Investing in construction products and services tends to involve a hefty sum, so make sure you know what to expect at every step in the process. Assumptions can set your project back and drive up your costs, and misconceptions on product quality can really waste your budget.
The following are just a few things you’ll want to learn about before signing on the dotted line:
Reputation of Your Metal Building Supplier
Steel construction is quickly overtaking the industry due to all of the benefits metal structures offer. That means a lot of new faces have entered the game. Few have the experience or the professional contacts to deliver the high quality of service and products we have here at Peak Steel Buildings. We’ve been in business for over 20 years, only work with top-rated material suppliers and our products meet current building codes.
In contrast, some of the newest companies cropping up don’t even have their own insurance. No savings is worth the risk of working with amateurs. Always ask about hands-on experience, training and be sure to get references. Your investment can be lost quickly if you work with the wrong business.
Time Frame for Construction
If you’re in need of a new warehouse now, there’s no sense in contracting for a wooden or concrete structure. Steel fabricated buildings take just a few weeks from your order date to completion. Because we construct a portion of your structure in our warehouse, the building stage on site goes by amazingly fast. This reduces the chances for delays in construction.
Get your building completed and use it for boosting profits as soon as possible with help from Peak Steel Contractors.
While most building manufacturers will refer out work, you need to know who to hire. With fabricated structures, you often need a specialty crew to pour a foundation and set your anchor bolts. This work must be completed weeks before your structure delivery or your project will be delayed.
If you’re working with a professional builder, they may handle both tasks. Just make sure to ask in advance. If you’re using your own crew for construction, you may also need to hire a team to unload your delivery.
With a steel construction building, you don’t have to worry much about ongoing maintenance. Our walls and roofs come with 25-year warranties. Your first coat of paint will last as long. Then there are the natural protections you have against water and wind damage, fire, pests, mold and other issues that pose big problems for other materials.
Termite prevention alone can add thousands each to your maintenance costs, but they can’t chew through 100% steel construction. As a company in Georgia, this is a major concern. There are more species of termites here than the rest of the country. If you work with a metal building provider that relies even a little on wooden components, you’ll add a great deal to your long-term costs.
Regardless of what choices you make, there’s a chance you’ll run into freak problems. No process or material is 100% perfect. The question is how will your provider help you react to these issues. At Peak Steel Contractors, we carry generous warranties and work with material suppliers who do the same. If your structure doesn’t hold up as intended, we’ll provide you with a suitable solution.
How Do You Get Started?
Building a metal structure with help from Peak Steel Contractors begins with the design process. Within days, you’ll receive a proof of your plans, and then it’s just a few weeks until your materials arrive ready to be put in place. The first step—reaching out for advice—is incredibly simple, so get started sooner than later.
Get in touch today by visiting us online or calling us toll-free at 844-333-7325 to learn about the best construction products and services available.