Working With A Contractor To Install A Metal Building On Your Property

by Grace Motley

Installing custom metal buildings on residential and commercial properties is growing in popularity. The cost of installing a metal building can sometimes be lower than a traditional wood building, and the durability of the structure is very good, making these buildings a good investment. 

Considering A Metal Building

If you are thinking about installing a metal building on your property, it is a good idea to start by looking at the available options in the building size you are considering. Many companies offer custom metal buildings that can be configured to fit your needs and can be used for storage, a shop, or even a residence.

Often metal building construction starts with a poured concrete slab that the building sits on, so you will need a contractor to install the slab and any plumbing or wiring that needs to run under it before construction of the building begins. If you are having a custom metal building installed with an altered floor plan, make sure that the contractor has a copy of the plans so that they can ensure all the pipes and conduits are correctly located. 

Building Installation

Once the site is ready, the manufacturer can bring the custom metal building to the property in pieces. The building is engineered and assembled to ensure everything is correct, and then it is taken apart and brought to the property and reassembled on the pad that your contractor installed. 

The installation crew for your custom metal building may be the same crew that preassembled it, but once it is assembled on-site, joints are welded and the structure is reinforced to withstand harsh weather and the test of time.

The building's frame is assembled first, and for large buildings, a crane will need to access the site to lift the pieces into position. Once the frame is complete, the crew can install the siding and roof on the outside of the building, sealing it up so that it is watertight.

Interior Finishing

Once the building is in place, your contractor can start work inside the structure for you. The electricity, lights, heat, and plumbing will need to be installed before you finish the interior walls and ceiling. This allows for easy access to run wiring and plumbing pipes through the building so that they look good when the work is complete. 

The interior walls can be finished with drywall or wood material when you are ready, and if you want to have the floor painted or covered in flooring material, you can select one that is right for your needs. If cars and other vehicles will drive on the flooring, make sure you choose something durable and easy to clean.

For more information, contact a custom metal building contractor in your area.