F.A.Q.s

 Steel Buildings Questions and Answers


 

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What materials are used to make the structures?

Any size is available for carports and garages?

What methods are used to anchor the carport and garages?

How long will it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?

What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?

What preparation should be completed before my building is installed?

Why aren’t’ the prices listed online?

How do we handle the financial part?

Why can’t’ I order online?

Why should I consider a vertical roof versus a horizontal roof?

What are the on center spacing of the frame legs/bows?

What is the height in the center of the building if I order a certain height leg?



Q:
 What materials are used to make the structures?


A: The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 2 1/4″ by 2 1/4″ galvanized steel tubing for 12 gauge buildings and 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ for 14 gauge buildings.




Q: 
Any size is available for carports and garages?


A: For our carports, garages, and metal buildings, any size needed can be supplied, go to our Free Quote Area area and fill in the sizes, and request a quote, we will accommodate your needs!




Q:
 What methods are used to anchor the carports and garages?


A: There are three anchoring types. If the structure were to be mounted to a concrete pad or footing, then traditional concrete wedge anchors would be used.We offer a 36 inch rebar anchor that is intended for use when a structure is mounted directly to dirt or gravel surface. On our certified buildings, a helical mobile home style anchor is used. On non-certified structures, these can be purchased as an optional item.




Q:
 How long does it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?


A: The majority of our installations are completed in two to Four weeks or less!




Q:
 What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?


A: The tallest legs that can be ordered are 12 feet. Anything taller than 12 feet can be ordered by special approval only. Our installation professionals are equipped with the tools to handle installations of up to 12 feet.




Q:
 What preparation should be completed before my building is installed?


A: Insure that the site designated for product installation is a flat and square surface. In order to provide you with affordable products, with quick installation, site preparation, as well as building permits, are the responsibility of the customer. The customer is responsible for any local permits, covenant searches, rights of way, set-back restrictions, etc.




Q:
 Why aren’t the prices listed online?

A: Prices vary from state to state. Several factors govern why our prices vary from state to state. Shipping and freight from our distribution centers, construction requirements, which factor in snow load requirements in northern states, wind and anchoring system requirements in hurricane and tornado prone areas, are all factors that result in price variances from state to state.




Q:
 How do we handle the financial part?


A: We require fifteen percent down to get the contract moving, then we order the item and when it is complety installed, the balance is due. The fifteen percent is payable in cash, check, money order or cashier check, when the job is finished, cash, check, money order, cashier check, or credit card.




Q:
 Why can’t I order online?


A: First and foremost our intent is to please our customers, we would prefer that you go to our registration form and fill it in, that way we can contact you with your quote, and make sure you are getting everything you want.




Q:
 Why should I consider a vertical roof versus a horizontal roof?


A: As displayed on our carport and garage sections of the website, the ridges of the steel panels in a horizontal roof run parallel to the sides and ridges of the carport or garage. Water, snow, etc., will drain to the front and back of the building towards the door openings. If the building is perfectly level, water will tend to pond on a horizontally installed roof. On a vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport or garage to the sides. This roof configuration displaces water, snow, etc., much more efficiently, and water will not pond on the roof. Water will also drain away from the door openings (unless the doors are installed on the sides of the carports or garages).




Q:
 What are the on center spacing of the frame legs/bows?


A: As a general rule, the spacing of the frame legs/bows are 4 feet or 5 feet on center.



Q:
 What is the height in the center of the building if I order a certain height leg? 


A: The chart below will allow you to calculate this measurement. For example, if the carport/garage is a Standard Style Double unit, 20 feet wide with 7 feet legs, add 3′ 0″ to the 7 feet leg height for a total center height of 10′.

 



Width Standard StyleDoubleCarport/Garage Boxed Eave and Vertical RoofCarports/Garage
12′ 2′ 6″ 2′ 0″
18′ 3′ 0″ 2′ 6″
20′ 3′ 0″ 2′ 6″
22′ 3′ 3″ 2′ 9″
24′ 3′ 6″ 3′ 0″
26′ 4′ 0″ 3′ 6″
28′ 4′ 3″ 3′ 9″
30′ 4′ 6″ 4′ 0″

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