Roofing Options and Considerations
There’s plenty to consider when working with a custom post frame builder to design a post frame barn or agricultural building for your property. And far and away, one of the most important considerations is roofing. It’s easy to get lost in all the options, styles and materials available throughout the design process, so we wanted to simplify things.
We know selecting roofing for your farm building is a major decision, and it can drastically influence the look, feel and function of your entire structure.
HERE’S OUR LIST OF POST FRAME BARN ESSENTIALS
We broke it down, inch by inch and option by option, to help guide you through one of the biggest design features of your farm building construction project.
Our Painted Steel Roofing offers vertical, ribbed and painted steel in your choice of 15 select colors. To top it off, there’s a 40-year warranty to alleviate any potential worries.
Our 3-Tab Shingles are standard asphalt shingles that include wood decking, roof trusses every 24”, and felt-paper to protect against leaks.
Our Architectural Shingles are three-dimensional asphalt shingles with the same half-inch wood decking, roof trusses and felt paper as the 3-tabs.
The Standing Seam roof is a vertical, painted steel roof option in your choice of 8 different colors. Standing seam roofing adds an elegant, high-end appeal to your agricultural building.
The Eave Overhang is a roof extension of either 12″, 18″, 24″ or 30″ with a vented soffit. This works to ventilate the roof and reduce moisture and condensation.
Our Gable Overhang is again an extension of 12″, 18″, 24″ or 30″ with a vented soffit. The gable adds dimension to the roof line – giving your post frame building a sturdy, seamless, completed look.
The Gable Peak Extension is a single decorative addition that bolsters the depth, character and aesthetic appeal of your entire building. The peak extension is framed out of a gable overhang.
GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS AND SNOW GUARDS
Conestoga Builders offers 5″ gutters and downspouts in over 10 select color options. Our snow guards are steel cleats that attach to your roof every foot to allow for ice and snow to melt safely. They’re also available in a variety of colors.
LEAN-TOS AND CUPOLAS
Our Lean-Tos extend the life, function and visual appeal of any post frame building roofing application. They’re available with either open or enclosed sidewalls and provide additional protected space.
The Cupola is a decorative roof addition that enhances natural light and improves both natural and mechanical ventilation systems. We have more than 12 standard options to choose from, and cupola designs are workable in various sizes and combinations to match the look, feel and function of any building.
WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL TO FIND THE PERFECT FIT
Our designers will work with you from pre-construction to post-construction with unwavering attention to detail. Ask about our roofing options and take note of our special features and design considerations.
We’ll find – or design and create – the perfect roof for any post frame barn plan you’re hoping to build. Contact us today to request a quote.