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Post Frame Advantage Handbook

2: Efficiency

Speed of Construction|Long-Term and Short-Term Value|Case Study

Post-frame buildings are highly efficient, not only in terms of initial construction but also throughout the building’s life span. The amount of time it takes to get “under roof” for post-frame building is half what you would normally expect of other construction techniques. Post-frame also cuts down on construction costs because it reduces construction time. Construction time is dramatically reduced for these reasons:
  • Posts or building columns may be implanted in the ground. This eliminates the delay caused...
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Is a metal roof more noisy than shingles?

In this world, it rains on the metal roofs and the shingle roofs alike.  But what is the noise level of a metal roof? Homeowners are asking for two reasons.  On one hand are the homeowners who are worried that a metal roof will be extremely noisy during a midnight rainstorm.  Oddly enough, on the other hand, are the homeowners who are filled with fond memories of the “ping” sound that rain drops made on their grandparents’ barns and porch roofs. The truth is that a metal roof can be both noisier or...
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Is a metal roof heavier than shingles?

When you think of putting steel panels on your roof, you’re smart to consider the weight.  Metal is one of the heaviest substances known to man, right?  The last thing you want to do is overload your trusses or rafters and bring your shiny new metal roof crashing down into your living room. But before you start imagining dollar signs as you consider the expense of reinforcing your roof supports to prevent a tragedy, we need to ask a question. Does a metal roof actually weigh more...
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