Pre-engineered Steel Building Mistakes That Can Cost You Money

Pre-engineered Steel Building Mistakes That Can Cost You Money

Mistakes can add up—avoid unforeseen costs when it comes to your metal building with a little planning and help from experts.

Pre-engineered steel buildings have many benefits and applications for a wide range of industries. One of the benefits we’ve never heard anyone complain about? The potential to save on costs. 

Here are just a few of the ways steel buildings can help your bottom line:

  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Quick to erect, saving on labour and speeding up business
  • Long-lasting, durable buildings

But if you’re not careful, mistakes when working with a metal building can add up in cost, and we wouldn’t want that to happen to you! Keep an eye out for these mistakes when selecting and erecting a prefabricated metal building for your business. 


Whether or not to DIY

The name “steel building kit” makes it seem like anyone can erect a metal building, but that’s not always the case. Without the proper manpower and skills, even a simple steel building kit may be beyond the capabilities of some clients. Getting in over your head can result in extra costs and lost time if you have to call the calvary and get professional builders in. 

Not sure if a steel building kit is for you? Have a look at our recommendations or give us a call


Not knowing the rules

Sometimes permitting, zoning, and codes can be confusing—that’s because the rules are different everywhere. Your pre-engineered steel building has to accommodate environmental factors based on area, as defined in the National Building Code of Canada and your local provincial building code. 

Working with seasoned professionals for the planning phase of your project helps avoid surprises, hidden costs, and, most importantly, the headache of massive delays. 


Misunderstand the type of building you need

A metal building is a metal building is a metal building, right? Wrong. The purpose of your structure is a great place to start, but having a full understanding of the needs—space, height, storage—is hugely important. 

Furthermore, think about the future of your business. Is what this building will serve you for now going to accommodate your plans for your business’s growth? Your steel building will be with you for a long time, so it makes sense to incorporate it into your future planning. 


Metal Structure Concepts has been designing and constructing steel buildings across Canada for over 20 years. From retail spaces to warehouses to wineries and more, we are the experts for your next project. Contact us today for a free quote.