June 25, 2024


by Star Building Systems

Best Time To Start Your Metal Building Project

When to Start Your Metal Building Project

Starting a metal building project at the right time can save you money and make the building process easier. Just like other businesses, the metal building industry experiences busy and slow times, which can impact the duration and cost of your project.

If you live in the South: The winter months are a good time to start. It’s warmer in the South, so you can keep building when it’s too cold in the North. If you order between September and February, you might pay less. This is because most people order from May to August, which makes prices go up.

If you’re in a coastal area, keep in mind the hurricane season (typically June through November). While this doesn’t mean you can’t build during these months, it’s important to plan carefully and be prepared for potential weather-related delays.

If you live in the North: It’s best to order between February and August 1st. This gives you enough time to get everything done before winter comes. If you have a safe place to keep your building materials, you could order during the slow time to save money.

No matter where you live: Start planning early. While some projects can be completed in as little as 6 weeks, others may take months. Things that can slow you down are:

  • Getting permits
  • Making special designs
  • Solving building location challenges
  • Checking if the ground is good for building

By considering these factors and planning well, you can ensure that your project goes smoothly and with minimal cost. This is true no matter where you live or the size of your building.

It’s best to plan ahead to prevent any delays that could result in starting your building project during bad weather season. If you’re not sure when to start, ask for help. People who know about metal buildings can give you advice based on where you live and what you want to build. Here is a simple, helpful checklist to help you prepare:

Checklist for Buying Your First Metal Building:

□ Decide how I’ll use the building
□ Choose a good location
□ Measure out dimensions
□ Set my budget
□ Get price quotes
□ Compare prices
□ Choose a company
□ Plan for building care

Remember, buying a metal building should be fun, not hard. If you’re not sure about something, just ask us. Star Building Systems is here to help you get the perfect building for your needs!


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