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Can I Build a Pole Barn with a Second Floor?

Post-frame construction is touted for its durability, sustainability, and cost-savings.  Perhaps, the building system’s most significant advantage is its design flexibility. It’s the very reason why architects, designers, and engineers favor this construction method over others.

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What Are the 5 Key Benefits of a Post Frame Building?

When people think of a post frame building or pole barn, they might envision farm shops, machine sheds, or even horse barns. The common misconception about post frame construction is that it’s primarily used for agricultural buildings because farmers need the wide, open space to store their equipment.

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5 Pole Barn Roof Styles: Which One Will You Choose?

A new year brings new projects to improve your property, and building a pole barn is at the top of that to-do list. As you design your post frame building, you’ll have the option to customize the roofing material, color combination, roof style, and pitch. Some choices are easy to make; meanwhile, others require a more in-depth thought process.

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Why Are Pole Barn Snow Guards Important?

Winter weather is officially here! You know what that means...it’s time to put the snow shovels and ice scrapers to work.

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6 Ways to Build a Pole Barn on a Budget

You work hard for your money, so you want to ensure those dollars are properly spent. If there is a way to cut costs and get the post frame building you’ve always wanted, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of that? One of the many benefits of building a pole barn is the flexibility for every budget and every need.

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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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