Many companies will try to get you to buy a carport, but there are many things you should consider before doing so. We all have to put consideration to our location and weather when it comes to choosing a structure. Sometimes it will even require a little research. Here are four of the most important factors to consider before investing in a building.
Plenty of people habitually price-check their purchases, especially if it’s a large purchase that will serve as an investment. An investment is something that will benefit us in the long run, not just immediately. It’s important to consider a budget or price range for these bigger purchases. It all depends on the features you need and how long it’s going to last. One way to feel less pressured when considering an investment is by looking at all the options available. Here at American Steel Carports, we have two options for purchasing buildings aside from payment in full: financing or the rent to own option.
2. Building Regulations
Some cities require a permit in order for installation. Sometimes this can cause problems, especially if you find out at the last minute. To prevent this situation, it’s important to know what are the requirements in your area prior to buying a unit. For a permit, you will need the specifics of your new building, which ASCI can supply for free. With some cities, you will need draws and calcs, and those do come with an additional charge separately from your building.
Stability is also another big factor to consider. When you make a purchase, quality should always be important. There is a chance that you might find some high-quality things available at cheaper prices, but for the most part, price is a good indicator of quality. It’s always better to stay on the safe side. Why buy something cheaper when the more expensive option will last twice as long? At ASCI, we provide two different types of materials and we will always suggest the best for you as our customer. All of our buildings are engineer-certified, so you can be certain that your building is made to last.
4. Meeting Your Needs
Do you know what exactly you’re looking for? It’s okay if you don’t. We understand that with all the different styles of buildings, sometimes it’s hard to decide. We have lots of options, so it all depends on what exactly you’re looking for. Protection for your car? A game room? A workshop? We have all of those!
Here are some of the features we provide that you can modify:
• Dimensions: Width x Length x Height
• Color: We provide 12 different colors at no extra charge.
• Roof type:
◦ Standard – this roof comes with the rounded corners on the ends
◦ A-frame Horizontal – sheet metal runs horizontally
◦ A-frame Vertical – panels run from the peak towards the sides. This is our sturdier roof that lets water, snow, or dirt run down the roof rather than piling up and potentially causing a collapse.
If you have any other questions about any of this information, call us at 866-730-9865 and get one of our professionals to help you.