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Building Your Home: Advantages of Residential Post-Frame Construction

Building your own home is both an exciting and significant endeavour. One of the many decisions to be made is the construction method. While the most common method is traditional stick framing, post-frame construction is growing in popularity across North America. Post-frame construction stands out for its unique blend of cost and time efficiency, as well as durability. Let’s get into the benefits of building a post-frame home with Integrity Post Structures.

Customized Service: The Integrity Advantage

Building a post-frame home with Integrity gives you the freedom to create a home that perfectly suits your needs and preferences. Whether you envision a cozy bungalow like the Ranch Hand or a larger home with an attached workshop like the Barndominium, we have a variety of professionally designed and engineered models to start from.

Homestead renderingOur scope is the structure itself. Prior to approving your drawings, we will work closely with you to ensure the exterior of your home reflects your vision. Choose from a range of roofline options and design features including covered porches, dormers, cupolas, and timber accents to achieve your desired aesthetic. Select the metal siding profiles and designer colour pallete that makes a statement or fits perfectly into the natural landscape. 

Integrity builds your home to lock-up, meaning we install the Perma-Column® foundation, complete the structural framing, including walls and roof, install metal siding and roof metal, and install doors and windows. When we are done the building is secure and safe from the elements and it looks like a finished home from the outside. You and/or your contractor then complete the interior your way on your time and your budget.

Spacious Living

Post-frame construction utilizes clear-span trusses, allowing you maximum flexibility when configuring your interior floor plan. Create large open spaces for entertaining or cozy nooks for relaxation. Ceilings can be set as high as the underside of the truss, or lower by utilizing dropped ceiling systems. Enjoy soaring flat ceilings or cathedral vaulted ceilings with large windows that allow for maximum amounts of natural light into the room.

The benefits of large spaces extend beyond the main living quarters. With post-frame construction, you can easily add oversized garages, workshops, and additional storage space. Extend your living into the outdoors with three-season rooms and oversized porches. Customize your home to accommodate your hobbies, interests or business needs in a cost-effective and time-efficient way.

Post-frame construction makes it all possible.

Efficient Construction

Compared to traditional stick-frame methods, post-frame construction is a considerably faster method,  allowing you quicker access to the interior. The efficient construction method streamlines the erection of the structure itself. And since our building crews also complete the metal roofing and exterior wall cladding, you are saving both time and money.

Residential Post-frame building by Integrity - construction stageAnother advantage of post-frame construction is the elimination of a traditional poured concrete foundation. Integrity drills the pre-cast concrete Perma-Column® foundation directly into the ground and affixes the structural posts above the ground to achieve the desired building height. This home-building method bypasses the extensive excavation and concrete pouring required for conventional foundations. A slab-on-grade home does not have a basement, accelerating the construction process while also removing the costs associated with foundation work.

Comfort and Energy Efficiency

In addition to offering floor plan versatility, an Integrity post-frame home offers energy efficiency. A slab-on-grade structure provides options for integrated heating systems incorporated directly into the concrete slab, allowing post-frame homes to achieve superior warmth and comfort, especially in colder climates. Furthermore, the thicker walls of post-frame structures allow for better insulation, ensuring consistent temperatures and reduced energy consumption year-round.

Energy efficiency is further enhanced as the design of post-frame walls minimizes heat transfer between the interior and exterior. With fewer wood bridging components, less heat escapes during the winter or intrudes during the summer, resulting in lower utility bills and greater comfort for homeowners.

Maintenance-Free Exterior

When it comes to exterior maintenance, post-frame construction offers a hassle-free solution. With durable metal cladding on the roof and walls, you achieve a maintenance-free exterior for many years to come. Plus, our 40-year colour warranty provides peace of mind knowing that your home’s exterior is built to last.

Metal sidingThe resilience of metal roofing and siding also makes post-frame homes better equipped to withstand damage from hail, wind, and other environmental factors including fire hazards, often resulting in reduced insurance premiums. Unlike traditional exterior materials that may crack, warp, or deteriorate over time, metal siding maintains its integrity and aesthetic appeal for years to come.

Building Your Dream Home Together

Post-frame construction offers a combination of flexibility, efficiency, comfort, and visual appeal that makes it a valuable construction method for home building. With Integrity Post Structures as your building partner, you can move forward in your home-building journey with confidence that your vision will be brought to life with the highest standards of quality and service. 

Contact your local Building Specialist today to experience the Integrity difference for your home-building journey.

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Jerry Myer of Integrity Post Structures received the Movers & Shakers Award for 2010 from Alberta Construction Magazine.


Agri-Trade’s Equipment Expo Ag Innovation Winner – Integrity Post Structures with their winning submission Perma-Column.


Alberta Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction Winner – Integrity Post Structures.


Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program. QuantumShift is an exclusive invitation-only leadership development program for 40 of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, QuantumShift uses Ivey’s highly regarded case study method and award-winning faculty to help take the skills and talents of these entrepreneurs to the next level.

Integrity Buildings wins in two categories for the 2018 NFBA Building of the Year Awards.

The NFBA (National Frame Building Association) has awarded Integrity Buildings with two 2018 North American Building of the year awards. The winner categories are “Hobby Shop” and “Institutional Building”.

Jerry Myer, Founder & CEO of Integrity says “Since day one at Integrity, we have made it our goal to not only be the best post frame builder in Canada, but develop new and innovative ways to make the industry better. These awards are an honour and we are proud to win, but they are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of an entire team to achieve our goals.”

Myer also added “Every building Integrity builds is custom. That means our customers get our industry leading expertise and are able to add their own ideas to truly make their building something that can be proud of for generations”.