Wall boards on a pole building are called girts. Girts are installed horizontally and attached to posts. This allows the load to be transferred to poles. This is main reason pole buildings do not need a traditional foundation, which result in substantial cost savings.

Standard Girts

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  • Girts are commonly framed in two main ways, standard and commercial.
  • Standard girt as seen above are nailed to outside of poles.

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  • Standard girts usually can be installed without cutting boards which saves labor and material.
  • If you intend to install insulation or sheetrock you may want to consider commercial girts.


Commercial Girts

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  • Commercial girts are installed flat and installed between posts.
  • Allows for traditional insulation and sheeting such as plywood or sheetrock.

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  • Commercial girts are stronger than standard girts which allows spacing of poles to be greater than 12’, which can save money by gaining more square foot of building without adding more posts of trusses.
  • Commercial girts cost more due to the additional lumber needed for blocking and labor to cut boards to size.