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Old 10-27-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Best place to buy sheet metal and lumber?


So, wheres the best/most economical place to buy lumber and sheet metal like the kind they use for roofs? Im getting ready to start my pole garage and im tryingto figure it out. Wouldi be best off buying from Home Depot, Lowes, or another outfit? Im aslo going to look into trusses that are prebuilt for my roof. Thanks.

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All the big box stores have the metal you need.

As for the lumber figure out what you need and get bids from the local stores to get the best deal.

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All the big box stores have the metal you need.

As for the lumber figure out what you need and get bids from the local stores to get the best deal.

cool, thanks Marvin Gardens, you mean Home Depot and Lowes when you say big box stores right?
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cool, thanks Marvin Gardens, you mean Home Depot and Lowes when you say big box stores right?
Yes.

For the supplies get as many bids are you can. Include lumber yards that only sell lumber and a few other things. If they don't have it they will not put a price on it. Get all the brackets and stuff you need and include that also.
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Look in the yellow pages for truss mfgrs. in your area. There are likely some nearby. You could also look into someplace that does steel fabrication for the roofing. Not for sure they would carry it, but may be cheaper if they do. Definitely check local "lumber" yards too for your wood.
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I don't know where you are but I just had delivered to my farm in Michigan 154 Sq of steel roofing for 2 arenas and 200 feet of lean to stalls for $12k - less than $2.00 a running foot. It was from Central States Mfg and was cut to the sizes I needed from 32'2'' to 13'. this included all the valley, ridgecap, screws (12,000) and delivery.
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there are lumberyards that specialize in pole barns actually

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