FAQS- Know More About Metal Buildings | Steel Structures


We are here to help you make the right buying decision for your metal carport and metal building. Although our building experts are just a call away, we have curated some answers that will help you to know all the details and are asked by most of our customers. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Give us a call at 877-801-3263 or check the below answers to find out more.

Our team includes experienced professionals who have been working with the metal building industry for a long time. We offer prefabricated metal buildings that include Metal Carports, Garages, Barns, Workshops, RV Covers, Farm Buildings, Commercial Structures, and Custom Metal Buildings, all of which can be tailored to your requirements. The steel structures we offer come in 15-color options and 4-colors for Garage doors.

We are an authorized dealer of Carolina Carports Inc. and other manufacturers that offers best metal building products online. Here’s how we work.

We use high quality American manufactured steel which is galvanized to further protect your building structure. For our steel buildings we provide two Gauge options – Tubular Steel Frame: 1. 14 gauge – 2 ½” x 2 ½” steel tubing 2. 12 gauge – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” steel tubing – Heavier and stronger than the 14 gauge – 20-year limited warranty on rust through of frame assuming normal user care/maintenance.

Our buildings are always identified with Width x Length x Height and their category/sub-category. If you see a product title as 12x21x9 regular roof carport, this means the building is 12 feet wide, 21 feet long and with 9 feet side height. Further roof styles and the main product category are added to the title.

Definitely!! You can customize all the buildings that we have in our catalog and share your notes with us. You can customize the Roof, Doors, Walls, colors, Panels,, Anchors, Certifications and Sizes of the building. Our products have a special section focused on the customized buildings that we have sold, you can check the custom building page to know more.

Yes, you must ensure that the installation site (where you want to put up the building) is flat and leveled in order to complete the installation in given timeframe. Some areas require building permits before installing a metal carport or any other metal building. Please get in touch with your local community authorities to find out if permits are required in your area too.

Permit is an official permission before installing a metal building in your area which is provided by the authorized legistaltion of your county. This is important to check before you install any building on your property. Please check with you nearest legislation if your county needs to give you a permit. Majority of areas do not require building permits, but it is in the benefit of customers to purchase a certified building for long term performance.

Looking at various factors such as heavy snow fall or high winds in certain areas, their local authorities decide the permit validations. If you are living in an area where carport or any building permits are necessary, they require quality standard certifications of metal buildings you are going to install. These types of buildings can be referred as Certified Metal Buildings which are designed by engineers and have specific ratings for snow load and wind. Certified Buildings include a tighter screw pattern, additional appropriate anchors depending on surface types. Please note there is no additional warranty on certified buildings. A certified building simply means the building is built to specifications and certified by a professional engineer to meet local building requirements

Gauge is standard measuring unit which defines thickness of a metal sheet or steel sheet. Every carport or metal structure company use it as a standard term to define the quality of the metal sheets. We have frames available in either 12-gauge or 14-gauge galvanized steel.

Gauge represents the thickness of metal sheet, its values are presented in inverse i.e. The lower the Gauge, the stronger metal sheet. 12-gauge metal sheet have thickness 0.1084 inches whereas a 14-gauge metal sheet is 0.0785 inches thick. Which is why we recommend using 12-Gauge metal sheet for areas prone to high winds and heavy snow. Whereas, 14-Gauge metal sheet is the industry standard for frame thickness and accepted everywhere for building metal carports and other steel structures. Both Gauges are safe to use in your building structures including metal carports, steel barns, metal workshops, steel garages, custom metal buildings, RV Covers and other utility carports that we offer. Gauge of Frame – Tubular Steel Frame: 1. 14 gauge – 2 ½” x 2 ½” steel tubing 2. 12 gauge – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” steel tubing – Heavier and stronger than the 14 gauge – 20 year limited warranty on rust through of frame assuming normal user care/maintenance.

We provide 20-year limited warranty on rust through of frame assuming normal user care/maintenance on 12-Gauge steel frames. For more information, you can contact our specialists +1-877-801-3263 here.

No, dealers sell in behalf of manufacturers. Dealers and Manufacturers work hand in hand to complete each order successfully. The buildings we sell are produced by the largest manufctures and use top quality materials. Learn more about how metal carport dealers works here.click here

Generally, we deliver and install the carport or metal building within 60 days, if the weather permits. When you buy a metal building from us, one of our customer service representatives will get in touch with you to find a date and time that will work best for you. Once the date is identified, we can deliver the building soon.

We offer up to 60′ wide buildings. You can check our Building Styles page and choose any structure that fits your need.

Yes, you can revise the order until it gets on schedule. Post-scheduling, you can’t alter your order. Furthermore, if there is some issue with the site where you want to install a building, you can ask the manufacturer directly, and they can suggest a solution.

Our Vertical Style roof carports are considered as best for areas with extreme weather conditions. You can check our Vertical Carports products range for more details.

You can call us on the given number or send an inquiry via forms, our team will get in touch with you to complete the purchase process and guide you on the way. They will help you in selecting a perfect building for you as well as accept your payments. Please note only a fixed % amount needs to be paid as deposit while purchasing from us and the remaining payment would be collected when the installers come to your installation site for assembling.

Yes, a % deposit of the total amount has to be paid for quick purchasing of a building from us. The deposit amount can be 10%, 12%, 15% or 17% of the total building amount and not more, we promise.

The remaining amount would be collected by the manufacturer when their installers come at your given location to install the building.

Yes, it is advisable to measure the size of your area before placing the order as you will need enough space to accomodate your metal structure. Order without measurement may result in a bigger or a smaller carport/building for your place.

You can start by measuring the width of the space to check if the area will be levelled and big enough, followed by the length of the installation space that you have. The building height is defined as the lowest point closest to the sides of the structure, which is also identified as “” sidewall height””. All the area include the width, length and height should be levelled and have flat surface. Please ensure that you have enough space for leg heights as this way you can change your building to a fully enclosed Garage or add a door to your metal building at a later stage. Overall, you will need to prepare a space that is large enough for your structure and can accommodate installation of the carport or metal building easily.

The time required for a proper delivery & installation process will vary based on the size of your structure, additional customizations, and the weather conditions in the area.

Once the building is purchased, it takes approx. four weeks to install your building. But in the case of custom buildings, the production time can extend up to six weeks. The manufacturers will communicate with you after purchase to see if your installation site is ready. Once you are ready, the building would be installed in the time shared with you.

Delivery and installation charges are included in the final prices. You can contact Viking Steel Structures immediately if you are asked to pay for delivery or installation.

Delivery & Installation charges are included in the final pricing. But yes, there are different building prices for different area, it’s because of various pricing factors. Steel building prices can be affected by several factors, including the size of the building, customization, complexity of design, distance from the manufacturer, and cost of raw materials. So, check your metal building prices for your area with our product specialists before making a purchase.

No, the roof style cannot be changed when the installers crew comes to assemble your building.

Highly trained and professional installers install all carports and other metal buildings. These installers are part of the Manufacturing company and are well-trained to handle the building materials.

Yes, all installers of Viking Steel Structures are well-trained and experienced. You can count on us and stay assured of 100% satisfaction.

You’ll need to finish a few site preparations before your structure can be appropriately placed. Choosing an installation location that allows adequate room for your building and any further changes, cleaning the area of all clutter, foliage, and obstructions, and having the area leveled are some of these processes. Additionally, it must be reachable for our skilled assembly teams.