A-Frame Steel Building
The steel buildings have replaced the traditional wooden buildings in many rural areas now. Urban areas are already being benefitted from the steel structured buildings. The new style of cottages and barns has sprung open a lot of opportunities for manufacturers to introduce new styles in the field of steel construction. Such styles can be seen when you go for steel material shopping and find out that there are many different types of structures available; namely straight wall and Quonset.
Quonset huts are one of a kind and they can be customized in many ways. However, the shape of a Quonset steel building never changes. Because it has a semicircular shape, the roofs cannot be altered to degree where you can change its shape. However, in straight wall steel buildings, there are wide ranges of possibilities. For instance, a straight wall steel building can have both truss roof and rigid frame. There are further many types of rigid frame buildings and truss roofs. One such type of truss roof is the A-frame roof.
An A frame design is named after the shape of the letter A. The way the side lines of this letter are slanted, is the same way that the roof would be. In simple words, it can be said that an A-frame roof is a traditional triangle. But, it is far steeper in shape than other truss roofs and thus is pointed at the top. An A-frame style is different from other truss roofs because it gives a more typical metal look.
A straight wall steel building with A-frame roof has many features to offer. Firstly, it’s very steep sides are helpful to combat with heavy snow. People living in the colder regions know how difficult it becomes to deal with heavy snowfall. To make things easier, people install A-frame roofs, which stop snow accumulation and all the precipitation slides down the steel panels towards the ground. Also, the eaves help keep snow away from the steel walls.
A 20x21x7 foot double garage will cost around $7,100 whereas, simple A-frame 20x21x7 foot steel carports may cost about $2,700.
The people living in areas with harsh winds, such as deserts and coastal areas know just how heavy winds can destroy the whole structure of their steel buildings. However, with an A-frame roof top, the wind will affect much less. The structure of the A-frame roof elaborates the highest point of the roof. The horizontal surface area of the roof decreases and the area increases vertically; the top becomes pointy. With less area to affect, the winds slide alongside the pointy steel panels without damaging the property.
Unlike pole barns, the A-frame steel buildings do not require vast digging. The wood used in pole barns may rot over time, leaving the structure of the frame vulnerable to blows and cracks. Moreover, the rotting wood may invite pests and insects to further worsen the already bad situation. But, with A-frame steel buildings, all these hassles are over. The steel is galvanized, which is corrosion and weather resistant.