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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: 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 20th, 2023

The finishing touches on your post-frame building can determine if it will last long or need future pole barn repairs.

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By: Nettie Grubb
November 13th, 2023

In the fall of 2023, FBi Buildings began its expansion into Missouri. We know that purchasing a pole barn is a big decision, and finding quality post-frame builders can also be time-consuming Before you select the cheapest builder for the job, you must also factor in the service your post-frame builder offers, their warranty, and the quality of materials they use. Whether you are looking to build a horse barn, a barndominium, a new warehouse, or an ag machine shed, we have compiled a list of Missouri's top pole barn builders.

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By: Nettie Grubb
October 16th, 2023

Whether you want to find a restaurant near you or a local handyman, we all turn to Google for answers. You have landed in the right place if you want to build an agricultural building, a post-frame home, or a hobby barn. Regarding this purchase, it is not the $50 you would spend at a local Mexican restaurant or a couple hundred dollar handyman bill. A pole barn could be a $30,000-$300,000 investment. And with that, you need to understand what post-frame builders are in your area, what they will offer you, and what all your pole barn quote will entail. When it comes to pole barn builders, they are not always an apples-to-apples comparison. You need to consider eight factors when it comes to post-frame builders. In this blog, we will list the top builders in Kentucky and how they compare.

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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.