The Perka Model 5000 frame is most often used in situations where you want the straight leg column design but without a flat bottom cord type of truss. You want to have the open (vaulted) type ceiling as well as possibly a PARALLEL type of truss to finish along the bottom cord as necessary.
Another advantage feature to this model is the ability to get higher roof pitches, even as much as 12 in 12 or 45 degree pitch while getting a beefy and sometime architecturally pleasing open web truss joist that can be left exposed and painted for aesthetic or interior design décor purposes
With Perka’s in house Engineering and design team, you can modify and customize this frame to meet almost ANY situation or specifications.
Perka’s unique pre-punched, pre-welded clip on the inside flange of their columns offers the builder/DIY an easy way to apply wall strapping that can finish BOTH outside and inside walls without having to building “another building” on the inside like you would have to do with most ALL STEEL rigid frame type applications.
The flat parallel bottom cord can also allow you the opportunity to add bottom cord clips to attach strapping to create a straight ceiling with upper attic type space to run. Since the bays are typically spaced 10′ to 18′ apart it still allows for plenty of unobstructed space above in between each main frame.
It also lends much easier to parapet or mansard type facades for store or business front accent and signage. It’s a bit pricier than most of the other models but it lends to many features that make it even easier for creative interior finishing that sometimes makes it worth paying a little more for the steel frame.
Often used for arenas, large warehouses, showrooms, commercial/industrial establishments and even office, church, school, gym or residential purposes, the Perka Model 5000 offers again much versatility along with it’s strong, durable and very structurally stout appeal.