Steel Building Systems, Inc
Novice builders sometimes fail to do their homework before buying a metal building. Careful thought and research make the steel building purchasing process easier, more enjoyable— and can save money.
People call RHINO every day asking, “What’s the current cost-per-square-foot for metal buildings?”
Would you ask a car salesperson, “How much does a vehicle cost?” Of course not. You know there is a big difference in the prices of a Yamaha motorcycle, a Chevy compact, Ford pickup, a Lexus SUV, and a Humvee. Even in the same make and model, the price changes based on engine size and options included. Once you narrow your dream vehicle down to make, model, and accessories, there is still a price difference from dealership to dealership.
So it is with buying a metal building.
You cannot receive an accurate quote until you clearly define how much building you require. Focus on your exact needs first.
These questions will help you decide how much structure you require for your application:
It is imperative to choose the building site before buying a metal building. The physical size and shape of the property— as well as all legal easement restrictions— determines the size and shape of the building you purchase.
Perhaps you tentatively planned on a 50’ x 50’ steel building. However, you find the narrower lot you’ve chosen better accommodates a 40’ x 62’ or a 35’ x 70’ structure.
(TIP: Be sure to include any excavation work needed on the site in your budget.)
Future expansion creates more considerations. If later growth is a possibility, place the structure on the lot with ample room for later additions.
Never assume your building fits local zoning restrictions.
You cannot put up a building anywhere you like, even when you already own the property. Building regulations are strict and non-negotiable.
Contact your local officials and building inspectors. Make sure you know your metal building plans meet all local zoning, specific building codes, and easements for the site you have chosen before you order your building. (TIP: Never sign a contract for a metal building until you have absolutely verified all local building loads. Change orders are costly and delay your construction.)
RHINO recently added an easy to use “Design Your Building” tool to our Web site. This tool allows you to clarify your steel building vision before buying.
RHINO metal building specialists help you by providing fast tips for refining your dream building project. If you need assistance in clarifying your ideal structure, we will help with that too.
Our experience allows us to offer helpful suggestions to make your structure work better— or even cost less. We will answer all your questions, help you make your accessory and option selections, and lead you easily through the process of buying a metal building.
RHINO delivers quality pre-engineered metal buildings all across North America.
Contact a RHINO steel building specialist today. Call the RHINO toll free number now: 888.320.7466.