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Pole Building 101

Pole Building 101

It can be fun designing a pole building to fit your desired needs but you might run in to terms you are not familiar with.  This pole building 101 is meant to help guide you while using our New 3D Pole Building Designer or when talking to one of our team members. .

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Pole Building Site Preparation

It is important to choose a building site that is suitable for your desired pole building.  A flat level pad can be achieved with ground excavation and compacted gravel.   You want to make sure you have enough room around your building for property offsets, easements as well as ensuring you have room to freely maneuver around your building.  Another consideration for choosing a site is road access to get materials onto the building location. 

Small to Large Buildings

Gable Roof

Small to Large Buildings
Small to Medium Buildings

Single Slope Roof

Small to Medium Buildings
Large to Extra Large Buildings

Monitory Style

Large to Extra Large Buildings
Small to Large Shelters

Roof Only Shelters

Small to Large Shelters

Building Styles

Pole buildings have come along way since the days of pole barns used primarily for animal and storage use. We still build many barns but residential, commercial and industrial buildings are also well suited for post framed or pole buildings. 

With clear spans of up to 100ft we can create a gable roof building with lots of space and no internal posts.  Single sloped buildings are cost effective for smaller building such as garages.  If you are looking to have more character in your building our monitor style roof can give you multiple heights and roof pitches to create any look you desire.   Post framed roof only shelters can provide much needed protection for your car, RV or hay storage.  

Roofing Choices

Roof Style

  • Magna Rib
    • Panel Coverage: 36”
    • Rib Height: ¾”
    • Rib Spacing: 9” on-center
    • Steel Thickness: 29 gauge at full hard 80k PSI
    • Substrate: either Galvalume® or Galvanized
    • Energy Star approved Cool Roof pigments in all paint, reflecting at least 25% of the sun’s rays
    • Anti-siphon laps improve water-tight integrity
    • Minimum roof slope: 3:12 pitch
    • Magna Rib may be installed directly over purlins; no sheathing necessary
    • Panels cut to any manageable length in one inch increments
    • Polycarbonate light panels available in Magna Rib profile
  • 16″ Loc Seam
    • Panel Coverage: 12” or 16”
    • Rib Height: 1”
    • 26 gauge Substrate: either AZ50 (Galvalume®) or G-60 (Galvanized)
    • 24 gauge Substrate: G-90 (Galvanized)
    • Energy Star approved Cool Roof pigments in all paint, reflecting at least 25% of the sun’s rays
    • Minimum roof slope: 3:12 pitch
    • Choose from striations, bead ribs, or a smooth flat-pan between ribs
    • Recommended that Loc Seam panels be installed over solid sheathing
    • Panels cut to any manageable length in one inch increments
  • Composite Shingles
    • Gives your building a home like appearance. 

Roof Pitch

The traditional method of measuring roof pitch is to display it as a ratio of X:12. This is done by measuring the number of inches a roof rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally.

  • 3:12 is a shallow pitch roof
  • 8:12 is a steep pitch roof

Siding Choices

    • Panel Coverage: 36”
    • Rib Height: ¾”
    • Rib Spacing: 9” on-center
    • Steel Thickness: 29 gauge at full hard 80k PSI
    • Substrate: either Galvalume® or Galvanized
    • Energy Star approved Cool Roof pigments in all paint, reflecting at least 25% of the sun’s rays
    • Anti-siphon laps improve water-tight integrity
    • Polycarbonate light panels available in Magna Rib profile
  • Vertical Board & Batten
    • Give your building a barn like appearance with vertical wood boards and battens

 

Windows & Doors – Exterior Options

Choose your windows, man doors and garage style doors. If you want something custom you can always let us know and we will make it happen. 

You can also chose to add a cupola on your roof for the good looks and air flow it provides.

Trusses

Select your preferred trusses & frame spacing below. Please note that placement of doors, windows and other accessories may require adjustments to avoid overlap of components.

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Concrete Flooring

Super flat level concrete pads for pole buildings is all our concrete guys do. to get a truly nice floor you need to trust the pros for this!  Hire your own local favorite concrete contractor or we can add this in to our job estimate.    

Even if you are having an agricultural building or animal barn with a dirt or gravel floor you want to think about the best options that will suit your needs all seasons of the year.   

 

 

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