Are Post-Frame Buildings Reliable?

Can You Trust Post-Frame Construction?

In the not-so-distant past, post-frame structures were exclusively used for farms and agricultural uses, such as storage or cattle pens. Today, pole barns can be found everywhere and are a part of every industry. Post-frame structures are incredibly versatile and can meet many design preferences and uses for office spaces, warehouses, hangars, private homes, and more. However, are these structures as reliable as other buildings using different construction methods? Absolutely, and allow Anthem Built to explain why:

Connections on trusses and columns of a post-frame structure being built

Resistance Against Wind & Heavy Loads

One of the standout features of post-frame buildings is their exceptional durability. The engineering behind these structures allows them to withstand severe weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy snow loads. This resilience is primarily due to the deep-set posts and trusses, which distribute weight and stress evenly across the framework, ensuring stability and longevity. Furthermore, the flexibility of the design allows the buildings to flex slightly with wind and movement, not against it, which reduces the risk of structural damage over time.

Exceptional Longevity

When building a structure, you expect it to last a long time without requiring extensive repair or restoration. As such, your post-frame structures can stand the test of time when using the right materials and relying on construction from expert contractors. With proper installation and wood components that are thoroughly treated, a post-frame structure can last for a century or more. As mentioned, your structure’s ability to resist severe weather conditions will also contribute to its extended longevity.

Incredibly Versatile

Post-frame buildings aren’t only reliable for their strength and longevity. Thanks to the versatility of post-frame construction, pole barns can be used for almost any major construction project. Property owners in Illinois and across the Midwest develop their post-frame buildings into, at their most basic, storage, warehouses and workshops. However, because of the large and open design of a pole barn’s interior, contractors can use interior walls and insulation to increase its usefulness. Some structures can provide workspace for office workers or a place to live for residents; the choices are endless!

The inside of a post-frame building used for storage

How Can You Make Your Structures More Reliable?

Thanks to Anthem Built, post-frame structures in the Midwest have never been better! Our team designs and manufactures unique post-frame products that simplify portions of the post-frame construction process. Our components assist in protecting columns, creating secure connections, reinforcing foundations, and correcting known issues associated with post-frame structures. Examples of our best components include:

Anthem Built has you covered if you are a property owner or contractor wishing to improve post-frame construction! To find an Anthem Built installer near you, contact us today at 815-780-0206. Or, if you wish to become an Anthem Built Installer, fill out our online form.