Look Over the Instruction Manual Before Buying a Metal Building Kit

A MOTHER reader advises to read the instruction manual before buying a metal building kit, some building construction manuals may not be as detailed as needed when it comes time to put the building together yourself.
April/May 2002
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/buying-a-metal-building-kit-zmaz02amzgoe.aspx
By studying the manual first, one can find out if the manufacturer's idea of do-it-yourself is the same as yours.


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Ask the company to read the instruction manual before buying a metal building kit. 

Please inform your readers who are thinking about buying a metal building kit to ask for the construction manual before they buy.

Some manufacturers are misleading in their ads. By studying the manual first, one can find out if the manufacturer's idea of do-it-yourself is the same as yours. This will help prevent unexpected headaches and expenses, such as having to hire extra people to help put the building together. Also, potential buyers can check out the metal building's foundation requirements. They can be more complicated and expensive than you think. Take this advice from someone who has learned the hard way.

Curtis Johnson
Bucyrus, Ohio