Stick Frame Construction is also known as
Conventional Stud Wall Construction. This style of Metal
Building is very similar to new home construction. The
economy lies in the metal roof and wall panels. Stick Frame
is the preferred choice when the building's interior is
going to be finished out.
We use normal 2" x 4"'s or 2" x 6" vertical studs (depending
on the width) around the outside perimeter. We place the
studs close enough(16" on center) so the customer can sheet
rock directly to the interior of our load bearing walls.
This saves the customer a step when finishing out the
A Stick Frame Metal Building can be built on
a economical floating slab with a thickened edge. They can
also be built on a foundation or on a concrete block wall
Typically Solar Guard insulation is used for both Roof and
Walls to insulate these Stick Frame Buildings. The Solar
Guard has a conventional R-10 value plus it has the Low-E
reflective insulation. Everybody in the past has been real
happy with this insulation package.
If the customer is going to build in living quarters or a
office, most want to add in another layer of fiberglass
batts insulation. Easily accessible and coming in 16" wide
rolls with dual tabs, most customers install this
themselves with a staple gun.
Stick Frame Metal Buildings are economical in 20' to 50'
widths. Some customers want this style of building because
there is no wood going into the ground. Generally speaking
this style is a little more expensive than a Post Frame
Building, however they are still very reasonable and you get
a lot of bang for your buck.
Trim and appearances
OMB uses a thicker 26 ga trim for the Eave on our Post
Frame, Stick Frame and Simple Home buildings. This is a
feature that no other Arkansas wood metal building company
includes.(to the best of our knowledge) How strait the trim
is at the top often dictates how well the overall building
looks. The standard 29 ga trim that other companies use
looks wavy on most buildings. Deflection is the term a
architect would use. Cheap looking is how most customers
would describe it.
Having decades of experience still doesn't help when dealing
with a flat piece of 29 ga trim that is 20' long. It is next
to impossible to get rid of all the deflection. Even by
spending the time working it, till it is perfect today, it
will deflect over time. Our solution is simple. By using the
thicker and stiffer 26 ga for the Eave trim, it does not
deflect near as much. The fasteners do not dimple the trim,
plus you can make the connection tighter. The cost
difference between the two types is negligible, however the
appearance difference is night and day. Our trim simply
looks better longer. This is when $35.00 dollars makes a
huge difference on a $20,000.00 dollar building. These are
the small details that add up to a great building.
Beaver Lake Stick Frame House
Stick Frame Metal Building
cabin on Beaver Lake. Scissor Trusses
over the living area to create a