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What is the difference between a rigid frame and a trussed frame metal building ?

There are a few differences in rigid and trussed frame metal buildings.

  • Truss frames are the more common frame style, and meet the requirements for most use cases. Truss framed buildings are generally more economical than rigid frames.

  • Rigid frames are much stronger and a better option for larger buildings; these frames can hold up to larger snow loads and wind speeds than truss. Additionally, rigid frames lend more flexibility as windows and doors can be placed anywhere along its sidewalls, whereas trussed frames are limited in this regard.

truss vs rigid frame building

Indaco's Rigid Frame Building Kits

rigid frame building from the inside

For a heavy-duty metal building almost limitless in size, function, and design, insist on Indaco Rigid. With solid steel beams, wall supports, and bolt-together rafters, Indaco Rigid framing structures defy wind and water for generations.

Our rigid-frame buildings can be as small as a horse barn (30 by 40 feet is the minimum size for a rigid building) or as large as a factory. The buildings can be as simple as your land area allows, or as exceptional as your imagination allows. Customized sizes begin at 30′ x 40′ x 10′.

Your building’s primary frame is factory-coated in primer with rust inhibitors. Indaco’s quality control ensures your sheet metal, trim, and components meet the industry’s highest standards. Rigid buildings come standard with closures and a pre-formed ridge cap to ensure a weatherproof seal from top to bottom. Rigid buildings require no welding; all parts come factory-welded, identified, marked, and pre-punched.

Trussed Frame Buildings

Our fully engineered metal truss buildings can be welded or bolted together – it’s your choice! Packages are available in 6 standard widths at 3/12 pitch – from 20×20 to as large as 60×120. Other pitches are also available.

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