It’s an exciting moment when you order a metal building and the next moment you assume it in your property as quickly as possible. After finalizing and ordering a structure, it is sure that the metal building will not deliver in a week or days. It takes significant time to design, manufacture & provide steel structures. Before that, it is engineered and prepared in manufacturing units according to specific requirements by the customers.
The metal building manufacturing process is dependent on the building size and structural complexity that customer demands and the availability of steel, materials, and labor. Some other important factors can affect metal building delivery. Therefore, it is essential to know all these factors in advance not to face difficulties related to product delivery & installation time.
Building Demands: The lead times are proportional to the demands and increase with the number of orders. Your building order is queued after the already placed orders, and the queue is quite long during the active season. At Viking Metal Garages, we are continuously growing and our team as well, so we can comfortably handle the surge of orders.
Approval Drawings and Process: The geometric sketch is required to develop the engineered drawings for approvals. The sooner you submit and finalize the building layout, the faster the engineered drawings shall be processed. More changes in the design lead to a delay in production.
Material Availability: If the material is in stock, then there will be no delay. The custom material requirements expand the fabrication interval. So, if you asked for custom materials, then you might get a little delay.
Custom Designs: The standard designs don’t need additional time, but if you want a custom design, then the manufacturer needs more production time to meet your preferences and quality standards effectively.
Color: Building manufacturers keep the stock of panels of popular colors, but if you selected a custom color, then the pre-coating and painting time will be added to production hours.
Building Permit: The engineered blueprints are required to get the permit, and you can’t erect the garage without a permit. So, any delay in permit issuance extends the installation schedule. So, if your area demands permit, then timely submit your plan to get the permit on time.
Location: The distance between your location and fabricator varies the time of delivery. More transportation time is required for remote sites as compared to suburb sites.
Weather: Adverse weather conditions and other natural disasters can impact the shipping time. In winters, driveways are interrupted by the snow and delays the delivery time. We try harder to stick to time frames, and there are negligible delays during summer and spring.
Climate Conditions: Climate is the most significant factor that increases the lead time in various ways. As discussed, it affects the shipping, and now weather also interrupts your garage shed installation. If the weather conditions are worst, then your installation schedule shifted to even days. Building installation during lousy weather requires extra efforts and climate control resources for impeccable erection, which elevates the construction time.
Building Size: It’s obvious that large buildings consume more time to erect than the small size structures. Large clear span buildings need more installation time due to heavy rafters.
Complex Design: Custom garage designs take longer installation time than the standard buildings. Sometimes custom design also needs additional equipment and efforts to set up the structure. If your garage workshop building has many windows and doors, then the concerned time is added to the installation time for framing and door installation. The metal trim installation also contributes to the total lead time.
These are the vital factors that impact the lead times of metal garages buildings on multiple stages. Though, we strive for the best to deliver your building in the least possible time frames
When you order a metal building with us, you were most likely given an estimated lead time by our authorized salesperson. At that time, the time frame we stated to you was most likely correct.
However, we offer unbeatable delivery time frames to customers after considering the above-explained factors. Still, the vast majority of the increase in our lead time is a direct result of a considerable influx of steel building orders.
According to all the projects we’ve completed, here is some data about the order delivery in the specified time range.
As you can see, half our order gets delivered in 10-60 days, so if you buy from us, there is a 50% probability that you get your building in the specified time interval. Furthermore, 30% of orders take 20 more days to reach their destination, and 19% of orders consume 81-100 days.
There are only 1% of orders that take more than 100 days to reach the consumers. It rarely happens.
How Do Viking Metal Garages Compensate Late Deliveries?
Viking Metal Garages never compromise with their quality products, customers’ relationships, and strive to give the best buying experience. If we consider the exceptional odds and your building delivery takes more than 100 days, we take off 10% of the remaining amount after paying the upfront.
Moreover, we never want it to happen and try our best that you don’t cancel the order, but if you still want to cancel the order, and then you’ll get a 100% refund.
We try you never come in this 1%, but if you do, then these are our two offerings to compensate for the delay.
However, some states do not apply if the order is placed after Sept 1, 2020.
ME, NH, VT, MA ,CT, RI ,NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD , WV, OH,MI, WI , MN, MT,WA ,ID ,WY,NE ,UT, NV, AND CO
So, have a look at our high-quality, commercial-grade steel structures and order. We assure you the timely delivery or appropriate compensation.
We are one of the reputed metal building dealers offering an extensive range of steel structures, including carports, garages, barns, RV covers, boat covers, metal sheds, workshops, AG buildings, commercial buildings, etc. As stated, we provide the best experience to all our customers; so, we protect their building investment by offering a 20-year rust-through warranty, 10-year panel warranty, and 1-year workmanship warranty. Moreover, you’ll get free delivery and installation on all metal buildings. Our steel building representatives work closely with each customer to clearly communicate. For any support, call us at 828-848-9866, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for regular updates.