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Structural & Environmental Considerations For Your Building

When it comes to environmentally sustainable building methods, post-frame construction is about as green as it gets. The materials used in post-frame buildings improve the architectural vision and the vision for a greener planet. Builders and general contractors who want to remain eco-friendly typically look to metal and wood recycling programs to help minimize material waste and help protect the environment at the same time. 

When planning your pole barn or post-frame structure, it’s important to think of ways you can remain eco-friendly and green. Burrows Post Frame Supply can help with that, our materials are what builders trust to construct their barn with.

Post-Frame Structures Begin & End Green

  • It’s a fact, lumber is a renewable resource. There is more forested acreage today than there was 100 years ago, due to a highly educated and expanded cultivation.
  • Recycled steel is used in the manufacturing of metal siding and roofing that constitute a large percentage of post-frame construction. 
  • Treated lumber is used for a small percentage of a post-frame building. Typically the only treated products are posts and bottom plates.
  • Wood is the building material that is not only recyclable(at our plant, we pulverize wood scrap for various uses), but in its cultivated natural state, this material source removes carbon dioxide(CO2) from the atmosphere.
  • Post-frame construction, versus stud wall or block construction, lends itself to better insulation due to deeper wall cavities. Even the columns offer an R-value. 

If you’re looking to make your next post-frame structure or pole barn eco-friendly for the environment, contact Burrows Post Frame Supply today and learn how we can help. 

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