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How long does it take to deliver a steel building? This is one question that every metal building customer asks. An overly long delivery schedule can be very tiring and frustrating for customers; you might even want to cancel your order and start your lead time from the beginning.

However, if you order your metal building from Mr. Carports, the company gives you a personalized delivery schedule and estimated delivery time. Immediately after finalizing your order, you already know when your metal building will arrive. You only need to save the date and work towards the impending delivery and installation.

5 Important Factors That Affect Lead Times & Delivery of Metal Buildings

Mr. Carports has one of the shortest lead times in the industry. What does that mean? You can trust its dedicated team of specialists with over 35 years of combined experience to install your metal building in record time. However, some external factors might affect or cause the late delivery of your metal building.

Note that while Mr. Carports prides itself as one of the most efficient and customer-friendly companies in the industry, it can also fall victim to unavoidable circumstances. However, suppose factors emerge that might cause the late delivery of your metal building. In that case, you can trust the excellent customer service center from Mr. Carports to inform you of the development and give you an alternative timeline for delivery.

Below are some of the factors that might affect lead time and delivery schedule of metal buildings:

Building Demand

Sometimes, when you order a metal building, there would already have been a queue or list of orders that need to be fulfilled. It means that there's a waiting list for metal buildings, so when you make a request, your order joins the list. In fact, in an active season — there's usually a surge of orders, so your order will take time. The other alternative to this is to take your order to a tested and trusted metal building company that can handle bulk orders — in this respect, Mr. Carports is perfect for you.


Another factor that increases your lead time is manufacturing delays. The manufacturing delays implied here refer to delays due to customized metal building designs. Metal building manufacturers usually use a streamlined and already mastered process to produce their products. It makes for speedy manufacturing and delivery. However, when you order customized steel buildings, the manufacturer has to take his time to study your design and take additional steps to meet your order specifications. Producing your perfect metal building takes time, so you should factor in the extra time it takes to manufacture to your specifications when you order a customized structure.


Your location could immensely affect the delivery of your metal building. It would help if you understood the area of the manufacturer you choose could affect your delivery time. Therefore, a nearby metal building company is better suited to take your order as it would significantly reduce your lead time.

Weather Conditions

The weather is one factor that can affect your delivery time. Extreme weather conditions can force manufacturers and dealers to postpone the delivery time. It can also delay your installation schedule — most manufacturers or dealers will be reluctant to install your metal building in harsh weather.


Most states or cities require you to get special building permits before you can be allowed to build or install a structure on your property. Do you want to install your building right away? Professionals suggest you clear all necessary documents and approval before delivery and installation time. Failure to do that will force metal building dealers to reschedule the installation and charge you for the return fee.

How Long Does It Take to Deliver a Metal Building?

So barring any external interference or factor, how long does it take for Mr. Carports to deliver a metal building?

Well, with available data from past delivery activities, Mr. Carports has been able to forecast delivery or lead times.

Metal building requests that amount to less than $5,000 often have a slightly longer lead or delivery time. That is because the team pairs them with other orders within the same price range. Check out the lead times here:

  • 60 days to 90 days: 40%
  • 90 days to 120 days: 40%
  • 120 days to 180 days: 20%
  • 180 days or more: less than 1%

Additionally, for orders that amount to $5,000 and above, their delivery or lead times are slightly reduced, as is shown below:

  • 30 days to 60 days: 40%
  • 60 days to 90 days: 40%
  • 90 days to 120 days: 20%
  • 120 days or more: less than 1%

You should note that orders placed from DC, IL, IN, KS, MD, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA & WV after October 1st may face a delay until spring due to weather volatility in the winter.

Enjoy Free Delivery and Installation in 34 USA States

As part of impressive customer-friendly policies at Mr. Carports, customers from 34 states in the USA can enjoy free delivery and installation services. Do you live in one of these areas?


You can have your building delivered and installed without paying extra!

Why Mr. Carports?

Do you want the best product the metal industry has to offer? High-quality metal buildings and affordable customizations from Mr. Carports is what you need. The company has proven to be incredibly adaptive and imaginative, which has helped cement its place as the foremost metal building dealer in the USA.

You can depend on the top leading seller in the country to offer manufacturer-direct pricing along with free delivery and installation in most cases. Call Mr. Carports today at (877) 350-5464, and you won’t have to fret or worry about late delivery or sub-standard products. Your satisfaction is a top priority at Mr. Carports.

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