We have compiled a list of questions that we get fairly often. However this is not a complete list and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is “it depends.” Varies with the season somewhat, with “normal” lead time being six weeks (more or less) for production after customer approval of shop drawings, credit approval and deposit. There is a lead time for preparation of project specific shop drawings, too (usually 1-2 weeks after order). Fall and early winter tend to be our busiest times with shop load stretching another two, four or even six weeks longer. At certain times of the year, we have a limited number of standard buildings available.
We build in 1′ increments, starting with the smallest, our 3′ x 4′ and going up to 12′ x 25′ and sometimes even larger. If it can be shipped on a single flat bed truck, we can usually build it.
Weights will range from 900# up to over 10,000#. Depends on size and features. Each building is pre assembled and can be moved with a forklift or crane. 90% of the buildings include lifting ring(s) in the roof.
The amperage/current draw of the connected booth will equal the sum of the operating elements within the booth (lights,outlets & HVAC devices) usually 20 amps for an “average”, air conditioner, 15 amps for 1500 watt heater, 30 amps for high output heater. The connected load for outlets will be determined by the devices plugged in. Lights are simply, the wattage and quantity of lamps.
See our standard paint color selections by navigating to the Specifications page or by scrolling to the bottom, and clicking on the color chart.
There are a couple basic ways to obtain pricing. The best is to call us and ask to speak to a sales representative. The discussion will focus on the intended purpose of the building, any specific design issues to be aware of, the project location, timing of the job (i.e., when does the portable building need to be delivered), and the quantity of the buildings. Hours of operation and special architectural treatments. The other way to obtain pricing is to send us a written request that answers the issues outlined in the first part of this answer. You can email the request using the form on our web site or fax the info and spex and/or drawing to us at (586) 463-6059.
Typical uses for PAR-KUT portable steel buildings include parking lot cashier booth, security guard shelter, park entrance fee collection station, ticket sales booth, in-plant office, control room or pulpit, smoke shelter, remote, etc.
Durability. Safety. Portability.
Yes. Every custom building has a unique project specific detail drawing prepared for our customers to review and approve. In other situations and as time allows, proposal drawings and sketches will be prepared. The sales team is quite knowledgeable and is ready to share their design experience with you, too. Just call and ask for a sales rep.
Yes. We can provide lease to own terms.
To place a parts order, just give us a call or head over to our replacement part shop! We don’t have a parts list, but the good news is you don’t need one. With the serial number of the booth, we can look up what was originally provided. If you need a written description or proposal for your purchasing department, we can fax or e-mail it to you.
Yes. We have a recommended installation procedure. More information can be found by clicking here.
Yes. We have some recommended maintenance guide lines you can find by clicking here.