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FAQ

What sets Attica Lumber apart from our competitors?

Do I need to have the building pad level?

Do I need to have a building permit to have a post frame building constructed on my location?

How should I ventilate my building?

Why don’t you have a price list?

If I use painted metal on my building, can I use more than one color?

What is the difference between 29 gauge metal and 26 gauge metals?

Is there any advantage in using Galvalume metal instead of Galvanized Metal?

Do I need to send a deposit when I order a building?

Can I use my farm tax exemption number?

 

What sets Attica Lumber apart from our competitors?

·   Attica Lumber has been in the custom post frame construction business since 1925 and we have constructed well over 5,000 buildings to date.

·   Attica Lumber provides a service to you by using local building specialists who are available to sit down with you, listen to your needs, and discuss alternatives and options that fit your needs. These building specialists will do a site evaluation and discuss site preparation requirements.

·   Our post, truss and purlin spacing is engineered to withstand snow and wind load requirements throughout the areas in which we build. The trusses are engineered using the latest truss software, and they are constructed with the highest grade of lumber available.

·   End wall posts are run to the top chord of the truss giving greater overall strength to the building by preventing racking or creeling of the roof system.

·   Attica Lumber uses only first quality metal in a variety of preferred colors.

·   The standard trim package on Attica Lumber is more extensive than most of our competitors. This package results in a building more pleasing to the eye and tighter than most.

·   Metal is attached using color matched screws. The use of screws versus nails gives approximately 20% greater holding power.

Do I need to have the building pad level?

·   A level site is preferred and will save a lot of headaches and problems during and after construction. Your Attica Lumber building specialist will provide and review site preparation guidelines when he meets with you.

·   Our strongest recommendation is that you require your excavation contractor to provide a level site. The use of a string level or a transit must be used to determine this as no one can consistently determine grade with the naked eye.

·   If the site is no more that 8” “off grade” construction methods do allow us to construct your building with standard materials that we have shipped to the jobsite.

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Do I need to have a building permit to have a post frame building constructed on my location?

·   The only way to determine permit and code requirements is to check with the permit and codes department for your local jurisdiction. The requirement for permits depends on rules established by your state and local codes jurisdiction. In some cases no permit is required. In some cases permits may be required for only certain types of properties. In some cases properties zoned as “agricultural” fall under different rules and may be exempted from permit requirements even if other types of properties require a permit. In some cases both local and state permits are required.

·   If you determine that permits are required you should also ask if there are any specific code requirements that dictate construction materials or building methods. If specific code requirements exist you should provide information to your building specialist when he arrives to discuss your building.

·   Often where permits are required there are inspections associated with that process. You should ask about the number and type of inspections required and provide this information to your building specialist when he arrives to discuss your building needs.

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How should I ventilate my building?

·   Options for ventilation are quite extensive and include ridge vents, cupolas, vented soffit, gable vents, louvered fans to name just a few.

·   Requirements for ventilation vary depending upon the intended use and should be discussed with your building specialist.

Why don’t you have a price list?

·   We don’t offer a price list because we custom build to your specifications and we do not wish to limit your choices by having only a few pre-priced “packages”.

·   Your building specialist will meet with you, discuss your need, make some suggestions based on his experience, review the options and price the building that is designed specifically for you.

If I use painted metal on my building, can I use more than one color?

·   Yes, you may use up to 3 colors on your building. We allow a color selection for the roof, a color for the walls and a third color for the trim. If you have a sliding door it must match one of those 3 colors. We strive to customize your building to please you.

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What is the difference between 29 gauge metal and 26 gauge metals?

·   To the average person there is no apparent difference, and 29 gauge is the thickness that is the standard for our industry. 26 gauge metals are from .001 to .004 thicker than 29 gauge metal. The 26 gauge can be substituted at an additional price.

Is there any advantage in using Galvalume metal instead of Galvanized Metal?

·   Galvalume is aluminum – zinc alloy coating that was developed to give the greater corrosion resistance of aluminum and the edge coating properties of zinc. It is applied to the raw steel through a continuous hot dip process.

·   Galvalume durability, edge protection, and resistance to corrosion is said to be twice that of galvanized metal.

·   Galvalume coated steel also offers exceptional heat reflectivity properties.

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Do I need to send a deposit when I order a building?

·   Yes, a portion of the contract amount is required when you sign your contract. This provides us with assurance needed for Attica Lumber to invest time in processing the contract, and to invest money in ordering and assembling the materials for shipment.

Can I use my farm tax exemption number?

·   Since these buildings are attached to the property and become permanent assets farm tax exemptions typically do not apply.

·   We suggest that you contact a professional tax consultant about other tax advantages that might be helpful.

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