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A quick survey around your town should reveal the popularity of post frame construction for garages, workshops, and farm buildings in Coeur d’Alene. This isn’t the result of dishonest salesman or expensive marketing campaigns. For generations, families and small businesses have chosen to build using post frame construction because it is simple, durable, and cost-efficient.

Wood Frame Buildings are Generally More Cost-Efficient Than Steel Frame Buildings

Not only is lumber almost always priced lower than steel, but the construction of a pole building shop in Coeur d’Alene is less labor-intensive than a steel structure. Although building prices can vary depending on the intended use of the building, the market price of steel and lumber, and the builder you work with, the difference is clear. Post frame buildings in Coeur d’Alene have proven to be more cost-efficient in most instances.

Post Frame Buildings Can Be Insulated More Effectively than Steel Frame or Stick Frame Buildings

Post frame buildings are customarily built with 6-inch vertical posts. This allows for a full six inches of wall insulation all the way around the building versus 3-inch wall insulation on steel-framed metal buildings in Coeur d’Alene. This can be the difference of an insulation value of R19 instead of R9.5. Similarly, because post-frame buildings are designed with 4/12 roof pitch or greater, it is possible to add blow-in attic insulation with a value of R38.

Most steel buildings are designed with 3-inch roof insulation, holding an insulation value of R9.5. This difference alone adds up to tremendous long-term savings if you plan to heat or cool your building.

A Wood-Frame Pole Building Shop in Coeur d’Alene is Stronger Than a Similar Steel Frame Building

When comparing post frame buildings to steel frame metal buildings in Coeur d’Alene of the same shape and size, the pole buildings are almost always stronger. This may be surprising because, as everyone knows, steel is stronger than wood. However, the strength of a post frame (or pole frame) building lies in the design of the entire building, including heavy-duty laminated vertical posts, powerful roof trusses, and a metal exterior.

Are You Looking for Amish Barn Builders in Coeur d’Alene?

Our founder and owner, Caleb Miller, began his building career with his Amish Mennonite family and applies the same work ethic and expert craftsmanship to every building we put up.

MQS, Inc ––Post Frame and Custom Horse Barn Builders in Coeur d’Alene

Contact MQS to build the garage, horse barn, or agricultural building 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!