Metal Building FAQs: Find Answers with USA Metal Structures
We take pride in our exceptional customer service, and a major part of that is making sure customers promptly get the answers they’re looking for. We’ve organized the most frequently asked questions below to help with exactly that. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, please get in touch and we’ll be ready to assist you.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED FOR THESE BUILDINGS?
Our standard frame is 14 Gauge Galvanized Square Steel which measures 2.5"x2.5" & we use 29 Gauge Corrugated Sheet Metal for the Roof & Walls. 12 Gauge Frame & 26 Gauge Sheeting is available as an upgrade.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY BUILDING DELIVERED AFTER I PLACE AN ORDER?
Lead Times always start from the day your site is ready. For most of our coverage area this lead time is 2-6 weeks.
IS MY DOWN PAYMENT REFUNDABLE?
As stated on all of our contracts, the down payment is NOT refundable.
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED BUILDING?
A certified building has been designed by an engineer and has ratings for wind and snow load. Some local ordinances require that you certify any building that you construct. The objective of the building codes is to insure safety and to protect the public. Some states, don’t require buildings to be certified because they may not have to worry about heavy snowfalls and high winds. Certain states require that any new structure constructed be certified. Some require all structures to be inspected, while others only require that occupied structures be inspected prior to people living or working inside. We are able to prepare and install custom metal carports and RV carports to meet the criteria for certification. When preparing your base for your carport or RV carport installation, please be sure that the ground is level and the concrete slab or asphalt slab poured is wide enough to support the carport and anchors. Please note there is no additional warranty on certified buildings. A certified building simply means the building is built to specifications and certified by a professional engineer to meet local building requirements. If you do need to certify your building, you will likely need a copy of the blueprints for the engineers to review. Please feel free to call and speak with our customer service representatives to learn how to get a copy of the blue prints.
WHAT TYPE OF ANCHORS DO YOU USE?
For ground applications we use Rebar Anchor as well as Helical Auger Anchor. For asphalt applications we use Rebar Anchor as well as special designed Asphalt Arrow Anchor. For concrete applications we use concrete Wedge Anchor. Please see below for examples:
WHAT WARRANTY DO THE BUILDINGS COME WITH?
All of our structures come with an automatic 90 Day Workmanship Warranty. We offer 10 year rust through warranty on our 14 Gauge Galvanized Steel Frame & 20 year rust through warranty on our 12 Gauge Galvanized Steel Frame.
ARE COLOR MATCHING SCREWS STANDARD WITH MY GARAGE?
No, the standard screws are Zinc coated (silver screws). Color matching screws are an upgrade. Please ask you building specialist the cost.