Why are Building Permits Important?
Building permits may seem pointless and bureaucratic, but they’re more essential than you think. Erecting a structure is more complex than putting up four walls and a roof.
Here at Elephant Carports, all of our building designs are inspected and approved by a certified engineer. Using this approach, our custom buildings allow customers to fulfill all of their needs while still getting the safest and highest-quality building for their money. Our relentless attention to detail has earned us a reputation of excellence for the past 37 years.
One of the most important factors in the longevity and usefulness of your metal carport or garage is the land underneath it. We have written before about the significant factors to think of when choosing your installation site. While choosing the best location for your building is vital, you must ensure that all required building permits and inspections have been completed.
Long-Term Benefits of Building Permits
Fulfilling the proper requirements in regards to building permits can greatly benefit you down the road.
For starters, they help to protect property value. Your home or business is an investment. If an addition or construction project does not comply with code, the property value can be decreased. Permits and inspections can also help you save money on repairs. Property insurers may not cover work or damages caused by work done without these requirements. Permits make selling your property easier down the road. When property is sold through a multiple listing association, the owner is required to disclose any improvements or repairs made and if permits or inspections were obtained. Many financial institutions will not finance a purchase without an inspection. If you sell a building that has had modifications without a permit, many things can happen. You may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied, or do costly repairs.
Building permits and inspections also greatly improve the safety of your structure. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet safety standards and will be less likely to cause harm to you, your family, or future owners. Mandatory inspections complement the contractor’s experience and act as a system of checks and balances, resulting in a safer project.
When purchasing a metal building to have a quality structure that will last for generations, don’t ignore the details. Ensuring the best possible installation is the first step in making sure that your building will be a worthwhile investment for your property.