The benefits of Kentucky post frame buildings are abundant, but one perk that many people don’t realize is that metal buildings are environmentally friendly. This article will explain some of the different aspects of farm buildings in Kentucky that can help lower your carbon footprint.
Custom pole barns in Kentucky built by MQS Structures are built with fewer materials than many other styles of buildings. Metal buildings do not require any interior walls or sheetrock, which means far fewer supplies are needed. Depending on what your building is being used for, interior walls can be set up later if you so choose.
Another environmentally friendly trait of most metal agricultural buildings in Kentucky is that both the metal sheets and lumber are pre-cut to the correct size. This is eco-friendly because it results in minimal waste being left behind at the job site.
Metal side panels, along with metal roofs, are widely regarded as being some of the most durable materials for any structure. It is common for metal roofs and panels to last over 50 years, which is more than double the average life of a roof made of wood or asphalt shingles.
Most of the materials used to construct Kentucky farm buildings are 100% recyclable, so they can be salvaged once the building nears its end. In turn, many new buildings are constructed with building supplies that are made up of anywhere from 30% to 100% recycled materials.
Metal buildings are widely known for being more energy-efficient than many other structures. The wide spacing of the posts for a typical Kentucky post frame building allows for better insulation. Wide spacing means fewer posts, and fewer posts mean more sections of the exterior wall that are properly insulated. Extra insulation helps keep interior temperatures regulated and lowers utility bills.
Another way that metal buildings can help keep temperatures level is the roof. Metal roofs deflect away the sun’s UV rays which keeps your building’s interior temperature building much more comfortable and decreases the amount of strain needed to run your HVAC unit.
Kentucky agricultural buildings do not require a concrete slab or a basement, so there is minimal site disturbance when a structure is assembled. The structure relies on the exterior poles and walls to provide support for the entire building, so a concrete slab is not necessary but can be added as an option if you choose.
If you are looking for an eco-friendly way to add value and functionality to your property, contact MQS Structures to construct the perfect pole building to fit your needs. To get started, contact us online and receive a free estimate or give our team a call at (855) MQS-3334.
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