Excited to build a barn, but still have questions? Check out our FAQs:
What about the building permit?
It is the customer’s responsibility to apply for the permit if it is required before beginning the custom pole building process. You will need to check with your township or county on any size and height restrictions and the required set backs from your property lines. MQS will provide specs and drawings for your new building: however, if engineered sealed blueprints are required additional fees would apply.
What about doors and windows?
Our sliding doors are economical, and you get the benefit of a door opening to the bottom of the truss. Overhead doors require at least 1′ between top of door to bottom of truss. However, they seal off better than the sliding doors. Standard residential overhead doors are 9′ wide and 7′ to 8′ high. Our standard windows are a 3’x 3′ single-hung window. Other sizes and options are available.
What about the site preparation?
For a Concrete floor, the customer will need to provide 4″ of level rock base or fill sand. Any site work being done by MQS other than the final grade by the concrete crew will be an added cost over and above the building price. We offer site work in many areas.
How do I finish the inside of my building?
Standard building packages have an unfinished interior with your dirt or gravel site as the floor. There are many different methods to insulate and finish the interior of your new building. You may want to consider single bubble insulation directly installed under the roof metal to reduce condensation. We offer concrete floors also as an option. Garage concrete is 4″ thick reinforced with 2′ o/c rebar.
What building sizes are available?
We can custom build practically any size. You determine the size that best fits your needs. However, using standard lengths and widths will be economically beneficial to you.
What is the construction procedure?
The average lead time from signing a contract to completion of building can vary from 3-10 weeks depending on the availability of our crews. Typically our crews start the building process within a week of delivery of the materials. Construction time on a standard building is less than a week.
How can I keep my building cost-effective?
By using standard lengths and widths, by using our 29Ga metal for siding and roofing, and by staying with the standard 4/12 pitch roof.
What are the payment terms?
Every project is done on a pay as you go basis. A 20% deposit is required at signing of the contract. Approximately 60% is due when the materials arrive, and a final 20% is due upon completion. Larger products may require additional payments.