How does Delivery and Installation affect the cost of a safe?

Delivery and installation are big parts of the safe buying process. Especially if the extra cost is a surprise to you at checkout.

At this point, most safe retailers offer free pickup; however, unless you’ve moved safes before or have some specialized equipment and an appropriate vehicle, pickup may not be the best option for you. 

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As a rule of thumb, we recommend letting professionals handle the installation, especially if the safe weighs more than 500lbs. 

Delivery options from most safe retailers often range from around $150 for a curbside drop-off to $350 or more for a ground-level or first-floor installation. First-floor installations typically cover installs involving 1-3 stairs.

Second-floor deliveries can be extremely difficult for installers - and very expensive for a customer. 

A large portion of this installation cost is based on the amount of stairs that installers will need to ascend or descend to get your safe in place….It’s not uncommon for installations involving stairs to reach $600 or more. 

At Spartan, we have a lot of great delivery options...some of which are even free…and could save you up to $300 or more on your total purchase price.

Now, here are a few other things to consider when choosing the best delivery option for you. If you would like your safe bolted to the floor, that is normally an up-charge. It’s typically not included in your delivery and installation cost, because not everyone wants their safe bolted to the floor. Although we believe it’s the safest way to install your safe, some people want to move their safe later or simply bolt it down themselves. 

Another option with installation is to add risers below your safe. Risers allow air to move underneath the safe, which helps prevent rust or moisture issues. These can also protect your floor and keep small amounts of standing water out of your safe. 

For Bolt-down or other services like safe riser installation, you could expect to pay an additional $50-$75 for each.

We hope this information makes delivery cost less of a surprise and continues to help you decide which options are best for you. 

We hope to see you online or in a Spartan Safe showroom near you!

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