Pole barn construction techniques go back nearly a hundred years. Often used as hay and horse barns, shops, garages, and storage buildings, pole barn houses have come a long way since they began springing up on properties across the country. In the 21st century, pole barn buildings have made the most exciting evolution, yet: They have evolved to become cost-effective places of comfort and relaxation where you can kick your boots off and hang your hat up.
There are many reasons for choosing a pole barn house. The first is that they're easily constructed which means that a home can go from the drawing board to the building site in a very short period. The second is that the rapid design and construction phases save homeowners time and money.
Whether it's being built in Kentucky or sprouting on the plains of Kansas, pole barn houses are cheaper and faster to construct than standard stick frame structures. This is due in part to the fact that pole barn houses don't require the pouring of an expensive continuous foundation; rather, the posts only need to be driven deep into their post holes to support the structure's floor and vertical beams that carry the load. In fact, many people are surprised to discover that the design is strong enough to support a two-story pole barn house.
Another factor is that there are many "off the shelf" designs for pole barn houses that are easily customized to suit a homeowners tastes. The combination of a short design period, low building costs, and customization means that homeowners get exactly what they want for the price they want to pay.
The design of a pole barn house also requires less material than a stick frame design. On the low end, the material costs can be as little as a few thousand dollars for a small home. This translates to a lower ecological footprint as well as reduced waste and considerably reduced construction costs. In fact, the amount of energy and materials required to build a pole barn house is often much less than it is for a steel structure.
We invite you to call Terry at TL Rich Construction to learn more about the many ways you can design and build the pole barn house of your dreams. We will be happy to answer your questions and send you examples of homes we have recently constructed.
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