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Should You Buy a Metal Building on Craigslist?


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What to Consider Before Buying a Cheap Steel Structure

Whether you need a shed as storage, a garage, a workshop, or a place to store heavy equipment, a metal building can be the ideal solution. There are many suppliers available, and often, you can find great-looking deals on platforms like Craigslist, but there are some things you may want to consider before taking the plunge.

Local Regulations

Many areas have regulations on the types of buildings you can construct and the materials that must be used. Make sure your metal building meets all local building codes. Some suppliers use subpar materials that may not meet code requirements.

Building Type & Use

Don’t buy a metal building just because it is a great price. Make sure it fully meets your needs and usage requirements.

Material Quality

Make sure the quality of the materials for your metal building will meet your needs. Some budget-friendly structures will not have heavy-gauge steel, quality roofing and siding, or a strong enough frame to support high wind loads.

Building Warranties

Many DIY steel structures will have very limited warranties, and you may have trouble receiving compensation even if your problem falls under the terms of the warranty.

Delivery & Assembly Costs

Moving the materials and building the structure can be costly, especially if you must hire outside help. Make sure those costs are figured into the overall price of your structure.

Building Customization

Steel building kits are often hard to customize, and can be difficult to change or add on to later.

Custom Steel Buildings for Homes, Businesses, or Farms

When you want a high-quality, custom steel building, skip Craigslist and turn to our experts at Bulldog Steel Structures. We ship to most locations in the United States, and we feature a wide range of designs that can be customized to fit your needs. Our steel buildings are made from high-quality materials and feature:

  • Heavy-duty frames, siding, and roofing that will last for decades
  • Over a dozen different designs, all customizable to your needs
  • Customizable sizes, layouts, structures, colors, siding, and roof types
  • Delivery and installation costs that are included in the quoted price
  • A one-year workmanship and 20-year rust-through warranty
  • Great financing options that let you enjoy your structure quicker

Overall, our steel buildings from Bulldog Steel Structures are a much better option than cheap steel structures that you may find on platforms like Craigslist. They are easy to customize, they are made from quality materials, and they will stand the test of time. Plus, with professional delivery and installation, you can be sure your steel structure is built correctly.

From steel carports, garages, and barns to flexible custom options, we have the steel buildings to fit any application you may need.

Call Bulldog Steel Structures at (888)-551-2156 or contact us online to request a quote for a custom steel structure anywhere in the United States today!

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