Metal Building Buying Guide

Metal Building

Are you in the market for a metal building but want to gather some further information before moving forward? Perhaps you are a little reluctant to purchase a metal building because you would like the exterior design to blend better with your home or neighborhood. Or maybe you want to explore some added options for your metal building.

Whatever the case may be, this buying guide will cover many questions that arise in the metal building buying process.

Assess Your Metal Building Needs

The first step in buying your metal building is to determine what you are using the metal for. ByColor - Carport Supercenter asking yourself the following questions you can begin to determine the best metal building for your needs:

  • What are you using the metal building for?
  • Are you purchasing a carport to park a car in, or a fully enclosed metal barn or building?
  • How large do you need the space to be?

Gaining answers to these questions can help you determine the best fit for your needs. You can then move on to selecting the best building for your needs as well as the roof, color, and other features available.

Metal Building Aesthetics

The next step the metal building buying process is to choose a building style and roofline that meets your needs. There are endless options available, and some are better suited for colder climates and include:

  • Standard – cost-effective. The best option for those in a mild climate
  • A-Frame – built to look more like a house, added support.
  • Verticle – Built stronger for those who live in snowy climates. Roof is made to withstand weather better.

After you select a design and a roof that works for your needs, you can then begin to explore the options available to you from doors, windows, sides and more. Keep in mind that designing a great metal building will not only make the space more valuable to you but will add value to your home and property as well.

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Luckily, has made the design process easier than ever with their online tools, the Component Visualizer and the Color Visualizer. understands that you should love the look of your metal building.

Not only does offer hundreds of metal buildings including metal barns, metal RV covers, commercial buildings, metal garages, metal carports, and combos to choose from, but they also offer fourteen different colors as well. Through the Color Visualizer, you can create combinations of roof, trim and wall color that is seemingly endless. You are also able to build and create a metal building designed to meet your needs utilizing the Component Visualizer. Exploring with these tools allows you to get a better idea of what your design might look like once finished.

Metal Building – Building Codes

It is often suggested that you check with your local building codes before you begin building anything, or before you purchase a carport. Some local jurisdictions may have requirements surrounding the installation of carports or metal buildings that you must be knowledgeable of before proceeding. If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association or restrictive covenants you should check your rules before proceeding as well. Some communities have strict guidelines that you must follow according to size, or color, to stay within local code.

If you are purchasing a metal building for a business or commercial use, there are often a series of permits needed to proceed. You should consult with your local building permit official before installation to learn more information. Obtaining the proper permits is very important.

Does The Site Need Prepared?

Where will you be installing the metal building? It often doesn’t occur to many people that the site where the metal building will go should be level. A metal building installed on the unlevel ground will cause many issues. One of the most important things to consider is that if your land is not level and you will install a structure, it is a safety hazard. Other things you need to consider before installing include:

  • underground utilities
  • overhead utilities
  • drainage
  • sewage
  • trees
  • anything that would be in the way

Also, consider where your property line ends. You wouldn’t want your metal carports built an inch or two over your property line on to your neighbor’s property, causing avoidable issues. is here to help you with all of your metal carport needs. We have a wide selection of metal carports, metal garages, metal RV covers, metal barns, and barn style carport. We offer a 90-day workmanship warranty and pride ourselves on a quick turnaround. Once your order is submitted and approved your metal building will be delivered and built within five business days to 4-weeks, depending on your location.  

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