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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.


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A Few Important Things To Know About Pole Barns

by Edwin Johnston

People are always looking for more storage space. It doesn't matter if you are talking about space for utility vehicles, an RV, or just extra storage for your stuff, it's important that you have enough space for all of your things. While many people opt for a non-permanent shed or for the more expensive option of a garage, there is an option that will be both permanent but not as expensive as adding a garage. Pole barn construction is one of the more affordable ways to add a large structure to your home. There are a few important things to know about pole barns as a great alternative to a shed or garage.

Pole Barns Require Less Materials to Build a Permanent Structure

Pole barns are built on a foundation, but they are built with less materials around several main poles. These poles are built into the foundation where they remain sturdy, and then wood panels, metal, or other materials can be used to build up the outer wall. Large metal panels and other siding are used to secure walls and then the roof is added. This simplified method takes a fraction of the time traditional framing requires. The materials to build, from nails, to wood, to siding are also far less. The savings in both labor and materials can be tens of thousands of dollars in comparison to a detached garage with similar square footage.

Pole Barns Can Be Bare Bones or Well Insulated

Many pole barns are very stripped down. What you do with the interior wall of your pole barn will change based on what you plan to use it for. For people using the barn as an actual barn, there may not be interior wood paneling or drywall added for more insulation. The same may be true of you are simply using your barn as a shop or garage. It is, however, easy to add insulation materials to the interior if you wanted to add a guest room to it or an office of some sort. While the frame work is different, it's easy to add to it like you would a typical wood frame.

Pole Barns Can Add to Property Value

A pole barn that is placed well on the property and is properly built can add value to a property. Many home buyers like the idea of an extra place for storage. Appraisers do take into account all structures that are permanent in nature. A pole barn that is properly maintained could add to the overall property value when you try to refinance your home or sell it. If you want to have a structure potential buyers will want, consider what many neighboring homeowners have done as far as their outer structures. A pole barn can be converted to an extra garage space, animal barn, or storage unit. Building something that is conducive to attracting buyers in your specific neighborhood is a wise investment.

If you need storage, and it's important to buyers in your area, a pole barn can be a safe place to invest your money. It will add value, and it can be easily converted to various types of storage as necessary. Reach out to a company like O'Neil Building Systems to learn more.