How do you get value for your money when you buy an aircraft hangar? An easy way to ensure this is to compare prices before you make a purchase. Here is a stepwise guide to how to get an accurate cost comparison for the protective structure you need to store and maintain your prized possessions.
Step 1: Determine your requirements. The first thing you need to do is note down the specifications of the aircraft storage and maintenance space you require. For this, you need to identify the points that matter.
· How many aircrafts do you need to keep?
· What should be the ideal design to store your crafts?
· What should be the right dimensions of the hangar?
· Do you need additional components such as extra storage space or reception area?
· How many framed openings does the hangar need?
Make a note of the size, shape, design, material and construction you think will be appropriate for the structure. You need to mention these details to the supplier when you ask them for an estimate of the costs.
Step 2: Find a few competent suppliers. How do you do this? You may ask for references from your associates. However, if this does not work out, you may also use online resources to find competent suppliers of these pre-engineered structures.
Pay attention to the right factors to choose the right suppliers. Find out the details that matter; the products they offer, the manufacturers they work with, the designs available from them and the customers who have used their products and services. You may find all these details from their website.
It is a good idea to choose at least three to five suppliers who provide products and services that correspond to what you need. This gives you an easy way to compare the costs for their products and services.
Step 3: Contact them and specify the details. Get in touch with the suppliers you have selected. Enquire about the availability of their products and services to make sure that they match your requirements.
You need to provide the details of the order to them before you ask for an estimate. For this, you may have to mention the location of the aircraft hangar, its dimensions, its design, its material, number and types of components and accessories and so on. You have to give them the details of the aircrafts for which you need the shelter.
Keep in mind that an accurate comparison is possible only if you compare like products and services. If your order specifications vary from one supplier to another, the estimate of costs is bound to vary with it as well.
Step 4: Ask for a detailed estimate of costs. The next task is to ask for the estimate of costs. If you get an online price quote for an airplane hangar based on a few questions, it may not have all the necessary details.
Even if you start with an online price quote for the aircraft hangars, you need to contact the supplier for a more detailed estimate before you make a decision. Only a detailed estimate will be able to give you a clear idea about what the cost includes and what you may have to pay for separately.
If the supplier is incapable of providing the details you ask for about the price of the aircraft, you had better choose another supplier. An informed decision can be arrived at only if you have the basis to make it.
Step 5: Compare the cost estimates. After you have received the estimates of costs from the different suppliers, you can sit down and compare them to find out the one that offers the best value for money.
Does the estimate cover the cost of all components such as extra storage area? Does it include the cost of all accessories such as doors and windows? Does it incorporate the cost of shipping and delivery of the pre-engineered aircraft hangar? Does it cover the installation charges? Focus on all essential details to come up with an accurate comparison.
While a comparison of costs can show you which supplier provides you with a good quality protective structure for your valued aircrafts, you need to keep in mind that in the end you get what you pay for! Focus on the quality along with the cost to make a wise decision.