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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.

The first step is to decide the purpose of your pole barn. If it is to be used for storage, you need to think about the sizes of the items to be stored there, including their heights, to choose a pole barn that is the right size. If you plan to store a vehicle in your pole barn, consider whether you will need room to open the doors.

You will need to choose the appropriate size for your pole barn’s doors. Again, that will depend in large part on what you are planning to store there. If you are planning to store a vehicle, you will need wider doors than you would if you were planning to store garden tools.

Consider whether you want your pole barn to have windows. This is important to provide ventilation if you are planning to use the building to house animals or livestock. Windows will also allow in sunlight.

A number of other optional features offer practical benefits. Exhaust fans can improve ventilation, while overhangs and gutters can prevent rainwater from damaging the roof. Skylights can allow in additional sunlight, while shutters can provide shade.

There are also many optional features you can choose to match your individual tastes and improve the appearance of your pole barn. A variety of roof shapes are available, including gable, gambrel, and raised center designs. A cupola can enhance your pole barn’s appearance and also provide ventilation to reduce the risk of damage to the items stored inside from moisture in the air. Your choice of windows, doors, siding colors, and wainscoting can also be informed by your aesthetic tastes.

Choosing the right pole barn depends on a multitude of factors, including the building’s anticipated uses, practical considerations, and style preferences. Take all of these factors into account when choosing the right pole barn for your property.

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