Steel Building Systems, Inc
While many people confidently build their own pre-engineered metal building (PEMB), others prefer to use a professional steel building erector for their project.
An expert steel building erector is critical to a successful large-scale commercial or industrial construction project. Sloppy or incorrect assembly of a PEMB effects structural integrity. Slipshod framing also leads to later problems and waterproofing issues with the building.
Hiring an experienced steel building erector with a well-trained crew keeps the project running smoothly and on schedule.
When you are interviewing potential steel building installers, do not be shy about asking questions like these:
Look for metal building erectors online. Check with your building department for a list of local steel building installers.
Explain your project in detail to each erector you contact. To supply an accurate bid, the erector needs to know the building’s size, number of doors and windows, and exterior finishing materials. Include the options requiring installation, like skylights, gutters, roof vents, insulation, etc.
Give the erector details about any timesaving features of the steel framing kit you are purchasing. RHINO steel buildings, for example, include self-drilling screws, pre-welded clips, die-formed ridge caps, door trim, and formed-base trim.
Beware of any bid that is markedly lower than all the others are. A low-ball bid may be a red flag that this is a novice framer. Do not settle for an inexperienced framer just to shave off a few bucks. In the long run, it will cost you far more in mistakes and delays.
Ask potential steel building installers for Multiple References and Licensing.
Any reliable erector or contractor should readily supply multiple references. Get references from earlier projects and jobs that are more recent.
Many states require licensing and certification for all builders, including steel erectors. If required in your state, ask for copies of their current license and certification.
Don’t take anything at face value. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for the success of your building project.
Make it clear that the erector cannot make any design changes in the field. Be sure he knows he should contact you immediately if there are any issues during construction.
With huge or complex commercial and industrial projects, it may be advisable to hire a general contractor to oversee the entire construction project, including framing assembly.
RHINO earns an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We pride ourselves on supplying excellent customer service and a superb building product—all at an affordable price.
The RHINO Installation Manual is available online, detailing the RHINO assembly procedures and safety measures. In addition, RHINO’s team of steel building specialists will answer any questions for you, your metal building erector, or your general contractor. We will do everything possible to help your building project reach a successful completion.
To learn more, call RHINO today on the toll free hotline: 1-888-320-7466.