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
September 5th, 2023

If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance or visual appeal to your new pole barn, wainscoting can be a great way to customize your post-frame building. With different material options, certain key factors can influence your decision-making. If we’re thinking about aesthetics, metal elements lean more toward modern design and architecture, and natural stone elements push for a timeless and polished look. This article will discuss the different options for stone and metal wainscoting.

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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.

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?

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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?”

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By: Courtney Moore
June 15th, 2020

Summer is right around the corner in the Midwest, and it’s about to get hot and humid. After a long winter of minimal sun and bitter cold, we feel it’s time for the sunshine and the heat to make its appearance. Until we complain that it’s too hot and we’re ready for winter again.