Steel Building FAQ’s

1. Why should I choose Ameripride Metal Buildings?

Although there are several steel building companies to choose from it’s important to know that we are definitely not created equal. Many steel building companies use the fact that you may not know the difference between one building and another. Ameripride Metal Buildings takes the time to find out what you need and will show you the options that can affect your pocket book as well as the quality of the building you receive. We will assign you a project coordinator who will guide you through the entire process from concept to delivery. We believe we offer more standard features than any other metal building company in the United States.

2. Why choose a steel building over other methods of construction?

Steel buildings offer a cost effective, flexible, low maintenance and energy efficient structure that can be designed to fit almost any situation. Every steel building from Ameripride Metal Buildings comes pre-punched, pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-welded. Using this steel building manufacturers process, it allows for the building to be erected in a fraction of the time. Steel is the least expensive material of all the available methods of construction, with low initial building cost and  virtually no maintenance along with a lifetime structural warranty, steel is a hands down winner.

3. Who will erect my building?

You may be surprised to know that on smaller building projects many of our customers choose to erect their own. For larger building projects, or ones you don’t wish to tackle on your own, have no fear. Ameripride Metal Buildings has access to erectors all over the country that know our products and will be happy to erect your new building.

4. Can you deliver anywhere in the USA?

Yes. Ameripride Metal Buildings are shipped from 21 manufacturing plants within the US. All of our shipping points are AISC certified (American Institute Of Steel Construction) and in good standing with the MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturing Association). We take great pride in using American steel, ensuring that our customers receive only the best quality commercial steel buildings and steel warehouses available.

5. Will a steel building conform to my local building codes?

Yes. Ameripride Metal Buildings are engineer stamped and certified to meet your local building codes including snow, wind, seismic and exposure ratings.

6. How long does it take to get a building delivered?

Most buildings can be manufactured in as little as 4-6 weeks depending on the size and complexity. It is important to know that every steel building from Ameripride Metal Buildings is custom manufactured and during certain times of the year the process may take a while longer.

7. Can you insulate a steel building?

Yes. Insulation for a steel building is a little different from what you might be use to. Ameripride Metal Buildings carries all types and R-value insulation specifically designed for steel buildings.

8. Will I need an engineered foundation design?

Local building department requirements may vary. The best way to know is to call your local building department and ask. If you are required, Ameripride Metal Buildings can provide you with one for an additional fee.

9. Can I choose the color of the building?

Yes. We have several colors to choose from, and you may select the wall and trim color at no additional cost.

10. Does a steel building have to look like a warehouse?

No. You can choose exterior options such as stone, brick, slate, or stucco along with many different shapes and designs that can give you the look you desire. We also have a full line of doors, windows and accessories that give you the ability to customize your new building.