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Ordering and Delivery of your Metal Building


Some of our customers, when they visit our website or contact us to place an order for metal buildings, be it a metal carport, a metal garage, a metal barn or a metal RV cover, will have a clear idea of what they want to buy. Some of them are looking around to find the perfect metal structure to fit their needs. Meanwhile, some have confusions about which building to purchase and need a little guidance.

Choosing the Perfect Metal Buildings

Everybody will have a reason for buying a metal building. That is the only thing that you should know from the start, your requirements. Do not worry if you do not know the exact dimensions or the color combination you want before you place an order. That is what we are here for.

You can find all the information about the features and options we provide with any of our metal building and structure in our Carport1 webpage. We have developed our online services to be as informative as possible. So, when it is time to make a purchase, our customers can make a very well-informed decision.

From there you can decide the size, the color combination, the roof styles, or any other extra features to add to your metal structure. You can even get a quote and evaluate the total cost of the metal building. If you still have any confusion or need any help, you can call or contact us online at any time. Our team of customer care representatives is always at your disposal. They will be more than happy to help you through the entire buying process.

The Local Building Codes

After you are clear about the specifications of the metal building you want and before you actually place an order, you should contact your local governing body to get all the information you require about the legalities of installing that metal building. Since state and local laws vary from place to place, it is hard for us to tell you exactly what permits you require. Obtaining any building permits and knowing about local building regulations is a responsibility you have to undertake. If your area needs certification with the metal building to get the permits, we can provide you with the documents and drawings after you place the order.

Placing an Order for your Metal Building

Placing an order is pretty simple and straightforward. You just fill out the order form. To ensure that we have accurate orders, we will send it for review. Once you review and approve it, you will have to pay a certain amount of down payment according to the total cost of the metal structure.

The amount of down payment is 10% of the total cost for a purchase that is under $1500. It is 12% for an order that costs $1500 – $4000 and 15% for orders over $4000. You can pay through online services like VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal to start your order early. Checks will require 5-10 business days so that we can clear them before starting your order.

Your order will then go to our manufacturers where your prefab steel building kit will be produced. A customer service representative will get in contact with you after your metal structure has been manufactured to schedule your delivery. We will deliver your order to the site usually within 2-4 weeks from the date you are ready to have your metal building installed. This time period may be longer depending on the demand, time of the year, etc.

Preparing the Site Before the Installation

Preparation of the site is also your responsibility. It is very important if you want the construction to happen as per the schedule. There are only a few things you have to take care of to prepare the site for the installation. The primary step is to level the site. An unlevelled site will cause a lot of trouble during the installation. It will also create instability in the structure in the long run. Especially for enclosed structures, the doors and windows may not close or open properly if the site is not level.

You can lay the foundation for the metal building if you plan to build it over concrete, wood, gravel, etc. You will also have to clear out debris or any obstruction that might impede the installation process.

Delivery of the Metal Building Kit

You can make any changes to your order up until the time when your order has been loaded and sent to the site. You have to be available when the order is scheduled to arrive. During the drop-off, you can check the parts of the metal building to ensure that there are no damages and the kit is exactly what you ordered.

Installation of the Metal Building Kit

Installation of a metal building is a very easy and straightforward task. All the parts are pre-fabricated in the factories and all that remains to do on site is the assembly. Usually, a small carport kit will take no longer than a day to be installed. The larger the dimensions of the kit and the more complicated the design of the building, the longer it will take for the crew to fit the metal building. You will have to pay all the remaining cost of the building once the building has been built on site.

You can give us a call or contact us if you have any queries about ordering, delivery or installation of your metal building. Our team is always ready to inform you about our products and services. Carport1 is available 24/7, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that your purchase goes as smoothly as possible.

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