Anyone building a barn should ask about longevity. There isn’t much use investing in a building if it won’t stand the test of time. At MQS, we build custom pole barns in Coeur d’Alene every day, and our customers often ask how long their new barn or building will last. Any post frame garage in Coeur d’Alene or pole building in Coeur d’Alene that we build is guaranteed for 40-50 years. The good news is that our buildings should last significantly longer than that.
Wood Frame Pole Buildings Are Stronger than Steel Frame Buildings
When comparing similar-sized pieces of steel and wood, the steel is obviously stronger. However, when comparing a standard design pole building in Coeur d’Alene to a standard design steel building of the same shape and size, the pole building is generally stronger. The strength of pole buildings lies in the design of the entire building, including heavy-duty laminated vertical posts, powerful roof trusses, and a metal exterior.
Post Frame Buildings are Treated to Resist Burrowing Insects and Moisture
For those unfamiliar with post frame construction, it would be easy to assume that because wooden posts are buried in the ground, they will deteriorate over time. This would be the case if post frame buildings were built with raw or inadequately treated posts.
However, professional post frame builders always use specially treated lumber and place vertical posts in concrete. This is how we can guarantee our sidewall posts for 50 years. For reference, you would be hard-pressed to find a residential basement waterproofing warranty for longer than 30 years.
Most Post Frame Buildings are Built with Long-Lasting Steel Roofing and Siding
The standard siding and roofing choice for most post frame steel buildings in Coeur d’Alene is 29ga painted steel. Although you may need to repaint the steel at some point, MQS offers a 40-year warranty on steel siding and roofing. With proper maintenance, including cleaning and painting, there is no reason your steel siding and roofing can’t outlast the 40-year warranty. Additionally, if the steel does need to be replaced 50 years from now, it can be replaced without destroying the building.
If you want to ensure your post frame building or garage in Coeur d’Alene long outlasts its warranty, you can choose 26ga, 24ga, (or even heavier) steel siding and roofing. The bottom line is that even standard-design post frame buildings are durable, long-lasting buildings that can outlive their owner if built adequately and cared for properly.
MQS, Inc –– Pole Barn Builders in Coeur d’Alene
Contact MQS to build the horse barn, agricultural building, or garage hobby shop in Coeur d’Alene you need. We have you covered if you are looking for an experienced, professional builder.
We build all kinds of post frame and pole buildings in Coeur d’Alene! To get started, give us a call or go online to receive a free quote on your project.
Our goal is to make sure all our clients are happy with the final product and the process. We understand the importance of keeping your project on time and within budget.
We look forward to hearing from you!