All lumber was #1 Southern Yellow Pine provided by Old South Wood Preserving with structural #1 6”x6” post columns. True Metal’s parallel chord steel trusses are specifically designed for post-frame applications and constructed with Grade 50 2”x2” angle iron. Perma-Column Sturdi-Wall Drillset Anchors were also used to anchor the buildings to the concrete foundations. For additional strength, Frame Grip Structural Framing Screws were used to construct the walls. The homeowners achieved the desired aesthetic by upgrading from traditional metal siding to Board and Batten, Concealed-Fastened Steel Siding.

These traditional-style father and son post-frame barndominiums in Louisville, Tenn., were built at the same time on the same land. The steel trusses have a clear span of 30’ in the center bay, with custom bay widths. The son’s building pairs dark colors with Textured Charcoal Board and Batten Steel Siding and a Signature Black Tuff-Rib Metal Roof. The father’s build features Textured Light Gray Board and Batten Steel Siding and a Charcoal Tuff-Rib Metal Roof. The layouts perfectly accommodate both families’ space and utility needs while paying close attention to aesthetic details. 

The barndos feature an attached two-car garage, a gable porch on the front, a lean-to porch on the back, and bold trim. With steel siding and metal roofing, these barndominiums are very energy efficient. The Board and Batten Steel Siding and Tuff-Rib Metal Roofs are coated with Sherwin Williams Weather XL Crinkle Finish, providing a lifetime of energy efficiency and durability. Additionally, the trusses provide the builds with superior strength and longevity.

Project Details

True Metal Supply and Homeowners

Trusses: Buffalo River Parallel Chord Steel Trusses

Board and Batten, Concealed-Fastened Steel Siding:
True Metal Supply 

Tuff-Rib, Through-Fastened Metal Roofing: True Metal Supply 

Frame Grip Structural Framing Screws:
Levi’s Building Components 

Triangle Fasteners:
Sturdi-Wall Drillset Anchors

Wood Ultimate® Fasteners: Atlas Bolt and Screw Company 

WeatherXL® Coil Coating:  Sherwin Williams Coil Coatings 

#1 Southern Yellow Pine, Structural #1 6”x6” Post Columns: Old South Wood Preserving

True Metal Supply