Pole Barns Offer Endless Possibilities
Pole barns, as the class of post frame buildings is commonly known, are a type of buildings that incorporates simple, durable and cost-effective designs. A building from Farm and Home Structures is perfect for use as a shop, shed, barn, outbuilding or garage. Pole barns have been in use for decades. Post framing uses laminated columns or solid sawn posts to provide the vertical structural supports for the walls, roof and floor. Posts and their footings are buried below the frost line to enable the post frame building to sustain pressure and bear significant weight. Girts are attached horizontally to the posts to form the exterior framing. Weather tight cladding, such as corrugated metal, veneer stone, or vinyl siding are used to finish the exterior walls. Pole barns from Farm and Home Structures feature 29-gauge painted steel siding and roofing as standard. Our buildings are also rated for wind loads of 90 mph, ground snow loads of 20 lbs. and ceiling loads of 10 lbs. per square foot. Able to be built almost anywhere, post frame buildings work for sloped property even in places where a traditional concrete foundation would not be practical. Post frame structures do not require complicated excavation or foundation work which can add as much as 15 percent of the total construction budget. Your building can have a natural dirt floor, a layer of gravel base or a concrete floor poured during or after construction is completed. We build on your level pad.
Building codes vary from one county and city to the next. Regardless of county, post frame buildings from Farm and Home Structures use the same engineered plan standards and are certified to meet or exceed the most demanding codes. Many areas only require the roof truss to meet minimum loads but with Farm and Home Structures your entire building is engineered to these higher standards, often enabling you to apply for an insurance discount. Our customers tell us that their building permit application processes go faster because of the concise packet of materials we prepare for their filing.
Farm and Home Structures has over 30 years of experience with pre-engineered steel buildings and post frame wood buildings. Let’s work together to build a great building for your specific needs.