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December 19, 2014

How to Keep Your Pole Barn Warm This Winter

If you plan to use your pole barn to work or house animals and live in a region with cold winters, you should insulate and heat the building.

December 12, 2014

Local Mennonites Offer to Rebuild Pole Barn Destroyed by Fire

Dan and Mary Ellen Hamm didn't think things could get much worse. A week ago a fire destroyed a pole barn at their local business in Milo, NY - Hamm's Landscaping and Design - and then freezing weather and heavy snowfall delayed their ability to clear the debris and start rebuilding.

December 4, 2014

Bison Farm Pole Barn Destroyed by Fire

In another example of how hazardous fires can be to commercial buildings, a pole barn in Rosebush, MI was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday. The Pohl Bison Farm fire was reported at 8:45 pm on Tuesday night and as of 8:30 am the next day firefighters were still on the scene.

November 21, 2014

A Pole Barn Is a Green Building Solution

Green building and energy efficiency are major concerns for many people who want to construct buildings on their property. Whether you intend to use it for storage, a home, or a store, a pole barn can help you conserve natural resources and contribute to low energy costs.

November 14, 2014

Fire Destroys Pole Barn in Pennsylvania

We like to promote the many benefits of a pole barn building, but if you are constructing yours out of wood you need to be aware of the risk posed by fire.

November 7, 2014

Using Pole Barns for Emergencies

No matter where you live, there are natural disasters and climate hazards that can cause significant damage to your home. Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados are just a few of the major disruptions people across the country have to be prepared for...

October 31, 2014

Pole Barn Builder Charged with Deceptive Business Practices

In York, PA a well-known pole barn building company is facing charges for failing to deliver materials customers had already made down payments for.

October 24, 2014

Pole Barn Owners Trying to Avoid Higher Taxes

In Shelbyville, IL a recent increase in the number of accessory building permits has drawn the attention of the zoning commission.

October 17, 2014

How to Insulate a Pole Barn

Winter is coming, and it will most likely bring with it freezing temperatures and snow in most parts of the country. If you use a pole barn for storing vehicles or tools, working, or housing animals or livestock, it is important to insulate the building to protect its contents this winter.

October 9, 2014

Pole Barns vs. Portable Garages

When it comes to storage solutions for vehicles, equipment and materials you have several options. Two of which are pole barns and portable garage buildings.

October 2, 2014

Fall Storage

As autumn rolls across the country it is time to start thinking about storage options for summer gear. Pools, vehicles and camping can take up a lot of space.

September 26, 2014

Pole Barns for Schools & Recreation

As the new school year starts it reminds coaches everywhere that they never have enough storage space for equipment and pads. Sports like football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse all have a lot of products necessary...

September 19, 2014

Choosing the Right Style and Features for Your Pole Barn

If you are considering building a pole barn on your property, the style you choose is important. The purpose of the pole barn, as well as your aesthetic preferences, will determine the type of building and the optional features you choose.

September 5, 2014

Keeping Pole Barns Clean

Chances are you built a pole barn to help clean up some of the clutter that was taking up all the space in your garage or warehouse. However, as you continued to pile materials, equipment and vehicles in your pole barn you probably noticed that this created quite a mess.

August 29, 2014

Keeping Animals Out of Your Pole Barn

Depending on where you live and where your pole barn is placed, you may have created an attractive place for animals to seek shelter. As the weather starts to get cooler, smaller critters such as squirrels, raccoons and...

August 22, 2014

Protecting your Pole Barn from Fires

If you have ever searched Google for news about pole barns most of the stories you find have to do with fires. These wood structures are obviously susceptible to fires and if you are not careful with the materials you keep in a pole barn you could be looking at a major loss if a fire occurs.

August 15, 2014

Should I Install Gutters on My Pole Barn?

These days, pole barns are being accessorized with more items than you can imagine. From creating a pole barn to be a live-in residence to adding electric garage door openers and heating and air conditioning units, the evolution of the pole barn continues.

August 8, 2014

Preparing Pole Barns for Autumn

If you own a pole barn in a state where the weather will be changing after Labor Day, there are some tips you should be aware of to prepare for the colder autumn months.

August 1, 2014

How to Install a Window in a Pole Barn

One of the most important parts of constructing a pole barn is installing windows for lighting and ventilation. Here are instructions on the best way to install your windows.

July 25, 2014

Is your Land Right for Building a Pole Barn?

You may have it dead set in your mind to build a pole barn on your property but if the land isn't right, you may need to reconsider. Any contractor will tell you that building on land that is sloping, prone to flooding...

July 18, 2014

Getting a Permit to Build Your Pole Barn

Before you build your pole barn, you will likely need to secure permits from your local or county government. Allow time to complete this process when planning the time frame for construction of your pole barn.

July 11, 2014

The Benefits of a Pole Barn Store Front

The main concern of any business is the overhead. Pole barns provide an inexpensive alternative to the traditional store front at a time when current market trends and economic...

July 4, 2014

Storing Vehicles in a Pole Barn

If you are constructing a pole barn from a pole barn kit and plan to use the building to store vehicles, there are some tips you should consider. Many people, both for residential...

June 27, 2014

Pole Barn Storage Tips

 If the purpose of your pole barn is to provide storage space for commercial equipment, farm supplies or vehicles, you will need to design it properly to be effective.

June 20, 2014

Can you Trust your Contractor?

At The Pole Barn Company we can sell you the highest quality pole barn kits but we can't install it for you. If you aren't a skilled builder...

June 13, 2014

Ventilating Pole Barns

As we head into the dog days of summer, it's very important to keep your pole barns ventilated. Whether you are using a pole barn to store vehicles, equipment, livestock or produce, having a well ventilated room is essential in avoiding heat related damage.

June 6, 2014

Preparing Pole Barns for Heavy Rain

As summer approaches, depending on where you live, you may be looking at severe and sustained rain storms. Many parts of the country will experience terrific rain squalls during June and July.

May 28, 2014

Comparing Pole Barn Prices

Before you buy a pole barn kit, it is wise to check around for different prices. Not all pole barn kits are the same and not all are made of the same materials.

May 21, 2014

Tips for Using Pole Barns for Business

If you have plans to use your pole barn for your business, as in a storefront from which to sell fruit and vegetables from your farm, be forewarned. You can't just erect a pole barn and start selling goods.

May 14, 2014

Keeping Animals Safe

If you work on a farm or tend to livestock, summer can be a difficult season. Most animals are pretty hearty and even cold winters don't pose much of a problem for horses, cattle and sheep. 

May 7, 2014

Prepping Pole Barns for Summer

As summer approaches, you need to start thinking about preparing your pole barn for the heat. Depending on where you live, you may encounter days where the temperature can near 100 degrees Fahrenheit and a high percentage of humidity.

April 30, 2014

Why Are Pole Barns so Popular?

If you've been paying any attention to the landscape lately you have noticed a proliferation of pole barn buildings going up everywhere.

April 23, 2014

Using Pole Barns as Workshops

People are finding many uses for pole barns. What use to be a simple storage shed has now become an extremely versatile structure that can be used as a storefront, a residence and a hobby or workshop.

April 16, 2014

Protecting Pole Barns from Severe Storms

Depending on where you live, your pole barn can at risk for a number of natural hazards. Nor'easters, hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards are just a few weather conditions that could end up taking a heavy toll on a pole barn.

April 9, 2014

Can I Install an Air Conditioner in My Pole Barn?

As pole barns become more versatile in it use, the custom features available also expand. Now that people are using pole barns for offices, storefronts and even housing, it is important to make these post frame buildings as comfortable as possible.

April 2, 2014

Choosing Pole Barn Colors

 After you have selected the pole barn kit you want, whether it's metal or wood, you then have the option to customize your post frame building by color.

March 28, 2014

Common Pole Barn Mistakes

While building a pole barn or post-frame structure is generally considered to be a relatively easy project, it doesn't mean it can't be frustrating. If this is your first time building a pole barn there will definitely be a learning curve.

March 21, 2014

Pole Barns & Insurance

Building a pole barn building requires more than just a kit and the right tools. To do the job properly and safely, you need to consider insurance policies that will protect you, additional workers you hire and your materials.

March 14, 2014

Pole Barn Summer Applications

We all know how useful a pole barn can be in the winter. Being able to store vehicles, materials and equipment in a safely enclosed structure protects our things from snow, ice and wind.

March 7, 2014

Preventative Maintenance

Because pole barn buildings are known for being durable many owners tend to neglect regular maintenance. Like any building, a post-frame barn from a pole barn kit will need to be tended to in order to prevent collapsing and accidents.

February 28, 2014

Using Pole Barns as Storefronts

Pole barns are great for creating inexpensive extra storage space, but that isn't the only thing they can be used for. Looking to open up a new business but don't have the capitol to rent expensive office space?

February 20, 2014

Pole Barns vs. Traditional Barns

When people are in need of extra storage space, they often build a barn. In the past the only option was to build a traditional barn, which can take a long time and be very expensive. Now there is another option out there that is affordable, reliable, and made from high quality materials.

February 13, 2014

Pole Barns as Residences

The versatility of the pole barn building has long been known but recently there has been an even greater push to make the post-frame buildings homes.

February 6, 2014

Caring for Metal Siding

When people choose metal for the siding of their post-frame building, they are choosing a sturdy and durable material. However, metal siding can still be damaged, sometimes quite easily, and if you want your pole barn building to look its best....

January 28, 2014

Uses for a Pole Barn Building

If you've been thinking about buying a pole barn kit to build your own post-frame building, you are not alone. Pole barn construction has taken off in the past few years and as more people look for affordable storage solutions, the benefits of a pole barn make the decision easy.

January 21, 2014

Reinforcing a Pole Barn Roof for Winter

Excessive snow loads on a roof can occur as a result of blowing and drifting. Blowing snow can lead to differential loading, with a large amount of snow on one part of the roof and little or no snow in another area. Snow drifts can increase the weight load on one section of a roof significantly beyond what it would be if the snow were evenly distributed.

January 14, 2014

Tips for Winterizing a Pole Barn

No matter where you live in the U.S. the recent Polar Vortex has probably exposed you to freezing temperatures you weren't expecting. Even in cold states including Minnesota and Michigan, towns are seeing temperatures drop to 20 below zero in some parts...

January 7, 2014

Tips for Choosing a Pole Barn Kit

Pole barn kits make a great investment. They help add storage and value to your property for a low cost. When deciding on which pole barn kit is right for you, there are a few things you should consider.

December 26, 2013

Customizing Pole Barns

 Many people choose pole barns for storage buildings. Affordable and simple, these post-frame buildings are ideal for storing equipment, vehicles, supplies and other materials.

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