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Pole Barn Metal Roof Paint Systems: Which One Will You Choose?

In this article, FBi Buildings and McElroy Metal pair up to discuss metal roofing paint systems and which one is best for post-frame construction.

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How Can I Keep My Pole Barn Columns from Rotting?

This article will help you better understand wood rot. What causes pole barn columns to rot? What does rot look like? What is FBi's solution to ...

5 min read

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The Best of 2021: A Year in Review

We're kicking off the new year celebration by reminiscing about our top blogs, videos, downloadable resources, and post-frame projects of 2021.

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Can You Pour Concrete before or after Your Pole Barn?

One of the most common questions our Project Sales Consultants are asked during the pole barn building process is whether or not the concrete pad ...

6 min read

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Rafters vs. Pole Barn Trusses: What’s the Difference?

Rafters vs. trusses. Two different words that can easily be confused with one another (especially if you’re a construction newbie). Although both ...

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Comparing Pole Barn Screws: Cleary, Morton, Menards & FBi Buildings

Fasteners play an important role in pole barn structural integrity. In this article, we compare the screws used by Cleary, Morton, Menards, and FBi ...

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How Will Supply Chain Affect Pole Barn Construction in 2022?

As the holiday season approaches, global supply chains are once again making news headlines. These ongoing problems have led to good shortages and ...

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COVID-19: The Effects on Pole Barn Construction

Covid-19 brought a great deal of uncertainty and unanswered questions. One of these questions being, is pole barn construction continuing during this ...

we'll answer this question among many others to help ease the uncertainty. We want to make sure our customers are educated to help alleviate any stresses (Reading Time: 6 minutes)."

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Which Season is the Best for Pole Barn Construction?

Each season has its advantages and disadvantages for building a pole barn. This article details the best times of the year for post-frame ...

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Who Builds Equine Pole Barns in Illinois?

Finding a good post frame builder can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be hard. In this blog, we cover which Illinois companies can help bring ...

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Most Common Pole Barn Truss to Column Connections

Trusses must handle all the loads applied to the roof steel and purlins and transfer those loads effectively to the columns, hence the importance of ...

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DIY Pole Barn Kits: 5 Building Materials to Look For

This article details the building materials you should look for when buying a pole barn kit. These tips will help you get the most out of your DIY ...

6 min read

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