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: Cori Lane
December 18th, 2023

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you own an older post-frame building needing some TLC. Your pole barn is in fair condition, but it’s seen better days. You’ve thought about new post-frame construction but are still on the fence. Unfortunately, pole barn costs have increased since the start of COVID-19. The lack of building materials amid the “Great Supply Chain Disruption” is to blame for the fluctuation in pole barn prices.

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By: Cori Lane
September 25th, 2023

Pole barn columns, also known as posts, are the backbone of your post-frame building. They bear the weight of the entire roof system (including purlins and trusses) and ensure all structural loads (such as snow and wind) are transferred to the foundation. In other words, posts play a significant role in your pole barn’s structural integrity. However, it’s common to encounter rotted wood in older post-frame buildings dating back to the 1980s and 1990s.

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By: Cori Lane
August 21st, 2023

Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been two years since we showcased our revolutionary QLYFT building system at the 2021 Farm Progress Show! And now, we’re getting ready for another three full days at the nation’s largest outdoor event in Decatur, Illinois.

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By: Cori Lane
July 29th, 2022

Are you a full-time, part-time, or hobby farmer interested in building a pole barn? Whether you’re tossing around the idea or requesting quotes from post-frame builders, we’re sure you’ve noticed the price tag.

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By: Cori Lane
October 18th, 2021

You recently decided to build a pole barn, which is exciting news, but you’re afraid that you’ve missed the window. Sure, post-frame construction is an outside profession, but it’s available year-round (even in the winter months).

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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.