Pole Barn Construction Details & Standard Features
No short cuts are taken in our Post Frame Building construction. Below is the list of our Standard & Optional construction features. In a standard pole barn construction, all posts are placed in ground below frost line on top of concrete pads. As an option, posts may also be place on foundation or Perma Columns (see options below).
Standard Construction Features of Our Post Frame Buildings
- Glue-Laminated Posts with p.t. bottoms [more info]
- Posts are spaced 8' on center (in most cases)
- Pressure treated 2x8 splash board is used on bottom of the wall
- 2x4 SPF wall girts are fastened on outside of posts and spaced 24" o.c.
- Double 2x10 or 2x12 MSR wall headers are used to support roof trusses
- Trusses are placed on top of headers and spaced 48" o.c. when metal roof is used or 24" o.c. when shingles are used on the roof
- 2x4 PSF roof purlins 24" o.c. are fastened on top of trusses to support metal roofing
- Everlast 29GA metal roofing and Everlast 29GA metal siding
- 12" overhangs on eaves (vented) & gables (solid)
- Ridge vent on roof
Learn more about Roof Trusses (see different truss types and design information).
Construction Options for Post Frame Buildings
- Perma Columns [more info]
- Scissor Type Trusses [image]
- Attic Storage Trusses [image]
- Wooden Board & Batten Pine Siding
- Roof Shingles
In addition, we offer many other options listed on our Barn Options page