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Framing and Loft Floors

Framing and Loft Floors

Customized framing and loft floor options can be incorporated into the building design to meet your needs for interior finishes.  If you are planning for future insulation and drywall please check out our commercial girt or stud wall systems.

Post Frame Building with Lean-To's | Steel Structures America
Framing and
Loft Floors

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Framing and Loft Floors | Steel Structures America

Standard wall girts are most commonly used in the typical post frame application. The girts are 2x6 spaced 24” on center and nailed to the outside of the post. Screws then fasten the wall steel to the girt framing. If heavy insulation and drywall is required commercial girts or vertical studs must be used.

Framing and Loft Floors | Steel Structures America

Commercial wall girts are used when heavy insulation and or drywall is needed. The wall girts are laid flat with 2x6 horizontal framing spaced 24” on center between the posts creating a cavity for R-19 batt insulation. Drywall can then be attached to the inside of the girt framing.

Framing and Loft Floors | Steel Structures America

A vertical stud wall can be used in conjunction with or in lieu of standard wall girts to support other horizontal siding options. The vertical stud wall is similar to stick frame construction. 2x6 or 2x4 studs are placed vertical 24” or 16”on center between the posts. This creates a cavity for R-19 insulation and provides the necessary area on the stud to fasten drywall....

Framing and Loft Floors | Steel Structures America

A framed ceiling is used in a heated building where efficiency is important. Normally, heating the attic area above the bottom of the trusses results in wasted energy. Ceiling joists are 2x6 joists spaced 24” on center installed between the bottom chords of the trusses. A sheathing, typically drywall, is attached to the ceiling joist creating a surface for blow in...

Gable Buildings | Steel Structures America

A bottom loaded truss is designed to support added weight hanging from the bottom cord of the truss. Most trusses in this category are built to support insulation and drywall for a finished ceiling. Attic type trusses can be designed to support additional storage. A pick point is an area located on the bottom cord of the truss engineered to carry the weight of an engine block,...

Wood Roof Decking | Steel Structures America

Wood roof decking typically consists of either 7/16 OSB or ½” plywood and is applied over the top of the trusses and roof purlins to create a solid wood deck. This option is needed if composition roofing is used. It also strengthens the roof system to meet additional engineering requirements when needed.

Gable Buildings | Steel Structures America

Wood wall sheathing consists of 7/16 OSB board applied to wall girts or vertical stud walls. This option is needed when steel is not used and an alternative siding option is being applied. Wall wood sheathing makes for a much more ridged structure.

Loft Floor | Steel Structures America

A loft is a wood floor designed to be used as a second story or room typically used for storage or other specific purposes. The loft floor is usually only a portion of the main level leaving one or more sides open to the lower level. In barns, a loft floor is used to store hay. In a garage or shop the loft would be used to store miscellaneous items.

Interior Walls | Steel Structures America

An Interior wall is simply a partition wall used over the top of a concrete floor with framing materials similar to stud framing. Post-frame buildings are engineered to be clear-span, so interior walls can be located anywhere because load-bearing is not required.

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Our pole building garages and shops are ideal for all-purpose residential storage.

Customized framing options can be incorporated into the design to suit the needs for interior finishes depending on the end-use of your new building.

Insulated walls, framed ceilings, interior rooms, plumbing, and electrical packages can be designed to meet individual needs.

See our many custom exterior options available to give that special aesthetic appeal. Steel siding and roofing are only one option.

If matching your home is important, we can do that too! A new garage or shop building is an important investment that will enhance and add value to your property.

Whom you choose to design and build this investment shouldn’t be taken lightly.

With thousands of completed residential projects, our experience is second to none. Be aware that most builders in our industry have only a few years of this type of experience.

We are learning new design techniques with every project and applying this knowledge to all of our projects.

Family-owned and operated.

Steel Structures of America has been in operation since 1995. The company specializes in post-frame steel buildings. Designed for residential, agricultural, and commercial uses, each of the company’s structures is individually engineered. 

Service and quality are two things that stand out with Steel Structures of America.

Each manager that works for Steel Structures of America has been with the company for at least a decade. Their Quality Control Manager oversees 30 professional erecting crews with leaders that have an average of 15 years of experience.

Steel Structures of America offers three types of steel buildings: Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural.

Each type features the company’s quality materials and engineering.

The residential buildings offered by Steel Structures of America can be used for storage, or they can include living quarters for a unique home.

There are more than a dozen plans available for residential buildings.

From two-story structures to classic garages, there are plenty of options available for residential use.

The commercial pole buildings from Steel Structures of America can be used in a wide range of applications, from offices to convenience stores, strip malls, self-storage places, and auto dealerships.

Cost-effective and durable

Steel Structures of America’s steel buildings are in high demand among businesses. The quick construction time means that commercial operations can be up and running much faster than with conventional buildings.

The company’s flexible design options make their buildings ideal for agricultural use because they can clear-span without interior posts. Custom farm buildings can be created as well as horse barns and other agricultural structures.

Steel Structures of America specializes in arena buildings and horse barns.

A variety of stall and tack room configurations can also be chosen, with dividers, doors, and galvanized stalls.

Three of the company’s senior sales managers actually own and manage horse barns, so they have specialized experience in this department.

From million-dollar horse barns to small-budget farm buildings

Steel Structures of America can accommodate all agricultural needs and budgets.

Steel Structures of America offers a wide range of building options for buyers to choose from, including roof, lean-tos, siding, framing, insulation and even garage doors.

Roofing Options

There are four main roofing options available:

  • Monitor: Ideal for two-story structures or living quarters
  • Gable: Commonly used in garages and shops
  • Gambrel: Optimizes second-story space
  • Custom: A personalized roof option that meets your project’s needs

Lean-Tos and Sheds

Lean-tos add additional covered outdoor space, while sheds offer fully-enclosed storage. Both attach to the main structure for convenience.

  • Lean-tos: Can be used to store RVs, cars, boats, firewood, farm equipment, dog kennels and more.
  • Sheds: Can be used as storage, living quarters, workshops, hobby rooms or farm equipment storage.

Siding, Decorative and Roofing Upgrades

Buyers can also choose from a range of upgrades for their building’s siding, roofing and decorative elements.

Available upgrades include:

  • Metal cupola and weathervanes
  • 2′ roof overhangs
  • Wainscott wall panels
  • Loc-rib architectural roof panels (26- gauge)
  • Rolled rib steel wall and roof panel (29-gauge)
  • Fiber cement siding
  • Vinyl siding
  • Wood siding
  • Composition roofing (asphalt shingles)

Framing and Loft Floors

A number of loft floors and framing options are available with Steel Structures of America, including:

  • Vertical studs
  • Standard wall girts
  • Framed ceiling
  • Commercial wall girts
  • Wood roof decking
  • Bottom loaded trusses
  • Loft floor
  • Wood wall sheathing
  • Interior walls


The building’s insulation plays a major role in its energy efficiency. The company offers a number of options in this department, including:

  • R-19 batt wall insulation: Used in stud walls and walls with commercial girts
  • 5″ vinyl backed fiberglass: Used in most post framed buildings
  • R-19 and R-30 roofing insulation: Used between roof purlins
  • R-38 blown-in roofing insulation: Commonly used for ceilings

Steel Structures of America offers a wide range of different buildings for just about any use. From custom options to pre-made kits, the company can meet the needs of most buyers with ease.