The Mechanical Benefits of Post and Beam Frames
Mechanically speaking, the beams transfer the weight of the roof to the tops of the posts. The posts then bear the weight straight down to the ground. The Advantage: post and beam frames nullify the need for interior walls bearing the weight of the roof. Thus, walls are not an integral part of the weight bearing structure and don’t need to be used as often. This allows for a more open floor plan.
The Visual Benefits of Post and Beam Frames
Visually, the frame gives expression to openness. Here are but a few examples:
An Open Floor Plan
The Bones of the Structure/Inviting the Outdoors In
As exhibited in these photos, the advantages of post and beam frames are numerous. If you’d like to see more gorgeous frames in some of the most beautiful barn homes you could imagine, please visit Yankee Barn Homes. We may be found either on the web, or in person in Grantham, NH. Post. Beam. Dream.