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Why Would You Choose A Post Frame House?

Originally post frame construction was used by farmers who want a quick and cost effective way of erecting a building in which farm equipment could be housed safely. Today post frame construction methods are still widely used by agricultural and commercial concerns primarily because this construction method is extremely versatile, very durable and highly cost efficient.

The versatility aspect of post frame homes should not be overlooked. There are some different options when it comes to cladding the homes, so the homeowner is given an unlimited palette with which to work. Sidings can include steel, wood, pressboard and even vinyl. This allows the owner to design the home according to their particular preferences and within a budget that can be strictly controlled.

There are also some design and architectural choices open to the homeowner. A post frame home can boast some stories, balconies, parapets, and the roof can be pitched at some different angles. Post frame houses are also much cheaper and easier to built on uneven ground because they do not require deep foundations.


The fact that post frame houses are so durable is one of the many reasons that they are still sued extensively for agricultural use. The homeowner who chooses to employ post frame design to erect their home has the peace of mind of knowing that this is an architectural style that has stood the test of time. Houses that use the post-frame building design are simply built to withstand everything that the elements can throw at them.

Cost is an enormous factor when it comes to the decision to build a house. One of the major costs is the raw materials that are used in the construction process. This is where post frame homes have an advantage. Building a post frame home does not require anywhere near the same amount of raw material as homes that are built using traditional building methods.


For homeowners who want to take occupation as quickly as possible post frame construction is the ideal choice. Post frame homes can be erected in a fraction of the time that it takes to get a typically designed and built home ready for occupation. This also cuts down on the cost of the labor that is required during the building process. Also, where the construction season is short, and the building process may be interrupted by adverse weather conditions the building of a post frame house makes an enormous amount of sense.

Further cost savings can be realized by the homeowner because post frame homes are much easier to insulate due to the significant gaps between the posts.

When all is said and done post frame houses are an excellent choice for the homeowner because they are so easy to customize as well as costing significantly less to build. In regions where snow, wind and rain may damage homes made using other methods of construction post frame homes will offer a significantly better option.

How To Build a Pole Barn

A pole barn is one of the easiest of all the shed designs to build. They are used on farms and a far more cheaper to build with their less expensive kits. You can build your own pole barn too. You will just need a helper and some simple guidelines. Follow through for how to build a pole barn

Pole Barn Construction

Prepare the tools

First, you will need to get the right kind of materials to build a pole barn. You will need either regular square posts, old utility poles or round poles for the structure. To frame the structure, you can use 2x4s and 2x6s while for the walls you can use plywood. For added appearance, you can add wood siding on the outside of the plywood. For the roofs, you can use metal roofing which is easy to install and cheap or install shingles which are more aesthetic. You will also need concrete to ground the poles and gravel for creating a level ground layer. Some of the tools that you will need are a post hole digger or tractor powered auger for digging the holes, a laser level, a carpenter’s level, a hammer, a hand saw, an electric drill, and a miter or circle saw. You will also need storm clips, screw, straight roofing nails, and galvanized screws.

Prepare the area

You need to get a flat area where you will build your pole barn. It is advisable to choose an area with good drainage to avoid flooding. Preparing the site can be done using a skid steer, site markers, and a measuring tape. You need to get an accurate measure of your space to know the amount of supplies that you will need. Decide on how wide and long you want your barn to be and how high it is to be and mark the general space. If there are any obstacles, remove them and level the ground. After that, you should mark the outline of the structure using a string line to make it easier laying the posts.

Begin construction

You will begin by digging the holes. Use your tractor powered auger or post hole digger to do this. The holes can be 3 to 5 feet deep depending on how high you want the structure to be. When digging the holes, make sure that they are a bit wider than the poles width for the poles to fit. The posts should be stable so that they won’t be able to be moved by anything and need not to be more than eight feet apart. This ensures that they are not subjected to a greater load. After that, you will need to mix your concrete and add 12 to 24 inches at the bottom of each hole. Now drop your poles inside the holes into the concrete and ensure that they are vertical. Add the roof support beams. To ensure the boards are parallel to the ground, use your level marker and add screws to them. Now, build the trusses and place them width-wise across the roof support beams. If you choose to add the siding, use your plywood, cut it to size and nail to the support boards. To install the roof, cut the metal pieces to fit and then install them using screws and the drill. Lastly, now add the doors or windows and you are done.