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Available within a 40-mile radius of Rockport, Maine; Rockport Post & Beam's Finished Shell includes materials and labor for the following:

Post & Beam Frame

The precut frame is erected on the owner's foundation. Specifications and drawings for the foundation are provided by Rockport Post & Beam. (Note: Rockport Post & Beam can undertake site work and foundation work.)

Post & Beam Material

We use red oak, Douglas fir, white pine, hemlock, or recycled timbers with traditional joinery (mortise and tenons with hardwood pegs). Kiln-dry timbers are available in some of these species.

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Deck on Foundation
We build a light-frame construction deck of 2" x 10" kiln-dried spruce and/or floor truss joists, pressure-treated sills, sill seal, and ¾" cdx plywood subfloor or the equivalent.

Insulating stress-skin panels are installed with rough openings for windows and exterior doors. (Panels are composed of a core of rigid insulation 3 ½" or greater, bonded to 7/16" exterior-grade oriented strand board on the exterior and interior surface; ½" drywall or wood on the interior surface; R-16 to R-26 or higher.) Windows and exterior doors are installed. (Note: The purchase of windows and doors is handled through an additional work order, once all specifications have been defined.) Red cedar, clear vertical grain clapboard, or white cedar shingles are installed as selected by the owner. (Note: Other options for wall material are available upon request.)

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Our custom vented roof system or insulating stress-skin panels with an R-factor of 38 or higher are installed with rough openings for skylights and small dormers. Finished roof materials include high-grade asphalt shingles, red cedar shakes, metal roofing, or other roofing material as selected by the owner. The interior surface of the roof system can be sheetrock or wood.

Second Floor Subfloor/First Floor Ceiling
We use premium - or finish-grade pine boards, 1" x 8" tongue and groove. (Note: Other types of flooring/ceiling treatments are available upon request.)

Exterior Trim
We use finish-grade pine boards, red cedar, or composite material with traditional trim detailing to include rakes, fascias, soffits, corner boxes, and friezes. (Note: Other trim materials and trim details are available.