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  • Posts are solid sawn 5 x 5 or 6 x 6 depending on the height of the building.
  • Laminated Columns are used in some instances.
  • Southern Yellow Pine lumber is standard.
  • .40 CCA treatment is standard  (.60 is optional) 
  • Post spacing is typically 10' centers (8' or 12' centers are optional).
  • Post depth is a minimum 3' deep (based on level ground).                 
  • Posts can be set deeper to meet some code restrictions, for additional cost.
  • The bottom skirt board is a treated 2 x 4 or 2 x 6. This board can be used as a form for the concrete slab.


Wall Girts



  • 2 x 4s spaced 24” apart for metal attachment.
  • 2 x 6s are used in some instances. 
  • Southern Yellow Pine lumber is standard.



Top Plates



  • Top Plate supports the trusses and is anchored to every post.
  • Double 2 x 6 is the minimum size used .
  • 2 x 8s, 2 x 10s, or 2 x 12s are also used, based on the width of the building.
  • LVL lumber is used for large spans or wide openings.
  • Southern Yellow Pine lumber is standard.


Factory Engineered Trusses


  • Trusses are typically constructed of 2 x 6 rafter and ceiling joist with 2 x 4 braces, and are engineered.
  • Engineered Trusses will typically include # 2 SYP lumber for the top and bottom chord, and some #3 SYP may be used for bracing.
  • Standard Truss spacing is 5’ centers
  • Alternate truss spacing can be 2', 4' or 6' centers, based on posts spacing and use of truss.
  • Standard roof pitch is 3/12.
  • Alternate roof pitch can be 4/12, 5/12, 6/12, 7/12 or 8/12 (steeper pitches are more expensive).


Roof Purlins


  • Roof Purlins are used to tie the trusses together and provide metal attachment.
  • 2 x 4s spaced 2' apart.
  • Southern Yellow Pine lumber is standard.


Exterior Metal


  • #1 Metal, 9 inch Ribbed Panel
  • 26 Gauge Painted or Galvalume
  • 29 Gauge Painted or Galvalume
  • 40 Year Paint Manufacturer limited warranty



  • Screws are used to anchor the metal to the framing
  • Screw heads are painted to match the metal