The FBi Blog

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

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By: Addy Cain
December 26th, 2023

If you’re curious about the cost of giving your pole barn a fresh new look, look no further. Discover how a simple transformation can elevate your post-frame building.

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By: Addy Cain
November 27th, 2023

Picture this: a peaceful day on the farm is disrupted by the sudden crunch of metal on wood. We're talking about the all-too-common mishap - a vehicle colliding with a pole barn column.

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By: Cori Lane
November 16th, 2020

It's official – winter is coming! Long gone are the summer nights spent underneath the pole barn porch, watching your children ride their four-wheelers around the property. Cooler temperatures and shorter days are here to stay, no matter how hard we try to ignore them. As Midwesterners, we take several precautions to prepare ourselves for heavy snowfall, ice accumulation, and blustery winds.

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By: Angie Dobson
August 26th, 2019

Once your pole barn project is complete, it’s probably a relief. You spent months (or maybe years) designing the perfect post-frame building. Every detail was thoroughly considered, right down to the type of weathervane installed on your cupola.

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By: Angie Dobson
December 12th, 2018

Your post-frame construction project is complete. The 80' x 120' farm shop is the perfect building size for storing heavy machinery (e.g., combine, tractor, planter, and skid steer). Fast forward to 15+ years worth of planting and harvesting seasons. Your post-frame building has worked hard for you, allowing you to move farm equipment in and out quickly.

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By: Angie Dobson
August 14th, 2017

Routine maintenance is a crucial part of extending any product’s useful life. We change the oil in our vehicle and rotate the tires. We install software updates on our electronics. We hire professional landscapers to prune the shrubs and weed the landscaping around our stick-built home. While no post-frame building lasts forever (just like the examples listed above), you can prolong its lifecycle with regular pole barn maintenance.