National Frame Builders Association Winners of Building of the Year for 2013 in Multiple Categories
National Frame Builders Association
Highway 76 Sales LLC is an Official Authorized Dealer for Better Built Structures who is a Proud Member of the National Frame Builders Association. Our partner, Bradford Buildings, is also a Board Member with the NFBA.
Quality, service, honesty, and value are key components in a successful business. We have worked hard to make it easy for you to transform your building dreams into reality. Our full-service business concept means that from sales to installation, we're here to provide you the quality attention you deserve. Our knowledgeable and professional sales and office staff are on hand to answer your questions and assist you with specific requests. After your order is placed, we will oversee the timely delivery and construction of your building. You can count on us for dedicated customer support after the sale.
Pole barns are an economical alternative for residential homes, farming, and industrial applications. As one of the best pole barn builders in the Midwest, Highway 76 Sales LLC offers the highest quality pole barn packages at affordable pole barn prices. Pole barn construction surpasses IBC code 2006 in required wind and snow loads. Operating out of a plant near Tulsa, Oklahoma, pole barn packages are available in the Midwest. Pole barn prices vary in southern Kansas, southern Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas. Pole barn construction and designs are ideal for equestrian stables, pole barn garages, workshops or even a pole barn home. Building a pole barn is inexpensive and makes your home more appealing to potential buyers. We can design a pole barn package or pole barn garage with garage door openers that will last for years.
Financing Available on Post Frame / Pole Barns W.A.C. Call For Details. Click this LINK if you wish to complete a loan application. Completely answer all questions on the application and email back to email@example.com. Please do not forward directly to lender. You will need to obtain a pole barn bid from one of our staff so we know how much you are requesting to finance.
Why Poles are So Strong
Did you know that a pole has twice the bending strength of a dimensioned piece of wood the same size?
Shipbuilders used poles as masts for sailing ships. They removed very little wood other than bark to maintain mask bending strength.
As a tree grows, it pre-stresses its fibers. Wood on the outside of a tree trunk can achieve 2000 psi of tension. The inner wood is actually in compression. The outer tension of the exterior wood is what allows a tree to bend substantially before it actually goes into compression.
Modern concrete structures use this same technique to strengthen them against breaking under tension.
BARN PLANNING: Click on this Link as a Guide in Color Selection. This is a link to a website that has the technology to change the colors on the walls, trim, wainscoat & roof. It may be helpful in deciding color choices. The colors are not exactly the same as our Valspar Color Guide but it should be helpful in seeing similar color combinations.
Question: Why does spray foam perform better than fiberglass? Answer: Spray foam insulation's air sealing properties are the primary reason for its superiority over fiberglass. Fiberglass, no matter how well it is installed, does not provide an air barrier and allows air to move through it. This allows the two climates (inside, conditioned air and outside, unconditioned air) to combine and create potential condensation inside walls and building assemblies. Question: What is the difference between open-cell foam and closed-cell foam? Answer: Both open-cell and closed-cell foam are great insulators. Both provide an excellent thermal barrier and air barrier. How they differ is that closed-cell foam is waterproof and will not let water move through it. Open-cell foam will allow water to move through it and dry. Insulation should not stop water. Roof, wall, and crawlspace assemblies are designed to keep water out. If water somehow does get into those assemblies, it needs to be able to dry out, especially in wood structures.
Question: Would I still need to ventilate my attic if I insulated it with spray foam? Answer: No. Spray foam insulation is applied to the underside of the roof deck, raising the insulation plane from the ceiling to the roof deck. This creates a conditioned space in the attic area with typical temperatures in the 80° - 90° range instead of the normal 150°. Question: In new construction, at what point in the building process do you install spray foam insulation? Answer: You would spray foam at the same time as traditional fiberglass insulation, after passing mechanical and framing inspections and before hanging sheet rock.
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Question: Is spray foam insulation better for sound attenuation than fiberglass insulation? Answer: Yes. Spray foam has more density than fiberglass and its physical properties attenuate sound more effectively. Note: It is very difficult to specify how much sound will be reduced unless a specific sound wall assembly is designed (i.e. staggered stud, etc.) Question: Does spray foam insulation require a larger investment than traditional fiberglass insulation? Answer: Yes, there is a larger investment, but we have found that most of our customers are paid back the difference over a 3 to 5 year period through energy savings. Question: Can spray foam insulation be installed in an existing home? Answer: Yes, in the attic and around the rim joist to make your existing home more energy efficient.
We will include an estimated cost for spray foam in our bid in order to help you with budgeting purposes. If you want an exact quote, you will need to contact Toby Smith, Superior Thermal Solutions 580-305-2434 Any spray foam inquiries will need to be directed to him
Wainscoting: is a great way to add style to your building exterior. By using Z-channel and an extra nailer, a second colored sheet of metal can be easily installed at preferred heights.
Vapor Barrier Insulation: as changes in temperature occur outside, condensation will likely form on the inside of your building. A vapor barrier provides protection against unwanted moisture. Options are R-4 & R-10. Easy application over purlins and under metal.
Porches and Lien To's
Windows: Standard Aluminum Windows: White Special Order: Bronze and Sandstone Features:
5/8" Insulated Glass
Grilles Between the Glass
Overhang: 12" - 16" Overhangs can be added on the gable ends or eaves of your building.
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Laminated Posts: consist of 2x6's or 2x8's glued together with treated bottom. Studies have shown that this combination of multiple wood grains provides 30% more strength than a standard 6x6 post.
Liner Panel: Easy and affordable way to finish off the interior of your building. Made out of 29 Gauge white metal. Benefits:
Great drywall alternative (no need to spackle, sand or paint)
Durable and tough
Wall and Roof Lights: Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheets installed on your wall or roof provides natural lighting. Benefits include:
High Impact Resistance
Excellent Fire Performance
Cuts Out 98% of Ultraviolet Light
Perma-Column pre-cast piers and heavy brackets keep posts out of the ground to avoid rot, or may be used to fix rotten posts.
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Dutch Doors: Door Panel Perimeters are Cut and Formed from a Single Piece of 16 gauge steel
Paint System is Quality Powder Coat Urethane over a Six Stage Pre-Wash
Heavy Duty Hinges are Extra Strong and Bolt into the Door Panel
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Why Post Frame Construction is Better
FOUNDATION SAVINGS Foundation costs usually exceeds 15% of the total cost of construction for typical single story construction. Pole buildings use posts as the framing member. The strength of posts buried 3 to 4 feet deep provides excellent lateral and vertical bearing strength.
Rather than pouring huge amounts of concrete accompanied by a large excavation project, the foundation for pole buildings are simply the holes that are drilled using a power auger.
Post frame construction is easier, stronger, and cheaper. What more could you ask for? Here are some facts to help you convince naysayers that pole barns and other pole buildings are constructed using the best method of construction hands down.
SITE ADAPTABILITY For areas that are not flat, a conventional foundation would require earth moving and grading to level the site. Pole buildings require less site preparation than other forms of construction.
Rather than waste a prime location for your new building because of excavation issues, instead build a pole building in a less desirable area since site contours are in some cases acceptable for certain pole barn uses.
FRAMING Pole barns can be fully framed to look just like conventional construction or be an open air barn with minimal finishing costs. Walls are non load bearing using pole construction methods. The poles support the weight of the building. Non load bearing walls also lower framing costs too.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY Post frame buildings have fewer thermal breaks than conventional construction. Posts on 8' or greater centers can be insulated better than a stick frame building with studs 16" or 24" on center. The gap between the inside and outside walls on a typical post-frame building ranges from 6-10", providing exceptional space for insulating materials. The thermal resistance of the 6-10" wood column at insulation breaks is significant (R=7.5 to 12.5)
STRUCTURAL STABILITY A properly designed and constructed pole building can handle weather that would destroy conventional structures. A post embedded in the earth transmits lateral forces (wind loading) on the walls directly into the ground. Structures supported by poles do not tend to collapse during a fire like conventional wood framing on foundations do. Posts or piers embedded in the ground add to the building's stability and wind resistance. A post-frame structure forms a tremendously strong three-dimensional structural system that efficiently resists wind and seismic forces.
GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE Green attributes: strong, lightweight, and an efficient form of construction. Post-frame causes less site disturbance, uses materials more efficiently, and creates larger insulation cavities to promote energy efficiency. Post-frame structures use pre-cut and assembled members and have a lower use of wall materials than typical 2x4 or 2x6 framed walls. Architects can build an awesome post-frame building on precast concrete piers. You can put up the shell in the middle of the winter and then do all the below-grade plumbing, mechanical and electrical installations, and inside concrete work while under cover. Wood is a renewable green product and natural insulator.
VERSATILITY Our buildings are as unique and personal as you are. Post-frame is flexible in appearance and application, allows for clear-span construction, accommodates almost every type of wall and supports most exterior facades. Post frame construction is ideal for dozens of building types including:
Open face building
Always check into zoning and get a building permit prior to planning your construction project.
Pre-Bid Information Site Selection: We take pride in getting our buildings square and level, but to the untrained eye that flat spot in your field can easily drop 12″ in 50′. Our prices do not include site preparation or the hand work to fill in after completion.
We need a level compacted dirt pad 10′ wider and longer than your building with access for our delivery truck. For example, if you are building a 30′x50′ building the pad needs to be 40′x60′. Problems seldom result from a dozier operator doing his job poorly. Problems typically come up because the customer does no dirt work. They find what they think is a level spot and say “Build it Here.” The costs associated with ground that is out of level typically include material, freight and downtime for the crew. Those extra costs are unnecessary if the dirt work is done.
Clearances: When you say 10′ side wall to us we apply a 10′ piece of metal to the barn. But, the metal has to cover the end of the rafter and the top plate. So your clearance with a dirt floor and a sliding door is approximately 9′. If you pour a slab after we leave using the bottom plate for your form, your clearance is reduced to 9′ less the thickness of the slab.
Permits: We can build what you need but if a permit is required we ask that you pull and pay for any permits. We can comply with any building code but they vary by county.
This is not all inclusive – but here are some known permit required locations: Kansas Permit Counties: Sedgewick, Miami, Butler, Johnson, Franklin, Douglas, City of Hesston, City of Edwardsville, City of Shawnee Missouri Permit Counties: Green, Cass, Jackson, Jefferson, Platte, Boone, Johnson, St. Charles, Franklin Oklahoma Permit Counties: OKC County, OKC Metro Area, Tulsa
What could “permit required” mean? Each county is different – we may have to nail and bolt the top plate, use heavier plates, deeper poles, etc.
Why should I ask about codes? Can’t I just build what I want? Checking codes before we build will allow for a more enjoyable building experience. The experience of having an inspector show up and shut a crew down for not having a permit is both costly and time consuming. To save time and money, please check your county codes.
(1) 16x10 Insulated Residential 24 Gauge Garage Door
(1) Lift Master 3800 Series Garage Door Opener
(1) 36" 6 Panel Steel Door / Wood Frame Series 94
Complete Insulation Package R-6 Type Double Bubble
24x36 Concrete Slab 4" Think With 1/2" Rebar
(1) 12x36 Lean with a 2/12 Pitch Completely Trimmed Out
Burnished Slate Roof / Trim
Post Holes: 36" Deep (Min) Composite cookie in each hole, back filled with native soil. 100% native soil back filled with out concrete floor installation. Customer can provide sack concrete if wanted. Posts: Uplift protection installed on all buildings Wood: Standard solid 5x5 CCA treated .60 (60%) pressure treated lumber (Lifetime Rated), 10' on centers, 8' and 12' available Perma Columns: (Option)10,000 psi precast concrete column (See Advisor for details) 16' on centers (Lifetime Warranty) Grade Board: 2x6 CCA .60 (60%) pressure treated #2 SYP lumber (Lifetime Rated) attached with ring shank post frame spikes Wall Grits: 2x6 SYP spaced 24" on centers (approx) attached with ring shank post frame spikes Wall Bracing: 2x4 SYP installed on all wall corners without door and window frames. Also known as secondary frame structure or wind bracing Wall Girders: (Top Plates) 2x10 SYP (min) 2x12 when required by engineering. Header to post connection is via post frame spikes, galvanized ring shanks American made Trusses: 4/12 Pitch (other pitches available) Wood: Standard 2x6 #2 SYP top and bottom cords, 25 psf snow load / 120 mph wind load. Truss to post connection via 3/8 lag screws; spacing is 5' on center, 4' optional with 8' and 12' post spacing Roof Purlins: 2x4 SYP spaced 24" on center (Wood Buildings) 2x6 #1 MSR 2400 spaced 24" on center (Steel Truss) "Rat Run": Secondary frame structure along bottom cord of truss connecting gable posts from end to end. Standard Exterior Metal: 40 year warranty R-Loc plus 9" premium metal, metal panel to wood connection via American made screws Trim: Fascia is standard on eve side, rat guard (standard), overhead door trim (standard), J-Trim (standard all around door and windows openings) Screws: Color matched, neo washer American made screws used both in the walls and roof for metal to wood connection Concrete: (Option) 4" thick unless noted. Steel reinforced. No warranty against hairline cracks Site Prep: (Option) Any site prep and dirt work will result in an additional charge, quote is for construction on your level lot. Site must be within 2" of grade. Unless noted otherwise. Doors: 6-panel steel frame, metal door with keyed lock (standard), garage doors (optional) commercial and residential available (See Advisor for details), sliders (optional) - See Advisor for details
Our buildings are the only ones in the industry that come with a Standard 5 year craftsmanship warranty. We are not responsible for misuse and acts of God. If rock is encountered, customer will pay an additional fee of $300 per day to the builder, plus provide a jackhammer and air compressor if needed. An extra fee will be charged if ground is unlevel and skirting is required. We do not warranty any open sided or 3-sided sheds or barns. Customer will pay any towing fees if needed during delivery of materials. Scrap material will be left in 2 piles, one on each end of the building. All extra material will remain Bradford Marketing Inc property or purchased at an additional charge. If 110-volt electric is not available, customer will provide a generator for length of job or builder will furnish generator for $35 a day additional charge.
If you cancel your contract, there is a $500 cancellation fee. If your barn package has been ordered, there may be a restocking fee as well.
FACTS About Our Pole Barns or Post Frame Structures
What makes us better than the competition? We represent the top quality building companies in the business and build every building with pride. Our trusses are set on 4’ or 5' centers, unlike many post-frame builders that set their trusses on 8' or 10' centers in order to cut costs. The trusses are an important part of a building's integrity. The more trusses you have, the better the structural integrity. Our trusses are engineered with a 25-lb/psf-snow load rating and a 125 mph wind load rating standard. They are built to withstand the extreme weather conditions that you may encounter in the Midwest. Several other companies will either build their trusses on the job site or they send a standard factory built truss that was never engineered properly or to a 15lb/psf snow load rating and 90 mph wind load. We also run our end posts all the way up to the top of the building rake, rather than stopping at the ceiling joists. This gives our buildings greater structural integrity, as well as a higher wind load resistance. Add in our secondary framing known as rat run this gives you a superior quality building. We also use only Prime 40yr Rated Galvalume Painted American made Metal for our exterior as well as American made screws not cheaper foreign brands or nails. We “NEVER” use sheet metal known as “seconds”, which typically does not carry a manufacturer's warranty. We use solid posts that are fully treated to a .60 value or in laymen’s terms 60%, unlike other companies that will only use treated .40 lumber in the ground. We also offer laminated posts, these posts typically consist of 2x6s that are glued or nailed together. We set our posts 3' (minimum) into the ground for a more solid footing and to ensure that the post is below the frost line.
Do I need to have the building pad level? Yes. You should have the building pad as level as possible. We will level the building with the highest part of the ground. If the ground is not level there will be a gap under the building where the ground slopes, you can always back fill if needed. The ground needs to be within 2”-4” of being perfectly level in order to use our standard pole lengths. This may require hiring an excavator or using a builder's level to determine if the ground is level.
Can I pour a concrete slab in the building after the construction is completed? Yes. We use a 2 x 6 CCA .60 treated bottom plate around the bottom of the building. This board can be used as a form for pouring a concrete slab. Concrete can normally be poured through the large door opening. If the concrete contractor requires additional access to pour the concrete then some wall metal could be left off and installed by the customer after the concrete is poured. In some instances, we can set the posts for the building and pull off the job until the concrete is complete. This may require additional cost for travel expenses for the crew.
Can my building be installed on top of a concrete slab? Yes. You will need to make us aware of this, so we can figure the costs and material correctly. Also keep in mind that your slab must have a substantial footing to bear the weight load of the building. We are not responsible for damage to the floor that may occur from insufficient footing.
Can Bradford Buildings make any changes to the buildings construction in order to meet local building codes? Yes. We need to be aware of your local building requirements and we can modify our standard construction to adapt to your local building codes. Factory engineered trusses are used on all buildings (unless it is a rafter application; porch, shed, lien-to). Changes to our standard construction must be reviewed by our engineer and priced by our sales staff.
Do I need to have electricity at the job site? Yes. The customer is responsible for having electricity at the job site or they must have a generator available for the builders to use during construction. We can provide a generator for a modest cost if needed.
What happens if the builders encounter rock while digging the holes? An additional fee of $300 a day will apply if the holes cannot be drilled with a hand held auger in a reasonable amount of time (typically requires five minutes to 10 minutes per hole). Customer will pay the amount due directly to the builder for the additional labor that is required. If the auger and rock bars cannot provide adequate posthole depth, then the customer will be responsible for providing any equipment necessary. Equipment would typically consist of a jackhammer and compressor, which can be rented from a local supplier. In some cases a bobcat w/auger or a drilling rig may be required. The builder will determine what type of equipment will be needed. Easy way to help determine if rock is going to be encountered is to mark off the location of the posts and drive a piece of rebar into the ground to see if there is going to be a possibility of hitting rock. Keep in mind we use a 12” auger bit to drill your holes.
What is the difference between 29 gauge and 26 gauge metal? 29 gauge metal is in the range of .014 to .017 thickness, while 26 gauge metal is in the range of .018 to .021 thickness and is available at additional cost.
If I use painted metal on my building, can I use more than one color? Yes. It is very common to use as many as three different color options. We offer more than 20 different colors to choose from. Color charts and color chips are available. Colors are normally indicated for the roof, walls, and trim, sliding door, and wainscoting.
Do I need to send a deposit when I order a building? Yes. We collect 1/3rd of the contract price upon ordering, another 1/3rd when the building materials are delivered to your building site and the balance is collected when the building is completed. The first payment is given to the Sales Staff and the second payment is given to the delivery driver or the builder, which in most cases the builders arrival is at the same time as the materials and the final payment is given to the builder upon completion. We accept cashiers' checks, money orders, or major credit cards for payment.
When I send in a contract, how long does it take before construction begins? We will always strive to work around your schedule on deliveries and construction. We construct each building in the order that it was received. Weather conditions and production will affect the lead-time. A representative from Bradford Buildings will contact you prior to delivering the materials to arrange a day and time for making the delivery. We will also contact you prior to the arrival of the builders, so that you can make arrangements to meet them at the building site.
Can Bradford Buildings install an overhead door in my building? Maybe. We are able to install doors in most cases depending on location. You can also contact a local overhead door company to install a door. Most overhead doors will require approximately 24" of clearance height for overhead track. Example: If you order a 10' tall building, then the maximum door height that you can use is 8'. If you do not purchase the Overhead doors through us, you will need to check with the overhead door company and verify the size of the opening that they will require. This information must be given to Bradford Buildings before construction begins. If you are going to pour a concrete slab inside the building it is important to remember that the thickness of the slab will affect the door clearance.
Can I use my farm tax or Disabled Veteran exemption number? Yes and No. Most states do not allow agricultural exemptions for buildings or improvements to real property. We allow Oklahoma Farm Tax exemptions. Please check with your local state tax authority to see if you can use your farm tax exemption. We do recognize 100% Disabled Veteran tax exemption cards.
What is the life span of the treated lumber? Standard posts have a .60 CCA treatment. The manufacturer has a “Lifetime” rating and a 60 –year warranty, but the life span of the post should far exceed 60 years. Post Protectors are also available to offer additional protection from moisture and termites; they have a limited-lifetime warranty.
How should I ventilate my building? We have ridge vents, gable vents, cupolas, closure vents and exhaust fans. Any of these products will offer sufficient ventilation and can be used in combination with each other.
Will my metal building have condensation? The laws of physics dictate that a metal building exposed to humidity will collect moisture at times. However, if you insulate your building or use a concrete floor, or both, you will virtually eliminate condensation.
I have always heard that skylights leak: Is that true? The truth is that skylights require maintenance. Unlike the rest of your pole building, which is virtually maintenance free, skylights may need to be re-caulked every 3-5 years to prevent leaking. You should be aware that if you insulate the roof of your building, skylights should not be used. As an alternative you can always install our polycarbonate panels on the eve sides of your building thus getting the same effect without the hassles of leaking often associated with “Skylights” in the roof.
What is the difference between wall height and ceiling clearance? The post-frame industry uses outside wall height as the industry standard for measuring size. A 10' wall height (or eave height) does not mean that there is 10' of clearance inside your building. Typically if you have a 10' wall, your clearance inside is approximately 9' 6 ½ without a concrete floor and 9’ 2 ½” with a concrete floor. Sliding doors are 1' shorter than the specified wall height and overhead doors are 2' shorter than specified wall height. That way anything that fits through the doors will certainly clear the ceiling joists.
Does Highway 76 Sales LLC build custom buildings? Yes. We can customize your building to fit your needs. However building with standard widths and lengths will be more economical for you.
Is there financing available to purchase our building? Yes. We do have financing available. Ask your salesman for a credit application.
You won't find a more Seasoned Concrete Crew than Ours!
Navigating your construction process requires the guidance of experienced professionals. Your project is in the best hands with the professionals at Highway 76 Sales LLC. No effort will be spared to make your project a total success. Our construction professionals are committed to providing the highest quality and being the best in the industry. Our governing principal is quality. The staff of Highway 76 Sales LLC bring decades of experience and unparalleled service.
We have an outstanding client base of satisfied customers both in the residential and commercial industry. Our client base in the commercial industry includes such top companies as Sonic Drive-In, Landmark Bank, Hardees Restaurant, DDB Unlimited, American Mortgage Investors, Safe Sheds, Area Septic Services, Howard Construction, City of Wynnewood, OK, City of Pauls Valley, OK, Dooling Industries, Arlen Williams, Stark Industries of Paul's Valley and numerous others.
Jeromy managed his construction company as Landress Construction until 2012. However, he phased out of full time construction when he opened Highway 76 Sales LLC. His team of professionals built custom homes, custom kitchens, outdoor kitchens and a variety of other custom projects all over the region. We hope that by sharing this portfolio with you, it will offer ideas in your designing process.