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What You Need To Know About Pole Barns

by Floyd Dunn

If you're considering a new pole barn, there are certain things you should know before making your final decision. Here's a quick rundown of a few things you need to know about pole barns, from the materials they're made of to the benefits they offer.

What is a pole barn?

A pole barn is a type of agricultural building that is typically used for storage or shelter. Pole barns are known by many names depending on where in the country they are built, including post-frame barns, pole sheds, pole buildings, Quonset huts, or metal sheds.

What are the benefits of pole barns?

There are several benefits to using pole barns, including:

  • Affordable. Pole barns are an affordable option for agricultural buildings, as they can be built without the need for traditional foundation materials like concrete or brick. This makes them a popular choice for farmers and ranchers who want to save money on construction costs.
  • Versatile. Pole barns can be adapted to a variety of uses. They can be used for storage, sheltering livestock, or housing farm equipment.
  • Durable. They are typically made from metal or wood that is treated to resist rot and pests. This makes them a good choice for areas that experience extreme weather conditions.
  • Easy to construct. Pole barns are relatively easy to build, as they do not require the same level of construction expertise as other types of buildings.

Additionally, pole barns can be constructed quickly, which is another benefit for those who want to save time on construction.

How are pole barns constructed?

Unlike traditional, stick-built buildings, pole barns are built around a series of poles that are set in the ground. These poles support the roof and walls of the pole barn, which are typically made from metal or wood. The poles are then covered with a variety of materials, including:

  • Siding. Metal siding is the typical choice for most pole buildings, but the exterior siding can be made from a variety of materials, including wood and vinyl.
  • Roofing. The roof of a pole barn is usually made from metal, although it can also be made from asphalt shingles or other materials.
  • Insulation. While not all pole barns are insulated, insulation can keep the interior of the pole barn cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  • Doors. The doors of a pole barn can be either sliding or swinging and are typically made from metal or wood.
  • Windows. Pole barns usually have a few small windows to let in natural light and ventilation.

Additionally, most pole barns have some kind of flooring, which can be as simple as the original dirt floor or concrete added after construction is complete.

Now that you know everything you need to about pole barns, it's time to start planning your project. Contact a pole barn builder such as Affordable Pole Barns today to get started.


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