|Misleading Information - Deceptive Practices
|The standards and values of our industry are regularly
masked by the deceptive practices of the unprincipled few. These companies
deliberately mislead people hoping to increase their chances of a sale. At
Metal Building Depot we know that the more you understand about the product you
are buying, the more confidant you will be at purchase time.
|Arm yourself with information
No manufacturer keeps an inventory of buildings "ready to ship." Without
exception, steel buildings are made specifically to order. A building should be
designed to meet your needs and more importantly - your building
code. Some companies create "general" price lists for common sizes, but
the selection is very limited to a geographic area with limited variance in
Beware of companies implying they keep an existing inventory of buildings. To
find out whether a "clearance" or "cancelled order" really exists inquire on
the earliest ship date. You should be able to take immediate delivery on a
building "ready to ship."
There is no such thing as making simple structural changes on a pre-designed
building. Moving or adding a door opening on an existing or "ready to ship"
building - could require the use of a
wind column or
portal frame. This could change the rigid frame design and render the
existing design useless. Additionally, changing the wind or snow load could
require the girt and purlin spacing to change and the location of connection
plates along columns and rafters may not be located properly. The bottom line
is that a structural change most likely requires a new building design. The
moral of this story is: If a seller claims to have a building "ready to ship"
make sure it will meet or exceed you local building codes
and loads… and more importantly - your needs.
|A 30'x40' Building
|Proposal or Propose "ALL"
|We want to help you eliminate the "gray areas" in a typical
building quote. The items listed on your contract should be made clear as to
exactly what is being promised. Our itemized contracts are detailed and
specific and you'll never see "included" in one price (without a description).
All your accessories and options are listed as separate line items. With our
online quote you will always know exactly what you're paying for.