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As a post-frame builder, we're frequently asked by potential customers, "Can you lift an existing pole barn?" Typically, these customers are farmers who want to raise their post-frame building height to store larger farm equipment. For example, the evolution of a combine has grown since our parents and grandparents started farming.
Posts | Videos | Post Video | Farm Buildings | Financing
Are you a full-time, part-time, or hobby farmer interested in building a pole barn? Whether you’re tossing around the idea or requesting quotes from post-frame builders, we’re sure you’ve noticed the price tag.
Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity
If you’re an active follower of the FBi Learning Center, then you know that we heavily stress the importance of pole barn structural integrity.
Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity | Energy Efficiency | Building Design
Whether your goal is to save money or make a positive impact on the environment, building an energy-efficient pole barn can be a smart investment.
Posts | Videos | Repairs & Renovations
As you scroll through your social media feed, you’re bound to see a successful “do-it-yourself” (DIY) project or handcrafted goods for sale. As you embark on a late-night YouTube rabbit hole, you’re bound to come across some DIY videos. Since the pandemic, the DIY industry has exploded, and understandably so. Consumers are quarantined at home with the sudden urge to take up a new hobby (and make a few bucks) or finally tackle that home improvement project (and save money on contracting it out).
Building Tips | Structural Integrity | Repairs & Renovations
One of the most integral components of your pole barn is the columns, commonly known as posts. They support the entire roof system and transfer all vertical loads (e.g., snow loads) to the foundation.