The FBi Blog

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

By: Julie Kimpel
September 26th, 2022

If you are in the business of farming and interested in building a new post-frame barn, this article is for you. We’ll walk you through the process of how your new pole barn can be a tax write-off for your business. You can find all the information presented in this article on the IRS website, publication 225, the Farmer's Tax Guide. We recommend taking a look to read all the tax benefits and rules that apply to farming. For this article, we picked out the information that applies specifically to building a pole barn on your property. 

Building Construction | Building Tips | Structural Integrity | Cost | Building Design

By: Julie Kimpel
September 12th, 2022

The phrase “cost-effective” could mean something different to many people. Some people may be looking to spend the least amount of money possible. But, at the same time, others are looking to get the best bang for their buck. 

Building Construction | Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity

By: Angie Dobson
September 6th, 2022

The most common exterior siding in post-frame construction is pre-painted, corrugated steel panels. These panels help form the walls and roof of the typical post-frame building and ultimately make up a large portion of the exterior.  Customers also have the option to include an interior steel liner package that can be installed on either the walls or ceiling of their pole barn. This is easily the most popular finishing option that our customers choose. The steel liner package helps enhance the appearance of your pole barn, giving the interior a more finished look.

Building Construction | Project Prep | Building Tips | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Julie Kimpel
August 29th, 2022

Concrete is one of the most expensive elements of the pole barn construction process. Not to mention it’s complicated and costly to remove if it’s not done right. Therefore, it’s worth taking the time to understand the basics of concrete, so the result is a slab that delivers what you need.

Posts | Building Tips | Residential Buildings | Building Features | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
August 22nd, 2022

Have you been tossing around the idea of extra storage for your cars, hobby toys, or even miscellaneous items?  Maybe your home has an attached garage, but you’re considering building a pole barn garage because you know you’ll need the extra space down the road (especially if you have more than one driver in your house). 

Posts | Building Tips | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
August 8th, 2022

If you invest your money in a new pole barn, you’ll have to ensure it’s engineered to handle various stresses and door placements. For instance, your pole barn will inevitably encounter inclement weather (e.g., rain, snow, and wind). Do you know if your pole barn builder uses your location's designated snow and wind load ratings?