Regular readers of my articles are aware I have joined and regularly read and contribute to every Facebook and Linkedin group about barndominiums and post frame buildings I possibly can find. My goal always is for people to get their best possible value for their investment, even should they somehow decide Hansen Pole Buildings is for some reason not an ideal fit.
In all of my group participation I have racked my brain trying to recall any conversations in regards to warranty.
Truthfully I had not given it much thought until reader ALLIE in BRAINERD wrote:
My husband and I are looking to build a building and deciding what vendors we would like to move forward with. Can you please provide details on all of your warranty information for the below list and any additional warranties you may have?
Thank you, Allie”
Thank you very much for asking, Allie! Weirdly, very few people seem to pay attention to warranties when it comes to buildings. As consumers we seem to be obsessed with warranty coverage on seemingly everything we purchase – retailers such as Best Buy and Walmart try to sell extended warrantees when you check out even!
To my knowledge Hansen Pole Buildings offers what may be our industry’s only written structural warranty on a complete post frame building kit: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2015/11/pole-building-warranty/
Various levels of warranty are available for steel roofing and siding – up to and including lifetime. If you are concerned about paint chalking and fading like I am, I would highly recommend you specify Kynar paint (provided it is available in your region). https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2014/05/kynar/
Any workmanship/leak warranty would be covered by your builder of choice. When I was a post frame building contractor two decades ago, we offered a five year warranty against roof leaks. In reality, if proper screws and screw pattern are specified and properly installed, screws either leak right away, or are good forever.
We are not contractors ourselves and our buildings are designed so an average person who can and will read instructions can successfully construct their own beautiful building. If you are not so inclined, we can provide names of one or more builders to erect your building anywhere in the continental United States.
Other warranty information is available here: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/pole-building-faqs/product-warranties/.
While not a ‘warranty’ per se, maybe your best warranty investment will be in a fully engineered building. This is your assurance your new building and all of its components and connections have been reviewed and designed by a highly trained professional.