Frequently Asked Questions

Metal buildings are popular all across the United States for numerous reasons, including their affordability, strength, and versatility. These and other tremendous benefits attract customers from a variety of backgrounds with diverse needs. As more and more Americans choose to invest in metal buildings, the availability of reliable information about these incredible buildings is extremely important.

American Metal Buildings is the go-to dealer of steel structures in the United States thanks to its superior products and premier customer service, among other advantages only it can offer. For more information on American Metal Buildings and the fantastic buildings it provides, check out some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve answered below!

Yes, you can customize nearly every aspect of your metal building. The size of your building is entirely up to your discretion, as is the roof style, color, and whether or not your building is certified. You can even dictate the location, number, and type of doors and windows.

In fact, American Metal Buildings is happy to offer guidance on customizing your building for your intended applications, where you can easily view and customize the metal building of your choice with all the options available, complete with a 360-degree.

American Metal Buildings is at the cutting edge of eCommerce. Part of this commitment to simplifying processes for its valued customers includes an intuitive and streamlined ordering process where anyone can place any order directly through the site. If you prefer a more human connection, American Metal Buildings also has a great team of customer service professionals who can guide you through the process.

The lead times offered by American Metal Buildings are among the fastest in the industry. Your building will be delivered and installed within four to six weeks of placing your order, ensuring your building gets put to use sooner rather than later.

Because metal buildings come in a wide variety of styles and sizes and are highly customizable, their prices can fluctuate dramatically. That’s why American Metal Buildings has implemented a price tracking tool on its website that allows you to view the price of your custom metal building in real-time.

When ordering a metal building from American Metal Buildings, you will have the option to choose a certified building. This option may be required for certain areas that have strict building standards (so check with local authorities), but even if it isn’t, you may choose a certified building for the many benefits they offer.

In a way, this designation is a catchall term for a suite of upgrades to your building’s safety and strength. Upgraded frames, added bracing, more weather-worthy anchors, and other such changes accompany this distinction.

In order for the installation to take place without any delays, your site must be prepared before delivery. This includes selecting a suitable site, clearing it of any obstructions, and properly leveling it. You may also need to consider drainage and other necessary details.

The requirement of building permits is based entirely on your location, so checking with local authorities is vital. If permits are required, apply for and acquire them before ordering your building. Failure to secureproper permits can lead to serious consequences.

Yes! American Metal Buildings offer comprehensive DIY metal building kits that allow you to assemble your building on your own. These kits include all the necessary prefabricated elements, making installation as simple and straightforward as possible while saving you a bit of money.

It sure does. American Metal Buildings has two great financing options that make purchasing your dream metal building a breeze. You can choose from a financing program or opt for the rent-to-own program offered by American Metal Buildings.

There are many significant benefits of buying your metal building from American Metal Buildings. From the sheer diversity of building offerings and customizability of said buildings to unbeatable customer service, American Metal Buildings is the go-to dealer of metal buildings in the United States for many reasons.

The only way to truly experience what differentiates American Metal Buildings from other competitors in the industry is to call today on +1 (888) 896-0027. With experienced, knowledgeable customer service experts standing by and ready to help, all you have to do is give American Metal Buildings a chance to prove it’s the best dealer in America. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the material Our 12-gauge framing is 2 ¼ “ x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength that provides higher snow load and wind load ratings. Which is why we recommend the 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high winds, as well as carports 10’ and taller.

The 14-gauge steel is the industry standard of frame thickness and the most nationally accepted gauge for carport and metal structures. Both gauge options are structurally sound and will allow you to use the metal structure safely. All of our gauge options can be certified, but we can only offer our extended warranty when you select the 12-gauge steel option.

The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the material Our 12-gauge framing is 2 ¼ “ x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength that provides higher snow load and wind load ratings. Which is why we recommend the 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high winds, as well as carports 10’ and taller.

The 14-gauge steel is the industry standard of frame thickness and the most nationally accepted gauge for carport and metal structures. Both gauge options are structurally sound and will allow you to use the metal structure safely. All of our gauge options can be certified, but we can only offer our extended warranty when you select the 12-gauge steel option.

The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the material Our 12-gauge framing is 2 ¼ “ x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength that provides higher snow load and wind load ratings. Which is why we recommend the 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high winds, as well as carports 10’ and taller.

The 14-gauge steel is the industry standard of frame thickness and the most nationally accepted gauge for carport and metal structures. Both gauge options are structurally sound and will allow you to use the metal structure safely. All of our gauge options can be certified, but we can only offer our extended warranty when you select the 12-gauge steel option.

The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the material Our 12-gauge framing is 2 ¼ “ x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength that provides higher snow load and wind load ratings. Which is why we recommend the 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high winds, as well as carports 10’ and taller.

The 14-gauge steel is the industry standard of frame thickness and the most nationally accepted gauge for carport and metal structures. Both gauge options are structurally sound and will allow you to use the metal structure safely. All of our gauge options can be certified, but we can only offer our extended warranty when you select the 12-gauge steel option.

The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the material Our 12-gauge framing is 2 ¼ “ x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength that provides higher snow load and wind load ratings. Which is why we recommend the 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high winds, as well as carports 10’ and taller.

The 14-gauge steel is the industry standard of frame thickness and the most nationally accepted gauge for carport and metal structures. Both gauge options are structurally sound and will allow you to use the metal structure safely. All of our gauge options can be certified, but we can only offer our extended warranty when you select the 12-gauge steel option.

The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the material Our 12-gauge framing is 2 ¼ “ x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength that provides higher snow load and wind load ratings. Which is why we recommend the 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high winds, as well as carports 10’ and taller.

The 14-gauge steel is the industry standard of frame thickness and the most nationally accepted gauge for carport and metal structures. Both gauge options are structurally sound and will allow you to use the metal structure safely. All of our gauge options can be certified, but we can only offer our extended warranty when you select the 12-gauge steel option.

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