The Complete Steel Building Guide: First-Time Builders
In this section, we'll discuss your first building and provide helpful tips and resources.
Purchasing your First Building
Purchasing your first steel building is an exciting milestone in any person's life. For some, the process may also seem very intimidating. That's why our representatives are available to help guide first time builders and do it yourselfers and answer any questions they may have. Please don't hesitate to give us a call toll-free at 800-345-4610.
How Much Building Can I Afford?
Typically, the first question would-be first time builders ask themselves is, "What can I afford?" There are many factors that determine what a reasonable building price should be for an individual vs a small business owner vs a major corporation, including total savings, annual income, as well as additional costs like permitting fees and insurance.
How many Square Feet Do I Need?
The number of options available for builders out there is endless as all of our buildings are custom and do not come off a cookie cutter assembly line, each unique design has their own unique advantages. For most first timers, we at Armstrong Steel highly recommend taking the time to analyze your needs. The distinct benefit behind building pre-engineered Armstrong Steel Building Systems is the enormous cost savings over traditional construction, often upwards of 40%. With that in mind, we frequently hear from our clients that they wish they had gone bigger.
Advantages of an Armstrong Steel Building System:
In addition to Armstrong's DirectBuy program, Armstrong Steel is proud to offer other purchasing options for builders. With an extensive network of Authorized Armstrong Builders throughout the country, we provide complete construction work in every state we serve, all from professional builders with advanced training in Armstrong Steel Building Systems construction. Their in-depth knowledge of our steel framing systems and specialized construction methods will help guide your building to a sound completion with efficiency and ease.
Locking in your Steel Price
The first step toward putting up the building of your dreams is locking in your steel price. This involves spending some time with one of our consultants, determining your building needs, and is followed by submitting an engineering payment to freeze your steel price and obtain your drawings. Armstrong Steel offers two ways to begin this process: You may either call us directly at 800-345-4610, or you can fill out our Armstrong Steel inquiry form online.
Finding an Authorized Armstrong Builder
Since every piece of your building is numbered to correspond with the erection drawings, the majority of our clients choose to erect their own building. But when you simply don't have the time, it's important to find an authorized Armstrong Builder that not only knows the intricacies of your project, but also understands your specific needs. Armstrong Steel has put together a nationwide network of expert builders who specialize in our products for just this purpose.
As a first-time builder, you have many options when it comes to accomplishing your goals. See how Armstrong's DirectBuy program compares with other purchasing options in our next section.