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Buying a Steel Building in Canada

A quality steel building in Canada lasts for decades, giving you the design and size you need to protect your equipment or people inside.

They are completely customizable, come in a dozen different colours, and serve many purposes.

From a city lot in Toronto to the wind-swept wheat fields of eastern Ontario, steel buildings help Canadians in many ways.

What can I use a steel building in Canada for?

Steel buildings are versatile and customizable.

Home and residential customers use steel buildings in a variety of ways, including as:

● Industrial buildings for factories, repair shops, and machine shops.
● Woodworking, metalworking, welding, and 3D printing shops.
● Public service or community gathering places.
● Warehouses with plenty of storage space.
● Garages for storing vehicles of all sizes, from cars and boats to RVs and large trucks.
● Aircraft hangars for planes at airports.
● Horse riding arenas at agricultural centres.
● Gymnasiums with athletic courts for community gathering places.
● Commercial buildings like retail stores, strip malls, and markets.
● Agricultural centres containing display areas, barns for horses, farming equipment, chicken coops, and grain storage.
● Mini-storage buildings as a business or on residential property.
● Trucking companies to store semi-trailers, tractor cabs, and parts for repair bays.
● Military buildings to store ammo, weapons, and equipment to complement training facilities.
● Places of worship like churches, synagogues and temples.

Steel buildings in Canada have as many uses as there are types of businesses. Whatever your reason, Olympia Steel Buildings of Canada can help you pick the right one to fit your needs.

How do I shop for a steel building in Canada?

Shopping for a steel building in Canada is simple once you go through a few steps to narrow down what you need.

1. Ascertain the purpose of your steel building.

Before you shop for one, you need to know why you want a steel building in the first place because that can determine the size of your building. Maintaining one RV with a woodworking shop next to it would require a much smaller size compared to a warehouse or storage facility.

2. Determine a budget.

How much money are you willing to spend on a steel building? That will also be a determining factor as to the size and scope of the project.

If you plan on hiring someone to erect the building on your property, that will increase the price because of labour costs. Putting together a steel building kit on your own will keep your costs lower.

If you want an estimate of how much a building will cost, we’ve got a price estimator on our website.

You’ll just need to know a few data points, like:

● Size of the building
● Province
● Date of the build
● Gauge of the steel (from 12 gauge to 26 gauge)
● Height of the roof
● Style of the roof
● Fully enclosed or partially enclosed

Size and gauge (thickness of the steel) are the two most important factors when determining the costs of materials for your steel building in Canada. A taller roof needs more steel, and an A-frame roof costs less than a vertical roof.

3. Kits Versus Prefab

A steel building kit is where we ship you everything you need to put together your own steel building, while a prefabricated steel building in Canada offers a less expensive way to put a building on your property compared to making one from scratch on your property. Prefab means we construct the materials ahead of time and then assemble the building on your property.

4. Research several steel building companies in Canada.

Now the serious part of your purchasing process begins.

Research several steel building companies in Canada. Examine their options, building styles, sizes, and colours available.

Look at each company’s website to see what kind of information you can find. Is the company open about their pricing? Is there a lot of information on the website? Or is the website just basic?

Does the company have a mission statement? How long has the company been around? What services do they offer? What are the reviews like? Is there a gallery of steel buildings to look at?

Somewhere on the site the company should describe their process from start to finish. They should also list building features, types of steel buildings, and the industries the company caters to and specializes in.

Does the steel building company hold any industry certifications? Some certifications indicate the quality of workmanship of each company because they follow certain standards. Others are not so thorough.

Most importantly, you want a steel building company in Canada with great customer service.

5. Contact the companies you like to narrow your search.

Of the companies you researched, narrow down your search further by contacting your top choices. How each company answers your questions and handles your concerns will go a long way to making you feel comfortable about your choice.

Was the person you spoke to friendly? Was the person professional? If the person couldn’t answer your question, did he or she offer to find out for you and get back to you?

Customer service is important in our industry. It’s what separates a good steel building company from a great one. Investing in a steel building is no small thing, and you deserve to be treated well by your chosen company. Ask us anything. We’ll happily answer. Our ultimate goal is your satisfaction.

How do I get a quote for a steel building in Canada?

You can fill out a form to get an estimate and then a steel building company will get back to you promptly. Or you can contact a steel building company in Canada and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

Who can supply my home or residence in Ontario with a steel building?

Olympia Steel Buildings of Canada can supply you with a quality prefabricated steel building or a steel building kit you can put together on your own.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to reach out to our team. We’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as we can about your high-quality steel building in Canada.