5 Steps from Order to Delivery of a Prefabricated Steel Building
We discussed how to get a RHINO metal building quote on our last blog. Now let’s look at what happens when you are ready to order your new RHINO steel building.
There are five basic steps in the RHINO metal building ordering process.
STEP 1: Confirm the Contract
You need to confirm the stated building loads and codes meet or exceed the local requirements. Double-check that all the information on the contract is correct for you buy steel buildings.
Once you confirm all the details on the order form, sign the contract and return it to RHINO with the 25% deposit.
The design and engineering for your structure begins when the order/contract is received.
STEP 2: Certification and Plans
Your RHINO steel buildings may be ordered for “production” (typically delivered in six to eight weeks) or for “permit.”
The production order continues to manufacturing without delay.
However, in some areas of the country, permitting is a lengthy process. For these locations, manufacturing does not begin until the permitting process is completed. Delivery typically is five weeks after manufacturing begins.
When the design and engineering is completed— typically, two to three weeks— you receive a Letter of Certification with three sets of plans stamped by an engineered licensed for your state. Anchor bolt plans also arrive. The plans and letters allow you— or your contractor— to obtain the necessary building permits. (Your RHINO steel building specialist can advise you on the permitting process.)
Your concrete contractor will use the anchor bolt plans to align the bolts connecting the steel framing to the concrete.
STEP 3: Schedule and Support Materials
In approximately three weeks from receipt of your order/ contract, RHINO sends your confirmation letter and a tentative delivery date. You also receive your RHINO Construction DVD and Installation Manual.
STEP 4: Final Confirmation
The customer service department calls to confirm your delivery date and time. The customer service representative answers any further questions you have.
STEP 5: Steel Package Arrives
On the day specified, your RHINO metal building arrives to your job site. The shipment includes your steel framing, cladding, and any accessories you included with your order.
You pay the balance of your order with a cashier’s check upon delivery.
RHINO Price Protection
RHINO automatically protects you against any steel increases by locking in pricing once the order releases for production.
Do you have any questions about RHINO’s order process? Call a RHINO metal building specialist today. Our hot line is 940.383.9566.
We would be pleased to discuss your next building project and answer all your questions about our building systems. Contact us for more information on how to buy steel buildings.