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Do Certain Pole Barn Colors Cost More?

A pole barn is a permanent investment. Therefore, you want to make sure that your decision fits your personal or professional taste. Whether you’re ...

8 min read

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6 Types of Lumber Used in Pole Barn Construction

This article details the six specific types of wood used in post-frame construction, as well as the difference between lumber species and grade.

10 min read

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Suburban Brochure

Are you interested in building a barndominium, hobby shop, or garage? Download the Suburban Brochure by FBi Buildings for design inspiration.

Article

The Facts on Pole Barn Construction

When comparing your post-frame building options, it helps to start with the facts. This will increase your confidence in your decision-making process.

6 min read

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Can a Pole Barn Have a Flat Roof?

A flat roof might make sense to you because you assume it’s a cheaper way to construct your pole building. Please keep in mind that the roof style ...

7 min read

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What is a Roof Purlin, and Why is it Important?

When reviewing roof purlins, we recommend the following: high lumber grade, proper spacing, overlapping ends, placement, and predrilled purlins

6 min read

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Why Should I Install Solar Panels on My Pole Barn?

Do you want to install solar panels on your pole barn? This blog lists four factors to consider before you add this renewable energy source to your ...

8 min read

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Why is Pole Barn Column Spacing Important?

Columns also referred to as posts, are integral parts of a post-frame building. They support the entire roof system and transfer all vertical loads ...

8 min read

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How to Reskin Your Pole Barn in 5 Easy Steps

Do you want to remodel the old pole barn in your backyard? This article will teach you how to reskin your post-frame building in five easy steps.

12 min read

Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Pole Barn

Determine everything you need to know about building a pole barn using FBi Buildings' Ultimate Guide to Building a Pole Barn. With our helpful ...

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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.

6 min read

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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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