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Wood Frame Buildings
RAM has proven success utilizing the industry’s most advanced building methods and materials. Our engineered building systems are all custom designed specifically for your project.
Our foundation systems include:
- In ground structural wood columns seated on a concrete footing pad.
- Wood Structural columns mounted to a perimeter thickened concrete slab.
- Wood Structural columns mounted to a continuous poured concrete footing and wall foundation.
- Installed Perma-ColumnT with attached laminated structural columns.
RAM Buildings Inc’s standard structural column is a nail-laminated column using 2×6 #1 SYP CCA .60 treated bottoms and 2×6 1650F 1.5E SPF tops. All nail-laminated columns are engineered to meet National Design Specifications (NDS) and American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) 559 as required by Section 2306.1 of the International Building Code.
All of our roof systems feature a heavy-duty engineered roof truss with the variety of loads designed for each application. Trusses are manufactured in Minnesota using both visually graded as well as machine stress rated lumber.
Exterior finish includes industry leading wall and roof steel specifications with hot dipped galvanized two coat rolled system including premium MS Colorfast45 top coat over a properly cleaned and pre-treated substrate. Available on our 26 and 24 gauge panels is a PVDF top coat meeting Kynar™ 500 and Hylar™ 5000 specifications. Every RAM building allows for a wide range of materials to be used on the exterior, such as; brick, wood, block, stone, and EIFS.
We have several different choices for your post frame building insulation needs. For the wall, ceiling, and roof we have the choice of high performance insulation applications of fiberglass batt, blown insulation, sprayed polyurethane foam, or the condensation blanket. For the wall and ceiling only we have interior steel and wood sheathing liners.
Post Frame Building Options
Post Frame buildings, also known as pole buildings, have many benefits that make it a solid construction material. Wood offers a quick and easily customizable construction material that is cost effective. Wood has a much better insulation value than other building materials and can reduce your overall energy costs. RAM wood frame buildings are designed and treated to stand up to the harshest Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, & Iowa environments. Cold weather does not lower the strength or weaken wood. The sum of all this information is that wood frame buildings make perfect residential post frame homes, also known as pole barn houses. It is possible to save money, save on the environment, and still take care of those you cherish most.
Now that you know the facts, take the time to Contact Us here at RAM! We would love to work with YOU!