February 2016 | Precise Buildings Combines Modern Design and Amish Craftsmanship
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Precise Buildings Combines Modern Design
and Amish Craftsmanship

February 2016

Precise Buildings is known for its unique barns, indoor arenas and much more. They create your perfect building using modern design and construction with traditional Amish craftsmanship.

There are many thoughts that go into a custom building. For example, many arenas are built with a wood frame, metal roof and metal siding. This is the most common arena that can be built quickly at a reasonable price. Many people will upgrade to a shingle roof over plywood sheeting to decrease noise in the rain. Another upgrade is to add cupolas for additional venting above ridge venting and louvered gable vents. Steel framed arenas allow for a much greater width than the wood framed arenas, but at a higher price point. Wood or composite sidings are typical upgrades as well. Glue-laminated wood beams are another design option.

Because of their large size, these design and materials choices have a large impact on final prices of arenas. An 80 x 200 arena will allow for most disciplines to work unobstructed. Sidewalls at 16 will allow jumping at any height. Once these dimensions are decided, you can focus on material, door and window choices.

Split sliding doors, sliding windows, skylight panels and gable windows are all options to allow a great amount of light and ventilation in your arena. For some folks, shadows are a concern and we have designed many window and lighting arrangements that minimize these issues.

Precise Buildings likes to make sure that arenas have the most ventilation possible, best natural lighting, and a door system that allows for the best access while aiding in airflow in the warm weather months. They work hard with customers to factor all the variables into their building equation and build the best products at any price point.

To learn more, visit www.precisebuildings.com or call (717) 768-3200.