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The FBi Blog

Information that gives you insight into post-frame construction and in making your building project a success.

Courtney Moore

After working in the banking industry for 5 years after college, Courtney realized she needed a change and decided to pursue a new career path. Growing up she has always been creative and enjoyed writing, taking pictures, or painting. Now as the Marketing Content Creator for FBi Buildings, she gets to utilize her creative abilities in her everyday work. In her free time, you can find Courtney at home reading a book, partaking in any and all outdoor activities, or traveling and photographing her adventures. Courtney resides in Northwest Indiana with Lacey, her red tick coonhound.

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Building Maintenance  |  Energy Efficiency  |  Posts  |  Structural Integrity

5 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Pole Barn

It’s official! Colder temperatures are among us, and long gone are the days of warmth and light. Winter is right around the corner...no matter how hard we try to ignore it.  Here in the Midwest, we’re no stranger to ample amounts of snowfall, ice accumulation, and blustery winds. When the chill makes its appearance, we take several precautions to prepare for its brutal arrival.

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Building Tips  |  Post Frame Homes  |  Posts  |  Residential Buildings

The Pros & Cons of Building a Pole Barn Home

You’ve been talking about building a pole barn home for quite some time, and you’re ready to pull the trigger. You’ve spent countless hours reading design magazines, scouring Pinterest for the latest trends, and viewing online galleries of finished building projects. With so many options readily available, how can you possibly narrow them down to fit your style?

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Enjoy a smoother construction experience.

The guidebook that offers essential steps and information which lays the foundation for an on time and on budget project.

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Commercial Buildings  |  Posts

What Are Our Top Commercial Pole Barn Sizes?

When you hear the term “pole barn,” chances are that you envision a farm shop or cold storage building.  However, the typical post frame building isn’t so typical in today’s day and age. In fact, some of the more popular styles include pole barn homes, hobby shops, and storage sheds.

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Building Design  |  Building Features  |  Building Tips  |  Posts

5 Pole Barn Design Regrets to Avoid

Buyer’s remorse – we’ve all been there. We bought something we didn’t need (e.g., a motorcycle that collects dust in the garage). And, we didn’t buy something we should’ve (e.g., a house with plenty of storage room). In the moment of our buying or non-buying decision-making process, it’s hard to predict how our choices will impact our future. We don’t want to purchase something that won’t serve its purpose, but we don’t want to miss out on something useful.

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Horse Barns  |  Posts  |  Riding Arenas

What Are The Most Popular Horse Barn Sizes?

It can be challenging to envision a pole barn in your head and know what building size you need.  Sure, it'd be helpful if our minds could calculate the specifications, but that’s one superpower we, unfortunately, weren’t given.

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Building Design  |  Posts  |  Structural Integrity

What is Pole Barn Shear Load & Why is it Important?

When you imagine a pole barn, you probably picture a horse barn with a riding arena, or a commercial building used for retail purposes. Most likely, you don’t think of the engineering components that make your post frame building structurally-sound.

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