If you’re an American homeowner, you’ve probably got plenty of stuff to store. In fact, you probably have more stuff to store than you have space to do it. If you’re looking for a good backyard storage solution, choosing to install a storage shed or storage building absolutely makes good sense.
If your budget is tight, you’re probably wondering whether used metal storage buildings are a good option. You’re figuring that since steel buildings are made to last, then used metal buildings should theoretically keep on lasting, too. Even so, there are still certain drawbacks and unknowns that can come along with choosing to purchase used or repo metal structures.
The obvious advantage of considering a used shed or storage building is its presumably lower purchase price. But is the potentially lower initial investment actually worth the inherent risks that go along with it?
A used steel building makes more sense than a used aluminum or wooden structure. But looks alone can’t tell you much about the quality of the steel that was used to fabricate the original structure. You also may not be able to tell much about how well-installed the building was in the first place.
Your untrained eyes may not be the best judge of the structure’s current condition, either. Do you really know how old it is? And do you really have a good sense of how much maintenance your repo shed or used storage building will require?
Is the used storage building you’re considering still covered by any manufacturer or dealer warranties? How do you know? Does the seller have any paperwork to verify coverage? And is the warranty coverage still valid once building ownership changes hands? These are good questions to ask of anyone trying to sell you a repo structure.
Assuming the used building seller doesn’t provide installation services, how do you plan to break it down, transport it to your site, and get it reinstalled? If you’re not skilled and equipped to handle such things on your own, it might be best to pass on a used building. It would be worth asking whether this particular building has been broken down and reinstalled before, too? Any building can run the risk of losing some structural integrity every time it has to be disassembled and reassembled.
Steel-framed buildings are typically advantageous because of their flexibility in application. At the same time, most metal building manufacturers and dealers can’t commit to perform customizations on a building that they didn’t fabricate or install themselves. For this reason, you can find yourself pretty limited in your ability to do any further personalizing or customizing of a used building purchase.
Many areas require a storage building to be permitted according to local building codes. If you choose a used building, you may come to find out that the framing or other materials of the structure don’t actually meet the certification requirements for your area. And if this ends up being the case, you’re basically out of luck at that point.
Trying to save a little money by going with a repo or other used storage building isn’t really worth the risk. It is better to partner with a trusted partner like Carport Central to provide the reliable steel structure you need! Here are a few advantages that come along with choosing Carport Central to meet your building needs:
We’re here to provide shelter for your way of life. We’ll listen to your building needs, goals, and budget, and then our team will work tirelessly to provide a perfect metal building to suit. Ready to get started! Connect with us online, or for an even faster response, just pick up the phone and give us a call at (980) 321-9898 right now.
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