Before affixing your signature to the order documents of your prefabricated steel building, make sure that the supplier you are dealing with is the one who will really take care of your specific needs.
Nowadays, the steel building industry is enjoying robust sales due to the numerous benefits and advantages that metal structures offer. This phenomenal growth has attracted many companies who engage in the supply of prefabricated steel buildings.
In order to understand if you are dealing with the right kind of company, you must first know the different types of prefabricated steel buildings suppliers and how they can help you make your steel building project a success.
1) Private Label Manufacturers. Reputable private label manufacturers have the engineering capabilities to produce the steel building that suits your needs. They provide the steel framing systems, the panels for the roof and the walls, and the steel building accessories.
Most of these suppliers are involved in the three phases of your building project – the designing, the costing, and the engineering. However, some private label manufacturers extend their services up to the construction phase.
2) Steel Building Brokers. Generally, prefabricated steel building brokers work with multiple manufacturers. They can offer you a lower price for your prefabricated steel building because they purchase materials that are cheaper and lesser in quality.
Aside from that, you have to erect the building yourself or find a contractor to do it for you. Most importantly, brokers do not provide after-sales service, meaning they don’t have the qualified personnel to provide answers to your questions and problems during the construction of your steel building.
3) General Contractors. This type of suppliers will sell the steel building and erect it for you. They have aligned themselves with prefabricated steel building manufacturers who will engineer your steel building, based on the specifications gathered from you by the general contractor.
Deciding on which type of prefabricated steel building supplier to deal with, really depends on your situation and your budget.