The season for post-frame buildings arrives

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring has arrived, and the fever that accompanies it can be a powerful motivator to improve one's property.

As farm machinery becomes a normal part of traffic, farm and property owners are also thinking about the structures that house their equipment.

Companies such as Quality Structures Inc. are seeing the start of their busy season.

QSI Sales and Marketing Manager Josh Nowlin projects customers are eager to start building.

"(It's) the nicer part of the year," he said. "The focus is to get something built during the summer before it gets cold."

QSI serves customers in a four-state region, including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

The 13-year-old company sells and builds post-frame structures. From agricultural buildings, garages and equestrian facilities to residential homes and commercial buildings such as fire and EMS departments, QSI works alongside the customer throughout the journey.

"They work with a local sales representative, who will come out to work with what they're needing, and then custom design something around what that customer needs," Nowlin said.

The post-frame buildings are pre-engineered and erected on site. But customers make design choices much earlier in the process.

"Our website has a color selector on it so the customer can play around with different colors," Nowlin continued.

Companies offering this design feature put control at the customers' fingertips from the start. And property owners should consider the differences in needs for a machine shed and a horse stable.

A building case study on QSI's website says a four-car garage became one-of-a-kind by adding cedar siding, a vintage overhead door, an overhang on the sides, and accent panels. The summary helps customers realize they can custom-tailor a style in addition to addressing function.

Post-frame buildings only require a level building site before construction, and remodeling is often an easy task for the owner to undertake.

For do-it-yourselfers, material kits are also available. Those are also purchased by customers who have a local builder in mind.

Kits include an itemized list of materials, a construction manual, CAD prints and other documentation to make your project go as smoothly as possible.

"When we decided to offer Material Only Kits, we made the decision to maintain the same level of engineering, maintain our 4-foot on center truss spacing and offer the same manufacturer warranties that come with all our buildings," the website read.

Regardless of your final builder, if you haven't already considered your property's needs, the time to start is now.

Those interested can contact QSI by calling 800-374-6988 or visiting www.qualitystructures.com for more details.