Seasonality. Bargain shoppers are familiar with the purchasing strategy. It’s the sales and discounts that pop up every year around the same time, when retailers offer steep price declines in order to clear their shelves. These sales help retailers prepare for the upcoming season while also helping consumers find quality goods at cheaper prices. Seasonality is often associated with the purchase of household items or other smaller items, but the strategy also applies to bigger purchases, including steel buildings. If you’re in the early stages of project planning, you should consider ordering your steel building sooner rather than later. Seasonality is one factor, but here are a few more that make the early months of the year a prime time for getting your project started.
Steel is a global commodity, subject to the sometimes unpredictable nature of the American dollar and world economy. While the steel industry has been in decline for the past five years, many experts believe 2015 was a low point in steel prices. Forecasts show the price of steel is expected to rise in 2016 through 2019.
Keep Construction Scheduling On Time
Flawless construction projects are sometimes more of an optimistic hope than a strict guideline, but your construction scheduling doesn’t have to be. Ordering in the early months of the year can get your project to the top of the production list. As we move into February, March and April, metal building orders begin to get backed up. By placing your deposit on your building now you assure that your building will slide in above the hundreds of other orders that will be placed this Spring. Getting your project started now reduces the likelihood of delays, so that your construction scheduling is an accurate guideline and not a hopeful guess.
Premium Customer Service
Steel building companies often promise one-on-one service with detailed instructions and personal insight. And for many, that is their goal. But as orders pile up, it becomes more difficult for companies to consult with consumers on a personal level. Ordering a steel building in the Spring makes it more likely that your steel building order will not compete with many other customers on tight schedules in spring.
What You Can Expect from General Steel
At General Steel, we are never too busy to provide you with our full suite of services and consulting. However, in the lead up to the start of busy spring construction season, that can mean longer delivery times for your building project. You should continue to expect our same level of service, extensive instructions, personal tips and professional insight, but we don’t want you to miss your deadline when planning ahead will ensure your project is at the top of the queue.
Of course, we don’t want to rush your order if you’re project schedule isn’t ready. But if you’re confident in your construction scheduling, we recommend getting your order in as soon as possible in order to begin construction on your steel building. Construction trends show that steel buildings offer the quickest construction timelines, 30-50% faster than any other materials according to a Tata Construction study. If you’re shooting for a spring completion date, contact us now and get the process started!