The FBi Blog

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

Building Construction | Cost | Energy Efficiency | Warranty | Permitting | Pole Barn Builders

By: Julie Kimpel
August 1st, 2022

We get it. Words like “inflation" and “recession” have you nervous. You start asking questions like:

Building Construction | Building Tips | Farm Buildings | Energy Efficiency

By: Julie Kimpel
May 16th, 2022

Did you know that a pole barn is extremely energy efficient? From keeping your building cool in the summer months to a comfortable temperature in the winter months, a post-frame building can keep you comfortable year-round. Thankfully there are several ways to keep your pole barn cool, ranging from insulation to windows, doors, and more.

Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity | Energy Efficiency | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
February 28th, 2022

Whether your goal is to save money or make a positive impact on the environment, building an energy-efficient pole barn can be a smart investment.

Posts | Post Video | Building Tips | Structural Integrity | Energy Efficiency | Pole Barn Kit

By: Cori Lane
September 27th, 2021

Pole barn kits (also known as material packages) are increasing in popularity among DIYers. If you’ve stumbled across this blog, there’s a good chance that you’re interested in taking on your own building project. Maybe you have construction knowledge, and if not, we’re sure there are YouTube videos that you can watch for guidance.

Posts | Cost | Energy Efficiency | Repairs & Renovations

By: Angie Dobson
August 23rd, 2021

Do you have an existing post-frame building that you want to renovate? Perhaps you’re tired of a cold, drafty farm shop or garage and want to add insulation.

Building Tips | Energy Efficiency | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
July 12th, 2021

It’s no surprise that there are abundant uses for post frame construction. Every person uses their pole barn differently. Some pole barns are mainly used as cold storage, especially for agricultural purposes. Typically, these are only utilized during the day – making the use of a lighting plan unnecessary or straightforward. However, if you plan on using your pole barn after dark, you’ll want to consider adding some pole barn lighting to the interior (or exterior) to keep it functional when the sun has gone down. Some of us enjoy tinkering with our hobby toys late at night, or maybe your job requires you to work long hours.