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Professional vs. DIY: Choosing the Right Path for Your Pole Barn Construction

Posted by Bobbii Dickey on Sep 5, 2023 10:45:00 AM



Are you looking for a durable, beautiful, and cost-effective building that you can use for almost any purpose? It is possible to build your dream home or commercial building or easily expand your agricultural operations with a customized pole barn. Pole barns have been used for almost a century in agriculture due to their affordability and versatility. Over recent years, however, the popularity of pole barns has skyrocketed, and they are now commonly used for storage sheds, garages, hobby shops, and even custom homes.

Pole barns are extremely easy to customize to suit any style or purpose due to their simple construction. Typically, poles are set vertically into holes in the ground and anchored with concrete to stabilize the structure. They can help you save energy, as distance between the posts is wide, requiring fewer thermal breaks and allowing more efficient insulation.


Pole Barn Kits

High quality pole barns can be an ideal solution for a durable building that can be customized for just about any purpose. However, more and more people are turning to DIY pole barn kits instead of hiring a professional contractor. If you have looked into pole barns even a little, you have probably found all sorts of information on pole barn kits. Traditional construction (even post-frame construction) can be time consuming and costly. A pole barn kit, on the other hand, can be delivered to the work site premeasured and ready to be put together.

Pole barn kits come in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, and may include options for customization. This, and the assumed ease of assembly, is why many consumers choose them. They can save time and money, but only for those who have a strong foundational understanding of construction. Before purchasing a pole barn kit, it’s important to understand the time and labor commitment involved. After all, pole barn kits do not include labor and may not include the tools you’ll need to assemble them.


Dangers of Pole Barn Kits 

Constructing a building, even from a kit, can be a daunting task for the most experienced DIYers. Especially for those with little or no construction experience, it can also be a dangerous project. The building needs to be assembled correctly to help ensure the structure remains stable and safe for years to come. Getting a pole barn kit from your local home improvement store is quite different than getting a custom pole barn from a professional and experienced building company.

While the DIY pole barn kit is convenient, relatively simple, and could meet your immediate needs, partnering with a professional builder helps ensure your new pole building is safe and will stand the test of time. A professional can also help you obtain all necessary permits and make sure the work complies with zoning regulations. A trusted construction partner can guide you through the entire build from beginning to end to make sure the finished building is exactly as you imagined it. When you buy pole barn kit, on the other hand, it’s dropped off at the site, and you’re left to figure it out from there.

Pro-Line Building Company has extensive experience with customized pole barn construction. Take a look at our portfolio of residential and commercial builds, or subscribe to our blog to learn more about pole barns and their benefits.

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