Posts set directly in concrete is a thing in the past and only leads to complications down the road. Using Sturdi Wall Brackets allows us to set our 3 Ply 2x6 Pressure Treated Laminated Columns 1/4" off the concrete.
These brackets are heavy duty engineered anchoring systems that attaches a wood column to concrete foundations and are generally used in Post Frame Building industry. These brackets are made with 1/4" steel plate robotically welded to meet engineering specs and are given a professional look with a baked EpoxZi Shield coat finish.
What separates our Post Frame Building is every Truss we install is Structural. Common practice is installing common trusses, but we can do it better.
We place a Structural Truss every 8' directly notched between our 3 ply 2x6 Pressure Treated Laminated Columns. This allows us to carry the entire load directly to the ground. With common trusses, they are only supported with a horizontal board which can sag over time.
We use a 3 ply 2x6 Pressure Treated Laminated Column for all of our Post Frame Buildings. This allows us to notch of the middle so we can create a secure connection from our roof system all the way to the ground.
3 ply 2x6 Columns are stronger than a traditional 6" post. They are more consistent is shape and dimension and also offer a greater surface area that can be treated. With a 6" post, the treatment does not typically penetrate all the way to the middle.
We work with a variety of metal building suppliers throughout the Oklahoma City area to provide you with the best options when it comes to color, paint treatments, and gauge of metal.
What sets us apart is the our Post Frame Buildings include a 1' Overhang around the entire metal building. This allows us to install Vented Soffits on the sides along with a Ridge Vent which is a key element in any structure.
This detail really shines through compared to traditional pole barns.
Believe it or not, these options are extremely important. The cheaper options in this category will haunt you the entire lifespan of your building.
We install 4x3 Windows that are double pane, Energy Star rated, and LowE.
Your Entry Door is the most used part of your Post Frame Building. We install a Steel Framed Door vs the traditional wood framed door.
The focus on these items should be about stopping the transfer of hot/cold from the outside to the inside.
This is the most overlooked detail in a Post Frame Building. The benefits of an Air Barrier are countless.
STOP Air Leaks
Increase Building Efficiency
Prevent Moisture Problems
Every structure needs to address air leakage and Post Frame Building is no different. Metal Panels, even though they are overlapped, leak air at every seam.
We are the exception to our industry because we install an Air Barrier on every building.
Our preferred Insulation Package for metal buildings consists of an R19 Fiberglass Batt in the walls and an R38 Blown In Insulation in the ceiling. This is not the "pink stuff" other builders refer too.
We also offer Spray Foam Insulation as an option. Something to think about is the thickness of the Spray Foam. To equal an R19 Fiberglass Batt you need 5.2" of Open Cell or 3.1" of Closed Cell.
The majority of companies only fill 1" to 1.5" of spray foam. This is simply not enough.
Finishing the inside of your Post Frame Building is extremely satisfying. This defiantly sets the building apart.
We install 3/4 Sanded Plywood on the walls up to the 8' line. Then we finish the side walls with Corrugated Metal Liner Panels. For the ceiling we install Corrugated Metal Liner Panels to complete the look.