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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.

Pole barns are designed to make the best use of materials and minimize the amount of waste. Pieces are cut to exact specifications in the factory to ensure that materials are not wasted at the job site. Since pole barns are built with large pieces, rather than a large number of small pieces, this cuts down on the amount of material required for construction.

Because they use large pieces spaced far apart, pole barns do not require as much digging for construction as other types of buildings. There is less concrete required for the foundation, which reduces construction time and cost.

Pole barn frames are made with wood, which is a renewable resource. Metal siding and roofs are recyclable, which further reduces the pole barn's environmental impact.

Pole barn roofs are available in energy-efficient colors that reflect a large portion of the sun's rays. This reduces the amount of heating inside the pole barn during the summer, which lowers cooling expenses.

The design of pole barns makes them easy to insulate with large pieces of insulation. This reduces the amount of insulation required and helps you prevent heat loss in the winter, which will cut down on the amount of heating required for your pole barn.

Pole barn design allows for the installation of any number of large windows. This allows in plenty of natural light, which reduces the amount of artificial lighting needed and can warm the interior in the winter. Energy-efficient windows can keep warm air inside during the winter and out in the summer, which will reduce your heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

If you are thinking about constructing a new building on your property, a pole barn is a green choice. It is made from renewable and recyclable materials and can reduce your energy costs year-round.



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