There are a lot of things to take into consideration when you’re getting ready to purchase a carport or other steel building for your home or business. We want you to be able to spend less time on the parts of the process that don’t matter as much and be able to focus your attention on the more important factors that will affect your structure most. Here is our list of things to do and not to do when buying a steel carport (or other metal building).
The Do’s and Don’ts of Carport Buying
Do: your research! (Don’t skimp on this step!) There are tons of companies and products out there, some of which you might not even know existed.
Don’t: take any claims as fact until you have explored all available avenues and know that a carport (or whatever type of building you choose) is the right option for you.
Do: Find out what building materials are used by the companies that you are looking into. Building materials can greatly affect the price of your carport or other structure, and a $1,000 wooden structure is NOT the same as a $1,000 steel structure.
Don’t: Purchase a carport or building without finding out how much delivery and installation are going to cost you. At Elephant Structures, we offer free delivery and installation with every purchase, but many companies do not, or they offer one or the other. Know what you’re getting into!
Do: decide how much space you have to build your structure. This will help immensely when it comes time to talk to a representative about how much your structure will cost. It really does depend on how big it is.
Don’t: waste your time filling out quote forms! At Elephant Structures, we have a patented buildID system on each of our websites (Metal Shelters, Carport.com and Elephant Barns) that will allow you to price your structure from home, in real time, and receive an instant quote on your carport or building without having to fill in any forms! Just enter the zip code that your structure will be installed in and go!