Certified vs. Non-Certified Buildings

If you’ve been doing much research about metal buildings, you’ve probably come across the terms “certified metal buildings” and “non-certified metal buildings.” What do those terms mean, exactly? To glance at either building from the outside, you might not be able to tell which is certified and which isn’t. The real difference is what’s on the inside.

What Does “Certified” Mean, Exactly?

What’s different about a certified metal building? A building that’s certified has been professionally designed and engineered to withstand certain minimum ratings for wind and/or snow loads. In areas where building permits are needed for installation, certification of metal buildings is usually required. In addition, some states and locations require all metal buildings to be certified.

What Are the Advantages of Choosing a Certified Metal Building?

Whether or not certification is a requirement in your area, there really are some advantages to choosing a certified steel building. These structures are certified by a professional engineer, and they come with more support braces, fasteners, and anchors. But what if your building is being installed in an area that doesn’t tend to get extreme wind or snow? Choosing a certified steel building gives you a simple peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re getting a building that is really made to last.

If you’re installing in an area where building permits or certification aren’t required, then you do have the option of choosing a non-certified metal building. Even though they don’t come with the same level of engineering or reinforcement, non-certified steel buildings are still steel buildings! And any steel building from Infinity Carports is always a better choice than any comparable wooden building. If certification isn’t a requirement in your location, then the choice is up to you.

Infinity Carports Offers Both Certified & Non-Certified Buildings

While there are no universal standards for steel building certification, Infinity can provide you with a structure to meet any needed wind and/or snow loads. And regardless of what your local building codes or regulations are, we recommend all of our customers to consider the benefits of choosing a certified steel building. We’d also be happy to help answer any questions you may have about certified buildings.

Don’t Wait – Let’s Get Started on Your Certified Building Today!

Our name is Infinity Carports, but we also offer garages, barns, workshops, and other custom-designed steel building options. Plus, we can certify any of our metal buildings for you! If you’re ready to get started, just give us a call at (903) 765-2057, or email us at infinitycarportsinc@gmail.com.