A steel truss building is a strong structure and perfect for many a variety of uses. But if you don’t but it right, then you may be wasting your money. Here are 7 mistakes that people commonly make when they are buying steel truss buildings.
The Wrong Building
Just like the first time you buy a new car or new house, mistakes are easy to make if you don’t have a clear idea what you need from steel truss buildings. Ask yourself some basic questions such as the building will be used and make sure it will serve the purpose you have in mind.
The Total Cost
Buying steel truss buildings in a "kit" for a DIY project is a money saver, but that kit isn’t going to come with a lot of the things you’ll need. Like a concrete foundation, delivery, building it, doors, and don’t forget about the taxes. There may also be permits needed and depending on what you’ll be using it for, there could be electrical, plumbing, and insulation and interior finish-out. Add a minimum of 10% to your planned budget for that 'miscellaneous" stuff.
If your first question to the sales person when buying steel truss building is “how much?”, then you’re already off to a bad start. You will get what you pay for when it comes to buying a steel truss structure. And be careful not to over-build or under-build based on your needs and planned usage.
Buy Without Thinking
If the sales person has you as “I have a deal for you today!”, when buying steel truss buildings, then you just may be setting yourself up for a sucker punch. When you’re making this type of investment, think it through. The right decision can save you a lot of anguish, frustration, money, and time later down the road.
Not Checking References
No matter whether it is a local business or a national business with satellite lots, you want to be sure you’re dealing with a reputable place that you can trust. And the best way to do that is to ask for references and then follow through and check them out. Do your research on the company. How long has the company been in business and do they offer a warranty? Do they build other things besides steel truss buildings? Do they offer you a list where you can look at previous jobs?
Skipping The Permit Process
No matter where you live or where you’re planning on placing steel truss buildings, you need to check for any require licenses or permits. Zoning laws vary from city to city, county to county, state to state. There may be a maximum or a minimum in size allowed. There may be stipulations on color and material. Take the steps needed to get these things resolved before you buy any steel truss buildings.