Do Pole Barn Buildings Make Good Homes?

If you are planning to build a custom home, there are many choices to make. One of the most fundamental choices is the construction material and method. There are many construction materials and techniques to choose from. The choice of material usually comes down to two options: metal and wood. Do pole barn buildings make good homes? The answer to this question depends on your definition of a good home. We have compiled four advantages of post frame buildings to consider:

Durability

One of the most significant benefits of a post frame home is durability. With the wood post as main supports running from  the ground to the roof line of the building, this creates a strong frame that can withstand wind, flood, and earthquake damage that would damage or destroy a typical wooden structure.

Environmental Impact

Wood has one great ecological advantage over steel. Wood is a truly natural material and has the ability to regrow and reproduce. Trees can be harvested just like any crop and easily turned into a framework. (For more information on this subject, check out this article: Environmental Impact Wood VS Steel)

Spacious Interiors

While post frame homes can have any architectural style, they offer significantly greater design flexibility than traditional wood buildings. Because post frame is a more durable building design, it’s easy to design homes with large, open interior spaces. The open floor plans that many of today’s homeowners want are easy to build with post frame.

Speed of Construction

Post frame buildings go up relatively fast. Most exteriors are completed in a week to 3 weeks, that will leave the interior finish out to complete.

Post Frame buildings may seem like the right solution. However, every building choice has benefits and drawbacks. It’s essential to consider factors such as what it is being used for, cost, longevity, maintenance needs, and style.

Need more information? Here are some case studies of Post Frame Homes.

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