The term “prefabricated” or “prefab” can be a confusing one. Often, people associate the phrase “prefab steel barn” with the sort of structures that you find in chain home improvement stores. This is sort of true, but there are different levels of prefabrication, and different reasons that a structure might be prefabbed. A prefab steel barn has an unfairly negative connotation, and we’re here to explain why.

A Satisfied Customer with his Elephant Structures Prefab Steel BarnDo I Have/Am I Receiving a Prefab Steel Barn?

Prefabricated, by definition, means “manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere.” This directly applies to the sort of prefab steel barn that you might see in a home improvement chain store. Elephant Structures’ buildings are a little different. When you order a custom steel structure from Elephant Barns, it really is created especially for you. We manufacture each piece individually for your building, and then we pack them together for our installation team to deliver to you and install for you at your location. By this alone, our structures are determined to be “prefab” (i.e. “to be shipped and assembled elsewhere”). Think about it though; would you really want your barn to be assembled elsewhere and *then* transported to you? It seems like there would be a lot of unknowns in-transit and things could happen to your structure without anyone knowing about it until it was dropped off. It seems as though a prefab steel barn is the more acceptable choice for home and business installations.

If you would like to learn more about purchasing an Elephant Barns’ highly customizable prefab steel barn, give us a call at 855-CAR-PORT. One of our metal shelters experts will field your call and answer any questions that you might have about prefabrication, our manufacturing and installation processes, or anything else.


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