Post-frame building exteriors may be simple or complex. They may blend in with the surrounding buildings or they may stand out in a crowd.
Because of the many material types that may be used on the facades, people often do not know when they are looking at a post-frame building. In fact, architecturally, almost any building you see driving down the road could be post frame. The finishes could be wood siding, brick, stucco, the list goes on. Virtually any look is possible with post frame.
Senior Civil Engineer Ron Sutton agrees, “We regularly design and build churches and other buildings using a wide variety of building materials, including wood, brick, stone, and many other building products. The features of post-frame design allow us to incorporate flexibility so we may employ architectural enhancements of all kinds to achieve the desired appearance. ”
Post-frame roof coverings can also achieve almost any look. Roofing materials such as composite or cedar shake single, slate, tile, metal and other membranes may be used. Any roof pitch may be selected, and low-slope roof decks can be installed upon which a watertight system may be added.
Post-Frame Exterior Siding Options:
- Vertical steel siding/wainscoting
- Horizontal lap steel siding
- Horizontal lap vinyl siding
- Architectural foam
- Horizontal lap wood siding
- Board and batten wood siding
- Brick siding/wainscoting
- Stone siding/wainscoting
- Fiber cement siding products
- Exterior insulation finish systems
Post-Frame Roofing Options:
- Corrugated steel roofing
- Standing seam roofing
- Asphalt shingle roofing
- Wood, tile or slate shingle roofing
- Low-slope roofing
- Mansard, Dutch, clerestory hip, gable
- Roof overhang