10 Things You Should Know before Buying a Metal Carport or Metal Garage

There is a really very good reason behind it. An individual would assume that the producers, resellers, and licensed dealers of steel carports, enclosed garages, and steel buildings would have all the information easily available to the consumer, notifying them of the requirements for installing these goods and what configurations and options are accessible but that simply isn’t the situation. We cannot explain why there is a lack of information available for these products but we can help you with frequent questions and also with shared problems when purchasing these goods.

Having worked in the business for almost 30 years, we’ve come across most of the common questions, problems, and problems and we have prepared a Top 10 List of things to understand, along with the reasons why you should understand these things.

Here are Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing a Metal Carport or Metal Garage

  • Know your desire and know what You’re buying
  • Know from whom you are buying
  • Know if you can have the carport or garage on your property
  • Know if your setup site is flat
  • Know your duties in regard to utility lines and underground objects
  • Know what’s needed if you place your order
  • Know what to expect after you place your order
  • Know what to anticipate when the building is to be installed
  • Know what to expect after the construction is installed
  • Know the policies concerning damage due to wind and snow
  • Know Your requirement and Know What You Are Buying

Most producers promote their metal carports and garages through authorized dealers who’ve retail locations. Most of those dealers are selling different goods and don’t always focus on selling ‘only buildings’. For that reason, not all authorized dealers have exceptional product knowledge. At A Cottage Collection, our focus is our customers and ‘just buildings’. Through our many years of experience with this solution and with customers, we’ll share with you exactly what we, our organization and our customers, have discovered together.

The very first thing you should you need to ask yourself is, “What is my need?” Do I simply need metal carport to park a car, two cars, RV, boat or do I want a completely enclosed garage to store antique cars or do I require a massive metal carport or metal garage to be used as a workshop? Any respectable company or trader should ask one of the functions or use of this building which you plan to buy. Below are a few examples of what we’ve experienced through the years and how we make every effort to help and the customer to generate the best possible purchasing decision.

A couple years back, a gentleman came into our retail location and pointed into our most basic regular carport and said, “I need that carport right” I told the gentleman that we can get 1 exactly like that unit out there for him. Then I asked the gentleman what he’d be storing under the carport. He clarified he wanted to park his own extended taxi work truck along with his wife’s SUV from the carport. I asked him exactly what the vehicles were and he pointed out to his job truck that was in the parking lot and he explained his wife possessed an Expedition.

He had not walked around the seat he had chosen and the one thing he was saw cost and he enjoyed it. I explained that he really needed to think about a broader and more carport since 21′ would just barely cover their automobiles and a 5′ side height definitely wasn’t tall enough. It was my duty to inform the customer the unit he had chosen only would not meet his needs. If he got the two big vehicles in the carport, he would likely have a challenging time getting out of these vehicles since they’d be so close together. If he could get out, he’d probably be beating up the vehicle doors… for the next 20 decades or so!

If you do not know your requirement, then the business you’re purchasing from should inquire. Just imagine if we had not asked the ideal questions and the customer needed a briefcase that was way too little to meet his requirements. The device would have been almost worthless and the customer would not have been happy with a brand new item!

She had just purchased a home not too far away from our company and she desired a garage door store her car, lawn mower, also for storage. She informed us that she had purchased a 20′ wide x 26′ long x 9′ side height garage from another company and it worked just fine. This client already knew the size that she wanted. Since we didn’t understand the roof design she had bought, I informed her that we had three roof style options and I explained the features and the benefits of each roof design. I advised her that our vertical roof was the very best and I also explained that it would take the snow, water, trash off to the surfaces of the building when compared with boxed eave garage or the normal garage that has the roof panels flipped horizontally.

She stated that she’d no idea a vertical roof was a choice on the garage. The company she purchased from some years back never took the opportunity to tell her that was an option. She said that double each year, she hired someone to remove the leaves and trash from the garage since it just looked bad and she knew it would assist the roof panels last much longer. I agreed with her. The acid in the leaves and also the further moisture being held on the device would really shorten the life of the panels. I also explained that although we do offer those horizontal roof styles, we always suggest the vertical roof to the life of the panels and it’s just a lot easier to keep clean.

Our point here is that any metal carport or steel garage company may sell you a unit. At A Cottage Collection, we would love to sell you your next carport or garage however when we do not we expect that you either know just what you need and understand each attribute or we hope you find a company that will take some time to ask questions and also to describes the product to you. Rest assured, we always will!

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