Buy the Right Way

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John 3:16 ~ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

Time To  Move Beyond The Archaic Way Of Buying A Steel Building.

Have you noticed that society slowly but surely moves forward whether or not we embrace the change?  Are you someone that welcomes change or kicks and screams when consciousness advances?  With the information highway (internet) now the new normal, we no longer have to follow old archaic ways of buying steel buildings.  We can now expect and demand transparency, fairness and a host of buying options.  We now have a choice about how we buy!

Are you going to follow the outdated pattern of calling random retail metal building firms, relying on commission salesmen to navigate the steel building buying process?  Are you going to ask them, “How much does it cost for a ____ size building?” and hope to get a great price?  Now I admit, collecting quotes from commission salesmen does inform you of market price; however, it isn’t the best source to give your hard earn money to.  So the key question is, “Are you going to do something different or keep riding your horse and buggy?

An Alternative Option:

Take advantage of Integrity Building Sales buying leverage and expertise! IBS already has secured the lowest prices for certified I-beam steel buildings. Furthermore, you are given a guaranteed lowest price and allowed to select the profit percent added.  What more can you ask for?

Simple as A – B – C

Option A – Packages allow you to place order directly online and pay only 3% above true wholesale cost.  Only this 3% profit is paid to place your order with us.

Option B – Build Your Own Package allows you to Estimate your delivered building.

Option C – Request a Quote when Ready to Buy.  When you Fill out the Form, pay only 6% profit to us.  For Call-In quote requests, expect to pay 10% profit to Integrity Building Sales for your wholesale building order. Please review our Guaranteed Savings Terms.

5 Facts To Consider:

  • Integrity Building Sales guarantees a minimum $500 – $1,000 savings, plus one additional item above any other offer.  
  • IBS established in 2010, has maintained an A+ Better Business Bureau grade.
  • The public, not a commission salesman, gets to select the profit % added to wholesale cost based on their buying option.
  • IBS’S building materials originate from an AISC (American Institute Of Steel Construction) certified fabrication facility. This certification verifies the highest standards for building fabrication.
  • The majority of metal buildings sold originate from three major corporations; therefore, even if you collect 10 quotes, you are still reviewing the same building materials – just sold by a different reseller.

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Guaranteed Savings:

  • Minimum $500 – $1,000 savings – Average savings is 15% below market rates…

  • plus one ADDITIONAL  feature more than any other offer

Our Terms:

  • 40′ x 60′ x 14′ – 80’x 100′ x 14′ with at least 2 roll up doors, roof & wall insulation included – minimum savings $500.

  • 80’x 100′ x 16′ or larger with at least 2 roll up doors, roof & wall insulation included – minimum savings $1,000.

  • Competitor’s quote must be dated within 2 weeks of the current date.

  • Competitor’s quote must be the same size structure, smae specifications, and accessories included as offered by us.

  • Competitor’s quote must be received by us before customer purchases from us.

  • Competitor’s building must be fabricated from an AISC (Amercian Institute of Steel Construction) certified facility in order to compare equal manufacturing standards.

Low Complexity Defined

We specialize in Low Complexity building design orders.

High complexity building quotes are done on a case by case basis.
What is considered Low complexity:

  • Size: 100 x 500 x 30 max, strictly square or rectangular

  • Roof Pitch: 1:12 through 4:12

  • Endwall & Sidewall Extensions with soffits: 1’ – 5’

  • All Snow & Wind Load Codes Available

  • Partitions and accessories (walk doors, windows, skylights, roll up doors, vents and insulation) available.

If you have questions about whether or not your building is Low or High Complexity, please call  1-800-593-4012

The Basics of Steel Building Codes

In summary, you should be familiar with the following codes prior to building purchase:

  • Snow Load/ Wind Speed
  • Wind Exposure, Example: Exposure B or C
  • Governing Code, Example: IBC 2009, 2014 or 2015
  • Current website prices reflect IBC 2015, Wind Exposure B – Call your local building department to confirm your requirements prior to ordering.

Roof Snow Load Codes/ Wind Speed Code

  • On the website, you will select from the Codes listed in the drop-down menus in Option 1, 2 or 3.
  • Please contact your local building department or Google codes for your zip code.
  • Choose codes from our list that meet or exceed your requirements for accuracy in pricing online:

Roof Snow/ Wind Speed

 0  lb. S/L/130 mph  

 0  lb. S/L/150 mph

 4  lb. S/L/115 mph

 20 lb. S/L115 mph

 30 lb. S/L 115 mph

 40 lb. S/L/115 mph

 60 lb. S/L/115 mph

More About Roof Snow Loads – Pound per Square Foot

Typical snow loads in the United States can range from 4  to 60+ lbs per square foot depending on precipitation. Obviously, in warmer climates there are 0 lb minimum snow load requirements, whereas, in colder states where snow and ice hardly have a chance to thaw before the next storm, roof snow loads can be greater than 60 lbs per square foot.  In addition, snow tends to drift and accumulate heavier in some spots than others, which is why snow loads are a factor in addition to the standard dead loads of a building.

More About Wind Codes – Miles per Hour

Wind load is also determined by patterns of climate local to your building site. Wind speed codes range from 0 mph to over 160 mph winds.

Wind, unlike snow, will affect different portions of the building not limited to only the roof.  The wind’s effects on your steel building structure will vary depending on your building design and how it sits on your property.  During the software designing process, strength factors are determined by building height, the size and number of large framed openings, and even the location of those openings.

Wind Exposure

Also in relation to wind is the exposure of your building. Exposure B or C is site-specific.  For example, in gusty areas, your local building department may require Exposure C if there are no windbreaks provided by your surroundings, such as trees or neighboring buildings. Wind exposure also affects how snow tends to drift and accumulate on your building structure.

Contact Your Local Building Department Early for Governing Codes, such as IBC – 2015

While your metal building broker will ask you to confirm these codes per your local building department, the MBS (design and pricing software used by your broker) will recall default minimums when the representative enters your building site ZIP code.  In many occasions, the local building department will ask you for higher than minimum requirements and dictate which building code year governs these specifics. For example, IBC 2015 or NCBC 2014 (International Building Code for year 2015, or North Carolina Building Code for year 2014, etc.)  

In summary, contact your local building department to get specific governing year code, roof snow requirement, wind speed requirement, and the wind exposure requirement specific to your building site address and ZIP code.  

If you want more education regarding other loads your building is designed for, please click to read “What’s Important About Steel Building Codes”  to learn more.