While all metal buildings are either certified or non-certified when engineered, it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the two by simply looking on the outside. The primary difference between these two building styles resolves primarily around the structural integrity of your unit and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.
So, what exactly does it mean to have your structure certified? Simply put, a certified steel building is designed and engineered by professionals to withstand certain wind and snow loads, as well as to meet your area’s building codes and requirements. If your local zoning office and local building department requires a permit for your building project, the only structure that will meet those requirements is a certified metal building. These units are designed and installed with additional framing pieces and a stronger framing style to ensure its overall durability and longevity.
If you live in a county that has no permit requirements for your building project, you’ll be given the option to invest in a non-certified steel structure. In a situation such as this, the decision between certified and non-certified buildings is ultimately yours. Though they are not designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as certified structure, they are still a reliable choice for most any need you have. Compared to stick-builds, our non-certified buildings are a far superior option because of their durability, affordability and reliability.
While their overall structural integrity and longevity are the two primary differences between non-certified and certified structures, there are several other differences that should be taken into consideration first. We’ve listed several of these key differences here below.
We understand how confusing the decision between a certified and non-certified metal building may be, but with help from our building representatives at Get Carports, we make that decision much easier. You can contact us today by email or give us a call at +1 (800) 691-5221 to learn more about our available products and their certifications.
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