We get a lot of questions about our buildings and construction process and here we have put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get on a regular basis. If you have specific questions about your project not covered here our sales staff is always just a phone call away.
It is the customer’s responsibility to check with the city or county to find out if a building permit is needed. The building codes differ greatly between different areas and jurisdictions so check with the local building inspector’s office to find out if any building restrictions are enforced in your area. If a permit is required the customer is responsible for the cost and acquisition.
Five Starr Builders can provide drawings to assist with the process, sometimes engineered sealed drawings would be required by a municipality. If engineering is required call your salesman to discuss price and feasibility.
No, we come with our own generators to get the job done anywhere you need us.
29 gauge metal is the industry standard in post frame construction and in the range of .014 inch to .017 inch thickness, while 26 gauge metal is in the range of .018 inch to .021 inch thickness and it is typically used in steel frame application you can ask your salesman about available at additional cost.
The build site needs to be cleared of trees and heavy vegetation as we do not cut and remove trees or scrape back the natural soil, if there were large trees on site the root ball needs to be removed if it will be under the slab. It is the customer’s responsibility to provide us with enough pad dirt to level off an area to build on and the salesman will give you an estimate on how much you will need. We bring a skid steer on site when we begin the framing to level and pack the fill dirt you provide to us. We do a rough grade around the building with what dirt we have on that day and the skid steer does not come back to do landscaping or rut clean up occurring from normal operations’ after the frame is done.
Under certain circumstances yes, the laws of physics dictate that a metal building exposed to humidity will collect moisture sometimes. However, if you insulate your building you will virtually eliminate condensation.
The outside wall height is the post-frame industry standard for measuring size. The inside ceiling height will differ from the exterior wall height. On a 10 foot wall the inside clearance from the bottom of the ceiling truss to the top of the concrete slab will be approximately 9ft 2in. Door type and placement can dictate how much door clearance you can have with a particular door on a particular wall. An overhead garage door will be 2ft lower than the exterior wall height anywhere on the building while a roll up door placed on the gable end will have approximately the same clearance as the interior of the building.
Yes our buildings have metal base trim/ rat guard around the bottom perimeter that acts as a sheeting ledge for the sheet metal to rest on and close off the corrugations although it is not made of concrete.
Roll up doors are coiled up on a drum and roll down into guide tracks. Some of the advantages of roll up doors are that they can get the most header clearance when placed on the gable end of a building and they coil up into a compact roll so they do not take up much room on the interior of the building. Some of the draw backs of roll up doors are that they do not create a tight seal around the door jamb because of the changing diameter of the above coil which creates a gap at the top when the door is rolled all the way down and the corrugations on the door curtain itself allow air to escape from the inside of the building. Another drawback is that roll up doors cannot be fitted with an electric opener.
Overhead garage doors offer a good seal around the door jamb helping to keep air in the building if it is climate controlled and can easily be fitted with an electric opener. Garage doors need the same amount of header clearance regardless if placement on the building and will be 2 foot shorter than the exterior height of the building. Since the travel up and back away from the door opening they need header clearance behind the doors as well which can use up more interior room of the building.
Our construction process consist of three phases.
The first phase is the framing process, consisting of the dirt work and building of the pad, drilling and embedding the post, framing of the skeleton, and setting the forms and finish grading the building.
The second phase is the concrete process, in which we put down the moister barrier, tie in the rebar bar, and pour and finish the concrete.
The third and final phase we install the doors, windows, insulation, and put on the sheet metal and trim to complete the building.
These three phases of construction typically take a day or two each to complete but the will be spread across a 2-4 week building time, there will usually be at least a week between each phase and weather plays a tremendous role in the scheduling and completion of each phase.