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
January 29th, 2024

Have you considered renovating your existing pole barn? A common consideration is the possibility of adding doors to an already-built structure. Whether it’s for improved accessibility or increased functionality, the addition of doors can transform your pole barn into a space that’s capable of accommodating your needs. This blog will navigate the process, considerations, and potential door options available to upgrade your existing pole barn. Unlock your building's full potential by expanding its usability!

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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
June 22nd, 2023

"To build a new pole barn or to renovate your existing post-frame building, that is the question." Or at least that's the post-frame construction version of William Shakespeare's famous play titled "Hamlet."

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By: Cori Lane
June 5th, 2023

The beauty of post-frame construction is its flexible design to meet your building needs long after your pole barn is completed. In fact, it's not uncommon to renovate an existing post-frame building for a new purpose.