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Pole Barn Plans

Available Engineer Stamped Nationwide

Our pole barn plans are complete, easy to follow, and are accompanied by how-to tips and free technical support. Nothing is left to chance as everything needed to build the structure are included in our pole building plans including the quantity of fasteners to use in every connection (something offered only with engineer stamped plans by the competition).
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How To Install Pole Barn Purlins

pole barn purlin installation methods

Installation of Pole Barn Purlins

Purlins are dimensional lumber that are fastened to the top chord of trusses connecting them together for bracing purposes. The purlin are ultimately used to fasten the roof steel providing a diaphragm effect, along with the siding, when properly engineered and installed. Spacing is typically 24″ on center in low snow loads and is reduced based upon truss span and snow load.
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How To Lay Out A Square Pole Building

Square A Pole Barn

Use batter boards and mason lines to form the outline of the building dimensions. Mason lines should be about 12″ above grade.

Posts are set 1 1/2″ inside the actual building dimension to leave room for the girts that are nailed to the outside perimeter of the posts (unless your construction technique will incorporate bookshelf girts). So when setting the mason lines for a 30×40 dimension the post will actually be set 1 1/2″ inside that dimension.
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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.
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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

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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.
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