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Pole Barn Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much do pole barns cost?
    As with any type of building construction, costs can vary widely from project to project. While construction of a pole building is simpler and less expensive than concrete or steel structures, the flexible nature of pole barns allows for nearly unlimited customization to fit your particular needs and uses. These customizations can greatly affect the final cost of your pole building. Pole buildings can cost as little as $35,000 or as much as $250,000 (or more). On average, however, most pole buildings fall in the $45,000 to $100,000 range.
  • What is a Pole Barn?
    Put simply, a pole barn is a building made of poles. Known today as post-frame construction, pole barns were developed in the 1930s in agricultural communities across the United States. In the decades since, pole buildings have improved with technology but remain a popular option for incredibly sturdy yet affordable barns, garages, homes and more.
  • What is a pole barn used for?
    Pole buildings and pole barns can be used for a whole host of different residential and commercial purposes. From pole barn garages and storage buildings to pole barn pool houses and barndominiums – not to mention traditional horse barns, riding arenas and farm buildings – the sky, so to speak, is the limit. Depending on the intended use, there are various pros and cons to pole barns; however, the pros tend to outweigh the cons for most.
  • What is the standard size of a pole barn?
    One of the biggest advantages of pole buildings is their adaptability. This means that there is no real standard size for a pole building, but there are some common sizes for various applications. Most pole buildings range anywhere from 10’ x 20’ to 90’ x 200’, but there are different norms within that range that vary depending on use.
  • What maintenance do pole barns require?
    In general, pole buildings require less maintenance than your house and don’t need much in terms of general or long-term upkeep. The simplicity of pole barn builds means it’s easy to keep your building in great condition. There are, however, a few maintenance items you should keep up on to extend the life of your pole building.
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