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  • Writer's pictureDuncan Farrow

Will Your Post-Frame Building Stand the Test of Time?

Wondering if a post-frame building is a good investment? Will your post-frame building stand the test of time? These are questions you may ponder. In this blog, we'll dive into what makes a post-frame building a valuable asset and how to ensure it stays that way for years to come.

1. Quality Construction Matters

A well-constructed post-frame building can add significant value to your property and hold that value for 40 to 50 years. On the flip side, a poorly constructed one can actually devalue your property. So, quality construction is key.

post frame building foundation in Vernon BC

2. The Foundation: The Heart of the Building

The foundation is the most critical part of any building, and post-frame buildings are no exception. Older methods involved putting wood directly into the ground, sometimes even using old telephone poles. While pressure-treated wood can last 30 to 40 years, it's not the best long-term solution.

3. Modern Foundation Options

To ensure your building holds its value, opt for modern foundation methods like screw piles, concrete pilings, concrete walls, or Perma-Column foundations. These options will extend the life of your building and help maintain its value.

maintenance inspection on a 2 year old post frame building

4. Maintenance is Key

Low maintenance doesn't mean no maintenance. We recommend checking the roof at least once a year for any loose screws or weather-related damage. Regular upkeep will go a long way in preserving the building's value.

5. What to Avoid

Steer clear of skylights or poly-carb panels, especially on the roof. These materials often leak after a few years, leading to structural issues like rot or mold, which can significantly reduce the building's value.

A post-frame building can be a valuable asset that holds its value well—if it's built and maintained correctly. By prioritizing quality construction and regular maintenance, you can ensure that your building will be a long-lasting, valuable addition to your property. So go ahead, invest in that post-frame building, but do it right. Conquer without compromise, and you'll have an asset that stands the test of time.

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