When you’re getting ready to order a metal structure, one of the most important things that you should do is size-out your desired building and prepare the site for installation. Because installation often occurs more quickly than we anticipate and quote you, it is important to have your site ready ahead of time so that the installers can get right to the installation when they arrive.

Open Red Metal Structure by Elephant Barns

Metal Structure Size Specs Make a Difference When It’s Installation Time!

Start by thinking about where you want to put your structure. How much space is available to you? Is this amount of space going to be adequate for what you’re looking to store in your metal structure? If the answer is yes, think about how tall you want to build your building. Are there trees that may need to be cut back or cleared away in order to create enough vertical space for the desired height of your metal structure?

Next, think about the ground that your structure will be installed on. Is it level within three to four inches? (You do want a not-crooked building, don’t you?) Are you okay with having your metal structure installed into the earth, or do you think it would be better to lay concrete slab down to install your structure into? If so, make sure this is done far in advance of your installation, as our installers cannot work around wet slab. If you do lay slab, make sure that it is the right size to suit your metal structure in order to avoid any installation snafus when the installers get there.

If you’ve properly sized and prepared your metal structure space and are ready to place an order, or if you’re ready to speak with a Metal Barns expert, give us a call at 855-CAR-PORT. Remember, if you have any questions, we’re here to help!


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