Morton building

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  1. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    You guys are very fortunate to be able to afford a shop that is bigger than most folks’ homes. I’m super jelly.
     
  2. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    I've been trying to decide what size and shape building I want to put up for the last few months. After reading through this thread, I'm embarrassed to mention the footage I'm looking at.o_O
     
  3. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Build bigger than you think you need
     
  4. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    No doubt...but not 3,000 square ft.
     
  5. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Elite Refuge Member

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    Morton needs to do a better job of justifying an extra $12k.
     
  6. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Just got an email from a competitor I had quote a building for me. He said if I will sign a contract prior to March 1 they will knock off 5% whic on my building would be $2200
     
  7. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    I know, I was so proud of my 10x12 shed I just bought at Lowe’s :(
     
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  8. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    My brother in law is a crew foreman for Morton...said a lot of guys decide to go with them for the warranty, therefore comes the higher price. Most his work is new construction, however they do get call outs to replace posts and pylons from time to time and claims all is covered
     
  9. Timber Hole

    Timber Hole Senior Refuge Member

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    Before you start comparing prices you need to ask how each is framed. Some spread out the trusses to 8' c/c and use 2x4's for girts and purlins. I built my 30x40 using 29 ga. on the walls and 26 ga. on the roof. I built mine heavy with trusses at 4' c/c, 2x6 purlins and 2x10 girts. Spent 8 grand not including a concrete slab or insulation. That should give you a good idea what the material is worth.

    If you want the heavier sheet metal, ask the other bidders for an add. The difference in cost isn't huge.

    There is a big, big difference in framing design when comparing one brand to another.
     
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  10. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    ^^^This

    Once it’s made, it’s there and hard to justify changing. Go bigger now and you won’t regret it later. When I built mine it was what I thought I could afford, but I could’ve gone bigger and made it work. Now I’m wishing I had. The next time I build, my shop will be bigger by more than double usable square footage.

    Amen. Always good to be reminded of that and help others where one can.
     

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