Wood Frame Buildings


Metal-clad buildings can have either a wood frame or a steel frame. Deciding on which is better suited for your needs depends mostly on the size of the building. Generally, steel frame buildings are a better fit for wide, clearspan interiors (more than 100′) such as large manufacturing facilities, as wood trusses tend to max out at around 100′. However, there’s no need to stress over which option is best for you because the experienced professionals at Miller Construction & Equipment have over 40 years of industry knowledge to help you decide if a wood frame building will meet your unique needs.

Miller Construction & Equipment has proudly partnered with Lester Buildings since 1973—a leading manufacturer of engineered, wood frame building systems in the United States—to construct high quality wood frame:

  • Commercial Buildings
  • Pole Barns
  • Storage Sheds
  • Truck garages
  • Boat Storage
  • Farm Buildings
  • Horse Barns
  • Hobby Buildings


For metal-clad buildings less than 100′ wide, wood frame is generally a better choice due to:

  • Design Flexibility – easier and less expensive to get higher-pitched roofs, unique roof lines, overhangs, dormers, etc., than steel-frame buildings.
  • Energy Efficiency – easier to insulate and they experience significantly less thermal bridging than steel frame buildings.
  • Cost Savings – wood is usually less expensive than steel, often substantially so.

Visit us at 276 W. M-55 about four miles east of West Branch or call (989) 345-2499 to inquire about wood frame building construction for your farm, business, or organization.

Wood Frame Building
Wood Frame Building
Wood Frame Building