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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN YOU NEED MORE THAN A METAL BUILDING, YOU NEED PRIME. IT’S PRIME TIME.

WHEN YOU NEED MORE THAN A METAL BUILDING, YOU NEED PRIME. IT’S PRIME TIME.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

You have questions, we have answers. From time to time, customers have questions about our products so we would like to take the opportunity to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.  If your question is not addressed here, please feel free to Contact Us.

What is the difference between a bolt-up metal building and a weld-up metal building?

All Prime pre-engineered metal buildings are bolt-up structures.  These buildings are professionally designed by an engineer and are pre-fabricated before they are shipped to your job site.  Holes are pre-punched in the frame and bolts are used to fasten the frame members togetherA pre-engineered metal building may be a good choice for you if you are constructing a building within city limitsyour building requires large clear span space, you are erecting a large facility, or if you anticipate expanding your building at some point. No welding is required for this type of structure, saving you valuable time. 

Weld-up metal buildings are constructed by permanently fastening the frame members together using a welded joint.  Weld-up metal buildings are fabricated on the job site. Prime’s four retail stores are well stocked with a full inventory of all the metal building components that you will need for a weld-up metal building project.  A weld-up metal building may be a good choice for you if you are building a shop, garage, or metal home.  

What are the benefits of metal buildings over traditional building methods?

Metal buildings are low maintenance, energy-efficient, cost-effective, durable, pest resistant, fire-resistant, and are generally, less expensive to insure than traditional wood or brick structures Insulation is used to make metal buildings extremely energy-efficient, cutting down the costs of heating and cooling. A metal building will not rot like wood will and they can handle heavy use as well as a variety of hazardous weather conditions.  Metal is not susceptible to termites or fire hazards.  For all these reasons, metal buildings are also generally, less expensive to insure.    

Does Prime sell directly to homeowners?

Yes! We sell to both homeowners and contractors and will work with you to design and manufacture your next metal building. When you purchase manufacturer direct from Prime, you save money by skipping over the middleman 

Do you deliver?

Absolutely! We provide timely, professional delivery for metal building projects both big and small.  We ship nationwide and have even shipped buildings to Hawaii.   

What is your average turnaround time?

Prime provides a 24-hour turnaround on custom formed sheets and trim.  All of our retail locations are well stocked with a full inventory of metal building components, have a roll former and trim brake onsite, can cut panels to length, and have custom trim capabilities. 

Do you erect metal buildings?

No, we do not erect the metal buildings ourselves, but we would be more than happy to provide you with our preferred contractor list.  When selecting a metal building erector, it is the responsibility of the customer to thoroughly research each contractor.  Prime is not associated with nor do we guarantee the work of the contractors on this list.  

WHY PRIME?

Discover why our customers have continued to choose Prime for all of their metal building needs for over 20 years!

WHY PRIME?

Discover why our customers have continued to choose Prime for all of their metal building needs for over 20 years!

WITH YOU FROM START TO FINISH

We have a quirky saying at Prime Metal Buildings & Components. While other companies say they’ll stand behind their buildings, we like to say we’ll stand IN ours! Our own office space and manufacturing shops are housed under 170,000 square feet of Prime metal buildings. Meet the individuals responsible for designing and manufacturing your next metal building.

WITH YOU FROM START TO FINISH

We have a quirky saying at Prime Metal Buildings & Components. While other companies say they’ll stand behind their buildings, we like to say we’ll stand IN ours! Our own office space and manufacturing shops are housed under 170,000 square feet of Prime metal buildings. Meet the individuals responsible for designing and manufacturing your next metal building.

Come visit us

 

Come visit us at one of our four Texas locations.

 

Come visit us

 

Come visit us at one of our four Texas locations.

 

Prime Building Components, Dublin, Texas

Component manufacturing, retail and wholesale sales, and warehouse facility.

mike@primebldg.com
19320 S. US Hwy. 377
Dublin, TX 76446
(254) 445-3416 (Se Habla Español)
toll free: (877) 445-3416
fax: (254) 445-3457

Prime Building Components, Bridgeport, Texas

Component manufacturing, retail and wholesale sales, and warehouse facility.

ramiro@primebldg.com
1509 US Highway 380
Bridgeport, TX 76426-2169
(940) 683-9037 (Se Habla Español)
toll free: (888) 683-9040
fax: (940) 683-9050

Prime Building Components, Dumas, Texas

Component manufacturing, retail and wholesale sales and warehouse facility.

hugo@primebldg.com
10755 US Highway 287
Dumas, TX 79029
(806) 935-0141 (Se Habla Español)
toll free: (800) 873-1654
fax: (806) 935-0148

Prime Building Components, Kerrville, TX

Component manufacturing, retail and wholesale sales and warehouse facility.

raymond@primebldg.com
854 Harper Rd
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 955-9292 (Se Habla Español)
toll free: coming soon
fax: coming soon