To Vent or Not To Vent…

This discussion centers around buildings without a ceiling (exposed rafters) and insulation following the roof-line.

In the south attics are vented to flush heat. However, heat transfer in an attic comes mainly from radiation. Venting an attic doesn’t flush radiation effectively at all (no ceiling – insulation follows roof-line).

Venting Pole Barns…

Affordable Commercial Storage Buildings

commercial storage building with bifold door

OptiKits! are perfect commercial storage solutions. With clear spans up to 100′ wide, these designs offer excellent flexibility and unbeatable cost per square foot.

With the benefit of maintenance free material, open floor plans, and fast efficient erection, these structures are the optimum choice for storage.

Our commercial buildings offer many options including outdoor storage for machinery or auction house items.
Commercial Storage Buildings…

Step By Step Guide To Building A Pole Barn

Post Frame Construction Guide
Righteous pole framing techniques

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Affordable Pole Barn Homes

two story pole barn home with porch
Red & white two story pole barn home with porch

Post frame buildings require less labor, concrete for your slab, and possibly truss spacing when compared to stick built construction.

Our buildings are composed of top quality materials selected with care to ensure product quality and great pricing.

Here are some examples for major components of a pole barn home.
Affordable Pole Barn Homes…

Amtrak Rensselaer NY MOW Building

pole barn storage amtrak rensselaer ny

50x80x20 MOW Building with 40x30x16 Open

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Material Control and Maintenance Compound

Many commercial companies find uses for pole barns like this Amtrak building constructed by Bast Hatfield a large General Contractor in Clifton Park, NY.

This building is a material control and maintenance compound at 525 East Street, Rensselaer, NY near Albany.

Jacobswyper Architects LLP at 1232 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia, PA is the architectural firm on the project that was completed in late March 2014.

The main wing is 50′ wide x 80′ long with 20′ wall height.

The second wing is 40′ wide x 30′ deep with a 16′ wall height and full 40′ open gable end.

Amtrak Maintenance Building in Rensselaer, NY

Amtrak Maintenance Building in Rensselaer, NY

Long Term Outdoor Storage Tips

If your plans include outdoor storage of pole barn kits for more than a couple of weeks you run a high risk of storage corrosion, mold and condensation related issues.

Air temperature, humidity and other factors impact storage concerns so these factors should be considered to make sure you don’t have a terrible surprise when opening bundles and beginning construction.

Storage Corrosion

Long Term Outdoor Storage…

36x45x10 Pole Barn Garage

36x45x10 pole barn garage with entry door porch
36x45x10 Garage Office

Pole Barn Garage
36′ wide x 45′ long x 10′ 4″

4-12 Pitch Gable Roof System
12″ Gable & Eave Overhang Vented
29 gauge steel siding and roofing
40 yr paint warranty
3′ Wainscot with trim

(2) 10×8 Non-Insulated White Overhead Doors
(1) 3068 Steel Entry Door
2′ high Clear Eave Lite Panels Full Length One Side

8′ x 16′ Open Porch for Entry Door w Hip Roof
36x45x10 Pole Barn Prices…

Difference Between Pole Barns & Pole Buildings?

So, what is the difference between a pole barn and a pole building?

The most accurate description of both is post frame construction or post frame buildings but the pole barn and pole building acronyms both really mean the same thing. Regionally one term is preferred over the other.

For arguments sake, lets say pole barns are farm buildings or uninhabited garages or equipment storage buildings. Then pole buildings are structures that are inhabited or has some commercial use involving the public or residential purposes.

Then we can identify the distinct differences we offer for those two different applications and throw a name on both of them!

Pole Barns

An uninhabited building that is either cold storage or minimally insulated is the most simple structural design.
Difference between Pole Barns…