Metal Buildings Delivery Time & Estimates
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Metal Buildings Delivery Time & Estimates

How long does it take to deliver a steel building? - It is the most common question asked by every metal building customer.

If you are waiting for your steel building to deliver, you must know that custom steel structures are not readymade items that get delivered in a week or days. It takes significant time to provide steel structures. Before that, it is engineered and prepared in manufacturing units according to specific requirements by the customers.

Factors Affecting the Lead Times & Delivery

Some crucial factors affect delivery time and some of which may not be in human control. If you just ordered your structure or planning to order, consider these factors before so you won’t face any difficulties and unwanted delays.


Sometimes you need to wait for some time because the manufacturer has many orders, and your building is in the production queue. So, when you order during the active season, manufacturers have a surge of orders, and your building fabrication will take time.

Manufacturers always try to quicken the process to deliver your metal shed as soon as possible. Still, you should consider some delay if you’re ordering in the active season.

Moreover, you should consider a reputed manufacturer who can handle the bulk orders and deliver your shed on time.


For standard steel structures, manufacturers have streamlined defined processes, but when you order a custom steel shed manufacturer needs to follow some additional steps, which consume time. So, your metal building production time depends on the complexity of your custom building design. Hence, if you are getting a custom metal structure, always count some additional time for the manufacturing process.


There is some pre-production that needs your input, and it depends on you how soon your building goes into production. As soon as you approve the final design, and engineered drawing prepared, your order goes in the production.

So, include all your requirements at once, if you make changes again and again then will delay your delivery.


Specific color selection by the customer may also impact time for production & delivery. Building panels are stocked in popular colors, but custom colors require pre-coating before production. Apart from this, other custom components may need some more time to obtain. Standard stock buildings are produced faster than highly customized structures.


Your location also plays an important role in delivery times. There are numerous manufacturers in the nation, and your delivery time varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. It takes time to transport your building if your manufacturer is far from you. So, choose a manufacturer with many delivery centers across the nation or buy from a nearby metal building dealer.


Weather can also be a factor that can extend your delivery time. Initially, extreme weather affects transportation, and you receive your building late. Next, the installer won’t be able to install your building in the bad weather. Moreover, metal building installations during harsh weather need extra labor, resources, and time. So, schedule your steel building installation in light weather days to start using your steel building soon.


Some states of the country have building codes, and you need a permit to install or build a structure on your property. The codes are to ensure that your building can withstand the local weather and don’t damage the nearby properties or people.

So, you should have the permit before the day of installation. If you don’t have the permit, then installers will not erect the structure, and you have to reschedule the installation, which is chargeable. So if you want to save time and money, you must get approval before the installation day.


According to all the projects we’ve completed, here is some data about the order delivery in the specified time range.

  • 50% Orders (10-60 Days)
  • 30% Orders (61-80 Days)
  • 19% Orders (81-100 Days)
  • 01% Orders (101 Days or More)

As you can see, half our order gets delivered in 10-60 days, so if you buy from us, there is a 50% probability that you get your building in the specified time interval. Furthermore, 30% of orders take 20 more days to reach their destination, and 19% of orders consume 81-100 days.

There are only 1% of orders that take more than 100 days to reach the consumers. It rarely happens.

Viking Steel Structures is one of the reputed metal building dealers with a wide range of structures like carports, garages, barns, RV covers, workshops, sheds, farm buildings, commercial buildings, and other custom buildings.

As said earlier, we mind customers’ happiness and provide a 20-year rust-through warranty, 10-year panel warranty, and 1-year workmanship warranty. Moreover, our metal buildings’ final prices include delivery and installation charges.

Our team works closely with each customer to communicate which stage of the construction process we’re in, and when they can expect their metal building delivery.

For any support, call us at 877-801-3263, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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