AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF BUYING A BUILDING
A new steel building is a significant capital investment, requiring ample planning, foresight, and attention to detail if the final product is to be well-built, durable, and long-lasting. This makes it even more important to deal with a reputable steel building supplier that can be trusted throughout the sales process (and even after the sale).
At Capital Steel Industries, we’ve seen lesser steel building suppliers come and go. It seems like a new one is cropping up all the time, and only a select few of them even stay in business after a few years. Why is this? Is it because the metal buildings that they’re selling are inferior in quality? Or, perhaps their customer service, engineering capabilities or supply chain connections are lacking?
TOP 5 AREAS OF IMPORTANCE
In our years of providing high-quality, pre engineered steel buildings for a variety of purposes, we’ve learned what is really important to those purchasing a new steel building. Near the top of the list is the warranty that is included with the steel building purchase, a feature of CSI steel buildings that we’re proud of.
- Customer Service
- Quality Materials
50 YEAR STRUCTURAL WARRANTY
Here are the main reasons why our 50 year structural warranty is the best in the business and why this incredible protection program is such a boon for our customers. The Capital Steel Industries structural warranty covers any defect related to the primary frame of the building. This warranty is wholly separate from the paint and roof warranties, which are independent warranties included with your steel building.
THE CSI “COMPREHENSIVE” WARRANTY
It’s common within the steel building industry to find suppliers that can offer a 30 or even 40 year warranty that covers the structural integrity of the steel buildings they provide. Or worse yet, some suppliers only pass through a one year manufacturer’s warranty. Capital Steel Industries backs up every steel building we sell with 50 years of structural warranty coverage.
Our warranties are backed by Capital Steel as a company, not the steel fabricator. This is important because Capital Steel has been in business for decades, and that kind of staying power means we’ll actually be there if a warranty claim needs to be made 10, 20, or even 30 years or more after the construction date.
Having a long track record in the steel building industry is vital to the value of the warranty itself. After all, what good would a warranty issued by a two or three year-old company be?
All CSI steel buildings feature durable 26 gauge corrugated metal wall panels standard with baked on Kynar paint. The paint warranty included with every Capital Steel Industries steel building covers all painted surfaces for 40 years.
The roof warranty depends on the roof style selected for the building. For Galvalume roofs, the warranty is 25 years in term. For standing seam roofs, the warranty is 20 years in term.
WHY THE STRUCTURAL WARRANTY MATTERS
The primary frame of our steel buildings is the very linchpin of the building itself. While the roof, siding, or doors and windows might become damaged over time (due to things like vandalism, the elements, or something else entirely), the primary frame is what must remain sturdy and intact for the entire structure to maintain its overall integrity.
For our contractor partners, our warranty program gives them the ability to stand out from the crowd. And, because it’s backed by one of the ‘heavy hitters’ in the steel building industry (Capital Steel Industries), the end customer gets peace of mind that can’t be found anywhere else. Our comprehensive warranty package is one of the principal reasons why we’ve earned such an upstanding reputation as being a top-tier network of steel building contractors.
What’s more, the frame can also be said to be the most expensive component of the building. More steel is required for the fabrication of the primary frame than the secondary, the roof, and the siding. When a steel building buyer realizes that they’ll have half a century of structural warranty coverage included with the purchase price of their new building, it goes a long way in influencing their buying decision.
Are you interested in seeing a quote for a customized steel building to suit your needs? Or, are you a contracting company interested in becoming part of the Capital Steel Industries family? Either way, contact us today, and let’s start a conversation.
At CSI Steel buildings, we connect local contractors with steel building buyers, resulting in a turnkey experience that is a win-win for everyone involved.