A Stick Frame Metal Building can be built on an economical floating
slab with a thickened edge. They can also be built on a foundation
or on a concrete block wall foundation.
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
If the customer is going to build in living quarters or an 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 straight 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
an Architect would use. Cheap looking is how most customers would
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, until 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
difference in appearance is night and day. Our trim simply looks
better longer. This is when $35.00 makes a huge difference on a
$20,000.00 dollar building. These are the small details that add up
to a great building.