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PermaColumn | Steel Structures America

PermaColumn

PROCESS

PermaColumn

No wood in the Ground

Protect your post-frame building investment

Post-frame construction has advanced beyond the decaying practice of burying wood in the ground. Certified by the International Code Council, PermaColumn® is the permanent foundation system that combines the lasting durability of precast concrete with the value of post-frame construction. Wood in the ground will rot … PermaColumn® will not. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Build better, build stronger, build to last.

PermaColumn Vs Wood | Steel Structures America
Build Better. Build Stronger.

PermaColumn difference

TRUST IN PERMA-COLUMN®

BUILD WITH CONFIDENCE

Our Perma-Column® foundation system lasts for generations — guaranteed — maximizing the life of post-frame construction. Each PermaColumn is uniquely numbered and tracked ensuring your investment will last the test of time.

Tested to last.

STRONGER THAN YOU THINK

Perma-Column® precast piers are three times the strength of standard concrete. Comparative strength tests conducted by the University of Wisconsin and Purdue University proved that Perma-Column® outperforms industry standard wood columns.

Made in the USA.

WHAT THEY ARE MADE OF

We use the latest in SCC precasting technology. Microfibers add shock resistance and durability. Microsilica enhances flexural/compressive strength and erosion resistance. A corrosion inhibitor protects the rebar reinforcement from rusting, and a final admixture is added to give freeze and thaw protection. Our special mix guarantees a lifetime of durability.

Build Better.

Attaching the Column

Our crews are skilled in working in different locations throughout the northwest. We will ensure your site is prepared specifically for your needs and to ensure your building is sound. This includes clearing, leveling, using backfill, and proper compaction to ensure your build will be useful for a lifetime and beyond.

IBC & IRC compliant.

ADVANCING POST-FRAME

Certified by the International Code Council, the patented Perma-Column® foundation system has been leading the way since 2003 — and our commitment to higher quality and innovation is everlasting. The ICC has evaluated and certified Perma-Column® is compliant with both the 2018 and 2015 International Building Code® and 2018 and 2015 International Residential Code®

Contact Our Team Today!

We've done thousands of projects and would love a chance to be a part of your next project!

Our pole building garages and shops are ideal for all-purpose residential storage.

Customized framing options can be incorporated into the design to suit the needs for interior finishes depending on the end-use of your new building.

Insulated walls, framed ceilings, interior rooms, plumbing, and electrical packages can be designed to meet individual needs.

See our many custom exterior options available to give that special aesthetic appeal. Steel siding and roofing are only one option.

If matching your home is important, we can do that too! A new garage or shop building is an important investment that will enhance and add value to your property.

Whom you choose to design and build this investment shouldn’t be taken lightly.

With thousands of completed residential projects, our experience is second to none. Be aware that most builders in our industry have only a few years of this type of experience.

We are learning new design techniques with every project and applying this knowledge to all of our projects.

Family-owned and operated.

Steel Structures of America has been in operation since 1995. The company specializes in post-frame (PermaColumn) steel buildings. Designed for residential, agricultural, and commercial uses, each of the company’s structures is individually engineered. 

Service and quality are two things that stand out with Steel Structures of America.

Each manager that works for Steel Structures of America has been with the company for at least a decade. Their Quality Control Manager oversees 30 professional erecting crews with leaders that have an average of 15 years of experience.

Steel Structures of America offers three types of steel buildings: Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural.

Each type features the company’s quality materials and engineering.

The residential buildings offered by Steel Structures of America can be used for storage, or they can include living quarters for a unique home.

There are more than a dozen plans available for residential buildings.

From two-story structures to classic garages, there are plenty of options available for residential use.

The commercial pole buildings from Steel Structures of America can be used in a wide range of applications, from offices to convenience stores, strip malls, self-storage places, and auto dealerships.

Cost-effective and durable

Steel Structures of America’s steel buildings are in high demand among businesses. The quick construction time means that commercial operations can be up and running much faster than with conventional buildings.

The company’s flexible design options make their buildings ideal for agricultural use because they can clear-span without interior posts. Custom farm buildings can be created as well as horse barns and other agricultural structures.

Steel Structures of America specializes in arena buildings and horse barns.

A variety of stall and tack room configurations can also be chosen, with dividers, doors, and galvanized stalls.

Three of the company’s senior sales managers actually own and manage horse barns, so they have specialized experience in this department.

From million-dollar horse barns to small-budget farm buildings

Steel Structures of America can accommodate all agricultural needs and budgets.

Steel Structures of America offers a wide range of building options for buyers to choose from, including roof, lean-tos, siding, framing, insulation and even garage doors.

Roofing Options

There are four main roofing options available:

  • Monitor: Ideal for two-story structures or living quarters
  • Gable: Commonly used in garages and shops
  • Gambrel: Optimizes second-story space
  • Custom: A personalized roof option that meets your project’s needs

Lean-Tos and Sheds

Lean-tos add additional covered outdoor space, while sheds offer fully-enclosed storage. Both attach to the main structure for convenience.

  • Lean-tos: Can be used to store RVs, cars, boats, firewood, farm equipment, dog kennels and more.
  • Sheds: Can be used as storage, living quarters, workshops, hobby rooms or farm equipment storage.

Siding, Decorative and Roofing Upgrades

Buyers can also choose from a range of upgrades for their building’s siding, roofing and decorative elements.

Available upgrades include:

  • Metal cupola and weathervanes
  • 2′ roof overhangs
  • Wainscott wall panels
  • Loc-rib architectural roof panels (26- gauge)
  • Rolled rib steel wall and roof panel (29-gauge)
  • Fiber cement siding
  • Vinyl siding
  • Wood siding
  • Composition roofing (asphalt shingles)

Framing and Loft Floors

A number of loft floors and framing options are available with Steel Structures of America, including:

  • Vertical studs
  • Standard wall girts
  • Framed ceiling
  • Commercial wall girts
  • Wood roof decking
  • Bottom loaded trusses
  • Loft floor
  • Wood wall sheathing
  • Interior walls
  • PermaColumn

Insulation

The building’s insulation plays a major role in its energy efficiency. The company offers a number of options in this department, including:

  • R-19 batt wall insulation: Used in stud walls and walls with commercial girts
  • 5″ vinyl backed fiberglass: Used in most post framed (PermaColumn) buildings
  • R-19 and R-30 roofing insulation: Used between roof purlins
  • R-38 blown-in roofing insulation: Commonly used for ceilings

Steel Structures of America offers a wide range of different buildings for just about any use. From custom options to pre-made kits, the company can meet the needs of most buyers with ease.