The Three D’s of Discounted Metal Buildings – Disservice, Delays & Diminished Value

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Reality Of Discounted Buildings

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Metal building dealers are a dime a dozen, and more seem to pop up every day.  How do you sift through all the noise to decide where to go to take your hard-earned business?

Because there are so many dealers clamoring for your dollar, the market has become more clouded than ever.  Many dealers are responding by trying to lure customers in with 5% and 10% discounts.  While everyone likes a good deal, it’s also important to do a little research and understand what you’re really getting when you buy from a discount dealer.

You should be aware of the Three D’s of Discounted Metal Buildings: Disservice, Delays, and Diminished Value.

  • Disservice

You’ve probably heard it before. Most every business trying to sell you something will say that “customer service is our top priority.” While many may say that, often all they’re giving you is lip service.  The reality is that discount metal building dealers are often frustrating to deal with, don’t communicate clearly or respond promptly to your questions, and are more interested in “getting the sale” than they are in truly serving the customer.

  • Delays

Discounts often lead to delays. Metal building dealers work with manufacturers who construct and install the buildings for customers.  When dealers keep using discounts to try and move buildings, the relationship with manufacturers becomes strained. It’s hard for manufacturers to keep their teams motivated to install discount buildings, as it means less take-home pay for the installers, making it harder for them to provide for their families.  What this means for you, the customer, is that often it takes much longer for your install to be completed than initially advertised. How long are you willing to wait for your building?

  • Diminished Value

Discounts lead to disservice and delays, and ultimately result in diminished value for you, the consumer.  You may have saved a few dollars by going with a discount metal building dealer, but did you really get what you paid for?  In many cases, your building may be poorly finished, the job won’t be finished on time, and there is no personal touch whatsoever.  In the end, saving a few bucks isn’t worth the hassle and headache that comes along with it.

At Carport Central, we actually CARE about our customers.  When we say that customer service is our top priority, we mean it! We take the time to listen, and we work hard to make sure you get the perfect building to meet all your needs, as well as your budget. We believe in providing consistent, personal service vs. disservice, timely delivery as opposed to delays, and real value as opposed to a frustrating customer experience.

We know that buying a steel carport or garage is a significant investment, and it’s worth putting in the effort to make sure you’re getting the right product with the best service. Exploring real reviews from real customers is critical to ensure that you don’t get caught in a bad situation.  Some metal building dealers are simply better than others; consider these features that set Carport Central apart from all the competition:

  • Carport Central is the nation’s largest online dealer of metal structures
  • Mutually-beneficial relationships with the best local manufacturers and installers across the country to provide quality structures with the shortest lead times
  • Cutting-edge online tools like our 3D Estimator which enable you to easily design and customize your ideal metal structure, all from the comfort of your couch
  • When you’re ready to talk, we have over 30 friendly and knowledgeable building specialists who will take the time to listen to your needs, and are happy to walk you through every step
  • Delivery and installation included with your custom-designed carport or garage
  • The best product, at a competitive price, with personalized customer service that extends beyond the sale
  • Great financing options available, too!

At Carport Central, we’re about much more than just selling you a metal building – we’re about providing shelter for your way of life.  Give us a call today at (980) 321-9898, and see the Carport Central difference for yourself!


  • Scott Kyles

    Scott Kyles serves as lead content writer and marketing consultant for Central Steel Group, the parent company of Carport Central. He’s been speaking to the metal buildings industry and its customers for over 5 years, and also holds professional certifications in secondary science education, training, and customer experience.

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