Angie graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Prior to joining the FBi team, Angie was a kitchen and bath sales consultant in Lafayette, IN. In 2012, she started with FBi as the Inside Sales/Marketing Assistant. Today she holds the role of Sr. Marketing and Inside Sales Manager. Angie grew up in a farming community and has always enjoyed helping her family on the farm. A past 10-year 4-H Member, her passion for livestock pursued her to take a career in the agriculture field. She and her husband live in Northwest Indiana with their two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor leisure activities and spending time with friends and family.
Once your post-frame construction project is complete, it’s probably a relief. You spent months or years designing your dream pole barn. Every detail was thoroughly considered, right down to the hardware on your walk door.
Your finished post-frame building is exposed to human activity and the elements daily. Unfortunately, pole barn damages will likely happen sooner or later – unless you’re lucky! However, most customers have been plagued by one or two building repairs.
This article discusses the seven most common pole barn repairs we fix as a post-frame builder.
What Are the Most Common Pole Barn Repairs?
We wish post-frame buildings would last forever, but sadly, that isn’t the case. Pole barns are put through stress daily (by humans and Mother Nature), putting them at risk for the following damages:
Whatever the cause, pole barn fires are a devastating loss. Once the initial shock wore off, would you know what to do?
We recommend contacting a post-frame builder. Their Repair & Renovation Specialists will provide your pole barn insurance agent with a quote. The fewer hiccups during the claims process, the sooner a construction crew can fix your pole barn repairs.
3) Rotted Pole Barn Columns
This dreaded pole barn repair will happen, primarily if your post-frame building was constructed in the 1970s or 1980s.
Not to be confused with improper pole barn maintenance, rot is a fungus that flourishes in darkness, moisture, and oxygen.
Most of the microbial action takes place within 6” of ground level. When the solid post shows visible decay, it can dramatically affect the structural integrity and your bank account.
In the 1970s, wooden columns were soaked in creosote. This chemical made the solid post unsusceptible to rot but harmed the environment and water table.
Then, the post-frame construction industry transitioned to 6x6 treated columns. Unfortunately, the creosote didn’t soak through, causing rot issues. Eventually, the use of creosote stopped because of environmental problems.
Arguably, the most annoying pole barn repair is a leaky roof. You wouldn’t install new metal roofing panels necessarily. But you may have to replace valuable items inside your post-frame building. Water damage is no joke!
The following occurrences can cause metal roof leaks:
We recommend a renovation project if you want to invest in your existing post-frame building. Of course, the pole barn structural components must be intact.
Do You Have Pole Barn Repairs?
Any type of pole barn damage can be upsetting. You put your heart, soul, and countless hours into the building design. Then, you paid thousands of dollars to make your dream a reality. Only to have an unexpected turn of events ruin its visual appeal.
Don’t spend too much time dwelling on the negative. Instead, it would be best if you focused on finding a post-frame builder who can repair or renovate your pole barn.
Do you have more questions about pole barn repairs that are not covered in this article? If you need help designing and planning, please contact FBi Buildings at 800.552.2981 or click here to email us. If you are ready to get a price, click here to request a quote, and a member of our customer engagement team will help you determine the next steps of your project.