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Searching through building features can be an exhausting process. The possibilities are endless, and each one has its unique advantages and disadvantages.
We understand, and we hear you.
That’s why we sought to create a resource for our customers that’ll empower them to learn about the many different features they wish to include in their pole barn design.
The Ag Features Guidebook covers the top 58 features that we’ve seen on agricultural pole barns in our 60+ years of business. Using our knowledge and experience, we created this guidebook to help you through your post frame construction journey.
What is the Ag Features Guidebook?
The Ag Features Guidebook details the top 58 building components we’ve seen incorporated into agricultural pole barns.
These features have been divided into nine sections so you can focus on the areas that are most pertinent to you.
From there, each building feature is broken down by:
1. Price Range
The price range for each building feature will range from $ to $$$$$, with $ being the most cost-effective option and $$$$$ being the most expensive.
It’s important to note that some prices may fluctuate with commodity materials. Therefore, we’re unable to give an exact amount because it may become inaccurate.
2. Product Specs
Each building feature has a detailed breakdown of its comprised materials. These product specifications inform you of what each feature consists of, so you know what’s going into your pole barn.
Each building feature will have a list of their benefits, and why you should contemplate incorporating these features into your building design.
Each building feature will also have a list of their disadvantages, allowing you to weigh the positives and negatives before making a selection.
Not every building feature is necessary. Therefore, the intended use of your pole barn will help you make a final decision.
Our Ag Features Guidebook is the perfect planning resource to help design your farm building.
By reading the specific details about each feature, we promise you'll feel more confident in your selections.
Which Farming Building Features Will You Choose?
This guidebook is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Early on, you’ll notice the features are grouped into the following sections:
Drainage & Water
This organization allows you to jump right to the pages that are important to you.
1. Drainage & Water
If your geographical location sees ample rainfall and wet winters, then you understand the importance of proper drainage on a pole barn.
Without proper drainage, there is nowhere for the water to run off, leading to pooling and condensation.
2. Building Access
Having convenient access into your post frame building is something worth thinking about.
If you plan on frequently moving large equipment in and out, having the proper door system can alleviate stress.
The building features should make your job easier, not more difficult.
Do you have more questions about the Ag Features Guidebook 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're 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.