One of the major benefits of our metal building kits is that they are prefabricated, which means that they will arrive at your construction site pre-cut, pre-drilled, and ready to be assembled. As a result, you don’t need to hire a construction crew to put up your metal building, which can save you a substantial amount of money.
If you have some do-it-yourself (DIY) experience and skills, it should be easy for you to construct it yourself. In addition to saving money, assembling your metal building can be a lot of fun. With that in mind, the following guide goes over everything you need to know if you decide to construct your metal building kit on your own.
Adequate Site Preparation for DIY Metal Buildings
You’ll also need to make sure that your building site is prepared before you begin construction. Not only does the building site need to be cleared, but it needs to be level and solid so that your building doesn’t end up sinking over time.
Following Instructions and Safety Measures for DIY Steel Building Kits
People with DIY experience often assume that they can wing it when it comes to their projects. However, this is a bad idea when it comes to steel buildings because even a small mistake can cause serious injury or damage to the building. Make sure that you carefully read and understand the instructions before beginning construction.
Altering DIY Steel Buildings in the Field
If you’ve worked on previous construction projects, then you may be tempted to make changes to the plans as you go along. However, it’s important to resist this urge with steel buildings. Our metal building kits were carefully designed, engineered, and manufactured to specific tolerances. As a result, making alterations to the steel framing pieces could jeopardize the structural integrity of your building.
Installing Screws Correctly on DIY Metal Building Kits
One of the most important aspects of putting together a steel building is installing the screws correctly. If the screws aren’t properly tightened, it can result in leaks and other issues.
Protective Equipment for Erecting Steel Building Kits
If you decide to take the DIY route, it’s absolutely essential that you take the necessary safety precautions. Even professional construction crews take safety seriously, so you should too. The following are the necessary pieces of protective equipment you’ll need:
- Gloves: To avoid cuts from the sharp edges of the steel panels, you’ll need to wear gloves while working. Gloves also help improve your grip, which is important when handling large pieces of metal.
- Boots: It’s important to wear boots with good traction to avoid slipping and falling while working on your metal building. Sturdy boots with steel toes can also help protect your feet if something falls on them.
- Goggles: It is always a wise idea to protect your eyes while building to prevent anything from getting in them and damaging them.
- Hard Hats: Wearing a hard hat is a good idea, even if you’re just working with hand tools. Hard hats protect your head from falling objects, whether they’re debris, materials, or tools.
General Safety Tips for Metal Buildings Construction
In addition to wearing safety gear, there are a number of safety tips that everyone should keep in mind when working on metal buildings. By following these tips, you can help avoid accidents and injuries while working on your project:
- Everyone working on your project should know the safest way to handle the pre-engineered metal components and how to erect them without putting themselves or others in danger.
- Before starting to work, make sure that all power lines and utilities are properly marked and that you know their locations. It’s also recommended that you call your local utility company to mark any underground lines.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times and be on the lookout for potential hazards.
- Don’t work alone if possible. It’s always safer to have someone else around in case of an accident.
- Have a first-aid kit on hand in case someone is injured.
- Make sure you’re using the proper tools for the job. Don’t try to force a tool to do something it wasn’t designed to do.
- Don’t work in bad weather. If it’s raining, snowing, or the wind is blowing too hard, it’s best to wait until the weather clears up before starting work.
- Wipe down all metal components before you begin assembling them. Manufacturers often apply protective wax or oil to the metal to protect them against damage during shipping, which can make them slippery.
- Be careful when moving heavy components. Use a dolly or other type of device to help you move them. Be sure to use the proper lifting techniques to avoid injuries.
Consider the Benefits of Galvalume Plus™ Steel
There are many benefits to purchasing a metal building kit. Not only can you assemble the metal building yourself, but choosing metal ensures that your building will be durable, long-lasting, and low maintenance. However, there are lots of different types of metal building kits to choose from. At Future Buildings, we use Galvalume Plus™ Steel.
Galvalume Plus™ Steel is an incredibly durable aluminum-zinc alloy coated with a clear acrylic resin. This coating makes the steel more resistant to corrosion and rust than other types of steel.
We Offer Metal Building Kits for Easy Construction
If you’re looking for a metal building kit that you can build yourself, look no further than Future Buildings. We offer easy-to-follow instructions and all the necessary components to construct your metal building. We have a wide range of different types of metal buildings available, from residential garages to container covers, that can be customized to your specific needs. Be sure to visit us online to request a quote or call us at 1-800-668-5111 today.