Can I Erect My Metal Building Myself?
At Sunward Steel, we field many of the same questions from our customers, and one of the most common questions they ask is whether they might be able to forgo hiring a contractor or building erector and instead erect their metal buildings themselves.
While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, the short answer is yes; in many cases you CAN erect your metal building yourself – and you can experience substantial savings as a result. When Sunward Steel ships you a pre-engineered building kit for a garage, shop, shed, ect you will find that a substantial portion of your building’s construction has already taken place. This means you only have to complete the job, rather than start it from the ground up. Why else might you want to consider raising your metal building on your own?
A typical contractor or building erector is going to charge you somewhere in the range of $4 to $8 per square foot to raise your building, so doing it yourself may lead to tens of thousands of dollars in savings, depending on the size and scope of the project.
Erecting your metal building yourself also gives you more control over your schedule and timeline. Rather than be at the mercy of a contracting company, you can erecting your building as soon as it arrives, enabling you to use it for its intended purpose much sooner than you might otherwise. Sunward Steel’s pre-engineered steel buildings also arrive at your job site pre-punched and pre-labeled, saving you substantial time cutting and measuring in comparison with having to do these tasks yourself.
Erecting your building by yourself does not mean you can’t get help if you need it. On the contrary, Sunward supplies a step-by-step erection guide alongside every building purchase. There are also in-house engineers and project consultants on standby who can help you address any challenges that arise during the construction process.
Thousands of Sunward Steel customers have chosen to erect their own metal buildings over the years, and they have experienced substantial savings as a result. By erecting your metal building on your own and following erection guidelines and safety protocols outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), you may be able to save yourself time, money and stress while getting to use your building that much faster.
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