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5 Reasons Why Pole Barn Truss Spacing Is Important

Whether you refer to them as pole barns or post frame buildings, one thing is certain... the post frame building design has evolved significantly over the years. From round poles to laminated columns, from nails to stainless steel screws, from Silicone Polyester to Kynar, the post frame building continues to innovate.

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Pole Barn Structural Integrity: Top 5 Building Components

As you enjoy your Sunday drive through the countryside, you can’t help but notice the diverse lineup of pole barns.  The durable farm shop for a hardworking farmer that houses his/her heavy equipment.  A spacious storage building for the outdoorsman’s RV, boat, and ATV.  An equestrian’s dream horse barn equipped with an indoor riding arena.  The design flexibility of a post frame building is mind-boggling.

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What Should Your Pole Barn Warranty Cover?

After months of mulling around the idea, you’ve decided to build your dream pole barn. In your spare time, you research quality pole barn builders in the area. You slip on the reading glasses and scour through countless brochures to educate yourself over post frame construction.  You stumble across a design online tool to help visualize the perfect floor plan. Then, you request a quote from your preferred builder. All those years of saving money has finally paid off!

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Pole Barn Columns: Laminated Posts vs Perma-Columns

As you enjoy your Sunday drive through the countryside, you can’t help but notice the diverse lineup of pole barns. 

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Why is Steel Strength Important for Your Pole Barn?

In post-frame construction, the most common exterior sheathing is pre-painted, corrugated steel panels. These panels help form the walls and roof of the typical post frame building and ultimately make up a large portion of the exterior.  Customers also have the option to include an interior steel liner package that can be installed on either the walls or ceiling of your pole barn. This is easily the most popular finishing option that our customers choose. The steel liner package helps enhance the appearance of your building, giving the interior a more finished look.

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