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I chose this building because I believed it was the best building for the cost. Some of the bad choices that I made contributed to my overall experience. I decided that I could put this building up by myself. Because I did erect this building mostly by myself, I ended up doing things that compromised the assembly. Techniques I used for assembly caused problems once the building was fully assembled. Quite often I decided that panel positioning was "good enough". I used a steel pick to force the holes into alignment before installing the bolts. In the end holes were burred and distorted. I also sometimes over-tightened the bolts and that distorted the poly seal washers. Each of these things resulted in roof leaks. That meant that I had to put tarps over all of my valuable equipment and tools.
I built this building over 15 years ago. The last couple of years I have spent many hours going over the the building, locating leaks, repairing the panels and replacing the bolts. I have made great progress. I have to say that most if not all of my problems were caused by me and not by the building design and manufacture. I have tightened up the assembly enough now that I have added a half loft running the length of the building. I am nearly finished with my overhaul. Curvco has been very helpful by providing me with replacement bolts at no charge.
This is an excellent building. Erecting this building by yourself is very difficult. It can be done, but the problems that result can be major. I spent nearly an entire summer putting this building up. Nights and weekends. At minimum this is a two man job. A crew would be even better. With a team, lifting and positioning of the panels can be more easily done, preventing the alignment problems that I ended up with. I am now using this building as a wood shop. I have repaired my lawn tractors, boat, car and truck in this building. I am very happy with my building.
I had a 60'x100' Curvco steel building built 10 years ago and I am very pleased with the quality of my building and my experience working with the folks at Curvco were simply the best. The building still looks new and I have not had any problems with it. My building is located in the State of Missouri where we have a wide variety of weather conditions. The building is so easy to maintain as well as cost effective from the building phase to today. Thanks so Curvco!
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I did a lot of research on Quonset huts and decided on Curvco Steel because I felt they were easier to work with and not at all pushy about making a sale like other reputable manufacturers. The process was extremely simple from start to finish. We received everything on time, nothing missing or damaged. The steel is top notch and after 3 years of harsh northern Michigan winters it looks the same as the day we installed it. We are very pleased with Curvco, our Quonset and their team who was always available to help.
After writing the previous review I was contacted by the company, who worked to make everything right. Brad, the customer service person actually gave me true customer service. He deserves a raise in pay, whatever they are paying him. My building is now almost finished, I'm waiting on a few parts they are sending, and the building will be complete just before winter here. It is a well made building and I am overall very pleased. I do believe in Murphy's Law and feel that both Curvco and I were the victim of Murphy in this case.
I would buy another, as I am better informed as to how this all works and the contradiction in how different parts of the industry refer to materials. Please keep in mind that when you order a door, 12' x 14' means it is 12' wide and 14' tall. When you order the opening for that door for a metal building, a 12'x14' opening means it is 12 ' tall and 14' wide. Why? I do not know, but if it weren't for those facts, all this would have gone much smoother. Curvco made good on it though and for that I am thankful and pleased!
I inquired about a 30 x 50 steel building. I asked if I could review how to build it before ordering and they told me I could not, that I first had to pay my down payment. I agreed to and gave the plans to my concrete guy. He was appalled at what it would cost me to have it done as they indicated in the plans. I called them and asked for other options and was told I could buy metal base plates (an additional $2500), which made it easier to install and with a simpler concrete under-structure. I bought them. I decided to put knee walls up to keep the building off the ground as snow melt would have easily gotten into the building in the Spring without them (take note).
I called to ask them to change the garage door opening to 12 x 14 instead of the base price 12x12. No problem. My concrete guy called them to get the exact opening and was told it was 12'2". Again, no problem. The materials arrived and there were not the required structural C channels for the 12 x 14 door. Instead, they sent me channel for a 14 x 12 door. Anyone in the trades knows that the first number is the width, the second the height. When I called and asked for the correct structural C channel I was told that they refer to a garage door as height first and width second, completely contrary to what everyone else does. I was told if I wanted to drive to PA and pick them up they'd replace them. Of course, living in northern Maine made that pretty impossible.
When a company is unwilling to make good on their mistakes and costs their customer more money to make things right I know that is not a company I'll do business with again. I recommend you be careful when doing business with these guys. Both my concrete guy and I spoke with their engineers about the necessary width of the rough opening and were told it was 12' 2". No 12 x 14' door would fit in that if the 14' was the width. Read everything they send you twice, or even three times. This was poor business practice and a complete unwillingness to do the right thing by their customer, who paid everything in full and expected only to get what I paid for.
The 16ft x 40ft steel building has a good quality of galvanizing and the materials are heavy duty. I and my son-in-law put the building together in about 8 days of work. I am 74 years old, but the job requires at least 2 workers who are used to construction projects and enjoy a physical challenge. I hired others to form and pour the concrete. Very pleased with the sturdy quality of the building and it's made in the USA! The customer service on details was excellent.
My husband and I did a lot of research before deciding upon a Curvco steel building. The price seemed reasonable and we loved the idea of a prefab kit that all we had to do was bolt together. Supposedly 3 inexperienced people could erect this building in just three days with no special equipment needed. Sounded exactly like what we were looking for. Guess what? None of that is the truth. We hired 4 men, two of which have prior experience in erecting metal buildings. They were having difficulties with the assembly and contacted the representative recommended by Curvco for technical assistance. That representative was of no help, saying that yes, the building is difficult to assemble, that it would take at least a week and extra equipment, such as a man lift, is recommended.
Specific issues: First, the only detailed plans provided were in an e-mail. No hard copy of the detailed plans, no assembly manual, no other helpful documentation was provided in writing. Second, the individual arches bend and twist while trying to raise them. Using the suggested method of attaching a rope did not work. We had to rent a man lift in order to get the arches up in place. Next, the end panels are not cut to fit. You are provided with rectangular pieces (for a curved building) which you have to measure, draw an arch on and then cut the arch shape yourself, hoping it will fit, which required the rental of more equipment.
It was that very reason which caused us to reject other manufacturer's buildings... We did not want to be responsible for measuring and cutting steel panels ourselves. We wanted a kit which we could just bolt together. That is NOT what was provided. By the time this building is erected, the labor and equipment costs will total about half the price of the building itself. The only reason I am giving 2 stars, instead of 1, is because once it is erected, we do believe this will be a sturdy building. If you are looking for an easy to assemble steel building kit, this one is not for you. Buyer beware!
They always help you with any issues to finish and resources are easy to get. You can do all online and support is right there to help you with orders and issues. I think they give you what you need in services. I think having the online help is a great feature. Overall they grant you better support and resources than most. Quality is real good. I am one that has to have reliable service and so far they always had things granted fast and in good shape. Always easy to order or request any service needed and the amount of support option is there to use when needed. Value a little high but you pay for what you get. I mean the quality is worth the value so in my words it's the best of all. You have to experience the quality in the product to see the benefits.
It was good and the people are nice. Other companies should run their business like this. Hard working individuals trying to get a bag on their grind (meaning they’re trying to feed their family and pay the bill). The offered services are customer service and a couple of other services that I do not recall all, but it was technical support welding construction building. The products are reliable for long lasting durability and use. They have a good variety of products. I would definitely recommend these products to other people. The value of these products are satisfying. These products last long so that is equivalent to value. Once you acquire a product from this company it is guaranteed to last.
The service men were polite and worked with me. Very well priced and it helped me realize that they care about their customers. I would recommend them to my family and friends. Their service is the best. They offered competitive pricing and the best layout plan for my building constructional work. They also offered special services to help me keep track of what I was buying and what the prices were. The product itself is really good. Strong, durable and it is recommended. It also is safe and strong so I don't feel like it's going to collapse. It is one of the best prices in the area. My uncle is a construction worker and even he agrees that this is truly best work.
The customer service was excellent and they are very easy to talk to. They are ready to answer any questions you may have. I would recommend anyone to their service because it was a good experience. The services they offered were excellent and I didn't have any problems. They were always attentive to detail and that's what I liked about them. They are just an overall great company. Their service is reliable and quick. That's what I love about the service because they are always there when you need them. They offer fair values. They are willing to work with anyone's budget and understands your concerns. That's how a company should be.
Curvco Steel Buildings author review by Joseph Truini
Curvco Steel Buildings is a steel buildings company with corporate offices in Delray Beach, Fla., and Bethel Park, Pa., and regional offices in Pittsburgh, Dallas and Seattle.
Warranties: Curvco Steel Buildings offers 35-year, rust-perforation warranty on Galvalume panels and 40-year warranty on color coatings.
Broad range of sizes: The company sells steel buildings ranging in size from 10 ft. to 140 ft. wide and to virtually any length.
International reputation: Curvco has experience working with clients across the world, from Trinidad and Tobago to Haiti and Alaska. Their buildings are designed to withstand a global range of weather events and climates.
Value: Curvco offers Q-model (Quonset-hut style) and straight-side arched buildings, which are extremely low-cost for large spans, as low as 50 percent of the price of conventional designs.
Green building: Curvco uses Galvalume steel, an Energy Star-approved and thus eco-friendly product, to build steel structures. The company also incorporates green features such as wind-powered turbine vents, solar panels, water catchment channels and skylights.
Reputable customers: The company manufactures steel buildings for the military and governmental agencies.
Curvco Steel Buildings Company Information
- Company Name:
- Curvco Steel Buildings
- 14545 Military Trail
- Delray Beach
- Postal Code:
- United States
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