What Does a Metal Building Warranty Cover?

By Jay Lara   |   Posted In: Garages

What Does a Metal Building

Metal Buildings Are Tough; Steel Buildings Are Even Tougher

Wood isn’t the only way to frame or cover a building these days; in fact, it isn’t even the best way. Metal construction offers a long list of advantages over stick builds, starting with the fact that metal is more moisture-resistant, pest-resistant, and fire-resistant. But which material makes the most sense when you’re shopping for metal buildings for sale? Aluminum can be used to manufacture small sheds, but aluminum isn’t particularly strong, dents easily, and can become brittle. Red iron offers plenty of structural strength, but it’s also very heavy and difficult to install.


Custom steel buildings framed with tubular steel are really your best option. They’re more lightweight than red iron, much stronger than aluminum, and incredibly versatile in terms of both design and customization. And while the typical lead time for conventional wood-framed construction can be many months, comparable metal building kits can usually be manufactured and delivered in a matter of weeks. Once the materials arrive at your site, the installation of many tubular steel structures can be completed in just a day or two!

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How Long Will a Metal Building Last?

That’s a great question, and it’s something commonly asked by potential metal building buyers. In talking about metal building longevity, it’s helpful to consider the life expectancy of the steel building materials themselves:

  • Steel framing is rated to last for over 100 years.
  • Galvanized steel roofing and side paneling are rated to last anywhere from 40 to 80 years.
  • The steel fasteners used to secure these buildings are rated to last up to 60 years.


If you just look at the lifespan of the individual building component materials, it’s not a stretch to say you can expect your custom metal building to last you a lifetime!


But What About Metal Building Warranties?

It’s one thing to assert that a metal building will be long-lasting. And as long as your steel structure is manufactured and installed properly, it will be! Even so, you no doubt would prefer to buy from a metal building dealer who’s willing to stand behind the quality of their product by providing clearly-communicated warranty coverage.

At Carport Central, we believe in the quality of our materials and workmanship to the point that we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is. Here are the details of the warranties we offer for the custom steel structures we provide:


• 20-year rust-through warranty

We’re proud to offer a 20-year warranty against rust for both our 12-gauge and 14-gauge steel tube framing. This means that if your structure should ever rust through to the point of weakness during the first 20 years of building ownership, we’ll replace any and all failed parts at no charge to you.


• 40-year panel warranty for 26-gauge steel panels

We offer a 40-year warranty against any chipping or cracking of our premium 26-gauge steel paneling. Please note that this warranty doesn’t apply to any potential color fading. If any chipping or cracking should occur with your paneling during the aforementioned warranty period, we’ll replace it at no charge.


• 10-year panel warranty for 29-gauge steel panels

We offer a 10-year warranty against any chipping or cracking of our 29-gauge steel paneling. Please note that this warranty doesn’t apply to any potential color fading. If any chipping or cracking should occur with your paneling during the aforementioned warranty period, we’ll replace it at no charge.


• 30-day workmanship warranty

If you should have any issues arise related to manufacturing or installation during the first 30 days after your building installation, just send us pictures of your building, and we’ll be happy to review for any faults on our end. After review, if our experts find that there’s a problem covered by our workmanship warranty, we’ll be happy to repair or replace any designated parts of your metal building at no cost to you. This will include any covered construction, anchors, welding, attachments, or other related aspects of your metal building.


Trust Carport Central to Take Care of All Your Metal Building Needs

Whether you’re looking for a carport, garage, barn, residential building, agricultural building, or commercial building, Carport Central has you covered across the continental United States! We provide a full slate of custom metal buildings to meet every need, and we’re also happy to install them in 46 US states at no extra charge.

To put it in simple terms, Carport Central is here to provide shelter for your way of life. We’ll listen as you share your building needs, goals, and budget, and then we’ll work with you to deliver a perfect metal building to suit. Why wait any longer, when we can get started on your dream metal building today? 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.


At Carport Central, what’s Central to you, is Central to us.


  • Jay Lara

    Jay Lara is COO of Carport Central, and brings nearly 20 years of metal building industry experience. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, ranging from engineering to design to fabrication to installation to sales, and he’s passionate about bridging the gap between B2B and B2C for the metal buildings market.

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