We believe an informed customer will be a happy customer!
Below you will find answers to many common questions our customers have asked over the years. If you can not find the the answer to your question you are always welcome to call our office and talk with one of our knowledgable sales staff.
Yes! For custom Barndominium and Home quotes you must have a blueprint from our blueprint department or comparable quality blueprint to receive an estimate. Start the process today by filling out our Barndominium Inquiry Form.
Unfortunately we don't always have access to interiors for photos. We always post interiors when available!
No, we do not, but we have resources we can recommend on our finance page.
All quotes expire after 7 days.
We offer a large variety of quality building products including lumber, sheet metal, wood and metal trusses, and doors and windows. We also sell building kits for the residential, agricultural, and commercial markets. Through our partners we can also provide full contracting services to take your project from conception to completion including CAD design, engineering drawings, and complete project management.
Our metal panels and trim are protected by the industry leading AkzoNobel CERAM-A-STAR 1050 paint system which has a 40-year manufacturer warranty. Learn more about AkzoNobel paint here: Our buildings have a one year warranty when constructed by one of our licensed and insured partners.
No, but we can help you get an estimate for the materials and put you in contact with one of our preferred independent contractors.
When installed properly there is not a significant difference between metal roofs and other roofing types such as asphalt shingles or wood shakes.
MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION QUESTIONS
We currently offer our metal panels and trim in 27 colors. A list of our metal colors is available here: A list of metal pricing per ft is available here.
A 26 gauge panel is thicker than a 29 gauge panel. For most applications the 29 gauge panel is adequate and is by far the most widely used panel for residential and agricultural use.
We manufacture and stock metal trim in a wide array of configurations to meet almost any building requirement. A complete list of our metal trim pricing is available here: A chart of all available trim measurements & specs is available here.
If the building is enclosed, we recommend using a reflective insulation to help prevent condensation that can occur when there is a difference in temperature between the two sides of a metal panel. If the building is going to be heated or cooled, we recommend installing fiberglass insulation or foam insulation. These two options have a significant R-value and will help maintain a constant temperature in the building by impeding heat transfer. Depending on your needs, we offer various insulation options that differ in thickness. For example, vinyl-back fiberglass insulation is an excellent option for buildings that need a moderate degree of insulation.
Our reflective insulation blocks 97% of radiant heat.
A piece of angle flashing and lower sheet is installed.
Yes, you’ll need to remove grass and topsoil and have a solid dirt pad within 3” of level.
The customer is responsible for providing any gravel needed to prepare the concrete pad base.
The standard concrete is 3500 psi with fiber included. You can upgrade to 4000 psi with fiber. Rebar is an extra cost and we can make any sized rebar grid that you like. A monolithic concrete slab, not to be confused with our standard concrete slab, comes with rebar in the footers.
Truss spacing varies by truss and building type. Typical spacing for Farm & Ag with steel trusses is 10' & 12' on center. Residential Garages with wood trusses, 4' & 5' on center. Barndos with wood trusses, 16" & 24" on center.
#1 grade lumber
We do not pull permits or do any interior finish work. Home owner is responsible for those details.
Yes, we offer engineering on all our post-frame buildings.
BARNDOMINIUMS AND HOMES
If it’s simply flipping, no.
Blueprint revisions done by our in-house blueprint department are the price of the stock plan ($1300) plus revision fees of $125/hr. The amount of hours needed for the revisions are quoted beforehand.
Our plans are not engineered stamped -- they are designed for the IRC 2018. It is up to the contractor to follow all codes required. Should the customer need engineered stamped plans we can turn them into the engineer to get that done.
No. Here at Summertown Metals we specialize in interior and exterior framing, exterior finishing and foundations. We are not a turn key builder and do not provide interior finishing such as electrical, drywall, and cabinetry, though depending on your area we often have finishing contractors and resources we can recommend for our customers.