Metal Structure Installation Time is Now!

No matter what you need a metal structure for, there is no doubt that spring and early summer are the best times to have one installed! By getting your structure ordered in April, you’ll be installed mid-summer and ready to put your building to use! Agricultural buildings can be made ready for harvest season, garages and carports can be prepared to face the cold fall and winter weather to come, and storage buildings can have contents piled into them before the weather gets too cumbersome to move a lot of stuff around.

Metal Structure by Elephant Metal Shelters

Get a quote on a metal structure now and buy sooner than you thought!

With Metal Shelter’s metal structure builder, you can get an instant quote on the ideal custom metal structure for you and your intended use! There are no forms to fill out, no personal information to give, just enter the zip code that our installers will construct your building in and design away! That’s really all there is to it. Our quote generator will update the price of your building with every customization option that you choose, making it simple to stick to your budget and see what options might cost you.

Because spring and summer are our peak metal structure ordering times, you will definitely receive your structure faster than if you ordered in the fall or winter. First of all, there aren’t any snow or ice delays that often accompany cold-weather installations. Second of all, the more orders that we have going out, the sooner yours will arrive to you as we fill up trucks going to specific locations and install them geographically. Your best bet for a quick metal structure installation would definitely be to order right around now.

If you’re ready to order your metal structure, or if you have some questions or want to be walked through the process, give us a call at 855-CAR-PORT. We’re more than happy to work with you to get you the metal structure that you’ve always wanted!

Steel Pavilion Building Permits

Building a steel pavilion is a great, thoughtful idea. What better way to encourage people to get outdoors and socialize! From concerts and barbecues to birthday parties and basketball games, a steel pavilion is truly a multipurpose facility that will benefit any community or property. But what happens when a permit is required to build a structure in your area? What steps does this add to the process of getting your steel pavilion delivered and installed?

Steel Pavilion by Elephant Metal Shelters

Obtaining a Permit to Build a Steel Pavilion or Other Structure

To find out if a permit is required in your area to build a nonresidential building on your property, you should start by calling your city and/or county officials to ask about building codes. Though it may seem as though building a relatively small structure on your own property would be your own decision, that is rarely the case. Your city or county offices will be able to answer all questions relating to permits and the steps involved in obtaining them.

If a permit is required in your area, you will need to purchase a certified structure from us. What that means is that your steel pavilion or other metal structure comes with engineered drawings of your custom structure that you may submit to your county or city to fulfill the building permit requirements. Your steel pavilion will be made from extra-durable 12-gauge steel, and will have higher wind ratings and snow load ratings than if it were not certified.

Before you call about ordering a steel pavilion, go ahead and call your city or county to find out if you need a building permit to satisfy any building codes that may exist. When you have that information, you can give us a call at 855-CAR-PORT. Armed with that information, we can give you more accurate price quotes for the structure that you’re looking to build.

Metal Building Kit Prices

Despite what the big box home improvement stores may have you believe, metal building kit prices are actually incredibly affordable! We’re not talking about a metal building kit that is created in a cookie cutter factory for a one-size-fits-all customer; we’re talking about a fully customizable metal building kit for a structure that is designed by YOU the buyer!

Metal Building Kit Utility Carport/Garage Combo

Metal Building Kit Prices are Affordable!

Let’s face it; metal building kits that you find in the chain stores aren’t very cheap. Taking that into account, logic would indicate that a kit that was customized to your exact specifications (be it color, length, height, door size, etc.) would be outrageously overpriced. Thankfully, that isn’t the case. Elephant Structures’ metal building kits are incredibly affordable, despite their highly customizable nature, and are more durable, long-lasting, and attractive than their pre-boxed cookie-cutter counterparts.

The other great thing about an Elephant Structures metal building kit is that we offer FREE delivery and installation of every structure purchased. That means you don’t have to worry about renting a big truck to transport your purchase from factory to your property, and you don’t have to slave away in the oncoming summer to get it built; we do all the grunt-work for you! If you’d prefer to install it yourself, you are certainly welcome to do so. We do warn that our pieces are not pre-drilled and our kits do not come with instructions, so it really is best (in most cases) to take advantage of the free installation that each metal building kit comes with.

Check our our metal building kit pricing tool here, or call 855-CAR-PORT to place an order or speak directly with a customer service representative. Our kits are available for carports, barns, garages, sheds, rv covers, boat covers, and a variety of other functions.

Steel Park Shelter Location Ideas

A steel park shelter is a great resource for organizations or parks departments looking to attract more people to certain areas. As the saying goes, “If you build it, they will come.” People love park shelters because they offer space to gather, whatever the weather.

Green Steel Park Shelter by Elephant Metal Shelters

Pick a Strategic Spot for Your Steel Park Shelter!

By strategically choosing a space for your steel park shelter, you can ensure that people visit where you want them to visit, and that you will provide adequate shelter in the places that people already love to frequent.

Be sure to put a steel park shelter around any playgrounds that you may have! Playgrounds mean children, which mean family or group gatherings. Large groups and families will appreciate the space to be able to get out of the rain, have a family picnic lunch out of the sun, or just be able to sit in the shade and relax in the middle of playtime.

Another great place for a steel park shelter is around any bodies of water your property may have. Waterfront is great for swimming, fishing, skipping rocks, boating, and is just a natural people-attractant. Give people a covered space to enjoy the water without being exposed to extreme sun and weather. Your shelters will also be appreciated by storm lovers that enjoy watching water churn in the event of heavy rain.

Finally, make sure there is at least one steel park shelter near your parking lots. Often, people just want to hop out of the car and eat when they get to a park. Carrying coolers full of drinks and heavy picnic baskets can be a burden on your patrons. The less they have to walk, the better!

Make sure you put enough trashcans in your shelters and have employees to come and remove the trash periodically. Avoiding litter by encouraging the proper disposal of waste is just that easy.

H3 here with steel park shelter

Picnic Shelter Customization

The weather is beautiful outside (at least around the Elephant Structures office!), and more than likely you’re thinking about spending more time outdoors. We recently blogged about the great benefits of a picnic shelter, so we thought it would be great to accompany that by writing a blog on all the things you can do to make your picnic shelter a great place to hang out and have a BBQ!

Picnic Shelter by Elephant StructuresPicnic Shelter 101

  1. Invest in great picnic tables. The ground is great for an impromptu picnic, but you’ve got an awesome new picnic shelter; utilize it correctly! We recommend something sturdy, either treated wood or a durable metal. You might also want to purchase removable bench cushions for added comfort.
  2. Decide whether or not you want to install an in-slab permanent grill. If you’re going to have picnics, you’ve got to have a grill! A great permanent solution is installing a charcoal grill directly into the concrete slab when it is being poured for your picnic shelter. You might decide to keep your options open, though, and go with a portable grill. This will allow you the opportunity to use your picnic shelter for other functions in the future, if you so choose.
  3. Think about outdoor fixtures. Going to be grilling out a lot? Install outdoor cabinets and counters for ease of use and storage. If you really want to get fancy, think about a sink as well. This will allow you more freedom and ease of cleanup, and you will have a source of water close by in case you should need it.

If you’re interested in learning more about a picnic shelter from Elephant Metal Shelters, check out the main section of our website, or you can call us at 855-CAR-PORT to speak with a live customer service representative. Hurry, summer is on its way!

Metal Pavilion – The Space for Every Occasion

An Elephant Structures Metal Pavilion

Invest in a metal pavilion to serve the needs of your business!

metal pavilion is a building that can be used for every occasion! Businesses can benefit from its versatile uses years after the initial purchase. Our pavilions are made of incredible strong, durable galvanized steel (a choice of 12 or 14 gauge steel is available) and are ready to bear the brunt of the work you’re needing them to do! Your business may choose to use the space for storage of supplies, vehicles, products, animals, or other goods underneath. Our metal structures are weatherproof, rust proof, will not rot, or warp, and can be depended on to store even the most important of business supplies. We also have a variety of 12 colors available for your metal pavilion, so you can match your structure to your pre-existing buildings (or not, we love a little creativity!).

The Elephant Metal Shelters metal pavilion is also great to use as a gathering space. Employees that work outdoors can take sheltered breaks underneath the space, or they can have an area to gather when it rains or during other extreme weather conditions. If your business is more corporate-office-centered, employees will love the option to enjoy nice weather and eat or conduct light business outside. When its time to have a company picnic or team-building event, you’ve already got the perfect location; your metal pavilion! Productivity will increase, and your employees will thank you again and again. A metal pavilion is the perfect solution to plenty of common business problems!

Go ahead, explore what a metal pavilion could do for your business or property. Think about all the functionality a pavilion could offer you (now, or in the future!). When you’re done dreaming about the possibilities, give Elephant Structures a call (855-CAR-PORT). We’re excited to help you make your dream into a reality.