The world around us is changing very rapidly and along with the changes around us, our demands and needs are changing too. There are changes occurring in every field of life. In the fields of agriculture and farming rapid changes have taken place during the last few years. Drastically, the needs have changed. One of the very important things related to farming is a barn. Good farmlands always have a barn attached to it. A farmland without a barn is like a flower without its petals! Barns are mainly used for storing things. The concept of using barns is very old and useful. They are used to store farming vehicles, hay and foods for farm animals. Sometimes, barns also serve the purpose as a rest shed of cattle and other farm animals, like horses. Previously barns were made of wood but now wood has become obsolete and galvanized steel has taken its place. Building with steel ensures that they have the necessary strength to withstand their purpose and can also endure extreme weather conditions. Steel barns are often available as pole barn kits giving you the opportunity to choose from many pole barn packages. Metal barns can be quite attractive with the availability of numerous colors and accessories. Some steel barn kits come already pre painted with the particular color that has been chosen.
Pole Building Types
There are many different building types available. Most types are named after the type of roof they have. There are various designs available, such as:
- Monitor: A roof with a raised extension above a ridge, the monitor that can provide light and ventilation to the room below.
- Gambrel: Two-sided roof with two slopes on each side. The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep.
- Hip: Roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope.
- Gable: A gable roof has two upward sloping sides that meet in middle at the ridge. To be a true gable, both sides must slope at the same angle.
Building A Pole Barn
Pole buildings are sometimes converted to huts for living. The construction and type depends entirely upon the choice and need of the owner. Barns vary in sizes from small or medium to large. Pole barn construction techniques will depend largely upon the builder. Though this particular category does not require much knowledge or skills to build, and it is a real money saver. There are certain points that you need to keep in mind before you venture for one.
- Zoning: When building, you should have a clear idea of where you are going to construct it. Zoning affects largely on the site selection which eventually affects the type of barn you can construct on the particular land. So, before constructing your barn, make sure that you know the local building codes.
- Site Selection: This is very important when you are going to construct a barn. While selecting the site of your barn, you should have an adequate knowledge of the type of soil, as the soil type determines the type of construction that would be suitable in that particular site. You should be well acquainted with the slope of the land, before constructing your barn, otherwise, the required type of barn that may well serve your purpose cannot be constructed.
- Pole barn plans are generally done by the contractors according to the need of the owner. If you plan to build one there are widely available free plans in the internet. Before erecting the barn, you should have a clear picture of it in your mind. The type of the barn, the position of doors and windows, the kind of roof, floor, etc. Building a properly planned barn is economical and serves its purposes, providing natural sunlight and proper air inside to keep the storage materials fresh. The orientation depends primarily on features like:
- Framing: The framing is cheaper and provides good strength to the building to sustain during wind or other harsh weather conditions.
- Roof Styles: Pole barns have different roof styles. Though from inside some have hardly any differences, from outside they all look different from one another. The roofs should be designed according to the climate of the location where the barn is constructed. In the Northern climate a typical Gable roof is best suited as it sheds off the snow from the roof easily. It is not only climate that determines the roof styles. The needs of the owner is also another very important factor. If you think you need to have more head-room inside the lofts, you can opt for a Gambreled roof.
- Flooring: Concrete slab flooring is the most durable and easiest to maintain. Gravel flooring is a bit cheaper. Both types are widely used.
Pole Barns Prices
Different pole barn packages are offered by various pole barn builders. You will be able to find many packages and pole barn construction techniques directly in the website pages of the builders. The builders need approximately around two to three weeks to complete a barn and deliver it to your job site. Packages may differ according to the location. Georgia pole barn packages can differ from that of pole barns Florida. Economical barns can be made with the help of professionals. Pole barns for sale vary from one another depending upon the type and size. A simple pole barn cost around $3,000. The costliest pole buildings cost around $15,000. But these are rarely made. Pole barn pricing is generally between $4,000 to $6,000 are the most popular and are most commonly ordered by the owners. Such barns have sliding doors, eaves and windows, with painted steel sides and steel overhead gable roof. For a bit more an open porch can be provided along with the barn. The size vary from smaller than 30X40 to 40X60 and even 40X80 and larger depending upon the requirement of the owner. Whatever the size or price, pole barns are extremely utilitarian and worth every one of your dollars.
Weismore Construction offers a wide selection of steel buildings, metal carports, prefab barns, pole barn packages and more. Please contact their no pressure, friendly consultants today for more information. Call 407-301-1864