Pole barns are now a popular storage option in rural as well as urban areas. A pole barn is easy to set up, durable, and requires little maintenance. It can be used for a variety of purposes – as a garage, horse barn, storage building, workshop, event space, and much more. Built of high quality material, a metal pole barn is a great way to protect your investments from seasonal ravages.
Pre-fabricated readymade barn kits are available, but one of the best things about a pole barn is that you can custom build one. You can design and configure it in different types of layouts to fit your needs. The size could be as big or as small as you want it to be. You can have a double or single sliding door. You can choose the number of doors, windows, and walls. Other custom options include insulation, ventilation, skylights, shelves, workbenches and porch and side sheds. Insulation is important and the best type is that which will keep your barn cool in summer and warm and dry in winter. Flat and lofted roof styles are available as well as different colors for side panels and trim.
When you plan your barn design, think ahead. Your needs could expand in the future, so it’s always advisable to plan the building in a way that more space and facilities can be added on if necessary. Another thing you have to think about is whether you want a certified or non-certified structure. If you live in an area that experiences extreme climatic conditions, go for a certified pole barn that is engineered to withstand heavy winds and snow loads in your state and city.