What Is a Pole Barn?
Pole barn buildings are built using a simplified form of construction that uses large posts or poles for vertical structural support and girths for horizontal supports. First developed in the 1930s, this form of creating a building offered a means by which larger structures could be erected more quickly and economically for a variety of purposes.
Modern versions of these pole buildings are commonly referred to as post-frame construction. The term “pole barn” harkens back to the original method of construction that used wooden poles like telephone poles. Today, sturdy metal posts are used instead of poles, and prefab barns using this sort of construction are both sturdy and inexpensive.
Types of Prefab Barn Kits in Canada
You can find several different types of prefab barn kits in Canada which offer a range of uses. The Suburban form of metal barns is great for things like man caves and she sheds or equipment storage space. Equestrian and Agricultural versions are ideal for uses such as horse barns, feed storage, equipment storage or stables. Commercial concerns are great for the metal warehouse building, office establishments, and steel retail buildings buildings.
Economic and Fast Metal Houses
One of the biggest advantages of metal barns is that they are inexpensive and lighting-fast to erect. You can choose the pole barn kits you need for each modular section of your metal home building and create a structure that conforms to your designs, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional building and with a fraction of the specialized labor needed. Even better, these buildings go up in a few days as opposed to weeks, months or years.
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Whether you’re building a retail outlet, you’re in need of a workshop or storage space or you want to build a new home quickly, pole barns can be a superb option. Metal Pro Buildings has four decades of experience providing the best in these kinds of buildings, and we’re ready to help you. Check out the prices with our steel building cost estimator for the many types of steel buildings we offer and get in touch to customize yours today
Pole Barn Vs Steel Frame Construction Cost
Pole barns may be cheaper, though the average steel frame barn is listed at prices 60% less than traditional construction. Be aware, if you can save some money on a pole barn option, remember that you may be required to spend additional money on maintenance costs, longer construction times, and more investment if you want to expand the barn later on. A steel frame barn offers savings physically as well as economically. A steel frame barn also saves you energy costs, insurance costs (steel frame barns usually cost 40% less than pole barns) and may come with a generous warranty, lasting a few decades.
Lastly, let’s not forget to consider the welfare of your animal. Pole barns are usually not recommended for livestock because there is a risk of poisonous and unsanitary conditions thanks to the style of construction. Since you are building the barn for the horse, an animal that is either personally priceless or professionally expensive, choose only the safest option: barn steel.
Steel Buildings From Metal Pro
No matter what kind of a steel building you’re looking for, Metal Pro is always happy to help. We offer various buildings for virtually all applications, though you’re always free to work with our team to design a completely customized building uniquely suited to your business. Contact us today to get started!
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