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

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By: McElroy Metal
January 17th, 2022

Editor’s Note: McElroy Metal has been FBi Buildings’ preferred metal manufacturer for 50+ years. We paired up with their in-house experts to inform our readers about the different metal paint systems used in post-frame construction. So, we traveled to the Sherwin-Williams “test fence” facility in Fort Myers, Florida, to better understand their products. This location “provides insight behind the creation and performance of exterior coatings that include pigments, resins, and polymers” that go into their metal paint lines. Our goal is to help you choose a pole barn paint system that increases the aesthetics and longevity of your post-frame building.

Building Features | Structural Integrity | Comparisons

By: Angie Dobson
November 29th, 2021

Rafters vs. trusses. Two different words that can easily be confused with one another (especially if you’re a construction newbie). Although both types of components are used to support the roof of a building, they each have their place in post frame construction.

Posts | Videos | Structural Integrity | Comparisons | Product Review

By: Cori Lane
November 22nd, 2021

Every post-frame builder wants you to purchase their product over the competition. It’s the nature of business. Their pole barns are superior in terms of structural integrity. They use higher-quality building materials that withstand the test of time.  Their warranty covers more components for longer periods. Their construction crews are more efficient.  You get the gist. As consumers, we hear these claims all the time. But, how do you know if their post-frame buildings are the best on the market? Do they have concrete evidence to back up such a bold statement?

Posts | Post Video | Comparisons | Building Design | Product Review

By: Cori Lane
February 8th, 2021

When selecting a post frame builder, consumers are first concerned with service area and cost.  We hear it all the time from our customers via email, phone, and social media. “Do you build in this county and state?” or “How much does a __’ x __’ pole barn cost?”

Posts | Videos | Building Tips | Comparisons | Pole Barn Builders

By: Cori Lane
January 18th, 2021

Our next post frame builder comparison features Eastern Iowa Building (EIB). They construct agricultural, commercial, residential, and equestrian buildings with a commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations before, during, and after the sale.

Building Tips | Residential Buildings | Structural Integrity | Comparisons | Energy Efficiency | Repairs & Renovations | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
December 7th, 2020

Your house needs a new roof, and like other building materials, the options can be abundant. Asphalt shingles. Clay. Concrete. Metal. Slate. Wood Shakes.  While it’s nice to know that there are multiple roofing materials available, it can be overwhelming (and time-consuming) to research the pros and cons of each one.