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January 5, 2023
Typically, when people think of post-frame buildings, they think of barns, sheds, or other structures with a more industrial appearance. You might be surprised to know that post-frame buildings are ideal for a wide range of commercial buildings. The post office, your neighbourhood church, and your neighbourhood pharmacy could all be post-frame buildings.
If built by professional post-frame builders, these buildings can not only have a beautiful appearance but also offer flexibility and efficiency that are not present in other types of structures. But why else would you decide to build your commercial structure using post-frame technology? Here are six benefits of using post-frame construction for commercial buildings.
Post-frame buildings offer complete design freedom and flexibility and are perfect for open, flexible, or multi-use floor plans. Doors and windows can be placed almost anywhere. Regarding curb appeal, you can pick from various exterior materials, including brick, vinyl, steel, and wood. Metal, asphalt shingles, clay or slate tiles, and wooden shingles are suitable for covering roofs of any pitch.
Post-frame structures also offer multiple foundation systems such as a foundation wall made of concrete, or wood. Pole barns and post-frame building adaptability gives you the freedom to be inventive with your design. Another surprise for the customers is when they discover that the roof is typically supported by the walls constructed throughout stud wall buildings.
Post-frame buildings are easier to insulate and do not suffer from thermal bridging like steel-frame buildings. Another benefit of post frames is the vast spaces between the columns in the walls. These spans allow for continuous blankets of fiberglass insulation, which means less thermal leakage.
Did you know that wood has natural insulation properties in contrast to a steel frame, which readily conducts heat and cold? It’s true. Post-frame structures are, therefore, more energy-efficient than steel ones. However, steel frames are inherently inefficient when it comes to energy usage.
One of the benefits of using post-frame buildings is that you can design the building however you want based on the requirements and preferences of your company. Consider choosing post-frame buildings for your company if you are a business organization in need of a structure of average quality that can house your goods or products safely.
Additionally, since fewer construction materials are needed, you can build large spaces for your business operations at a low cost.
Post-frame structures also comply with the International Building Code (IBC). Not all post-frame builders approach design in the same way, but we do. We engineer, design, and build with true structural integrity, ensuring that every part we use functions to produce a structure of enduring strength and value.
This seamless approach makes the process go more smoothly, lowers your risk, and clears up any headaches. The main benefit is that it ensures everyone is on the same page and working with the same dedication to quality and care for detail.
A pole barn or post-frame building is ideal for when you would like to draw in more retail customers, welcome business clients, educate students, offer prime leasing space, or house warehouse inventory. After all, post-frame structures offer crucial advantages in addition to a fantastic return on your investment.
The structural integrity of a post-frame building system can be achieved with fewer load-bearing walls. This results in lower labour costs, lower material costs, and less time spent framing and building.
While we can’t speak for our rivals, we can attest that while we can design and engineer for structural integrity, it is our contractors and construction teams who actually make it happen.
Wide spaces and storage areas are standard in post-frame structures. Depending on the needs and requirements of your business, you can add additional components or elements both inside and outside of your organizational structure. There are typically 6 to 7 feet between posts in these types of buildings, giving you more room to include additional elements or features in the structure.
Premium Built Structures is an Alberta-based accredited building contractor. Our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable building contractors can build any size of residential, commercial, or agricultural structure. Premium Built Structures is a multifaceted construction firm with a focus on steel and post-stud buildings. Learn more about Premium Built Structures.
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