar. We anchor it to a concrete slab with wedge anchors. An optional upgrade is mobile home anchors if it is placed on the ground.
What is a certified metal building?
The certified metal building package is available if you live in an area that requires a set of blue print drawings to go to the local county building department. These drawings are rated for up to 130 mph wind and 30 psf snow load. The certified package is available at an additional cost depending on the size. The certified metal buildings are built fully braced and include mobile home anchors if anchored to the ground. Certified ends also need to be added which means extra tubing goes on the back and front ends.