A pole barn is a great way to store your tools, equipment and other items. It’s a durable structure that can last for decades if designed and built properly, so it’s worth investing some time into making sure you get the most out of it. Here are five questions to help you through the process:
Should I buy or build?
A pole barn is a versatile option for storage and space, but there are several different types to consider before you decide to buy one. The first question to ask yourself is whether you want a standard design or something custom-made. If you have specific needs or expectations, it might be best to buy an existing barn and make modifications as needed. However, if the thought of buying an existing barn doesn’t appeal to you—perhaps because its size isn’t quite right or the layout doesn’t work for your needs—it may be worth considering hiring a professional to build a custom building.
Do I need a permit?
If you are planning to build a pole barn in your backyard, or on your property, it is important to know if you need a permit. Depending on where you live and what kind of pole barn structure you are building, the answer could very well be yes.
If the pole barn structure that is being built will be used for commercial purposes, such as an office, then it will most likely require permits.
What size do I need?
This is the first question to ask yourself when shopping for a pole barn. How much space do you need? What is the largest size pole barn that can fit on your property? Do you want it to be able to store larger items such as cars or tractors, or will it be mainly used for storage of smaller items like tools and toys. It’s important to think about how many people will be using this space as well. Is it just going to be yourself, or will there be other family members who use the space as well? Knowing this information makes it easier for us at APEX when helping you find the right-sized building for your needs!
What kind of design should I get?
When you’re looking at pole barns, the first thing you might want to consider is their design. They come in many shapes and sizes, so it’s important that you know what kind of structure will work best for your needs.
How should I insulate it?
As a general rule, the pole barn should be insulated on both the inside and outside. In most cases, an R-value of 10 or higher is recommended to keep your pole barn warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The best way to achieve this is by having an airtight structure with foam insulation placed between every wall of your building. This will also help prevent heat loss through outside walls that aren’t insulated.
If you’re thinking about getting a pole barn, chances are you have a lot of questions. We hope this list has given you some good places to start. Apex Contracting Services has all the tools and experience necessary to provide you with the best possible solution. Our team of experts will help you today when you call (334) 568-9044!