At MQS, we only build the highest quality and most durable metal buildings in Montana. Post-frame construction is your best option if you need a new garage, workshop, or agricultural buildings in Montana. We can help you build the exact structure you need and ensure that it will last for decades.
Most post-frame builders offer an endless array of options you can select from when designing your building. If you want to ensure your new building lasts as long as possible, choose carefully.
#1 – Choose the Best Materials
The two most important materials on your barn are the vertical posts and the steel siding. At MQS, we use laminated vertical posts that come with a 50-year warranty. We also recommend 29-gauge factory-painted steel siding and roofing that comes with a 40-year warranty. Not all posts and steel siding are of the same quality. In other words, not all 29-gauge steel is the same, and not all laminated posts are the same. The best way to ensure you have the best possible materials is to buy from a reputable builder offering a long warranty.
#2 – Insulate
Even if insulation isn’t essential for your needs, it helps reduce heat transfer and condensation. Excessive moisture from condensation can lead to premature deterioration of your pole barn’s wooden structure and steel siding.
#3 – Design Carefully
A properly designed pole building shop in Montana will not only last longer, but it will also be more useful. If you are on a tight budget, you may be tempted to choose the most basic design available. However, consider the consequences carefully. A building with few windows will require more electricity to light during the day than a building with more windows. An undersized door may prevent you from storing important vehicles or equipment inside when necessary. Think through your needs carefully, and plan accordingly.
#4 – Choose the Right Builder
Make sure you choose to work with experienced pole barn builders in Montana. In theory, pole barn design is very simple, and pole barns are not too complicated to construct. However, experienced builders know how to make the most of your building materials, work quickly, and avoid costly mistakes.
#5 – Build a Cement Floor
Cement floors are easy to clean and help you keep your barn cleaner year-round. Dirt and gravel floors tend to retain more moisture and are linked to early deterioration of wood and steel oxidation. Unless your barn requires a dirt floor, we highly recommend you build with a cement floor.
#6 – Maximize Ventilation
Inadequate ventilation leads to excessive moisture retention and uncomfortably warm temperatures in the summer months. Be sure your barn is designed with the proper level of ventilation for your needs. Excessive airflow will prevent your barn from getting warm in the winter, and insufficient ventilation will make your barn insufferable in the summer.
MQS Barn – We Build Agricultural Buildings in Montana
When you are ready to start, we can work with you to ensure you get the farm building in Montana you need.
MQS is a family-owned and operated company specializing in post-frame, steel-sided structures, and custom metal buildings in Montana.
To get started, give us a call or go online to receive a free quote on your project.