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Before You Purchase
When comparing quotations, questions you might ask:
Make sure you know the difference of site specific engineering vs. pre engineered.
Pre-engineered buildings are not specifically engineered to your location and will not meet some permitting requirements. Make sure that you are getting a building that is designed to survive in your area.
What does the "engineering" being offered entail, and why are C-Schedules important?
When it comes to engineering there are three different types of schedules involved. These are what companies will give you to as proof of an engineered building, however most companies will only include the A and B schedules, which are what are required to obtain permitting. These state that you have purchased a building that has been pre-engineered for your area should it meet the specifications laid out by the manufacturer when installed. Theoretically, a building with these schedules is site-specific engineered. In reality, this means that the building manufacturer is no longer liable if the building fails because they have stamped paperwork stating that the building was built and engineered by them to stand in its location so long as it is installed correctly by the customer.
This is where C-schedules come in: they are a stamped document proclaiming that the building was installed correctly and conforms to the required criteria laid out by the manufacturer to meet the engineering requirements to make it a site-specific engineered building. Without the C-Schedule your building is not site-specific engineered. Whiteline is the only company in the industry that includes C-Schedules with their engineering and therefore site-specific engineering with all engineered buildings.
Is a warranty offered for both the building and workmanship?
With Whiteline being in business for over 20 years we can honestly say that we stand behind our 20 year warranty. Companies that offer a 50 year warranty for their product but only have been in business for 5 years are not being truthful. We have seen time and time again the buck being passed between manufacturer, sales person, and installer whether the issue be poor install, parts made incorrectly, or the sales person giving misleading information in order to get the sale. When this happens, no one is liable. Since Whiteline is a turn-key company there is only one place that you need to turn to for an answer: Whiteline.
Can your building be insured?
All fabric buildings that Whiteline sells can be insured. Check with your insurance company to find out rates/requirements that need to be met in order to obtain insurance. Whiteline is more than happy to work with you to make sure that your building meets the requirements needed by the insurance company to ensure that the building can be insured.
Are the products in the building suitable for your application?
Not all building companies use the same steel in their structures. Whiteline uses Allied steel with a hot dipped galvanized coating. This product adds years to the life of the steel structure compared to powder coating and other coatings. All of the materials that Whiteline uses are domestic, from our steel to our 12 oz polyethylene fabric (available in both regular and fire retardant).
Why is hot dipped steel better than powder coated?
Powder coated steel works well to prevent corrosion so long as there are no flaws in the coating. Flaws can occur when the coating is chipped, or screws and bolts are tightened too much and the steel underneath is exposed. When this occurs the steel becomes highly susceptible to all forms of rust. Hot dipped steel does not chip, nor does it wear down due to bolts and screws being too tight, and therefore is much more resistant to corrosion.
Are the install crews certified?
Whiteline's certified crews are our long term employees and have earned their experience from installing. Most companies use subcontractors, which can leave no one liable if mistakes are made and the end user with nowhere to turn. From installing foundations to buildings to insulation packages, Whiteline's crews are next to none.