Do It Yourself Metal Building?

Should You Erect Your Metal Building Yourself Or Have It Handled Professionally?

A lot of times we have customers from New Orleans to Shreveport in Louisiana who do not want to pay someone else to erect their metal building and instead wish to take care of this part themselves. This is not a problem if you have an understanding of the prefabricated metal building process and what it is going to take to accomplish erecting your metal building . However there are some things we encourage you to consider:

  1. Do you have patience? Although creating your metal building is a fairly easy concept and we can provide you with a manual and live troubleshooting from highly trained experts, it is not always an exact science and as with any other new endeavor, the first time can be grueling and frustrating because you have a learning curve.
  2. Do you have the time? Erecting your metal building is not a time consuming process if you have done it many times before. Assuming your concrete and anchor bolts are ready, a standard 30×40 can be completed in just 4 days from ground to finished building. However if this is your first time, be prepared to spend some extra time and have a few bumps along the way. For example, maybe a part did not arrive and you do not have extras on hand like a professional erector would have. Or possibly a piece does not seem to be the correct piece when in all actuality, after you stop and make a few phone calls, you find that it is the correct piece but you need a special tool that erectors use to finesse these imperfect pieces into place. These are just some of the normal occurrences that you may encounter but that can be overcome.
  3. Is being able to say that you did the erected your metal building yourself worth the time and money? This is a choice that only you can make after considering the work that will be involved. An experienced building consultant can provide you a manual in advance so you can take a look and see exactly what is involved in metal building erection and help you decide if you want to tackle this project. If not, our advisers can help you find a professional erector in your area to complete this task for you.

Just a note -whether you plan on erecting your metal building yourself, or hiring someone else to do it, make sure that when your building is scheduled to arrive that you have the proper equipment to off load the metal delivery. If not, a whole slew of more headaches await you! More information on preparing for your metal building can be found in the article, “Metal building preparation, Are you Ready?” Find out how metal building prices can make your next construction project more affordable.

(Click here to learn about Metal Roof Building)