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Our Delivery Process
Carport1 is committed to providing the best experience to our customers throughout the buying and construction process. We offer any assistance our clients might require to order their metal buildings. We also include a convenient delivery of your order and promise a successful installation. It is our mission to ensure that our customers do not have to endure the stress of setting up their metal building and we pride ourselves on being there for our clients throughout the buying and installation experience.
The expertise we have gained in the metal building industry allows us to form relationships with the best metal building manufacturers. Through these relationships, we negotiate the best possible prices for the metal buildings we offer on behalf of our customers. We provide transparency in our pricing and include the cost of the delivery as well as the installation of the structure.
Delivery of Your Metal Building
Once an order is placed for a carport or metal building, it is sent to our building manufacturers for production. As soon as your metal building kit is manufactured, one of Carport1 customer service representatives will contact you. They will help you to schedule the date for the delivery and installation. Typically, we deliver the metal building within 2-4 weeks from the day you are ready to receive the order. However, this time period may vary due to unfavorable weather conditions, customer demands, etc.
The delivery of your metal building is free or included if the delivery address is within our normal service area: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Please speak with one of our Specialists for detailed information about our services and pricing in your area. Deliveries outside our service areas, may include additional charges.
On the day of the scheduled delivery, it is important that you have made the necessary arrangements to receive your metal building. We recommend that you are present during the delivery. This way you can thoroughly inspect your order and see if there are any misplaced or faulty parts.
How to prepare for a Metal Building Installation
Before the installation crew arrives at the site to install your metal building, there are a few preparations you need to make. These preparations will ensure that construction happens on time and as smoothly as possible.
First, you need to obtain the building permits required for the construction of your metal building. Any municipal permits that you will need concerning the utility lines through the site is your responsibility.
Next, make sure the supply lines are marked (if there are any) for the safety of the installation crew.
The most important step is to insure the site is level. Any site that is not flat is considered to be unstable for the construction of the metal building. Failure to level the area may give rise to faults, like cracks and leaks or may even cause the building to lean on one side. If the crew is forced to install the metal building on a site that is not flat, some of your warranties may be deemed void.
Before the installation begins, you should also remove all the obstructions and debris that might hinder the construction. Obstructions may include vegetation, power lines, etc.
The Installation Process
Once the installation crew arrives at the site, the construction will begin. The team will start by laying out the base rails in an exact rectangle.
When the base rails are properly aligned, the team secures them to the ground with the appropriate type of anchors.
Next, the frames are then properly assembled on the ground. Followed by fixing the frames to the base rail thus, completing the framework.
Finally, the team adds metal panels to the building, first on the roof and then on the sides and ends. Followed by openings, like doors and windows, if there are any that require installation.
We categorize our surfaces into four basic types; dirt surfaces, asphalt surfaces, concrete surfaces, and wooden surfaces. The difference between the installations over various kinds of surfaces is the anchors used. Below we have listed the anchor options and the cases where they are utilized.
- Rebar Anchors: For non-certified installations over dirt/ asphalt surfaces.
- Mobile Home Anchors: For certified installations over dirt/ asphalt surfaces.
- Concrete/ Wedge anchors: For installations over concrete surfaces.
- Lag Bolts: For installations over wooden foundations. These installed units are never certified.
We install our metal carports on a stationary dock. We do not install a building over a floating dock. Additional labor costs will apply if the building materials have to be carried more than 50’ to the construction site.
Clients may choose to install their metal building kits themselves. While this might save on costs, we highly recommend that our customers choose a professional installation. Professionally installed units are superior built and come with a 1-year workmanship warranty. Do It Yourself kits do not come with any installation manuals. If you are an experienced builder or capable of completing a DIY project, you are welcome to complete the installation yourself. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us to learn more.