Why choose a pole building?
Maybe what you should be asking is; Why not?
They are affordable, easy to insulate, fast to build, and simple to design. You can use them for a wide range of applications from basic storage to a shop, living quarters, or even a restaurant. Pole barns are exceptionally versatile. If you are in beginning stages of planning your project, you probably are considering the different choices you have in construction: Pole Buildings, Wood Frame or Steel Frame. To help you in this process we have compiled a list of things for you to consider. We hope this aids you in making an informed decision.
Pole Building Wood Frame Steel Frame
Price Cheaper More expensive Most expensive
Design Most Adaptable More Adaptable Least Adaptable
Usability Most Usable More Usable Least Usable
Insulation Easier to Insulate Easiest to Insulate Hardest to Insulate
Finished Interior Easiest to finish Easier to Finish Hardest to finish
Clear Spans Not as wide Not as wide Widest
Foundation Wood poles Block Foundation Concrete piers
Life Expectancy 46-60 yrs 60-80 yrs 80-100 yrs
Basement No Yes No
Speed to Build Fastest Slowest Faster
Partitions Yes Yes Yes
Complies with Building Codes Yes Yes Yes